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Hand Layered Mixed Media Art by Denise Buisman Pilger


Small Art... BIG DEAL

Montreal, December 2, 2013.  Saturday December 7th will mark the festive opening of the fifth annual Small Works exhibit at Viva Vida Art Gallery. For the fifth time this contemporary West Island gallery has created a unique show featuring small sized works by local and international artists. If you are looking for that perfect gift for that special someone this is the place to start! This exhibit is the perfect venue to find some unique, one of a kind holiday gifts and by purchasing from your local gallery you will be supporting the artist community at the same time! This one of a kind Juried exhibit and sale will feature paintings, sculpture, ceramic, jewellery, glass, photography, mixed media and more, with such a large variety of items there will be something for everyone!

The exhibit will run from December 7 2013 until January 25 2014. Join us for the vernissage on Saturday December 7 from 7-10 pm, to raise a glass to Viva Vida’s first big milestone!. There will be wine and snacks and many of the artists will be in attendance. Pictures >>

Small Art... BIG DEAL at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

March 21 , 2014 - April 3, 2014

Vernissage: March 21, 2014 7pm - 11pm

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ARTiculation 2014, a celebration of word and image in art.

Montreal, March 12, 2014.  On Friday March 21th Viva Vida Art Gallery will start off their 2014 exhibit season with a celebration of word and image in art- an evening filled with music, poetry, and art. The event will start at 7pm, a variety of poetry readings will start at 8pm and we will close the evening with some live music. The exhibit will run for almost three weeks so if you can’t join us for opening night there will be plenty of time to check out the exhibit afterwards. This event is free and open to the public so bring your friends, family, neighbors, that guy that was sitting next to you on the bus the other day. Invite everyone and come by to check out ARTiculation 2014, celebrate the start of the exhibit season at Viva Vida Art Gallery and enjoy an evening of awesome art, music and poetry! Pictures >>

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ARTiculation 2014 at Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

March 21 , 2014 - April 3, 2014

Vernissage: March 21, 2014 7pm - 11pm

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Montreal ArtBomb Art Marketplace

Montreal, March 12, 2014.  Montreal ArtBomb is celebrating its one year anniversary with an epic art event that's sure to get you feeling the creative spirit. ArtBomb Art Marketplace is the evenings theme! We've specially commissioned 8"x8" paintings just for this event. Each has been carefully wrapped so you won't know which work is yours until you open it. That's when the trading begins. See if you can get the piece you love by swapping with other guests. Other Reasons to Put this Art Bash on you To-Do List:

• Silent auction of studio works.

• Showcase of incomparible artists.

• Live DJ, drinks & hors d'oeuvres.

• Two week exhibition in the E.K. Voland Art Gallery of Complexe Lachine Canal in St-Henri.

Denise Buisman Pilger has generously donated three 8"x8" paintings to the event so buy your tickets today for a chance to own one of them.

The event will take place on April 10, 2014 from 5-9pm at the E.K. Voland Art Gallery of Complexe Lachine Canal in St-Henri.

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Viva Vida Art Gallery exhibits at 'Love Art Toronto 2014'.

Montréal, May 5, 2014. For the 2014 edition of Love Art Toronto, Viva Vida Art Gallery is pleased to present works by artists Denise Buisman Pilger, Marie-Pierre Daigle, David Kelavey, Martine Legrand, Gordon Pym, SooZ (Susan Jillette), and Bev Wight.

Come along and fall in love with art at Toronto’s newest contemporary art fair. 50 local and international galleries will be showcasing a fantastic array of affordable art, all priced between $100-$10,000.

E-mail us at for complimentary passes to this art fair. Numbers are limited. Pictures >>


Private View Wednesday, May 7 6pm – 10pm

Thursday, May 8 11am – 6pm

Thursday Night Gala Event 6pm – 9pm

Friday, May 9 11am – 7pm*

Saturday, May 10 11am – 7pm

Sunday, May 11 11am – 6pm

*Free Friday hours from 5pm – 7pm only, Friday May 9

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278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

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100 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place, Toronto

RAW Showcase Montreal June 13, 2014

Montréal, May 5, 2014.  Selected works by Denise Buisman Pilger will be part of 'Panorama' an upcoming RAW Showcase that will be held at the Rialto Theater in Montreal on June 13th 2014 from 7-11:30 PM. What can you expect when attending a RAW Showcase? You'll experience an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it...). You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company! Sound interesting? Tickets are only $15! ($20 if you buy them at the door) You can order them by following this link.

RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. They're an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe. Their mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. They welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more. They encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation. RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London! Pictures >>

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Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 4, 5, 6 2014!

Montréal, June 9, 2014.  The first weekend of July Denise Buisman Pilger will exhibit new works at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition on Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto. This will be the first time that the artist will showcase her work at the largest and longest running outdoor art fair in Canada. You can find her in booth G32! (See map)

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair – providing fresh art, fresh faces, in the fresh air since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 100,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal setting – removing the barriers to access, and dispelling the formality of a traditional gallery or art fair experience.

On Friday and Saturday the exhibition will be open from 10:30am to 7:30pm and on Sunday from 10:30am to 6:30pm. The information center will be located in the large tent right in front of the main doors to City Hall. There will also be packaging and framing services on site as well as a variety of food vendors. Pictures >>

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'Salon' the 6th annual Small Works Exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery.

Montréal, December 5, 2014.  Tonight Viva Vida Art Gallery will start the holiday shopping season off right with their 6th annual Small Works Exhibition. This exciting exhibition will feature a wide range of high quality artworks by Viva Vida's talented gallery artists. The exhibition includes oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings as well as an amazing collection of one of a kind jewellery, sculpture, pottery and glass. From 7-10pm Viva Vida Art Gallery and their artists will be there to welcome you and help you select the perfect holiday gifts. The exhibition will be up until January 31, 2015 so there will be plenty of time to pick up some last minute gifts!

On Sunday the celebrations will continue with holiday themed workshops where you get to be the artist. From 1-3pm you'll get a chance to try your hand at creating jewellery, holiday cards, photo transfers, clay ornaments and more ($0 - $5 per activity). Escape the cold and enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer and art at Viva Vida Art Gallery, refreshments will be served.

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Viva Vida Art Gallery

278-2 Lakeshore Drive, Pointe-Claire

December 5 , 2014 - January 31, 2015

Vernissage: December 5, 2014 7pm - 10pm