BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

 

 

Born 1972 in St-Emile-de-Suffolk, Quebec, Canada.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1990          Apprenticeship with hyperrealist painter Louis Robichaud.

1989          Graphic arts - Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON.

1984-89     Training in drawing, watercolour and painting with Dutch painter Louis Boekhout.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

            Christmas small sizes, Balcon d'Art, St-Lambert, QC.

            Solange Lebel Art Gallery, Drummondville, QC.

            Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC

2017

           Exhibition Montréal : 375 ans d'histoire and Christmas small sizes, Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

           Fall Exhibition, Solange Lebel Art Gallery, Drummondville, QC.

           Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.       

          

2016          

           Fall exhibition and Christmas small sizes, Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

           Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.       

 

2015

           50th anniversary group exhibition, Art & Style Gallery, Baie St-Paul, QC.

           Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.

           30th Anniversary Exhibition and Christmas small sizes, Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

​2014 

​Fundraiser Show, Les Impatients : Parle-moi d’amour, Drummondville, QC.  

Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.

 

2013  

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Bébé à l’épaule Exhibition, Galerie d’art Solange Lebel, Drummondville, QC.

45th Open Annual National Exhibition & Competition, Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall, Montreal, QC.

7th edition International Miniature Art Exhibit, Levis, QC.

Regards Urbains, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC. 

 

2012  

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.

 

2011

Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.

Pupilles et Papilles Exhibition, Solange Lebel art Gallery, Drummondville, QC.

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

 

2010

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual VIP, Spring and Fall Exhibitions, Art & Style Gallery, Montreal, QC.

Annual Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

 

2009

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual Exhibition, Art & Style Gallery, Baie-St-Paul, QC.

 

2008

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual Exhibition, Art & Style Gallery, Baie-St-Paul, QC.

 

2007

Regards Urbains, Le Balcon d’Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

Natural Harmonies Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

 

2006

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

Second Nature Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

Group exhibition, Gramercy 32 Fine Arts Gallery, New-York, NY.

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

 

2005

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Landart International of Ulverton Canada, Ulverton, QC.

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

Insightful Inspirations Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

 

2004

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

 

2003

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

 

2002

Duo Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

 

2001

Duo-Exhibition Martin Blanchet and Richard Savoie, Le Balcon d’Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Drummondville Art Symposium, Cultural Center, Drummondville, QC.

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Annual Exhibition, Chrysalis Gallery, Long Island, NY.

 

2000

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Spring celebration, Le Balcon d’Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

 

1999

Christmas Small Size Show, Le Balcon d'Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

Art Expo, New York, NY.

 

1998

Art Expo, New York, NY.

 

1994

The Arts and Nature, Quebec City, QC. 

XXVIIth  Art Painting Salon, Montélimar, France. 

6e Primavérales, St-Alban-de-Roche, France – Pictorial selection.  

Biennial Salon, Roussillon-Vallée du Rhône, France.

International Art Salon, Angers, France.

25e Art Salon of Castelnaudary, France.

Grands Crus of International Art Salon, Beaune (Burgundy), France. 

International Salon of Art Seigniors, Aix-en-Provence, France.

 

1993

City Hall, Lac-des-Plages, QC.

The Art and Nature, Quebec, QC.

 

1992

Canada Geese Festival, Plaisance, QC.

 

1991

Canada Geese Festival, Plaisance, QC.

The Arts and Nature, Quebec City, QC.

Fall Salon, “Grand Palais”, Paris, France.

Xth Summer Salon, Epinouze, France.

XIVth Painting Salon, Montseveroux, France. - Third prize, first category

Caën Salon (Normandy) France.

42nd Annual Salon, Vienne (Anjou) France.

42nd Painting and Sculpture Salon, Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère) France.

49th Fall Salon, Privas (Ardèche) France.

Earth and Fire, painting contest, Lachamp, France.

 

1990

Spring Salon, Quebec Sculptor & Painters’ Circle, Mirabel, QC.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018                       

           Le Festival de Peinture de Mascouche, 30th anniversary edition in collaboration with Michel Bigue Gallery,

           Mascouche &   St-Sauveur, QC.

 

2017                         

           Montreal en vue, Cazeault Gallery, Montreal, QC.

 

2011

Canadian Fine Arts, A Moment in Time, Toronto, ON.

Le Balcon d’Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

 

2008

Michel Bigué Art Gallery, St-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC.

 

2007

Le Balcon d’Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC.

 

2005

Moods of the Forest, Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, ON.

 

2004

Plein feux sur l’oeuvre de Martin Blanchet Exhibition, Le Balcon d’Art Gallery, St-Lambert, QC. 

 

2002

Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, ON.

Duo Show at Chrysalis Art Gallery, Southampton, NY.

 

2001

Small Size Oil Sketch Exhibition, Michel Bigué Art Gallery, St-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC.

 

1998

Michel Bigué Art Gallery, St-Sauveur-des-Monts, QC.

 

1996

Le Portal Art Gallery, Quebec City, QC.

 

1995

Raymer Art Gallery, Nepean, ON.

 

 

AWARDS & MENTIONS  

 

2013

Outstanding Acrylic, BoldBrush Painting Competition of June

Favorite 15%, BoldBrush Painting Competition of April and December

 

2012

Finalist in the Oct-Nov 2012 competition of the International Artist magazine. 

 

2011

Finalist in the Feb-Mar 2011 competition of the International Artist magazine.

Tribute from the Municipality of St-Emile-de-Suffolk, Revue La Petite-Nation, volume 51 no.4, November 23.

 

1994

Gold Medal, International Art Salon, Angers, France.

Honour, figurative category, International Salon of Art Seigniors, Aix-en-Provence, France.

 

1992

Silver medal, Quebec Sculptor & Painters’ Circle.

 

1991

Special Mention, hyperrealism category, Earth and Fire, painting contest, Lachamp, France.

Third price, First category, XIVth Painting Salon, Montseveroux, France.

 

1990

Second Prize, Wild life category, Spring Salon of the Quebec Sculptor & Painters’ Circle, Mirabel, QC.

 

 

SOME PRIVATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

 

Les Assurances La Capital, Drummondville, QC, Canada

Merck Frosst Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada

Banque Nationale du Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada

Bombardier Aéronotique, Dorval, QC, Canada

Canimex, Drummondville, QC, Canada

FTQ, Montreal, QC, Canada

L'Office du Tourisme du Québec, Montreal, QC, Canada

Fondation Verrier, Drummondville, QC, Canada

Pépin Assurances, Drummondville, QC, Canada

Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, Montreal, QC, Canada

Verrier Paquin Hébert Comptables, Drummondville, QC, Canada

Stratégies Financières Globales, Drummondville, QC, Canada

Bombardier, Montreal, QC, Canada

RBC Dominion Securities, Calgary, AB, Canada

Sébastien Lafond, Lafond et Associés, Ste-Agathe, QC, Canada

Laurent Paquin, humoriste, QC, Canada

Fabienne Larouche, auteure, QC, Canada

Jean-Luc Brassard, médaillé olympique, Montreal, QC, Canada

Michel Jasmin, Montreal, QC, Canada

Paul Tex Lecor, art peinter, QC, Canada

Maison du Québec in Paris, France

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

2018                     

           Magazin’Art, « Les gens qui font l’évènment », summer edition

           La Revue, weekly, « Un festival haut en couleurs », by Florence Tremblay, September 5

           M Magazine, « Le festival de peinture à Mascouche souffle ses 30 bougies  », August 2018, page 52

           Journal de Montréal, cahier suivez le guide,  découvertes, activités, aventures, August 31

           La Revue, weekly, « 30 ans d’art à célébre », August 22

           La Revue, weekly, « Une 30e grande fête de l’art », by Jean-Marc Gilbert,  July 4

           La Revue, weekly, « La nature sous l’œil de Martin Blanchet », February 28

2015                      

           Article in Parcours magazine, “Dans ma ville grise” by Robert Bernier,  Nov./Dec. 2015,  no.86, page 32.

 

2012

International Artist magazine, Oct-Nov 2012, no.87, page 9, one of ten finalists.

International Artist magazine, Dec-Jan 2012, no.82, pages 98-105, feature article, Like being there: Capturing the unseen.

 

2011

International Artist magazine, Feb-Mar 2011, no.77, page 13, one of ten finalists.

Le Droit, Ottawa newspaper, Martin Blanchet reconnu à l’international by Jessy Laflamme, Octobre 1, 2011.

 

2009

Article in Parcours magazine, État de grâce by Louise-Marie Bédard, spring-summer 2009, vol.14 no. 2, page 73.

 

2008

Parcours magazine feature article, Le goût du jour, spring 2008, vol.13 no.3, page 74.

Monograph published by Michel Bigué Gallery.

Participation in Histoires…du Québec, page 39, Beaux Livres Collection, Henri Rivard Éditeur.

 

2007

Magazin’art, feature article, Regarding The Landscape by Michel Beauchamp, fall issue, no.77, pages 184-187.

La Petite-Nation, vol. 45 no.48, 14 octobre 2007, Exposition au Québec pour le peintre Martin Blanchet, page 4.

Radio Ville-Marie, Montreal, live interview at Temps libres radio show, October 19, 2007.

Article in Parcours magazine, Regards urbains by Louise-Marie Bédard, spring 2007, vol.12 no.4, page 55.

 

2004

Magazin’Art biennial Guide, Éditart International, 2004-05, page no.198.

 

2002

Magazin’Art biennial Guide, Éditart International, 2002-03, page no.166.

 

2000

Magazin’Art biennial Guide, Éditart International, 2000-01, page no. 280.

Visions de la Petite-Nation, Éditions de la Petite Nation, pages no.18-19.

 

1998

Magazin’Art biennial Guide, Éditart International, 1998-99, page no.229.

Le Droit, Ottawa newspaper, Blanchet expose à St-Sauveur-des-Monts, October 7.

Revue La Petite Nation, Martin Blanchet à St-Sauveur-des-Monts by Paul Gauthier, Octobre 5.

Magazin’art, feature article, A free Spirit by Michel Beauchamp, fall issue, no.77, pages 155-157.

Journal de Montréal newspaper, article, L'Étoile montante de la peinture by Martine Roux, May 16.

 

1997

Le Soleil newspaper, Quebec, Paysages de prodige by Dany Quine, September 28.

 

1996

Community television, Laurentien network, Outaouais, QC.

Le Soleil newspaper, Quebec, QC.

Journal de Montréal newspaper, article, Montreal, QC.

 

1992

CBC Television, Les Yeux du Coeur, Interview with Hélène Laurendeau, Montreal, QC.

CBC Radio, Ottawa, radio interview.

 

 

 

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