4th time competition “A PATH TO ART”

Winners of the A path to art contest 2023
Artist : Josée Maurice 
 Title : Plumes de Feu
 Format : 20 X 28 inches
 Medium : Pastel on matte pastel paper
 Price : 1200$

Artist : Sophie Dragon Title : Un souffle Format : 36 x 36 inches Medium : Oil on canvas Price : 700$
------------------------------------------------------------ Artist : Christian Roy Title : Beau fixe Format : 30 x 30 inches
Medium : acrylic
Price : 825$ ----------------------------------------------------------  Artist : Johanne Tremblay Title : Por Tu Air Format : 20 X 20 X 1.5 inches Medium : Acrylic on canvas Price : 650$

Artist : Nathalie Bruggeman
Title : Bull1
Format : 24 X 36 X 1.5 inches
Medium : acrylique et techniques mixtes
Creation date end of 2022
Price : 1350$ without frame - 1425$ framed canvas


4th time competition “A PATH TO ART”
for emerging artists and experienced artists
You must participate before october 10, 2023

If you have created an incredible work during 2021-2023 and you have trouble making yourself known, the 4th time competition of “A path to Art” is a great opportunity to be recognized as an artist. It is also an opportunity to exhibit your works in an art gallery and showcase your talent. This art competition is open to artists working with all mediums and offers a boost to start an artistic career. Created by the Urbania Art Gallery in collaboration with DeSerres, this competition will select four artists who will have their work featured in a special web exhibition and exhibited at DeSerres.

Two categories : 

  1. Emerging Artist: No experience required;
  2. Experienced artist: At least one group or individual exhibition.

PARTICIPANTS : The competition is open to artists from Quebec, Canada and international.

  • One work per artist : All techniques, mediums and canvas will be accepted.
  • Creation date of work : 2021-2023
  • Maximum size of the work : 40 x 30 inches and less (square, rectangle or round)
  • Registration opening date : September 2th, 2023
  • Registration closing date : October 10th, 2023 at midnight
  • Winners announcement date : October 21th, 2023
  • Criteria : 1. Technique used 2. Treatment of the subject 3. Emotion of the work

Only the finalists will be contacted in order to obtain rewards and to organize the promotion of their work.

Winners will be announced through social media and on websites of the Urbania Art Gallery and DeSerres.

Lots of prizes for winners : See summary table.

  • $ 1,000 in DeSerres gift cards (for each category: 1st prize $ 300 and second prize $ 200); For international artists, DeSerres products of equal value will be sent to you, taking into account your needs and the techniques used.
  • Social media ads over 1,600,000 contacts (Google, Urbania art gallery website, Facebook groups and Facebook pages, Linkedin, YouTube and Instagram);
  • Virtual exhibition by the Urbania Art Gallery, November or décember 2023;
  • Exhibition at DeSerres in November 2023;
  • Integration in the Urbania team of artists: Works sold on the Urbania Art Gallery website according to the established contract;
  • Promotion of your artist portrait (virtual interview and artist page);
  • Honorary certificate for the winners of the competition.

IMPORTANT! – To avoid any problems during registration, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari browsers.

Registration procedure:

  1. Like the Deserres page Facebook et Instagram
  2. Pay the registration fee : $ 25 including taxes;
  3. Complete the short form (name, phone, email, information about the work : title, year of creation, format and medium) and upload a photo of the work;
  4. Gift upon registration : DeSerres rebate of 10%.


We thank you for your participation and we wish you all good luck!

Thanks to DeSerres for their precious collaboration.

If you want to become a Zone DeSerres member https://www.deserres.ca/fr/pages/zone-account-create

https://www.deserres.ca/fr/ @DESERRES


Thank you very much and we look forward to working with you for the rest of the exhibitions.

Responsable for the competition

Urbania Art Gallery

Phone. : 418-999-9862



Any dispute regarding the organization or conduct of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. A dispute regarding the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of intervention for try to fix it.