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Tuesday September 18th, 2018

We are now launching the call for nominations to the Board of Directors and the Programming Committee. Elections will take place during our next AGA, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on October 12th, 2018.

Thursday March 15th, 2018

Support the carrer of a 37 years and older artist by nominating them for the Powerhouse Prize 2018!

Deadline April 30, 2018

The PRIX POWERHOUSE is a biennal $5,000 recognition award that celebrates women* artists who have reached the mid-stage in their career and contribute in a significant and sustained way to the cultural life of Montréal. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and honour individual artists of unique vision who pursues their practice with determination and without compromise.


- Two 5,000$ grand prizes.
- A one month exhibition at La Centrale for the two nominees chosen by an external jury of cultural professionals from Montreal.

- Be at least 37 years of age and identify as a woman

- Live within the Greater Montréal area at the date of nomination
- Be nominated by a third party (only one nomination per artist will be considered)
- Have a practice in the visual arts that spans more than ten years (visual arts includes new media, sound and performance)

- Sustain a pertinent artistic practice of quality that thrives under the radar of major cultural institutions in the city
- Board and staff members of La Centrale are not eligible


To nominate an artist, please fill the present form and send it to us along an email stating why the artist is deserving of the prize, according to the above stated criteria.  Do not forget to mention why you feel this artist is underrecognized and to include visuals of her work.

Please include the full contact information (email, phone, postal address) for yourself and your nominee.
Nominations should be submitted no later than:
 Monday April 30th, 2018
By email or Dropbox to

*Women and self-identified women.
La Centrale would like to recognize the generous contribution of an anonymous donor that has made this prize possible.

Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Educational Workshops: Call for Participation: Teachers and Community Workers


Monday June 20th, 2016

July 11th, 2016


Wednesday September 24th, 2014

2014 finalists are Manuela Lalic, Renée Lavaillante, Dayna McLeod and jake moore !!

La Centrale is very pleased to announce that the 2014 Powerhouse Prize has been awarded to Montreal artist Dayna McLeod.

‘‘ The interdisciplinary practice of Dayna McLeod offers us the irreverent attitude - insolent and free, of the 21st century artist. One could qualify her performances and videos as courage in the face of normalisation in our culture. McLeod has chosen to put before us a radical honesty - the head, the breast, the sex - with a sense of humour of dazzling intelligence. ’’  - Mathieu Beauséjour, member of the 2014 jury.


The POWERHOUSE PRIZE is a $5,000 recognition award that celebrates women* artists who have reached the mid-stage in their career and contribute in a significant way to the cultural life of Montréal. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and honour an artist of unique vision who pursues their practice with determination and without compromise.

This year the jury found four artists equally deserving of this prize and we congratulate them. The 2014 finalists for the Powerhouse Prize are:

Manuela Lalic
Renée Lavaillante
Dayna McLeod
jake moore

We thank all those nominated artists and nominators for their support of this initiative that seeks to recognize the achievements of mid-career women artists in Montreal.

The members of our jury this year were : Raymonde April (artist and teacher, Concordia University), Mathieu Beauséjour (artist and curator), Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette (Director, CIRCA Art Actuel) et Krista Lynes (teacher, Concordia University). We would also like to thank them for their time and fantastic work. The winner of this year's prize has been chosen by vote by the sixty members of La Centrale.

Friday June 7th, 2013

Finalists for the 2013 Powerhouse Prize were Catherine Bolduc, Nadia Myre and Thérèse Mastroiacovo.



Thursday August 22nd, 2013

silkscreen t-shirts, jewelry and textiles graphic art. Rich production and without limits or constraints.
Sarah Hebert
The famous manufactures buttons, greeting cards, embroidery and cases hygiene products. including the essential "I have vaginitis" is all the rage.
Gross | | chic jewelry shock colors and finely crafted materials
Deborah Adams
leather accessories as beautiful and practical. You will be filled-e-s
the inevitable of BOOM event, geometric minimalist for all genders. Short ruthlessly efficient

Wednesday April 4th, 2012

Please be advised that the gallery will be closed Friday April 6.

Monday December 19th, 2011

Extension of deadline, now FEBRUARY 3rd !! La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse is looking for a dynamic programming coordinator !

Monday December 19th, 2011

Here's a brand new fundraising campaign for our upcoming publication :

Monday October 31st, 2011

Give generously and help the new and prestigious publication from La Centrale entitled Féminismes électriques which will be launched in the winter of 2012!

Friday October 7th, 2011

The action is at Bain St-Michel, October 4 to 9 !

Monday July 4th, 2011

It is with great enthousiasm that La Centrale announces Aude Moreau as the winner of the first ever Prix Powerhouse.  

Thursday September 2nd, 2010
Thursday December 24th, 2009

Our offices will be closed from December 24th to January 5th 2010, but please pass by to see Santaphores in our window !


Friday April 2nd, 2010

La Centrale will be closed for Easter, this Sunday April 4th. 
We will re-open with our regular schedule as of Wednesday.
Thank you !

Wednesday November 25th, 2009

La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse launches its new website !!! 


Friday December 4th, 2009

We welcome you to join us at the Guerrilla Girls opening, who were invited for this occasion, at galerie de l'UQAM.