The exhibition Jouer avec le feu, which was presented from June 1 – 6 at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, brought together the work of our nine graduating students as well as several works created by the 1st and 2nd year students. The École de joaillerie de Montréal was pleased to be able to renew its end-of-year exhibition and vernissage events! Even though everything was done on a smaller scale, we were still able to welcome more than a hundred visitors during the three vernissage evenings, and just as many during the other exhibition days. In addition to ending this extraordinary school year on a high note, the exhibition provided a wonderful showcase for our nine graduates, who are now on the cusp of a promising career in the field of jewellery.
On each of the opening nights, members of the teaching staff were pleased to present several awards of excellence, highlighting the efforts and the quality of the work of our students of all levels. Totaling nearly $6000 in scholarships, gift certificates and goods, the awards of excellence were made possible by the invaluable support of our sponsoring suppliers, who contribute greatly to the advancement of our graduates’ careers.
In addition to these many awards of excellence, the Janis Kerman and Barbara Cohen Awards were presented to the most deserving graduates. This year, Janis Kerman awarded three honourable mentions to graduates Isabelle Cadieux, Malika Rousseau and Catherine Ferré, while the Barbara Cohen 2021 Award was presented to Malika Rousseau.
Finally, the École de joaillerie de Montréal added a piece to its private collection this year, a collection that has grown steadily over the past twenty years. A jury is formed each year to determine the winner of the private collection award. This year, the jury, made up of Aurélie Guillaume, jeweller and enamellist, Jennifer Laurent, curator of decorative arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Lauriane Lognay, gemologist and owner of Rippana, selected Marine Bordy’s necklace Guerillère.
We wish to congratulate all the winners, as well as to thank our generous partners and sponsors: