2019/2020 Exhibitions at SPAO

Exhibitions this season at SPAO (School of the Photographic Arts Ottawa) include:

  • Until September 19
    • Fragments: Group show by SPAO graduates
    • Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington Street W.
    • N.B. This is not at SPAO
  • Until September 21
    • Alma Haser
    • Cosmic Surgery
  • September 27-October 26
    • Artist Residency 2019 Exhibition
  • November 1-December 14
    • Open House and 2019 Lineage Exhibition
    • O Human Child, Vera Saltzman
  • January 10-March 7
    • Nadia Myre
  • March 13-April 11
    • A+ 2020
    • Annual Celebration of SPAO’s Part Time Community
  • April 24-May 3
    • Exhibition No. 15
    • Works by diploma students

SPAO is located at 77 Pamilla St (between Rochester St and Preston St a few blocks south of the Queensway).

Photography Shows

These three photography exhibitions may be of interest to club members:

Michelle Faber

Ontario PPOC New Members Event

Danielle Barabé-Bussières, who spoke at our April 5th meeting, has invited any interested club members to attend the New Members Reception of the Eastern Ontario Branch of the PPOC to be held September 5th from 7 until 9 PM at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata.

Danielle says:

Just want to ask if you could kindly inform your photo club members and people you know who might be interested of this event we are organizing. I will be present, as I am a member of the executive committee and would be thrilled to see some familiar and new faces. It is mostly an event to answer questions people might have regarding PPOC etc.

If you’re interested, go online to eventbrite and register for a free admission.


September Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, September 6th at 9:15 a.m.

Blowing in the Wind by Amy Lo

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, August 30th to be included in the slideshow. You may submit one photograph of each element, for a total of FOUR photographs. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

The next assignment is Abstraction and these images will be shown at the meeting on October 4th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Glenn Bloodworth to Present on September 6th

The featured speaker at the first meeting of out 2019/2020 season will be Glenn Bloodworth:

A retired senior executive from the federal public service and the private sector, Glenn is a visual artist employing medium-format film & composite digital media. He holds a Diploma in Photographic Arts and Production from the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa [SPAO], and a Certificate in Photography Techniques from Algonquin College. Thematically driven by David Thoreau’s observation “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” and influenced by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s sense of ‘time exposed’, Walker Evan’s optic, and the aesthetic of the Düsseldorf School artists like Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer, Glenn’s art centers on visuals tonally and metaphysically textured, presenting the over-looked familiar and vernacular, encouraging viewers to comprehension and challenging them to insight, not only of what they are seeing but how they see. Glenn’s works are held in several public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa Art Collection. 

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CANCELLED — Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

From Biodiversity Conservancy International:

Mother Nature is sending her apologies!
The Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be cancelled due to the weather. With Mother Natures’s Cooperation, the next Full Moon Pinhey Sand Dunes Tour will be the August Full Moon! Thank you so much for your interest and support!

Full Moon at Pinhey Dunes

Biodiversity Conservancy International are organizing a night tour at Pinhey Dunes. This might be a good opportunity for club members to get some interesting full moon images.

For more about Pinhey Dunes including images and maps, see these past posts.

Beaverbrook Library Showcase : May 2019

The Kanata Seniors Center Camera Club would like to thank the following members for their recent submissions:

  • Ian Buchanan
  • Karen Haddon
  • Mary Welsh
  • Doug McCrady
  • Manfred Mueller

Their photos were on display from May 11th for a 2 week period in the Library Showcase at the entrance to the Beaverbrook Library.

A special thank you to Marilyn Martin who helped with the Set Up (need that woman’s touch).  

This is a great way to promote our club  and we have a standing arrangement with the Library for a Spring and Fall Display.

We encourage you to consider submitting your photos (framed, no larger than 10 by 12 please) for the October 2019 Fall Display. A sign up sheet will be available at the September meeting.

Thanks again,

Library Ed (Lascelle)

June Camera Club Meeting

The next Camera Club meeting will be held on Friday, June 7th at 9:15 a.m.

YES, THAT BRIDGE by Catherine Easton
  • Slideshow of Member Images from the Bridges Assignment
  • Member’s Day – Workshops, including Simple Lighting, Macro Photography, Photographing Water and Basic Lightroom
  • Review of Chosen Photos
  • Monthly Photo Assignments for Next Year
  • Member’s Corner
  • Concluding Remarks

Your images for the assignment must be emailed by noon on Friday, May 31st to be included in the slideshow. For details on how to submit photos, including formats and titles, go to our Pictures/How to Submit page.

Our assignment for the summer will be Earth, Wind, Fire and Water and these images will be shown at the meeting on September 6th.

See you at the meeting.

Your Camera Club Executive

Insect Seminar

If you are interested in the “critters” that Dr. Pete Dang introduced us to at the Pinhey Sand dunes in 2017, his organization — Biodiversity Conservancy International — is hosting a free one day seminar titled:

Insects, An Indispensable Component Of Life On Earth

It takes place on 1-5 PM, Saturday May 4th at the Central Experimental Farm. For more details, refer to the event poster.