Natalie Beauchamp Bonnitta Beauchamp Fay Beauchamp
• LE BALCON D’ART
• GALLERY 8
• WESTMOUNT GALLERY
Balcon D’art is a family owned and run gallery and art business. They have been operating since 1985, in the suburb of St. Lambert, just across the bridge from Montreal. During the first six months of 2017 auction prices reached a new high. This hurt galleries as some artists have started basing their prices on the current auction price as opposed to their selling price in the gallery. "Because this causes an inconsistency in the
value of the art it can create a problem for both the artist and the galleries that carry their work,” says Bonnitta. “In 2017,” Bonnitta Beachamp states, “we continued to bring in some new and contemporary artists to reach a more diversified client base. One of the original artists with the gallery, Serge Brunoni, has managed to stay current and is always popular with our clients. A few of our new artists are in great demand this year and therefore gallery sales have been increasing for the first half of the year. We try to keep ahead of our clients’ needs while at the same time constantly make the gallery current for new buyers and collectors. “The philosophy at Le Balcon D’art is simple says Bonnitta, “We must have faith in our artists to produce work that is superior and must always be of excellent quality. Art is an investment as well as something we love.” Specific trends in art are always changing and today art leans more to the contemporary. “But good art will always remain collectible,” says Bonnitta. “One of the strongest influences in choosing art for the gallery,” says Bonnitta, “is that we must personally love the art that comes into the gallery. If we don’t love it, it is hard to sell it to our clients because the feeling just isn’t there.” “Adding a piece of art to your home is like inviting a long lost friend over and hoping they will stay for a while. Art should be something that is hard to live without but very easy to live with. For me it is the oxygen that I breathe,” says Bonnitta Beauchamp.
Le Balcon D’art 650, avenue Notre-dame St-lambert, QC www.balcondart.com 450.466.8920