Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Photo-OP 2013: 5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Photo-OP 2013
5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

September 5 - 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.

For this annual juried photography exhibition artists from across Ontario submit photographs that are reviewed by a jury or juror. This year’s juror was Dale Barrett, Director/Curator of the John B. Aird Gallery. Dale Barrett has overseen the exhibition programme at the Aird Gallery since 1998. He has worked in the art gallery sector, for both public and commercial art galleries, for over thirty years.

“As a juror, I set myself the task of viewing and considering the entries with an eye towards selecting works that surpass ordinary standards of photographic art practice. In my view, works that “surpass ordinary standards of photographic art practice” are exemplified by a high level of technical skill, critical reflection of subject matter and aesthetics, and an awareness of the history of the art form, whether it be photographic portraiture, landscape photography, abstraction, documentation, or numerous other such categories. Of course no single standard can be used to judge all categories of works. Given the different fields of interest and approaches taken by the artists entering this exhibition, one has to look for excellence on a number of fronts. Although the decision making process is not always straightforward or even it always results in an interesting perspective on excellence. And, as always, presents an outstanding collection of artworks by emerging and established photographers.”

The following artists’ works have been selected for the exhibition: Melissa Armstrong, John  Bingham, Peter Bogaczewicz, Jason Brown, Marco Buonocoro, Gokche Erkan, Julie Florio, Janny Fraser, Amy Friend, L. E. Glazer, Cathy Griggs, Frank Gross, Tineke Jorritsma, Sandy Middleton, Emily Miller, Audra Noble, Christine Peterson, Tom Ridout, Akas Tarmaji, Sarah Tothill, Ross Winter, Nicola Woods, Olga Zamora.

We are also pleased to announce that the following artists will be awarded prizes at the opening reception on Thursday, September 5.
1st Prize: Jason Brown, Toronto, ON
2nd Prize: Tom Ridout, Acton, ON
3rd Prize: Nicola Woods, Toronto, ON
Curry’s Art Supplies Award: Cathy Griggs, Mississauga, ON

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