May 2017 – Now that the snow has melted, and the ski season is over, I’m looking forward to another busy summer that will be filled with events hare at home and elseware. This May, check out my work at the Scotiabank Photography Festival in Toronto….“Spectra” is a group show by members from Gallery 44. Our exhibition runs from April 27 to May 7 at Gallery 1313, on Queen St. West.
Later this summer, I will be hosting two events for the Georgian Bay Land Trust… these are open to everyone….members, future members, or those who simply love photography and Georgian Bay.
Saturday July 22 – Join me for a photography walk on West Lookout Island near Pointe au Baril. This one’s a free family event starting with a picnic (swimming optional), then from 2 to 5 pm we’re off to shoot some of the spectacular Georgian Bay landscapes that I love. Suitable for all skill levels & ages, and will definitely be a blast. Details are here.
Sunday July 23 – That same weekend, I’ll be hosting a presentation of my landscape photographs from the series “Outside of Time”, created during this past year , as a 2016 recipient of the GBLT’s King Family Bursary. I’ll have large prints on hand and will share stories about my boating adventures & the fabulous people I’ve met. This event will take place on Frying Pan Island, at the SSCA Community Centre, from 2 to 4. Rain or shine, with refreshments too! Check out the details here.
– Hawk Island #2
March 2017 – If you’re planning to take in a fantastic art event this summer, check out the Bonavista Biennele …. a 50 km loop of art installations and exhibitions in non-gallery settings, situated in historic outport communities of Newfoundland. From August 17 to Sept. 17. Needless to say, I’m going.
January 2017 – Welcome to 2017, a new year, with exciting things happening for Canada’s 150th birthday. It’s sure to be a wonderful year, (in spite of the political scene at home and in the US!) with lots of fabulous arts events planned across the country.
Currently, I have work in the Deep Roots exhibition (Jan. 4 to Feb. 20) at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, and will be participating in several more shows this year, including Salon 44 (March 10 to 25), an important fundraising initiative for Gallery 44 in Toronto, the annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival that takes place in Toronto in May 2017, and the City of Kitchener’s Rotunda Gallery (September 2017).
I will post opening reception dates as they are scheduled, and invite all of you to stop in if you can. I’d love to see you.
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December 2016 – I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the new year. I’m a bit sad to see this one end… I’ve had a fabulous time this past year, with another Newfoundland residency finished, and many trips to Georgian Bay and the surrounding areas as part of a separate project. I’m almost hoping for a few snowstorms so I have an excuse to stay inside and go through the 1000 or so photographs that I made. I’ll keep you posted with news on exhibitions….. and possibly a book or two.
December 2016 – Check out my commercial website for info on workshops and portfolio reviews. I’ve updated my course schedule and have a few new topics listed. You can find the details at www.silvercreekphoto.ca.
June 2016 – Once again I have had two photographs chosen to be part of the Elora Arts Council’s annual Insights Juried Art exhibition. These are both new images from this past year, and are two of my personal favourites. The show opens at the Wellington County Museum in Elora on Wednesday June 15, at 7:00, followed by a jurors’ walk on Sunday June 19, I’d love to see some of you at one of these events. Check out the Elora Arts Council website for more info.
May 2016 – I am part of a group show at Gallery 1313 (Queen St. W) in Toronto, as part of the Scotiabank Photography Festival. “Ellipsis” opens next week and runs until the end of May. Join us for the opening on Thursday May 12 from 7:00 to 9:00, or come in on Saturday May 14 for our artists’ lectures starting at 2:00. The exhibition showcases the work of 14 members from Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto. The exhibition website has all the details, and an e-catalogue to get you started.
April 2016 – Great news! I have been awarded a King Family Bursary which is administered though the Georgian Bay Land Trust, on behalf of supporters Wally & Marilyn King, and an anonymous donor. This funding will allow me to spend time photographing the rugged coast and islands along the eastern edge of Georgian Bay. This is part of a project that I have been working on for a number of years, and I am pleased and honoured to have been selected for this award. Check out theGBLT website for more details…..
January 2016 – Join me for “Main Streets& Memories”, an upcoming solo exhibition at the Minto Arts Gallery in Harriston. The opening reception will be on Thursday, March 3…..details coming soon.
September, 2015 – I recently returned from a residency in Newfoundland, where I have been working on a series of abstract landscapes that play with scale and perspective. Watch for these in upcoming exhibitions as they are scheduled.
Workshops Update – Winter classes start in January 2016
Since last year I have been teaching my popular photography workshops in a bright new studio space in downtown Fergus, at 198 St. David St. N. with an expanded program for adults & older teens, and an after-school series for kids aged 10 to 14. To make everything even easier, I now offer on-line registration, as well as options for phone or mail-in registration. The complete schedule and registration options are available on my commercial website: Silver Creek Photography – Workshops
If you are looking for information on my stock image libraries, and commercial photography, visit Silver Creek Photography or contact me for details. I offer fine art print sales of the images on this website, photo printing services, , and on-line portfolio reviews as well.
From the archives:
July, 2015 – Exhibition at Gallery 1313, Toronto – on now until July 18 at 1313a Queen St. W., Toronto – two of my recent photographs were selected for this show….check out the photos from the opening night party here.
April, 2015 – Solo exhibition at the Wellington County Museum & Archives
My most recent exhibition “Main Streets & Memories” opened on April 10 at the Wellington County Museum & Archives in Elora. I was pleased to see so many people from all parts of the County, as well as close friends and family. For over two years, I have explored Wellington County towns and villages and photographed present day streetscapes using historical images from the Museum and Archives collection as a reference. Working within the boundaries of the original locations, I adopted a documentary approach to photograph the people, architecture and everyday events. These interpretations offer insights about permanence and change in the County over the decades. The result is an exhibit of stunning images of everyday life against historical backdrops that will delight and intrigue.
Special thanks to exhibit sponsor, the Wellington County Historical Society.
June, 2014 – “Insights” at the Wellington County Museum & Archives
I was thrilled to receive the 1st place overall Insights Award recently at the opening of the annual Insights Juried Art Show, for my photograph “Labyrinth”. This image is one of my personal favourites, which makes receiving this award even more special. Insights is hosted by the Elora Arts Council, and attracts submissions in many different art forms from Wellington, Dufferin, Grey/Bruce Counties and the Regions of Waterloo, Halton, and the City of Guelph. This year’s show marks the 35th anniversary of the exhibition which is held at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Elora. It runs until the end of August. it’s a wonderful show of over 65 artworks – I hope you can stop in over the summer.
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