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At the McCord - Connecting with Indigenous nations:

The webpage Connecting with Indigenous nations is your new destination to browse a variety of content to connect with Indigenous nations: exhibitions, activities, blog articles, online collections, and education kits.

The Museum acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


Reduced price of $10 | Saturday, September 30

As part of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, take advantage of the reduced price of $10 to visit the permanent exhibition Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience. Free for Museum Members, members of Indigenous communities, and for 17 and under.

Guided tour at 3 p.m. Take part in a 60-minute guided tour of the exhibition at the reduced price of $10. In collaboration with Ubisoft. Limited space, get your ticket today!


Supported by Winners and Marshalls:


Artist in Residence, AiR at The Point 2024. Late September – October (deadline – October 15th):


Fellow WASM member Avy Loftus:

I will have a solo exhibition from October 1st to 7th at the Montreal Arts Centre and Museum on 1842 William St., Montreal, and from the 9th to the 31st will be at the private Gallery 2903 (by appointment only). WASM members are welcome to join us for the vernissage on October 1st.


Jennifer Laoun-Rubenstein has a write up clarifying info on having professional artist status:

A Note on Professional Artist Status

I often hear fellow artists express doubts about their status as professional artists. Her is a quick guide that I hope clears things up!

For self-identification purposes, professional artists are people who:

• make art.

• exhibit their artwork publicly.

• are recognized to be an artist by other artists.

• earn money for the sale or display of their artwork.

Under Canadian law, the Status of the Artist Act stipulates a professional visual artist is also an independent contractor and member of an artists’ association. The only artist associations certified by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) are: CARFAC (nationally) and its partner RAAV (Québec).

The benefit of obtaining membership from CARFAC or RAAV is that these associations are legally mandated to protect the rights of visual artists, and to negotiate legally binding agreements with federal institutions, in Canada and Quebec respectively. Both associations have all kinds of helpful resources, including suggested minimum artist fees, sample contracts and certificates, and more. They also offer member discounts at partner retailers and museums. Check out their websites for the full list of membership benefits.

Obtaining professional status from these associations eliminates the need to justify your status as a professional artist when applying for grants or subsidies by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, CALQ, and Canada Council for the Arts, for example.

Applicants looking for certified professional artist status, and who were refused by RAAV are able to apply to provincial chapters of CARFAC, the closest being CARFAC Ontario and CARFAC Maritimes.

Wishing you clarity, creativity, and success in your art careers! Jennifer Laoun-Rubenstein


Pascal Norman:

Exhibition underway at the Centre culturel Marie-Fitzbach ! A first for my CIRCULAR SERIES, originally created in 2021.



L’Oktoberfest aux marchés Atwater et Jean-Talon. L’entrée est gratuite et les verres de dégustation seront au coût de 3,50$.


On September 30th, 2023:


Explore Old Montréal in a truly different way and meet the spirits and ghosts that haunt its streets! Whether you opt for a Traditional Ghost Walk or a Ghost Hunt, you will be equally astonished and captivated. Witches, charlatans, and former criminals await you in the dark corners of Old Montréal… Hear their memories filled with legends, grim stories, criminal intrigues, mysteries, and secrets…


POP Montreal 2023 - Plenty of shows, many free of charge, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2023:


Puces POP Festival Edition, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Église St-Denis (5075 rue Rivard, métro Laurier).


WASM members’ outing - at the Arsenal Gallery, MTL:

Until October 15th, the Arsenal Contemporary is offering the exhibit “Inside Dali”. The location is in St-Henri at 2020 William Street. On Friday, October 6th, we would like to organize a get-together to see this exhibit. If you're interested in joining us for the 11:00 am event time, please advise Marie-Jose at .

For those who wish to stay for lunch, the St-Ambroise terrace is nearby. It's a large restaurant where we could make a reservation.

For tickets and all exhibits:


At the MMFA:


Organized by the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, this major touring show presents the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to the visionary artist Marisol (1930-2016). Immerse yourself in the world of this unique sculptor, considered an icon of her era and known for her association with the Pop art movement.

Three days are reserved exclusively for MMFA members:

Wednesday, October 4, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No need to reserve online. Simply present your membership card at the entrance. Don't forget to bring your smartphone and headphones with you! You'll need them to get the full experience of the exhibition audioguide.


Momenta Art Festival – MTL:

Momenta is a contemporary art festival here in Montreal. This year it's connecting 16 venues across the city to display the art of 23 artists. The exhibits include massive video installations, sculptures, workshops, and an exhibit on the invention of nylon tights. We spoke with Ji-Yoon Han, Momenta Biennale’s curator.


Workshop from Deserres:

Harvest Moon Charcoal Drawing (English), Thursday, September 28th at 6 P.M. (EST)

Duration: 1.5 hours; Teacher: Gabrielle Haynes

$45 | offered online via ZOOM | Capacity: 50 persons.



CBC Short Story Prize open for 2024 — submit your new fiction now! You could win $6,000, a two-week writing residency and have your work published.


Guernica Publications – Fall Launch:


Photography with a twist: Once a year the cyanotype gets special attention. Since 2015 the cyanotype is celebrated on the last Saturday in September in the yearly event World cyanotype Day (WCD for short). The next time is the 30th of September 2023.


The Montreal International Black Film Festival is back.



The Montreal Council of Women is celebrating a milestone: its 130th anniversary. It was created in 1893 by Lady Aberdeen...the first woman to receive an honorary degree in Canada. The council's focus was to improve the lives of women in Montreal and that continues to be their driving force today. We spoke with former council president Penny Rankin.


The last episode of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting aired in 1994, but clips of it have become popular on TikTok — bringing his soothing style to new audiences. We hear about his enduring appeal and why his first TV painting is selling for $10 million.

“A Walk in the Woods,” the first painting Ross produced for his show “The Joy of Painting,” sits on display at the home of Modern Artifact owner Nelson on Tuesday in Wayzata, Minn. (Mark Vancleave/AP)


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