New Ownership, New Generation
Left to right: Ginny Stovel, Brendan A. de Montigny, Sam Loewen
This meaningful transition continues Studio Sixty Six’s commitment to building artists’ careers and forging relationships with collectors through the promotion of cutting-edge contemporary art in the National Capital Region.
After ten years at the helm, gallery founder Carrie Colton has decided to retire. She states, “The time has come to transition into a new chapter in my life. As of January 1, 2024, I will fully retire as owner and gallery principal of Studio Sixty Six. After founding the gallery in 2013, it has been my absolute pleasure to invest the time, energy, and financial resources to create what it is today. I am immensely proud of what the gallery has achieved so far.”
“I have every confidence that Brendan is the individual who will take Studio Sixty Six to new heights. Brendan has an extensive history of working with professional artists and experience in contemporary art sales and marketing. His unique combination of academic training, dealing in commercial art, and business strategy is the perfect fit to continue the vision of Studio Sixty Six.” — Carrie Colton, Gallery Founder
Brendan A. de Montigny has worked with Galerie LeRoyer, Galerie deBellefeuille, St-Laurent + Hill, cultural institutions such as Canada Council for the Arts (Art Bank), and Artscape. As a consultant focusing on branding, visual identity, mentorship, historical research, and business development, he has collaborated with Ottawa’s core cultural centres, including the Ottawa Art Gallery, Galerie SAW Gallery, DAÏMÔN, and ArtEngine. He founded PDA Projects Contemporary Art Gallery in 2014 and established a reputation for representing and exhibiting award-winning, trail-blazing artists. Brendan earned an MFA from uOttawa in visual fine arts, a BFA from Concordia University in painting and drawing with a minor in print media, and a DEC from Heritage College in Visual Art. In addition to his cultural work, Brendan led the communications and marketing at the first-to-market virtual reality tech start-up Masterpiece Studio, and was the Manager of communications for Canada at Coeuraj Consulting.
“I am honoured to continue the work Carrie started 10 years ago and I look forward to promoting artists’ careers within the National Capital Region and beyond. Studio Sixty Six was founded to build relationships through art and this spirit will continue. I could not be more excited to join the S66 family and lead our team in representing the best in Canadian art, contributing to critical conversations in the creative arts industry, and building cultural legacy for our local arts community.”
— Brendan A. de Montigny
Gallery founder Carrie Colton looks forward to working with Studio Sixty Six as a remote sales associate under her new company Carrie Colton, Art Consultant. The gallery staff will remain onboard during this transition. Sam Loewen will continue in his role of Creative Director, while Ginny Stovel will move into the new position of Director of Operations.
Studio Sixty Six Art Gallery
Brendan A. de Montigny, Director
1 (819) 923-3119
Carrie Colton Art Consultant
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