What The Pop! A Pop-Up Boutique, Gallery and Performance for All

On September 21st & 22nd 2018, we're hosting three pop-up exhibitions - each showcasing a different group of artists - in key Montreal neighbourhoods that are known hubs for arts and culture. 

The submissions have been outstanding and the selection committee - a jury of 4 local leaders in the arts and business community - will be responsible for selecting 45 emerging artists out of 130 submissions to participate in the exhibitions.

The art itself ranges from music, crafts, fashion, photography, painting, drawing and mixed media, from artists ranging in age from 18 to 74. 

We’re truly excited to introduce you to the 45 chosen artists who will be revealed in early August.  

Dave Cool, Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at Bandzoogle

Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at Bandzoogle. Built for musicians by musicians, Bandzoogle is used by over 35,000 musicians & bands to build their websites and manage direct-to-fan marketing and sales.

Dave has spoken at dozens of music conferences including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, SF MusicTech, and ASCAP EXPO. He has also been interviewed by The Economist, Newsweek International, CNN.com, and the Financial Post for his insights on the music industry.

In 2006, he directed and produced the documentary film "What is INDIE? A look into the World of Independent Musicians". Distributed by the National Film Board of Canada, it featured several leading experts in the music industry including the founders of CD Baby and Sonicbids.
He’s a recovering punk rock drummer, comedy nerd, wine snob, and vintage hockey card collector.
Shanna Strauss

Shanna Strauss is a Tanzanian-American artist living and working in Montreal. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Tanzania, Canada, the U.S and Senegal. Recently her work was shown in ‘Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art’ at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, ‘The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution’ at SomArts in San Francisco and ‘Obvious Magic: This Womanist Imaginary’ in Oakland California. Last year, she was one of 9 women artists invited to participate in Unceded Voices Anti-Colonial Street Artists Convergence in Montreal. Her work has been featured in documentaries and several publications, including CBC Arts, M: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, Articulation, The Eastern Door and Americana Journal.
Steve Robins, Consultant & Creative Collaborator

Steve is a husband and father of three millennials. He was a publisher of regional and international magazines for 27 years.

Currently, he fills his time volunteering at YES as a Mentor, participating in committee work, leading an environmental organization, being a creative collaborator, and connecting people and ideas together to build new and exciting projects.

Marie-Michele Fillion, YES Artist Coach

For over 15 years, Marie-Michele Fillion has worked closely with artists as an entrepreneurship coach and cultural organization consultant. She has extensive experience in theatre, music, visual and digital arts, film and publishing from both the corporate and non-profit sectors.  

Trained as a classical musician and an actor, Marie holds a diploma in classical piano from École de musique Vincent d’Indy. She also holds a B.A. in Theatre from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a M.A in Theatre from UQAM, where she did an internship at the Paris Opera Bastille in 2005. Most recently, she graduated from HEC Montreal with a Masters in Management of Cultural Enterprises.

Marie lived and worked in France and Switzerland during the 2000’s and 2010’s where she developed several projects in theatre, music, visual arts and publishing and created partnerships with artists and arts centres all over Europe. Marie is now based in Montreal, and before joining YES as their artist coach, she worked for the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) where she was in charge of the Artist’s Residency Program.

For more information, please contact Mariana Stabilé mstabile@yesmontreal.ca 514-878-9788 ext. 316.
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