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2018 Juried Photography Exhibition

2018 Programme HERE

Over $2500 in Cash Awards

We are a Scotiabank's CONTACT Festival

Doesn't your photography belong in this show?

PHOTOS: Take-in Day | Opening Reception
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Each accepted photographer receives their copy of the
CONTACT catalogue and current edition of PHOTONews

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
L1T 3K7

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors and partners!

PRAC Ajax Optimist Club of Ajax
Enbridge Rotary Club of Pickering  
Durham West Arts Centre OPG

Willis Supply Co. Ltd.

2020 On-Line Show ONLY
To see the images accepted into the show please check HERE.

2019 Juried Photography Exhibition
2018 Juried Photography Exhibition
PHOTOS: Take-in Day | Opening Reception
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2019 Dates

  • Juried Photography
    Registration Deadline February 28, 2019

  • Submit images March 10th

  • Jurying March 11th to 23rd

  • Send email to those selected March 25th

  • Take in Day April 14th

  • Jury for Awards April 14th (hopefully)

  • Hanging Day April 15th or 16th To Be Confirmed

  • Opening Reception May 2, 2019
  • Take out May 26, 2019






Important 2018 dates!

Thursday, May 3rd - Opening Reception

Sunday, May 27th between 1 & 3 pm
Take-out Day

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
L1T 3K7


PineRidge Arts Council Award
Michelle Hodgson ~ Brothers

Mayor’s Award
John Krasinski ~ 4477 Highway 7

Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Award
Raymond St. Jean
Doing What Comes Naturally

Ontario Power Generation Award
Peter Simon ~ Havana Romance

Rotary Club of Pickering Award
Tim Bellhouse ~ November Frost

Durham West Arts Centre Award
Paula Kennedy ~ Lady in Blue

Award of Excellence
Zachary Bird ~ The Canadian Sacrifice


Optimist Club of Ajax Award
Rachel Francis ~ Reflections

Mayor’s Youth Award
Zachary Steer ~ London

Award of Excellence
Victoria Leniara ~ Tenacity




2018 Juror
Katrina Jennifer Bedford

Katrina Jennifer BedfordKatrina Jennifer Bedford is a lens based artist, educator and cultural advocate. Jennifer is part of the full-time faculty and holds the position of Professor at Durham College teaching in the Photography, Video Production and Advanced Filmmaking programs. Before starting her career in higher education, Jennifer worked in the visual arts sector with notable not-for-profit organizations such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener Area (CAFKA), Art Gallery of Burlington, and Oakville Galleries. Her work has been exhibited and screened in Canada and the United States and her photographs have been published in Azure magazine, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, C Magazine and in numerous Canadian exhibition catalogues.

juror’s comments
It is my sincere pleasure to have had the opportunity to jury this year’s selection of photographs for the PineRidge Arts Council. Art is powerful, not just for its beauty or the talent needed for its creation, but because it can evoke emotion. Art can make political statements, or challenge preconceived ideas about the world. The unique aspects of photographic art can relate to not only what the artist is depicting but also how the artist is representing the subject. Good photographic art either explores new subjects, or old subjects from a fresh perspective. When you look at the photographs in this exhibit, please ask yourself what is different in the work from all the other art you’ve seen? Sometimes art will jump out at you, sometimes it won’t. If you do notice something different, decide for yourself what unique quality enhances the piece as a whole.
I applaud the efforts of all of the artists who made submissions to this exhibition. There were many excellent images to choose from which made selecting the award winning submissions challenging. The images represented in this exhibit are diverse and range in theme from documentary, portrait, landscape, abstract and conceptual photography. The wide array of artistic style impressed me.
As an artist I chose the final images based on the objective of creating and engaging an interesting exhibition for the public to view. I selected work that encourages the audience to consider the meaning behind each photograph. In my opinion this exhibit is a true success. As a juror the quality and breadth of the entries allowed me the special opportunity to showcase the great talent of the PineRidge Arts Council photographers.

2018 Accepted List of Artists

Glenda Amodeo

Ian Archer

Stephen Barry

Tim Bellhouse

Alexandra Beynon

Zachary Bird

Ilija Blanusa

Vanessa Branton

Sydney Brayiannis

Joseph Capo

Lois Child

Linda Down

Jayben Favila

Harper Forbes

sharon foster

Rachel Francis

Tim Fyshe

Michelle Hodgson

Heather Jakobsen

Nick Janushewski

Sharon Janushewski

Alma Kelley

Paula Kennedy

John Krasinski

Victoria Lesniara

Maude Lipsett

Kim Lowes

Shanker Margabandhu

Greg Martin

Anna Mc Shane

Raz Mohammed

Tanya Najib

Barb Nelson

Ravi Persaud

Brian Peters

Gordon Ross

Austin Ryan

Allan Short

Peter Simon

Laurence Sitwell

Raymond St. Jean

Zachary Steer

Russell Styles

Phil Teillet

Jane Walker

Jess Wheelock

Brian Wong


PineRidge Arts Council Inc., is a not-for-profit (Public Benefit Corporation) volunteer organization established in 1989.

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

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