A look back at the 2019 Continuing Education and Mastering Courses Students Gala

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Last Thursday, April 11, was the 2019 Continuing Education and Mastering Courses Students Gala. This annual event highlights the creative richness of our students of all ages and backgrounds.

More than 300 students and professionals from our programs were asked to submit one or two pieces of jewellery representative of their knowledge and skills acquired during their training. The pieces presented were all made between April 2018 and March 2019, as part of the basic jewellery techniques program and/or the specialized techniques workshops. The resulting exhibition brings together jewellery pieces that respect traditional techniques and materials, such as precious metals and precious stones, together with contemporary art jewellery pieces, which use various alternative materials and techniques.

This year, we invited a jury composed of Caroline Rivière, jeweller, Lauriane Lognay, gemologist, and Catherine Villeneuve, jeweller and teacher at the ÉJM, to select the awards of excellence, which are given to students who have distinguished themselves through their work. We also offered a Public Choice Award, for which people attending the gala could vote throughout the evening. The winners of the various awards of excellence receive, in addition to this honourable mention, continuing education and mastering courses offered by the ÉJM. Congratulations to all the winners!

Estelle W.T. Wu, Winner of the Continuing Education Award, Beginner Level. L’Homme de Vitruve. Sterling silver, sapphires.
Tessa Cameron, Winner of the Continuing Education Award, Intermediate Level. Honeycomb. Sterling silver, 14k gold, silk ribbon.
Diane Loiselle, Winner of the Continuing Education Award, Advanced Level. La mère de Dieu. Sterling silver, 14k gold, garnets, pearls, hand-painted icon.
Léa Giguère Santini, Winner of the Specialized Technique Award (straw inlay). Jewellery box, untitled. Brass, rye straw.
Gayane Avetisyan, Winner of the Open Project Award and of the Public Choice Award  (ex æquo). Ring, untitled. Cloisonné enamel, sterling silver, 18k gold, sapphires.
Nancy Bertrand, Winner of the Public Choice Award  (ex æquo). Bracelet, untitled. Sterling silver.

Photo credits:

Piece by Tessa Cameron: Courtesy of the artist
Piece by Gayane Avetisyan: Anthony McLean
Other images: Stéphane Blackburn

Continuing Education and Mastering Courses Students Exhibition

April 11 to May 3
Free admission

Exhibition opening hours :
Monday to Friday : 9 am – 12 pm and 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Espace Galerie, ÉJM
416 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West 9th floor, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1L2


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