Saturday, December 12, 2015

Salon des métiers d’art 2015

Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal
Montreal Annual Arts and Crafts Show

December 11 - 20, 2015

This year, Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal (SMAM)  is celebrating its 60th anniversary. More than 420 professional exhibitors from many corners of Quebec, as well as other parts of Canada and even from France are participating and showcasing their one-of-the-kind creations. This is a very much anticipated Quebec arts and crafts show which takes place annually at Place Bonaventure just before the winter holiday season and offers an excellent opportunity for the visitors to acquire some unique holiday and Christmas presents. 

All works of art at Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal are recognized as "fine crafts" in accordance with the norms and standards of Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec (CMAQ). This makes sure that every piece has been designed and made by artisans in full mastership of their craft. 

There is a number of works from the MANO a MANO project (photo just below and above on the right), Artisans sans frontière, in Bolivia. You can read about it here

And there is also a number of excellent works by the students from the Le cégep du Vieux Montréal, a few examples of which you can see in the four photos below.

Old fashioned dresses made entirely out of paper make people stop and admire them.

There are also stone carvings with traditional Canadian motives, as well as vases made out of glass and wood.

And in view of the approaching Christmas and holiday season's home comfort, one will find at the show beautidul blown glass Christmas decorations and colourful warm light shades and lamps.

Click on images to enlarge them.

The admission is free.
For more information, visit the Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal website.

On the right, just above, work by Kristine Girard and Annie Pilote, Éclosion, mohair and other animal fibres, cotton, paint, mineral pigments, and synthetic matter.

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