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2017 Juried Photography Exhibition


Over $1500 in CASH PRIZES!

We are a Scotiabank's CONTACT Festival OPEN EXHIBITION venue!
Doesn't your photography belong in this show?

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Important 2017 dates!

Over 100 Entries received!

Here are the dates for our 2017 Show.

  • Friday, March 3rd Email of instructions
  • Friday, March 17th Deadline for submitting images
  • Friday, April 7th Email notification of selected photographs for exhibition
  • Sunday, April 23rd Take in
  • Monday, April 24th Jury/Hanging
  • Thursday, May 4th Reception and Awards Presentation
  • Sunday, May 28th Take down/take out

2017 Juror Sonya Jones

We will be part of Scotiabank's CONTACT Photography Festival again.

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax

Rules and Regulations

Upon receipt of the completed Expression of Interest form and entry fee, the entrant will be emailed instructions on March 3 as to how to submit up to two (2) images electronically. All images must be submitted no later than Saturday, March 17, 2017.

Only entrants whose photographs have been
selected to be exhibited (i.e. hung in the exhibition) will be notified by e-mail on April 7. Once notified entrants will be responsible for appropriately preparing the image(s) for hanging in accordance with the specified exhibit requirements.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ RESPONSIBILITIESReasonable efforts to protect all entries in the exhibition will be taken. However, PRAC, the Town of Ajax, and the Sponsors cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage to any entry, howsoever caused. Entrants may wish to consider insuring the work they submit. Entrants should be confident that they can arrange for exhibit entries to be delivered and picked up on the required dates and at the required times.
All exhibit entries must remain in the McLean Community Centre until May 28, when the exhibition concludes.

ELIGIBILITY OF ENTRIES Images previously exhibited at a PRAC Juried Art Show will not be accepted. The Town of Ajax reserves the right of final decision on the suitability of subject matter for display.

Image Format: jpeg
Recommended Colour Profile: sRGB
Image Size: a maximum 1024 pixels on each side (1024 x 1024 pixels); minimum – the maker shall ensure that the image is of sufficient size to be judged effectively and, for rectangular images (either in a horizontal or vertical format), at least one of the sides should fully fill the 1024 width or height with the others falling proportionately.
The maximum size for an image to be uploaded is 2 MB. The original image (or images or image elements) and digital manipulation must be the work of the entrant. No image shall display any titling or maker identification which could serve to identify the maker.
Images not conforming to the above standards may be disqualified.

All images must be appropriately presented, and be either framed, facemount to acrylic or on gallery style canvas. Each image must have a minimum .635 cm (1/4") O– or D–rings or screw eyes (not saw hooks) on both sides of the back of the entry, placed not more than one-third down from the top. (Hooks used to hang the images go through these rings or eyes.) Maximum width, including any frame, is 102 cm (40") and maximum weight, including glass, frame, etc. is 9.1 kg (20 lbs.)





2017 Juror
Sonya Jones

Olexander Wlasenko

Sonya Jones, Associate Curator/Curator of the Thomas Bouckley Collection, has been at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery since 2008. Prior to joining the RMG, Jones worked for a private art dealer in Toronto, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and Carleton University Art Gallery. She holds an Honours BA from Carleton University, and a post-graduate certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College. She has curated over 30 exhibitions featuring the Thomas Bouckley Collection of historical photographs, including From the Ground Up: Aviation History of Oshawa, Under the Big Top, and Mindful Manipulation. She has also curated 6 contemporary art exhibitions by Durham Region artists, including Revealing Spaces: Kate Wilhelm, Shaun Downey and Andrea Carvalho, Viewfinders: Lesa Moriarity, Mike Berube, and Christine Lucy Latimer, the travelling exhibitions The lingering: Toni Hamel and Jay Dart: Greetings From Yawnder!, and the upcoming exhibition Durham Reach (co-curated with Linda Jansma). Jones is a member of the Durham Region Area Archives Group, the Oshawa Historical Society, and was the secretary of the Oshawa WWI Commemorative Project Committee. She has juried for Station Gallery, Latcham Gallery, and Ajax Creative Arts


The PineRidge Arts Council is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhance the quality of life
within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts since 1989.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0


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