RA Photo Club Urban Group Annual Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, September 27, 2014

RA Photo Club Urban Group Annual Scavenger Hunt

Join us for the RA Photo Club Urban Group Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, September 27, 2014. There are no geographical boundaries – the only stipulation is that you make your images on September 27, no matter where in the world you may be on that day. There are no temporal boundaries either: your images can be made any time on September 27.

Ottawa Scavenger Hunt participants are invited to meet for lunch at 2:00 in the Fieldhouse restaurant at the RA Centre. Please sign up for the Hunt using the online registration form  on the Club’s web site, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch.

The list of Hunt topics will be posted on the Urban Group Forum, on the Meetings page early on September 27.

At a date to be announced shortly, Scavenger Hunt participants will be invited to bring their Hunt shots to a special meeting for all to preview. Please note that this event is open to all members of the RA Photo Club – even nature shooters. <smile/>

Scavenger Hunt image

Blast from the Past: A Scavenger Hunt Image from 2006



photo: Mike Giovinazzo

photo: Mike Giovinazzo

RA Studio workshops to return for another season with the lead off – Lighting 101

Building on the success of last year’s Studio Workshop series, the Studio and Life Faces and Figures leadership groups are pleased to announce that we will be running a full slate of workshops including introduction, intermediate and advanced level subjects. The full schedule is outlined below.

Workshops will be open to ALL club members, and not just studio members. In the past we have limited non-studio members to one workshop a season. We will be ceasing this policy this year and allowing all club members unlimited access to all workshops (with the exception of the studio member orientation workshops and the icebreaker series of workshops; those two will still be for studio members only.) however, due to increases in studio costs, and to compensate for studio gear wear and tear, non-studio members will be required to pay a 15.00 per workshop premium.

The kick off to this year’s workshop series, part of our Studio Lighting Techniques Series entitled Lighting 101, runs Sunday September 14th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Seating is limited but there are a few seats available.
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Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put 4 edges around some facts, you change those facts. Garry Winogrand

girlsExposure Gallery 1255 Wellington W
4-17 September
E is for Education Photos taken by 42 Tanzanian girls 13-16 who had never handled a camera before participating in a 10 week program run by TEMBO, an Ottawa-based NGO.

London TImes book coverExposure Gallery 1255 Wellington W
18 September – 5 November
Barbara Bolton, Abigail Gossage, Leslie Hossack, Patricia Wallace
London Times
Vernissage 18 September, 6pm
Artists` Talk 9 October, 6pm

Foyer GalleryFoyer Gallery Nepean Sportsplex
9-28 September
Gallery members group show including at least 10 photographers
Into the Light

gervaischantal_autoportrait-317x641Karsh-Masson Gallery 110 Laurier Ave W
12 September – 19 October
Chantal Gervais
Recipient of the 2014 Karsh Award
Award Ceremony 12 September 5:30pm
Artist`s Talk 5 October 2pm
developpeNational Arts Centre Theatre Foyer
19 September – 10 October
Développé pairs dancers with emergent photographers from SPAO: Melissa Andrews, Magida El-Kassi, Josh Hotz, Jamie Kronick, Whitney Lewis-Smith, Ruth Steinberg, Greg Zenha.

The Great WarNational Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
27 June – 16 November
Prints, Drawings and Photographs Galleries
The Great War The Persuasive Power of Photography

VictoriaNational Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
8 September – 1 March 2015
Gallery A102a
Taking It All In The Photographic Panorama and Canadian Cities

a+SPAO Red Wall Gallery 168 Dalhousie
12-18 September
Presented by Patrick Gordon Framing
Works by SPAO`s part time students
7th Annual A+ Exhibition
Vernissage 12 September, 6pm

REGISTERED_PosterSTrinity Gallery Salon B 245 Centrum Blvd
21 August – 23 September
Leslie Hossack
Registered Japanese Canadians During World War II
Leftovers from previous months…
Snow2Canadian Museum of Civilization 100 Laurier St, Gatineau
to 28 September 2014
If you would like to ensure your upcoming photo show is included here, please advise Bill Woodley at woodleycw@aol.com.



London TImes book cover
In May 2014, STUDIO 255 travelled to the remarkable and historic city of London.

In the exhibition, LONDON TIMES, on view at Exposure Gallery, Ottawa (September 18 to November 5, 2014) and curated by Michael Tardioli, Bolton presents theatres that stayed open during the bombing of World War II and still stand today; Gossage provides a view ofthe city through rain-streaked glass with her dreamy visions of London streets; Hossack, who explored Sir Winston Churchill’s London, presents her studies of the bunker complex known as the Churchill War Rooms; and Wallace showcases some distinctive aspects of selected pre-1939 London pubs, a tapestry of interiors that meet rigid criteria of historic authenticity and architectural importance.

Vernissage: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
On View: September 18 – November 5, 2014
Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington Street West, Ottawa


Bonsai Art Exhibition

Bonsai Art Exhibition
Embassy of Japan,
255 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, ON K1N 9E6

Public Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM
Demonstrations daily: 1 PM – 3 PM
Photographers (tripods welcome): Saturday 10 AM – 11 AM

Dozens of species of trees, some can be 100 years old, will be on display. Come and see the most beautiful bonsai compositions in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

The art of ‘Bon-sai’ involves using special techniques to grow dwarf trees in containers.
Techniques used to display the most interesting characteristics of a tree, mimicking nature, in a miniature form will be demonstrated by senior Members of the Bonsai Society.

Members will also be on hand to provide guidance and insight into the horticultural and artistic aspects of these miniature trees in pots demystifying the marvels of this ancient art form.

Our society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest and understanding in the art form of bonsai. We are pleased and honored to be guests of the Embassy of Japan for the opportunity to present this ancient art form to the public.

Media Contacts:

Ottawa Bonsai Society

Vianney Leduc (819) 827-3384 vianney.leduc@xittel.ca

Bonsai Exhibition-poster