The Art of France Tremblay

Exhibitions and News

2014


Artwork published in the book "Radical Breakthroughs"
France's artwork entitled "Southeast View from Zabriskie Point" has been selected for publication in the book "Acrylicworks 2: Radical Breakthroughs".   This book is published by North Light Books and will be available in February 2015.

"Death Valley National Park is a land of stark beauty.  I have depicted a spectacular viewpoint surrounded by beautifully eroded and colorful badlands.  The scenery varies greatly depending on the point of observation.  I have carefully picked an angle and an elevation to maximize the sense of vastness and depth. To further enhance this depth, I applied a great number of very thin transparent layers, with fine brushes. I have exaggerated the intensity of the warm hues to communicate the extreme heat .I selected a pattern between light and shadow that creates an ultimate drama."
(artwork and text published in "Radical Breakthrough" book (2015))



Creating depth through composition and multiple transparent layering

Birds in Art

Woodson Art Museum,
Wausau, Wisconsin

September 7th - November 10th 2013

Tour

Heritage Center,
State Historical Society of North Dakota,
Bismarck, North Dakota

March 1st  - June 30th 2014

Steamboat Art Museum,
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

July 19th  - September 13th 2014

Michelson Museum of Art,
Marshall, Texas

November  4th  - December 31st 2014



"Birds in Art" is recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art.  Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has annually organized "Birds in Art", seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Artists who strive to be among those chosen for this internationally renowned exhibition continually raise the bar of artistic achievement. The 38th annual Birds in Art exhibition (2013) celebrates avian marvels through fresh interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last two years by worldwide artists. France's artwork entitled "The Great Singer" and depicting a tropical mockingbird was selected and is presented at this exhibition.

 

"The tropical mockingbird rarely stays in place for more than a short instant. It observes, turns stones; it darts from a branch to a bench, from that bench to a fountain; it finds something on the ground and keeps moving.

In this painting, I wished to represent this state of mischievous agitation, this curiosity and exuberance. The bird, with its rather dull plumage that hides it from predators, winked its orange eye at me before investigating something more interesting. At that moment, I understood that the eye would become an essential element in the composition, acting as an irregularity that enhances the design.

Birds fascinate me. They represent a higher state of being. Their world is made of immaterial air and their life is about transcending boundaries. Not unlike art, it seems.

To create this piece, I selected a location in the Caribbean where the birds were abundant. I met this bird and I observed its behaviour for several days. That was the time I needed to understand its personality and its nature. After careful reflection and planning, I selected a design that reveals the mockingbird's story. My painting style requires about one to two hundred hours per painting. Since this is a large commitment, I leave nothing to chance. I selected a title to complement the visual story by reminding us that mockingbirds are great imitators. They imitate other birds, voices and noises. The work of a great singer indeed."

The Art of Conservation 2014 exhibition

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC,
and online exhibition


September 27th - October 5th 2014



France's artwork entitled "The Princess", depicting a great blue heron, was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the 2014 Art of Conservation exhibition, along with 100 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The exhibition can also be viewed online at www.natureartists.com.

The Princess


"The great blue heron is one of my favorite birds. Every spring, they come back to the river near my home and parade in their watery kingdom. The complexity of their feather coat is fascinating with every pose and it is always a unique and fresh challenge to paint. “The Princess” is the latest of three great blue heron paintings that I have completed so far. As the bird is preening, we can appreciate the ornate plumes on the head, neck, and back. The neck black-and-white mid-ventral stripes are of the outmost importance in this composition."


2013

Birds in Art

Woodson Art Museum,
Wausau, Wisconsin

September 7th - November 10th 2013

Tour

Heritage Center,
State Historical Society of North Dakota,
Bismarck, North Dakota

March 1st  - June 30th 2014

Steamboat Art Museum,
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

July 19th  - September 13th 2014

Michelson Museum of Art,
Marshall, Texas

November  4th  - December 31st 2014



"Birds in Art" is recognized around the world as the exhibition that sets the standard for avian art.  Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has annually organized "Birds in Art", seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Artists who strive to be among those chosen for this internationally renowned exhibition continually raise the bar of artistic achievement. The 38th annual Birds in Art exhibition (2013) celebrates avian marvels through fresh interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last two years by worldwide artists. France's artwork entitled "The Great Singer" and depicting a tropical mockingbird was selected and is presented at this exhibition.

 

"The tropical mockingbird rarely stays in place for more than a short instant. It observes, turns stones; it darts from a branch to a bench, from that bench to a fountain; it finds something on the ground and keeps moving.

In this painting, I wished to represent this state of mischievous agitation, this curiosity and exuberance. The bird, with its rather dull plumage that hides it from predators, winked its orange eye at me before investigating something more interesting. At that moment, I understood that the eye would become an essential element in the composition, acting as an irregularity that enhances the design.

Birds fascinate me. They represent a higher state of being. Their world is made of immaterial air and their life is about transcending boundaries. Not unlike art, it seems.

To create this piece, I selected a location in the Caribbean where the birds were abundant. I met this bird and I observed its behaviour for several days. That was the time I needed to understand its personality and its nature. After careful reflection and planning, I selected a design that reveals the mockingbird's story. My painting style requires about one to two hundred hours per painting. Since this is a large commitment, I leave nothing to chance. I selected a title to complement the visual story by reminding us that mockingbirds are great imitators. They imitate other birds, voices and noises. The work of a great singer indeed."

Art and the Animal
The 53rd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists

Bennington Center for the Arts,
Bennington, Vermont

August 31st - October 31st 2013



France's artwork entitled "The Princess" and depicting a great blue heron was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the Bennington Center for the Arts, along with works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.

The Princess


"The great blue heron is one of my favorite birds. Every spring, they come back to the river near my home and parade in their watery kingdom. The complexity of their feather coat is fascinating with every pose and it is always a unique and fresh challenge to paint. “The Princess” is the latest of three great blue heron paintings that I have completed so far. As the bird is preening, we can appreciate the ornate plumes on the head, neck, and back. The neck black-and-white mid-ventral stripes are of the outmost importance in this composition."

The Art of Conservation 2013 exhibition

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC,
and online exhibition

September 28th - October 6th 2013

France's artworks entitled "Bananaquit in Garden", depicting a tropical bird, and "Azura Lapidibus", depicting a Blue Azure butterfly in Banff National Park, were selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the 2013 Art of Conservation exhibition, along with 100 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The exhibition can also be viewed online at www.natureartists.com.


Bananaquit in Garden 

"The Bananaquit is a tropical bird that feeds mainly on nectar. He uses his perfectly adapted slender and curved bill to probe inside small flowers, often upside down, with little regard to gravity. He likes to visit gardens, flitting from one flower bush to the next. As I travelled in the Caribbean islands, I observed this so-called "sugar bird" in action. This painting tells the story of one Bananaquit's quest for the perfect, sweet meal."


Azura Lapidibus

"While hiking the rugged mountain trails in Jasper and Banff National Parks, the blue azure butterfly was my timid and omnipresent companion. This small butterfly is no more than one inch across when it spreads its wings to warm up to the sun. It is of the most beautiful blue I have seen in this landscape. In this painting, my companion took a short rest among pebbles in the shallow waters of a raging mountain torrent. This pebble arrangement is the most striking that I have seen in the parks. The butterfly showed me this unique rock composition at the end of my voyage, after walking more than one hundred kilometres in the mountains. It was a special moment and a great reward at the conclusion of a long journey."

America's Parks I Through the Beauty of Art:  Top 100

France's artwork entitled "Hoodoos of Fire" has been selected as one of the Top 100 paintings for America's Parks I Through the Beauty of Art. This international competition celebrates the beauty of parks in Canada, the United States and Mexico.  "Hoodoos of Fire" represents a landscape from Bryce Canyon National Park, in Utah.

Hoodoos of Fire


2012


More to come...
The 52nd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum,

Oradell New Jersey
(New York city area)


September 1st 2012 - January 31st 2013
France's artwork entitled "The Great Singer" and depicting a tropical mockingbird was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, along with works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.

 

"Tropical mockingbirds are great musicians and their repertoire is very large.  They also learn music from other birds and they like to sing from their perch, on top of bushes.  This painting depicts a fleeting moment when a mockingbird paused and noticed something interesting that deserved a closer look.  Soon enough, he ruffled his feathers, flashed his orange eyes and darted away."
France received as a SAA Signature member
May 4th 2012

Society of Animal Artists

France is received as a Society of Animal Artists (SAA) Signature member, as her artwork has been selected to participate in three of the international SAA annual exhibitions.

The SAA comprises members who produce the best animal art in the world.  The SAA annual exhibitions have become the standard by which all others are measured.

The Art of Conservation 2012 exhibition

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC,
and online exhibition

October 13th 2012- October 21st 2012
France's artworks entitled "Hoodoos of Fire", depicting a landscape in Bryce Canyon, and "The Great Singer", depicting a tropical mockingbird, were selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the 2012 Art of Conservation exhibition, along with 100 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The exhibition can also be viewed online at www.natureartists.com.


 

"Legend says that hoodoos are an ancient people turned to stone as a punishment for their evil deeds.  These silent, ghostly shapes cast an entirely different spell on me.  In Bryce Canyon, the late afternoon sun makes the hoodoos glow from the inside, as if they were translucent. The glow comes from the multiple reflections of the light, from one pillar to the next.  The sun sets the hoodoos ablaze and they become "Hoodoos of Fire".  The landscape is chaotic, magical, and its complexity is fascinating.  The ever-changing light offers an unforgettable spectacle as the hoodoos stand still, oblivious."
Kanata Artists Studio Tour:
Home studio solo exhibition

May 4th, 5th and 6th 2012

France is participating to the 21st annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour. For the occasion, ten Kanata artists open their home studios to the public.  France invites you to meet her at her home studio, located at 44 Langford Crescent, to enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects.  France also invites you to visit the nine other artists participating to the tour, who each presents work with a unique style.  The event is as follows:
            Friday May 4th, 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
            Saturday May 5th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
            Sunday May 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To get a map indicating the location of the ten studios and to see some representative artwork, please visit the Kanata Artists Studio Tour website, at  www.kanataartists.com
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Artwork published in the book "Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists"

France's artworks entitled "Ripples in Blue", "The Land of the Gambel's Quail" and "Dryas Iulia"  have been selected for publication in the book " Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists: Volume III".   This book will be available in mid-2012.

The Land of the Gambel's Quail

Ripples in Blue

Dryas Iulia

The 51st Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
Dennos Museum Center,
Traverse City, Michigan

September 17th - November 18th 2011

Art and the Animal Tour:

The Wildlife Experience,
Parker, Colorado

November 19th 2011 - February 19th 2012


Dunnegan Gallery of Art,

Bolivar, Montana

March 15th - April 15th 2012


Milwaukee Public Museum,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 26th  - September 3rd 2012

France's artwork entitled "White Splendour" and depicting a great blue heron (white morph) was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the Dennos Museum Center, along with works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.


White Splendour 

The Art of Conservation 2011 exhibition

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC,
Arizona-Sonora Desert Art Museum,
and online exhibition

November 5th 2011- April 30th 2012

France's artwork entitled "His Majesty", depicting a great blue heron, was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the 2011 Art of Conservation exhibition, along with 100 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The exhibition can also be viewed online at www.natureartists.com.

His Magesty

"This painting is about an individual as much as about a species.  It is meant to be the personal portrait of a heron that has established its territory in my neighbourhood.  For two consecutive summers, I have visited the place regularly.  I have witnessed the heron maturing and living its solitary life. This bird has been a good, consistent model.  It has also brought me joy and wonder.  Now, the heron is gone. I am glad that I have created "His Majesty", thereby adding some permanency to my memory."


2011

Finalist in The Artist's Magazine 28th annual competition (2011) France's artwork entitled "Hoodoos of Fire" has been selected as finalist (Top 50) in the Landscape\Interior category of The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition (2011).  This is a significant accomplishment, as this worldwide competition attracts up to 15000 professional artist participants every year.  France will be congratulated in the December issue of the magazine. France has been finalist five times in the last five years.

Hoodoos of Fire
Home studio solo exhibition/open house
44 Langford Crescent, Kanata

November 26th and 27th 2011.
 
Meet the artist, enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects. 
The exhibition is as follows:
Saturday Evening November 26th, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 27th, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
 
Location: 44 Langford Crescent Kanata
For more information, please contact the artist, France Tremblay, at (613) 271-9689

The 51st Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
Dennos Museum Center,
Traverse City, Michigan

September 17th - November 18th 2011

Art and the Animal Tour:

The Wildlife Experience,
Parker, Colorado

November 19th 2011 - February 19th 2012


Dunnegan Gallery of Art,

Bolivar, Montana

March 15th - April 15th 2012


Milwaukee Public Museum,

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 26th  - September 3rd 2012

France's artwork entitled "White Splendour" and depicting a great blue heron (white morph) was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the Dennos Museum Center, along with works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.


White Splendour 

The Art of Conservation 2011 exhibition

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC,
Arizona-Sonora Desert Art Museum,
and online exhibition

November 5th 2011- April 30th 2012

France's artwork entitled "His Majesty", depicting a great blue heron, was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the 2011 Art of Conservation exhibition, along with 100 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The exhibition can also be viewed online at www.natureartists.com.

His Magesty

"This painting is about an individual as much as about a species.  It is meant to be the personal portrait of a heron that has established its territory in my neighbourhood.  For two consecutive summers, I have visited the place regularly.  I have witnessed the heron maturing and living its solitary life. This bird has been a good, consistent model.  It has also brought me joy and wonder.  Now, the heron is gone. I am glad that I have created "His Majesty", thereby adding some permanency to my memory."

Kanata Artists Studio Tour:
Home studio solo exhibition 

April 29th, 30th and May 1st 

France is participating to the 20th annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour. For the occasion, ten Kanata artists open their home studios to the public.  France invites you to meet her at her home studio, located at 44 Langford Crescent, to enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects.  France also invites you to visit the nine other artists participating to the tour, who each presents work with a unique style.  The event is as follows:
            Friday April 29th, 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
            Saturday April 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
            Sunday May 1st, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To get a map indicating the location of the ten studios and to see some representative artwork, please visit the Kanata Artists Studio Tour website, at  www.kanataartists.com .

To celebrate "20 Colourful Years" with the Kanata Artists Studio Tour, visit us and enter to win an original miniature at each home studio.  Click here to see the artwork "Allegretto"  offered by France.

Art and the Animal

The 50th Exhibition of the Society 
of Animal Artists

San Diego Natural History Museum,
San Diego, California

September 4th - October 31th 2010

The Wildlife Experience,
Parker, Colorado

November 20th 2010 - February 21st 2011
France's artwork entitled "The Sovereign" and depicting a great blue heron was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the prestigious San Diego Natural History Museum and The Wildlife Experience, along with works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists. "The general public will have the opportunity to see the highest achievements in animal art on the front range of the Rocky Mountains as well as on the West Coast."

The Sovereign


2010

Home studio solo 
exhibition/open house

44 Langford Crescent, Kanata

November 27th and 28th 2010.

Meet the artist, enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects. 
The exhibition is as follows:
Saturday Evening November 27th, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 28th, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: 44 Langford Crescent Kanata
For more information, please contact the artist, France Tremblay, at (613) 271-9689

The Art of Conservation 2010 exhibition

September 24th - December 20th 2010

France's artworks entitled "Southeast View from Zabriskie Point" depicting a landscape from Death Valley National Park, California, and "Jumbo Rocks" depicting a landscape from Joshua Tree National Park, California, were selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the 2010 Art of Conservation exhibition, along with 100 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The exhibition can be viewed online at www.natureartists.com.  The exhibition will also be presented as a  beautiful hard-cover book, which includes a description of the creative process involved for each of the selected artwork.



"Death Valley National Park is a land of unique beauty. It offers colorful canyons, snow-capped mountains, ever-shifting sand dunes sculpted by the winds, a stream of salty water and even a black crater where the time stands still.  This extremely harsh desert is home to unique plants and animals.  I have depicted a spectacular viewpoint surrounded by beautifully eroded and colorful badlands.  The scenery varies greatly depending on the direction of observation.  I have carefully picked an angle and an elevation to maximize the sense of vastness and depth. The interplay between light and shadow creates an ultimate drama."



"The Joshua tree is the largest of the yuccas.  It grows naturally only in the Mojave desert and nowhere else in the world.  Joshua Tree National Park is a privileged place where one can admire extensive natural stands of this unique plant.  Moreover, this park has an extraordinary geology. "Jumbo Rocks" depicts a spectacular sculpturing of granite rocks.  Here and there, yuccas and other plants grow, adding life and color to the scene.  The long and narrow format of the painting helps conveying the beauty of the extensive rock formation and helps strengthening the composition.  In the early morning light, the scene is dazzlingly beautiful."

The 50th Exhibition of the Society 
of Animal Artists

San Diego Natural History Museum,
San Diego, California

September 4th - October 31th 2010

The Wildlife Experience,
Parker, Colorado

November 20th 2010 - February 21st 2011
France's artwork entitled "The Sovereign" and depicting a great blue heron was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the prestigious San Diego Natural History Museum and The Wildlife Experience, along with works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists. "The general public will have the opportunity to see the highest achievements in animal art on the front range of the Rocky Mountains as well as on the West Coast."

The Sovereign
Kanata Artists Studio Tour:
Home studio solo exhibition 

April 30th, May 1st and 2nd 2010 
France is participating to the 19th annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour. For the occasion, ten Kanata artists open their home studios to the public.  France invites you to meet her at her home studio, located at 44 Langford Crescent, to enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects.  France also invites you to visit the nine other artists participating to the tour, who each presents work with a unique style.  The event is as follows:
                                    Friday April 30th, 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
                                    Saturday May 1st, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                    Sunday May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

To get a map indicating the location of the ten studios and to see some representative artwork, please visit the Kanata Artists Studio Tour website, at  www.kanataartists.com .

2009

Home studio solo exhibition
44 Langford Crescent, Kanata
November 28th and 29th 2009.
Meet the artist, enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects.

The exhibition is as follows:
Saturday Evening November 28th, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Location: 44 Langford Crescent Kanata
For more information, please contact the artist, France Tremblay, at (613) 271-9689
Finalist in The Artist's Magazine 26th annual competition (2009) France's artwork entitled "The Young Explorer" has been selected as finalist (Top 40) in the Wildlife Art category of The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition (2009).  This is a significant accomplishment, as this worldwide competition attracts around 15000 professional artist participants every year.  France will be congratulated in the December issue of the magazine.


The Young Explorer

The Art of Conservation 2009 exhibition
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum,
Oradell New Jersey
(New York city area)

September 16th - December 20th 2009

France's artwork entitled "The Sovereign" and depicting a great blue heron was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the prestigious Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum (New York City area), along with 68 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  The "Meet the Artists Public Opening" reception is on Sunday September 27th 2009, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. France will look forward to meeting you at the event.

 The Sovereign

Artwork published in the book "Strokes of Genius"

France's artwork entitled "Galapagos Tortoises" has been selected for publication in the book "Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow".   This book is published by North Light Books and will be available in October 2009.


Kanata Artists Studio Tour: Home studio solo exhibition
May 1st, 2nd and 3rd  2009
France is participating to the 18th annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour. For the occasion, ten Kanata artists open their home studios to the public.  France invites you to meet her at her home studio, located at 44 Langford Crescent, to enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects.  France also invites you to visit the nine other artists participating to the tour, who each presents work with a unique style.  The event is as follows:
                                    Friday May 1st, 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
                                    Saturday May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                    Sunday May 3rd, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To get a map indicating the location of the ten studios and to see some representative artwork, please visit the Kanata Artists Studio Tour website, at  www.kanataartists.com.
2008 Paint the Parks Top 100 exhibition
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St-Louis, Missouri
  • Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond, Indiana
  • Westboro Fine Arts, Topeka, Kansas
  • RW Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana
August 1st 2008- July 15th 2009

Grand Prize Winner (first place)

France's painting, depicting a landscape observed at the Death Valley National Park in California and entitled "Southeast View from Zabriskie Point", is the Grand Prize Winner, obtaining first place as part of the prestigious "Paint the Parks" (2008) competition.

"Paint the Parks" (formerly called "Arts in the Parks") is a prestigious artist competition in the United States.  Each year, it commissions a professional panel of jurors to select from thousands of entries the hundred winning images, well known as the "Top 100".  The competition celebrates the United States national parks, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the National Parks Foundation and the PaintAmerica scholarship Fund. To view the exhibition online and the details of the tour, visit www.PaintAmerica.org and go to the Paint the Parks section.

The Art of Conservation 2008 exhibition
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum,
Oradell, New Jersey
(New York city area)

September 10th 2008- June 30th 2009

France's artwork entitled "White Splendour" and depicting the rare white morph of the great blue heron was selected as part of an international competition and is presented at the prestigious Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum (New York City area), along with 112 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  

White Splendour


2008

Home studio solo exhibition
 
44 Langford Crescent, Kanata


November 29th and 30th 2008.
Meet the artist, enjoy the new releases, visit the studio, discuss art classes, as well as France's future art and travel projects.
 

The exhibition is as follows:
Saturday Evening November 29th, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 30th, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Location: 44 Langford Crescent Kanata
For more information, please contact the artist, France Tremblay, at (613) 271-9689
Finalist in The Artist's Magazine 25th annual competition (2008)

France's artwork entitled "The Sovereign" has been selected as finalist (Top 40) in the Wildlife Art category of The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition (2008).  This is a significant accomplishment, as this worldwide competition attracts around 15000 professional artist participants every year.  France is congratulated in the December issue of the magazine.

The Sovereign

2008 Paint the Parks Top 100 exhibition
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St-Louis, Missouri
  • Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond, Indiana
  • Westboro Fine Arts, Topeka, Kansas
  • RW Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana
August 1st 2008- July 15th 2009

Grand Prize Winner (first place)

France's painting, depicting a landscape observed at the Death Valley National Park in California and entitled "Southeast View from Zabriskie Point", is the Grand Prize Winner, obtaining first place as part of the prestigious "Paint the Parks" (2008) competition.


The Art of Conservation 2008 exhibition
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum,
Oradell, New Jersey
(New York city area)

September 10th 2008- June 30th 2009

France's artwork entitled "White Splendour" and depicting the rare white morph of the great blue heron was selected as part of an international competition and will be presented at the prestigious Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum (New York City area), along with 112 works of the world's foremost nature and wildlife artists.  

Duo exhibition
Coldwater Gallery
July 3rd - July 27th
Exhibition of paintings from two Canadian artists, France Tremblay and Sylvie René de Cotret, at Coldwater Gallery, 14 Coldwater Road box 305, Coldwater, ONTARIO, tel; (705) 686-3035. For more information, please visit the gallery website at www.coldwatergallery.com.
Canadian Wilderness art exhibition
Tay River Gallery
April 1st - May 30th
Exhibition of paintings, drawings and photography of wildlife and Canadian landscape by over 20 Canadian artists at Tay River Gallery, 28 Wilson St. W Perth, Ontario. For more information, please visit the gallery website at www.tayrivergallery.com.

Kanata Artists Studio Tour: Home studio solo exhibition
May 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2008

2007 Paint America Top 100 exhibition
Westboro Fine Arts, Topeka, Kansas
Howard Gallery of Fine Art,
New Hope, Pennsylvania

February 1st 2008- October 1st 2008

"Paint America" is a national level competition in the United States, which celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of each of the states.  Each year, it commissions a professional panel of jurors to select from thousands of entries the Top 2 images for each state.  Collectively, the Top 2 in each state attain the honor of being recognized as part of the Top 100 in the nation.   This year, one of France's paintings, depicting a scene observed at the Joshua Tree National Park and entitled "Hidden Valley Guardians", was juried into this high profile show as one of the Top 2 in California. To view the exhibition online and the details of the tour, visit  www.PaintAmerica.org

Hidden Valley Guardians.

2007 Paint the Parks Top 100 exhibition
Westboro Fine Arts, Topeka, Kansas
Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon, Arizona
St. George Art Museum, St-George, Utah
August 3rd 2007- August 9th 2008
One of France's paintings, depicting a scene observed at the Joshua Tree National Park in California and entitled "Jumbo Rocks", was juried into the 2007 Paint the Parks Top 100 Exhibition. To view the exhibition online and the details of the tour, visit www.PaintAmerica.org and go to the Paint the Parks section.
Jumbo Rocks
On-going representation
Tay River Gallery

2007

Signature member of the Artists For Conservation (AFC) group. In October 2007, France has become a Signature Member of the Artists For Conservation (AFC) group. This Foundation represents the world's leading collective of nature artists and an unparalleled pool of artistic talent focussed on nature.  It supports wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education, through art that celebrates our natural heritage.  For more information, please visit www. natureartists.com.




Finalist in The Artist's Magazine 24th annual competition (2007) France's artwork entitled "Jumbo Rocks" has been selected as a finalist in the Landscape category of The Artist's Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition.  This is a significant accomplishment, as around 15000 professional artists participate in this worldwide competition every year.  France will be congratulated in the December issue of the magazine.
Home studio solo exhibition
November 17th, 18th and 20th 2007.


2007 Paint the Parks Top 100 exhibition
Westboro Fine Arts, Topeka, Kansas
Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon, Arizona
St. George Art Museum, St-George, Utah.
 
August 3rd 2007- August 9th 2008

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival 
Buckhorn Community centre, Buckhorn, ONTARIO.
August 17th-19th 2007
Join us to celebrate the Festival's 30th anniversary. Recognized as one of the supreme Canadian Art Festivals, the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival promotes North American artists who collectively display a vibrant array of forms and media, and outstanding quality art.  For more information, please visit www.buckhornfineart.com.
Home studio solo exhibition
April 28th - May 1st

"Reflections" solo exhibition
Cumberland Gallery, 255 Centrum Boulevard,Ottawa.
March 15-April 17th
The theme of this exhibition is the reflection of light.  Many of the pieces showcase the light reflecting on the surface of water and shining through glass.  Some paintings celebrate landscapes drenched with the morning and evening golden light.
On-going representation
Tay River Gallery


2006

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival,Buckhorn, August.
Rideau Valley Fine Art Festival, Westport, August.
Coldwater gallery, group exhibition, Coldwater, Ontario, April.
Home studio solo exhibition, April & November.

2005


Gift of Art group exhibition, Kanata, November.
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Buckhorn, August.
Rideau Valley Fine Art Festival, Westport, August.
Home studio solo exhibition, April & November.




2004


Gift of Art group exhibition, Kanata, November.
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Buckhorn, August.
Rideau Valley Fine Art Festival, Westport, August.
Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, "A world of treasures" solo exhibition, Ottawa, July.
Home studio solo exhibition, April & November.
CJOH "Regional Contact" 15 minutes interview, March.


2003

Gift of Art group exhibition, Kanata, November.
Rideau Valley Fine Art Festival, Westport, August.
Home studio solo exhibition, April & November.

2002

Gift of Art group exhibition, Kanata, November.
10th International CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America) exhibition,
Dallas, Texas, August.  France's artwork "Canada goose", depicted here, was juried into this international competition. For more information on the CPSA, please visit www.cpsa.org.
Canada Goose, presented at the 2002 CPSA show
Home studio solo exhibition, April & November.
Atrium Gallery, "Feather and Fur" solo exhibition, Ottawa, January.

2001

Gift of Art group exhibition, Kanata, November.
Home studio solo exhibition, April & November.


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