Archive | January, 2011

Bonnie Stamos Destounis and Selena Liss at Annual Art Show

Bonnie Stamos Destounis, the President of the Montreal Council of Women, was our guest of honor at the vernissage for our 2011 Art Show at Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall. This is the second half of her speech where she talks personally about her beginnings as an artist.

Our second speaker was Selena Liss, Marianopolis College professor and Coordinator for the college’s Arts Trip, one of the projects that receives help from the Bursary Fund. Ms. Liss also joined the original panel of judges for the final judging for the awarding of prizes.

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The 2011 Annual Art Show

The well attended Annual Art Show held its vernissage last Saturday at Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall. The show was beautifully hung thanks to the many volunteers on the Hanging Committe and the works delighted and inspired the large viewing crowd. Bonnie Stamos Destounis, President of the Montreal Council of Women and our guest of honor spoke about the ties between Women’s Art and the Montreal Council as well as her work as an artist. Selena Liss, Marianopolis College professor and co-ordinator of the Arts Fest and Arts Trip at the college, projects sponsored by the Bursary Fund, said a few words about the students who benefit from the fund. This year, a portion of the proceeds raised by our sale and silent auction will be donated to support students in arts, music and theatre, especially directing funds towards the arts trip.



Bonnie Stamos Destounis

Mary Jane Telfer with Leslie Cohen

This year’s Art Show prizewinners (from left to right): Lillian Moore, Diane Cannuli, Jane Wigglesworth, Roxanne Dyer, Sandy Baylin, Leslie Cohen (president), and Bonnie Stamos Destounis (guest of honor)



Shahnaz Bagherzadeh’s Nocochi Café Patissérie provided irresistible cookies

Jackie Rae Wloski, Sharon Gallagher, Diane Cannuli


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Women’s Art in the Gazette

The Gazette photo of Leslie Cohen and Mary Jane Telfer

In case you missed it, or haven’t picked up your newspaper yet, today’s Gazette had a terrific article by Kathryn Greenaway about Women’s Art and about the upcoming Art Show. You can read the article here:

The vernissage is Saturday, January 8th, starting at 2 p.m.

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