Adam Basanta wins the Prix Pierre-Ayot

SCA BFA alumni Adam Basanta has won the Prix Pierre-Ayot, which is awarded to visual artists who are in the "early stages of their career." Adam will receive "a $ 5,000 grant and a $ 2,500 budget for the organization of an individual exhibition in Montréal." Created in 1996 by the Ville de Montréal in partnership with the Contemporary Art Galleries Association, the Prix Pierre-Ayot seeks to "promote excellence among Montreal’s new visual arts creators, to foster the dissemination of the work of young artists in the city’s galleries and artist-run spaces, and to recognize the efforts of presenters to support up-and-coming artists." One of Adam's works will also be acquired by the Ville de Montréal for its municipal collection. Congratulations, Adam! To see more of Adam's artwork, please visit his website. Adam will also be in Vancouver to perform music on Friday, December 21, as part of Quiet City #55, along with Erin Sexton, Estrail Boiso, Minor Pieces, and Sarah Davachi.