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France Fauteux wins 2014 Prix Hommage en métiers d’art in Quebec

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For her outstanding talent, for the significant contribution of all her works of art to her field of study, and for the recognition that her peers have given her throughout her career, the Prix Hommage en métiers d’art (Tribute Award for Fine Crafts) is presented to the ceramic artist France Fauteux.  (Le Prix Hommage en métiers d’art récompense la carrière exceptionnelle d’un artisan créateur ayant 10 ans et plus de pratique. Ce prix est remis sans mises en candidatures. Ce prix, accompagné d’une bourse de 1 500 $ est remis par).

Depuis le début de sa carrière, les intérêts artistiques de France Fauteux sont tournés vers le monde animal. Au départ, elle était fascinée par leur forme, leur diversité, leur agilité et leur beauté physique. À force d’observations, de lectures, de recherches, elle leur a découvert des capacités psychologiques et émotionnelles très près de celles des hommes. Captivée par ces similitudes, elle a voulu humaniser ses sculptures animalières en attribuant à chacune des émotions et des expressions typiquement humaines, comme la tendresse, la surprise, l’abandon et bien d’autres.
La formation de Mme Fauteux a débuté à l’École de céramique Julien de Québec dans les années soixante-dix et s’est enrichie par de nombreuses sessions de perfectionnement au Québec et en Ontario. C’est en 1978 qu’elle a ouvert son atelier. L’artiste a participé à de nombreuses expositions dans des galeries, musées et centres culturels au Québec et à l’étranger : le Centre MATERIA, le Musée d’Art contemporain de Baie-St-Paul, le Musée du Haut-Richelieu, la Shayder School of Art and Art History Gallery de Denver au Colorado et la Hammond Harkins Gallery de Bexley en Ohio. Ses pièces uniques font partie de plusieurs collections publiques et privées du Canada et des États-Unis.
Depuis 1992, France Fauteux a enseigné à plusieurs reprises à la Maison des métiers d’art de Québec et siégé au conseil d’administration de l’institution. L’artiste est fréquemment sollicitée pour les jurys en métiers d’art du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Elle prononce à l’occasion des conférences et œuvre à titre d’évaluatrice pour le Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec.
Les prix en métiers d’art visent à récompenser les artisans créateurs de toutes les disciplines : lutherie, joaillerie, ébénisterie, céramique, textile, sculpture, maroquinerie, verre, etc.

(Since the beginning of her career, the artistic interests of France Fauteux are turned toward the animal world. At the outset, she was fascinated by their form, their diversity, their agility and their physical beauty. From observations, readings, research, she has discovered the capabilities psychological and emotional that are very close to those of humans. Entranced by these similarities, she wanted to humanise her animal sculptures by assigning to each of the emotions and expressions that are typically human, such as tenderness, surprise, abandonment and many others.
The training of Ms. Fauteux began at the School of Ceramic, Julien of Quebec in the seventies and was enriched by many sessions of training in Quebec and in Ontario. In 1978 that she has opened her workshop. The artist has participated in numerous exhibitions in galleries, museums and cultural centers in Quebec and abroad: the Center MATERIA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baie-St -Paul, the Museum of the Haut-Richelieu , the Shayder School of Art and Art History Gallery in Denver, Colorado and the Hammond Harkins Gallery of Bexley in Ohio. Its unique parts are part of several public and private collections in Canada and the United States .
Since 1992, France Fauteux has taught at several occasions in the House of Crafts in Quebec and the governing board of the institution. The artist is frequently requested for the juries in art trades of the Council of arts and letters of Quebec. She delivered talks at many conferences and been an evaluator for the Craft Council of Quebec.
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Studiopottery.co.uk adds their Congratulations to France on the very special achievement of this prestigious award. Very well done!! see much more of France’s superb work on this website.

 


Posted on December 17 2014 under News, News about Makers, News for Makers.