NewsLetter Arts visuels de Gatineau

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Hello to all,

I hope you are all doing well. As you know, Mr. Legault extended the confinement until May 4.

For our part, we do not yet know when we can start our activities again. I would say that we are still considering offering a regular session in the fall but that we will continue to monitor developments.

To think of something else than the quarantine, we have some great news to tell you. The Aylmer Arts Council changes its name!

During the last AGM, in the General Statutes and Regulations the term Aylmer was changed to Gatineau so that the organization can now serve all of Gatineau.

To reflect this new direction, the organization will now bear the name of Arts Visuels de Gatineau (Visual Arts of Gatineau)!

Why the term "visual arts"? It's because:

The visual arts are the arts that produce objects perceived primarily by the eye.

They include the traditional plastic arts (the old fine arts freed from the restrictive notion of aesthetics, as of the “beautiful”), to which are added new techniques: photography, cinema, video art and art digital, but also applied and decorative arts (textile art, design, marquetry ...) and architecture. (Source: Wikipedi)

We wanted a term that could speak to each of you! So this new name includes visual artists of all categories, such as painters, sculptors, photographers, artisans (crafts) and visual artists.

And with the new name we have an update of the logo!

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This name change responds to the need to include all Gatineau artists and artisans in our association, to strengthen our mandate to include the entire territory of the city and to foster collaboration with sponsor partners from all over Gatineau.

Arts visuels de Gatineau will therefore be the new name which will be used for all our communications, emails, events and on the website. It should be noted that the original name will remain the same for the Quebec enterprise register.

Do not forget to bookmark the new Internet address:

Please also note that we have a new email:

I wish you health and days filled with artistic creations.

Catherine Garcia Cournoyer


In addition, with your membership card, you can get attractive discounts at the following locations:

  • Aylmer Arts Council: discount on the cost of certain courses or workshops, exhibitions, access to public market events, etc;
  • A l’échelle du monde: 74 Gréber Blvd, Gatineau: 10% to 15%;
  • Framing 2000: 181 Principale Street, Gatineau: 10%;
  • Espace 33: 33 Principale Street, Gatineau: discount on framing to discuss;
  • Omer de Serres: 920 Maloney Blvd O, Gatineau: Creativity / Loyalty Card + 10%;
  • Michaels Gatineau: 41 La Gappe Blvd, Gatineau: 15% discount on presentation of the membership card with each purchase. This discount does not apply to items already on sale and cannot be combined for an item to which a discount coupon has already been applied;
  • L'Encadré: 851 St-René Blvd. Unit A, Gatineau: 15%.

It is now possible to pay your membership on line at:


Complete the electronic membership form and pay by credit card.

As an alternative, you can complete the paper membership form and mail it with a check to:

Arts visuels de Gatineau (Attention: Membership)
PO Box 224, Gatineau, Qc  J9H 5E5 


Additionnal procedure to perform to be published in the membership directory.

Create an account. This account will allow you to register your information which you wish to publish in the AVG online directory.

Once the form is completed, you will receive an email confirming your presence online.


Send us the paper registration form, your payment and a photo representative of you art and we will register you in our directory.



Due to COVID-19, our workshops were suspended during this present confinement episode. We will keep you informed of their resumption as soon as possible.



Covid-19: Our Spring Exhibition had to be canceled. More time for our artists to prepare for next year's!


It is still too early to know whether the exhibition planned for July can take place. Information will be communicated to you as soon as possible.


We received two grants from the city of Gatineau. The first gives us access to the Jean-Chénier chalet and allows us to support our various regular activities.

A second grant will allow us to discover and publicize the contribution of some artists from Gatineau between 1955 to today. Welcome to all members interested in such heritage research. Let us know your interest by writing to us at


We plan to launch a recruitment campaign at the end of this confinement episode, in order to make our association known to all the artists and artisans of Gatineau and to invite them to join us. Do you know visual artists? Invite them to visit our website and register as a member.


In the coming weeks, we will be submitting a survey to you to find out about your workshops and training interests and / or needs. We invite you to participate in large numbers to help us schedule workshops that will meet your expectations.


The Artists’ studio tour of AVG member artists and artisans will take place on October 3 and 4, 2020. We hope that the confinement will be completed but we will keep you posted.

More information on how to register will be emailed to you in the coming months. Start thinking about it.


Would you like to publish something in the next newsletter (fall)? Do you want to make suggestions or ask questions? Write to us at

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