Event | Quebec Craft Council


Created in 1996, the François-Houdé Award is presented annually by the City of Montreal, in collaboration with Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec, to reward and promote the works of young artisans (35 and under) in contemporary crafts on the Island of Montreal. It honours the exceptional workmanship of their creations and original contribution to the practice of crafting any material, recognizing their mastery of their discipline's exploratory techniques.

2014 Winner & Finalists 

The 2014 winner was announced on November 27 at Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec. Congratulations to cabinetmaker Gabrielle Ouellet.

The choice was difficult to make due to the quality of the entries. Galerie CRÉA also wishes to salute the outstanding work of the finalists:

Marie‐Hélène BEAULIEU, Glass Artist Catherine DE ABREU, Ceramist
Myrianne D. GIGUÈRE, Sculptor Sophie Kimberly LALONDE SÉGUIN, Glass Artist
Ito Laila LE FRANÇOIS, sculpteur Lucie LEROUX, Textile designer
Dimitri GAGNON MORRIS, Jeweler Gabrielle OUELLETTE, Cabinetmaker
Anastasia RADEVICH, Shoemaker Lidia RAYMOND, Jeweler
Magali THIBAULT GOBEIL, Jeweler  

Press release (french only)


You can admire the creations of the winner and finalists at Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, which will host the François-Houdé Award exhibition until January 4.

At the museum, you can also see the first solo exhibition, Artefacts imaginés (Imagined Artifacts in English) by jeweler Émilie Trudel, winner of the 2012 François-Houdé Award.