Presse et médias

2018

  • Treize artistes émergents de partout au Canada honorés dans le cadre du concours 1res Œuvres! de BMO : communiqué de presse, 24 juillet 2018
    communiqué de presse

2017

  • Entretiens avec les lauréats lors de la soirée d’ouverture de
    l’exposition 1res Œuvres! de BMO de 2017
    regarder la vidéo
  • Nunavut Arctic College art student’s creations merit BMO award
    Nunatsiaq Online, August 11, 2017
    An Iqaluit art school student has won the Bank of Montreal BMO 1st Art! award for Nunavut.
    nunatsiaqonline.ca
  • SOVA student honoured with First Art! award
    CBC Radio One Yukon: Airplay, August 15, 2017
    Interview with Kayza Degraff-Ford.
    soundcloud.com/cbcyukon
  • Queen's grad wins Ontario art award
    Kingston Whig-Standard—Ashley Rhamsey, August 17, 2017
    This year, Ontario’s prize-winning piece is Overripe, a painting by Queen’s University fine art student Jessica Peterson.
    www.thewhig.com
  • Canada’s Brightest Young Artists Celebrated in 15th Annual BMO 1st Art! Competition
    Klondike Sun, August 23, 2017
    Feature on BMO 1st Art! winner Kayza Degraff-Ford.
  • Queen’s grad takes home provincial art award
    Queen’s Journal—Pamoda Wijekoon, September 8, 2017
    When Jessica Peterson was first told she had won the BMO 1st Art! competition for Ontario for her artwork Overindulgence, her immediate reaction was panic. “Oh my god,” she remembered, “I left [the painting] in a barn!”
    queensjournal.ca
  • NSCAD grad Annabel Biro Represents N.S. Nationally
    Chronicle Herald—Tim Arsenault, September 28, 2017
    The recent NSCAD University graduate is this year’s regional winner for Nova Scotia in the 1st Art! competition, an annual event sponsored by BMO Financial Group that’s in its 15th year.
    thechronicleherald.ca
  • Wine and food festival marks 20th birthday
    Calgary Herald—Michele Jarvie, September 30, 2017
    A Calgary grad is among the winners of a national arts competition.
  • Corner Brook artist Lauren Brinson’s tin can phone piece translates into an award
    Corner Brook Western Star—Gary Kean, October 1, 2017
    Lauren Brinson knew she had a good shot at winning, but to get the nod for a prize chosen from among her classmates is an absolute thrill.
    thewesternstar.com
  • “Small Talk” Wins Big: Local Artist Lauren Brinson Earns National Recognition
    The OverCast—Eva Crocker, October 5, 2017
    Recent Grenfell graduate Lauren Brinson has been named a regional winner of the 2017 BMO 1st Art! award for her piece “Small Talk.” The annual award recognizes excellence in visual arts by post-secondary students from all across Canada.
    theovercast.ca
  • Robert Amos: The varied landscape of local art
    Victoria Times Colonist—Robert Amos, October 8, 2017
    The Bank of Montreal Financial Group’s 15th annual BMO 1st Art! competition honours visual arts excellence in post-secondary institutions from coast to coast. National winner of the BMO 1st Art! competition is Xiao Xue, and B.C.’s regional winner is James Fermor, both recent graduates of the University of Victoria.
    timescolonist.com article (pdf)
  • Former SOVA student evokes Prairie childhood in award-winning artwork
    Yukon News—Jackie Hong, October 19, 2017
    DeGraff-Ford, who did a one-year program at SOVA from September 2016 to April 2017, was the 2017 regional winner for the Yukon, which, on top of being part of the Toronto showing, comes with a $7,500 prize.
    yukon-news.com article (pdf)
  • N.B. Graduate selected as regional winner in national art competition
    Bell Media New Brunswick—Brad Perry, October 16, 2017
    A New Brunswick College of Arts & Design graduate is one of 13 winners in a national art competition that honours visual arts excellence in post-secondary institutions.
    iheartradio.ca
  • Small Talk, Big Phones: MUN Graduate wins BMO 1st Art! Competition
    The Muse—Natalie Dignam, October 16, 2017
    Have you ever use two cans and some string to make a “phone” when you were a kid? Lauren Brinson, a recent graduate of Memorial’s visual arts program, made the grown-up version in her interactive sculpture, Small Talk. Two 18-inch cans that fit over your head literally surround you with the voice of the person on the other end, and may even bring you back to the days of hanging out with your best friend from down the street.
    themuse.ca
  • Harnessing Success In Scraps Of Failures
    The Manitoban—Olivia Michalczuk, October 19, 2017
    University of Manitoba school of art alumna Chelsey Thiessen was selected as the regional winner for a national art competition.
    themanitoban.com
  • P.E.I. graphic artist regional winner for digital print
    CBC Radio One's Mainstreet P.E.I.—Gail Harding, October 20, 2017
    A recent graduate of the graphic design program at Holland College was the P.E.I. regional winner in a national art contest for his digital print titled, A Year in Review.
    www.cbc.ca/news
  • BMOo 1st Art! honours gifted art students across canada with significant investment and gallery exhibit
    She Does The City—Jen McNeely, October 25, 2017
    We love BMO 1st Art! It is an annual initiative that not only honours and celebrates young artists in Canada but also grants its winners a game-changing monetary investment: BMO will reward twelve regional winners with $7,500, and one national winner will receive $15,000. For emerging artists trying to support themselves and establish their careers, this award can make a huge difference.
    shedoesthecity.com
  • Interview with Annabel Biro (Radio)
    News 95.7, Sheldon MacLeod Show—Sheldon MacLeod, October 26, 2017
    In-studio interview with Annabel around her provincial win.
  • Holland College grad Aidan Searle is regional winner
    The Buzz PEI—Staff, October 30, 2017
    Holland College graduate, Aidan Searle, is this year’s regional winner for the province of PEI for his submission, A Year In Review, a digital print depicting his financial, cognitive, and social triumphs and struggles during a year of life.
    buzzon.com
  • Interview with Audie Murray (Radio)
    CBC Radio One, The Morning Edition Saskatchewan, November 3, 2017
    Interview with Audie around her provincial win.
  • BealArt grad among BMO prize winners
    London Free Press—Joe Belanger, November 6, 2017
    Annabel Biro, 23, who graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University last spring, is one of 13 artists being honoured in the 15th annual BMO 1st Art competition.
    lfpress.com
  • Annabel Biro: Beal grad won major art prize
    Newstalk 1920 London—Staff, November 7, 2017
    In-studio interview with Annabel Biro about her London roots and provincial win.
  • Queen's grad wins Ontario art award—interview with Jessica Peterson
    The Kingston Whig-Standard, August 17, 2017
    thewhig.com
  • Nunavut Arctic College art student’s creations merit BMO award: Anne Qammaniq-Hellwig’s headbands receive top Nunavut honour
    Nunatsiaq Online, August 11, 2017
    nunatsiaqonline.ca
  • Cartes publicitaire conçue par les élèves pour la compétition de 2017
    printemps (pdf) l'automne (pdf)

2016

  • Entretiens avec les lauréats lors de la soirée d’ouverture de
    l’exposition 1res Œuvres! de BMO de 2016
    regarder la vidéo
  • Holland College grad wins art prize with zombie hands, bats
    CBC News Prince Edward Island, October 21, 2016
    cbc.ca/news
  • Rouzbeh Akhbari discusses BMO 1st Art! contest
    CP24 Breakfast Weekend November 13, 2016
    cp24.com/cp24.breakfast
  • BMO 1st Art! Invitational—interview with Kristen Auger (video)
    Global News New Brunswick, October 26, 2016
    globalnews.ca
  • Taking it to the Street
    The Globe and Mail, December 16, 2016
    theglobeandmail.com
  • Street people come indoors in award-winning wallpaper
    LocalXpress, October 30, 2016
    localxpress.ca
  • Student-artist takes home big win
    Northern News Services, August 15, 2016
    nnsl.com
  • Kristeen Auger’s art a connection to her Cree culture
    Regina Leader Post, November 1, 2016
    leaderpost.com
  • U of M Alumna’s Painting Wins Regional Award
    The Manitoban, November 2, 2016
    themanitoban.com
  • Catalogue (pdf) de 1res Œuvres! de BMO de 2016
    catalogue (pdf)

2015

  • Calgary artists snare top prizes in BMO arts competition
    Calgary Herald, October 20, 2015
    calgaryherald.com
  • Ramona Barkhouse, Nunavut Arctic College student, wins art prize
    CBC News North, August 7, 2015
    cbc.ca/news
  • Father's heart operation inspires artist
    Kingston This Week, August 13, 2015
    article (pdf)
  • Student earns recognition; Calgarians win top prize provincially and nationally
    Metro News Calgary, September 9, 2015
    article (pdf)
  • BMO Arts Competition winner pours heart into art
    The Queen’s University Journal, September 18, 2015
    queensjournal.ca
  • Oil painting wins $5,000 prize
    Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 2, 2015
    article (pdf)
  • BMO 1st Art! Student Competition
    Toronto Star, October 24, 2015
    article (pdf)
  • Catalogue (pdf) de 1res Œuvres! de BMO de 2015
    catalogue (pdf)

2014

  • Interview with 2014 winners Lisa-Marie Bissonnette and Samuel de Lange (video)
    Global News, The Morning Show, October 1, 2014
    globalnews.ca
  • Cartes publicitaire conçue par les élèves pour la compétition de 2014
    printemps (pdf) l'automne (pdf)
  • Catalogue (pdf) de 1res Œuvres! de BMO de 2014
    catalogue (pdf)