Francine's work is widely sought after because of its "musicality"-- a characteristic that has often prompted their use as art works with important musical productions, such as those by the ProCoro Society, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera Association and C.B.C. Records.

2011 - April 23rd she received the following: The title of Maître en Beaux-Arts + Certificate + Trophy by the A.I.B.A.Q. (Academy of Fine Arts of Quebec)

2009 - For the 62nd Conference ACELF commissioned a canvas and published the image on all their covers, programs, posters and material that served during the pedagogical innovation meeting constructing the building of identity, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October in Vancouver, British Columbia; the largest gathering network in the French education milieu across Canada. www.acelf.ca

2009 - Article and Photo of the artist by Glenna Turnbull in the section Arts seen of the Daily courier "Artist pick up Lifetime Achievement Award "

2008 - Offering Serenity 2 photos of the artist by Sean Conner and Article by Glenna Turnbull in Capital News Pulse page A17 and A18, January 2

2007- Article and three photos in Event Arts by Portia Priegert "Accolades galore for Kelowna Artist" page 17, November 30.

2005 - The publication of the book of paintings and poems by Francine Gravel: In a Corner of Paradise (ISBN 2-89000-657-3). The book is now available through all the galleries representing my work upon request. The price is $28.00 before GST and shipping.

2002 - The Okanagan Symphony Society released a brochure announcing its 2002-03 concert season using Francine's painting, "The Sounds of Youth," as its cover art.

2002 - In May of 2002 the Royal Canadian Mint released a 50-cent coin (intended for collectors) whose design had been created by the artist on the subject of the Canadian-Polish folk tale, "The Shoemaker in Heaven."

2001 - Francine was commissioned to paint one of several bear sculptures. This one called, "Maestro," was dedicated to the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, and was displayed at each of the orchestra's concerts during the 2001-02 season.

2001-02 - The artist's painting, "Recorder Quintet" was chosen as the cover art for a compact disc recorded and distributed by the Vancouver Youth Symphony.

2001 - Francine created an image, called "The Skaters," that was featured on a large number of banners (31"x 58") displayed along south Granville street in Vancouver. They were displayed again in 2002.

2000 - 2001 - The artist's painting, " Les Vendanges," won the competition and became the featured work of art on the label of Calona Wine's new Pinot Noir as part of that company's Artist Series. The label won the gold medal in the Jerry Meads New World Internation Wine competition.

1999 - Francine was asked to create a feature piece to be displayed at the Belgian Festival celebration held at the Vancouver Public Library. The image was used also for the festival's program. Somewhat later, the same image, "Babel," was used for the program cover at the festival in Ottawa, at the request of the Belgian ambassador.

1997-98 - The painting, "A Celebration of Music," was commissioned by Telus as the cover art for their Edmonton phone director.

1996 - The artist was commissioned by the Sheraton Hotel of Saskatoon, to paint a canvas mural, entitled "Happy Hour," for their lounge area. The painting was 5 feet high and 15 feet wide.

1996 - A CD recorded by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada utilized Francine's painting, "Allegro Scherzando," as its cover art. Somewhat later, during their European tour, Francine's painting, "Whence the Music," was used for the program cover.

1995 onward - Since 1995 C. B. C. Records has produced four CDs with cover art by Francine Gravel.

1994-95 - The Vancouver Opera Association commissioned Francine to create paintings that corresponded in mood and content to the five operas they were to stage during the season. The titles of the five works were: "Nebucco," "The Pearl Fishers," "Peter Grimes," "The Pirates of Penzance," and "Madama Butterfly." Reproductions were produced as posters, program cover art, etc.

1993 - The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra used her painting, "Aubade,' as cover art for their magazine, Allegro.

1988 - Francine produced a book of her work called "Signatures", published by Éditions Marcel Brouquet Inc. (Ottawa).