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YES presents the 2015 edition of the YES Art Expo, a unique event showcasing the works and talent of some of Quebec’s hottest emerging artists.

Marking the 15th anniversary of our Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists’ Program, YES proudly presents the 5th Annual YES Art Expo, a unique public showcase and sale of artworks created by our clients from Montreal and all corners of Quebec alike.  We invite you to celebrate the business of art and the art of business by joining us for this exciting event promoting the extraordinary artists and artisans that make up our cultural landscape.
Friday March 20
4:30 ‐ 8:00 PM Open Admission / Performances
Saturday March 21
10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM Open Admission /Performances

Théâtre St-James 
265 St-Jacques West - Montreal
YES recognizes the vital role of Quebec’s creative industries to our cultural, community and economic wellbeing.  That is why for more than 15 years we have been providing front-line services and supports to help artists develop tools and strategies to promote and monetize their work towards long-term sustainability.  The YES Art Expo is one of our most celebrated initiatives, and we are honoured to be able to:
  • Showcase, celebrate and create marketing/sales opportunities for our clients hailing from Montreal as well as the regions, and representing a variety of artistic disciplines from visual to performing arts and everything in between.
  • Bring together and create an exchange between business, community, cultural industry leaders and emerging artists to foster cohesion, support and economic benefits for our community.
  • Expose the general public to the wealth of artistic talents and products being created by YES artist clients.
  • Contribute to long-term career development and sustainability of YES artist clients by helping them build their networks through visibility and credibility-building opportunities.
Please join us for an event that’s sure to excite and inspire - and why not take the opportunity to:
  • Peruse and purchase some unique creations from an array of 60 participating Quebec artists, notably YES’ most gifted Artist Program clients who will be selling one‐of‐a‐kind paintings, prints, photographs, jewellery, craft objects and more.
  • Take in a live performance or two.
  • Network and talent‐scout.
  • Meet representatives from a number of Montreal’s essential arts service & support organizations.
  • Hear from major business leaders why they support the arts and what new synergies can be created by bringing business and arts together.

This event is generously funded by       

Media sponsorship by

Below you will find the list of artists who will be participating in the 2015 edition YES Art Expo.
Artist Discipline Website
Sharon Iplunshu Book Binding
Vikki Walker Candles
Valerie Whissell  Cards/T-Shirts 
Francis Comrie Carving/Ink
Cassandra Mirza Costumes/Jewelry  
Julia Panchyzhna Fabric
Michelle Beauvais Fabric
Yamina Meriem, Hemdane Fashion
Hannah Ranger Felt
Amélie Legault  Illustration
Janou-Eve, LeGuerrier Illustration
Kristy Boisvert Illustration
Lucia Barreto Illustration
Susan Mitchell Illustration
Sonia Roy Illustration
Gill Benzion Jewelry
Jenna Kroon Jewelry
Nicky Khang Jewelry
Serena Sciarrini Jewelry
Susan Sambrook Jewelry
Heather Elizabeth Jackson Lip balm/etc
Carlos Rojas Mixed media/video  
Jason Goldsmith Mixed media/video
mihee-nathalie lemoine Mixed media/video
Adriana Coluccio Painting
Amanda Bushey Painting  
Brandy Woods Painting
Chantal Chabot / SADA Painting    
David Umemoto Painting
Fariba Laliberte Painting  
Glenna Tissenbaum​ Painting
Hongyu Liang Painting  
Jean-Paul Labelle Painting
Jimmy Baptiste Painting
Jono Doiron Painting
Justin Tomchuk Painting
Laurraine-Marcelle Gereige de Parsons Painting
Linda Drody Painting
Louis-Bernard St-Jean Painting
Marla Dominey Painting
Michael Clague Painting
Nahal Vahdat Painting  
Newsha Hamidi Painting  
Nicola Piunno Painting  
Pam Comeau Painting
Stephanie Bond Painting
Sylvie Adams Painting
Valé-Ri Liard Painting
Lori-Lee Thomas Painting
Jessica Spoor Papier maché
Douglas, Capron Photography  
Giuseppe Pascale Photography
Loïc Pravaz Photography
Mathieu Roy Photography
Oliver Koomsatira Rap/Dance
Amos Joannides Singer
Andreas Blachere Singer
Dr. Mamotaz Begum Mamota Singer  
Kathryn Nemcsok Singer
Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert Trio
Ivan David Atehortua Writing


Sunday & Monday, June 2 & 3 2013  - THE YES ART EXPO
Location: Marché Bonsecours, 350 St-Paul St. E.
  An attendee takes in the unique creations of Cassandra Mirza
at the YES Art Expo

Attendees and participants of the YES Art Expo

Attendees and participants of the YES Art Expo
Attendees and participants of the YES Art Expo

Brittany Kwasnik performs at the YES Art Expo

Matt Stern performs a set at the YES Art Expo


YES Montreal presented the 2012 YES Art Expo, a unique event showcasing the works and talent of some of Quebec’s hottest young emerging artists. Celebrating the business of art and the art of business, this exciting event took place on June 3rd and 4th at The Montreal Science Centre in Old Montreal.

Attendees got the opportunity to peruse and purchase the unique creations of over 60 young and talented Quebec artists who displayed one-of-a-kind paintings, photographs, fashion, crafts, jewellery, and more. The Art Expo will also played host to live musical performances

The live entertainment portion  featured performances by Pepeto Pinto, Denis Chang, Matthew Stern, Melina Soochan, Paul Van Dyk and Alejandra Cifuentes Diaz. This event is part of YES’ Artists’ Program and was generously sponsored by the Forum jeunesse de l'île de Montréal (FJÎM) and Canadian Heritage. 

Here is a video-story that was taken during the 2012 YES Art Expo. Production of the video is credited to Julia Panchyzhna (  and Alex Vakulenko ( Alex is a professional TV and film production video maker.
Here are some photos for the 2012 YES Art Expo, which took place June 3 & 4 at the  Montreal Science Center in Old Montreal

Valé-Ri Liard displays her work at the YES Art Expo,
which took place June 3 & 4 at the  Montreal Science Center in Old Montreal

Artist Lana Hensel display her art at the YES Art Expo

An attendee takes in the unique creations of Cassandra Mirza at the YES Art Expo

Matt Stern performs at the YES Art Expo

The jewelley of Terra Moda Designs at the YES Art Expo
Laurence Vallières displaying her unique sculptures at
the YES Art Exp
Artists Damian Siqueiros and Jesse Morris at the YES Art Expo

Attendees and participants of the YES Art Expo

Attendees take in the creations of Norma Andreu's Cara Carmina
at the YES Art Expo



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