Louise Roy, Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal , is shown with Geneviève Cadieux, winner of the Les Femmeuses Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize and Annick Laberge, Manager, Public Affairs, Pratt & Whitney Canada. (CCNMatthews Photo/Pratt & Whitney Canada)
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 13, 2007) - The inaugural Les Femmeuses Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize was presented today to Montreal artist Genevieve Cadieux during the Conseil des arts de Montreal's annual Grand Prix luncheon, attended by more than 850 people. The prize, accompanied by a $5,000 grant, was established by Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, last year during the 20th and last edition of its renowned Les Femmeuses art exhibition and sale.
The Les Femmeuses Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize recognizes creativity and artistic excellence among professional female Montreal artists in the field of visual arts. Managed by the Conseil des arts de Montreal, the prize is part of P&WC's ongoing commitment to support the arts community.
Born in Montreal in 1955, Genevieve Cadieux is recognized as one of Canada's most significant contemporary artists. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art in Canada; at the Musee departemental d'art contemporain, in Rochechouart, France; at the Museum Van Hadendaagse Kunst, in Antwerp, Belgium; at the Tate Gallery in London, Great Britain; and at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, United States. In 1993, she was the subject of a major retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.