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Month: March 2016 (page 3 of 3)

$7000: AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program

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The Long Night Against Procrastination


Presented by the Writing & Learning Centre and the First Generation Program,  LNAP is an all-night event that provides a safe and quiet space to complete assignments at a critical time in the semester.  During LNAP,

the Photography Department will extend it’s access of all facilities until midnight.  Come out and get those assignments wrapped up!

Congratulations Anna Snyder

Anna Snyder, 1000 Islands #1, 2013, Archival inkjet photograph, 30" x 24"

Anna Snyder, 1000 Islands #1, 2013, Archival inkjet photograph, 30″ x 24″

CONGRATULATIONS to Photo Alumni Anna Snyder for winning third prize in Backflash Magazine’s Canadian-wide Optic Nerve Image Contest!

ARTIST STATEMENT: At the centre of my current lens-based art practice is an interest in how nature can act as a platform for storytelling, speculation and fantasy. I am particularly fascinated by the materiality of lichens. find in these organisms a particular essence to which I am deeply drawn, perpetuating my ongoing study. They are varied and complex forms, mysteriously alien and fantastic. I am further intrigued by their metaphor for the miniaturization of human life in the grand scheme of nature, and for their ability to summon an ontological contemplation of one’s place in the world. Through collecting and photographing these organisms, I present microcosmic forms that aim to speak to a global understanding of nature. These intimate processes of observation allow me to study how land is culturally constructed and ideologically determined, while systematically presenting the way in which we fetishize its presence.

BIO:  Anna Snyder is an emerging Canadian artist based in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently working towards her MFA at York University and holds a BFA in photography from OCAD University. Most recently she has been awarded 3rd place in BlackFlash Magazine’s Canada wide Optic Nerve Image Contest and was published in their January 2016 issue. Within a feminist based art practice Anna explores personal narratives that focus on notions of representation in relation to sexuality, gender, and the environment. With her work Anna also explores the world of traditional aesthetics and conceptual thought.

ARTSCAPE Career Launcher Award: Due Mar 18

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Job Posting: Photo Monitors

2016 Monitor Application Info


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OCAD U is pleased to partner with TIMERAISER 2016 and help support emerging artists, volunteerism and new collectors!  Timeraiser is a program of FRAMEWORK (a registered non-profit) that BUYS artwork from artists and auctions the pieces off in return for volunteer hours to local non-profits!  



  • Bio
  • up to 5 images of your artwork
  • Image List (title, scale, medium, year, price).

DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

TIMERAISER: http://weareframework.org/timeraiser/
TIMERAISER 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JgWkPkRDBcE
ARTISTS ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: http://weareframework.org/get-in-picture/artists/

Jenn Long: jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca
Jennie Suddick: jsuddick@faculty.ocadu.ca

Salon 44: opening Mar 4, 6-10pm

Dianne Davis, Untitled from ‘green, dripping, glistening, gorgeous’, 2016, 11” x 8.5”, Edition of 6, $330

Dianne Davis, Untitled from ‘green, dripping, glistening, gorgeous’, 2016, 11” x 8.5”Salon 44


Friday, Mar 4-Sun, Mar 20th
Opening Reception, Mar 4, 6-10pm

 Salon 44 is Gallery 44’s annual fundraising exhibition in support of their education and exhibition programs. Representing the best in Canadian photography, Salon 44 brings together an incredible collection of over 70 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike.

OCAD U is prominent in the selection of artists, this includes:

Kotama Bouabane (Faculty & Alumni)
Miles Collyer (Alumni & Career Development Coordinator)
Nathan Cyrpys (Alumni)
Dianne Davis (Alumni)
Jonathan Groeneweg (Faculty)
April Hickox (Alumni, Faculty & Founding Member of Gallery 44)
Brendan George Ko (Alumni)
Surendra Lawoti (Faculty)
Jennifer Long (Faculty)
Darren Rigo (Alumni)
TEK (Alumni & Photo Technician)
Lauren Vaile (Alumni & Admissions and Recruitment Assistant)
Nicholas Vo (Alumni)

Additional artists Please see salon44.tumblr.com for online gallery.

401 Richmond Street West Suite 120
TorontoOntario M5V 3A8

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a non-profit artist-run centre committed to photography as a multi-faceted and ever-changing art form. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of photography, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography and its related practices.

Gallery 44 offers exhibition and publication opportunities to national and international artists, award-winning education programs, and affordable production facilities for artists. Through its programs Gallery 44 is engaged in changing conceptions of the photographic image and its modes of production.

Student Mixer: Thurs, Mar 3


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