Celebrating 10 years of photographic collaboration, Studio 255 (RA Photo Club members Barbara Bolton, Abigail Gossage, Leslie Hossack and Patricia Wallace) warmly invites the club membership to join them at the opening reception of Vienna SPIN at Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington Street West on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 18:00 – 20:00

Studio 255 is honoured that the opening reception of Vienna SPIN will be attended by Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel.

The exhibition, curated by Michael Tardioli, co-founder of the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) will be on view until November 22.


Iceland Trip

The idea is simple: join portfoliosinaweek.com for a tour of Iceland and we will provide enough different photographic experiences in a week to allow you to create a portfolio.
We go beyond just landscapes, and include photo opportunities for people, culture, urban and nature.

Our target audiences for our tours are photographers who want to get to a significant number of beautiful shooting locations, while having someone else look after all the logistics.

The fall tour of Iceland begins early on Sunday, October 9,  and continues with a busy schedule until the evening of Saturday, the 15th. A set of bonus shoots on Saturday the 8th are available for participants who arrive early, as well as on Sunday, the 16th for any participants staying late. There is also an extra three day tour available at the end covering new areas.

More information available at

This post was suggested and provided by Jamie Johnson.


2016 Focus on China Photo Tour

Mary and Edwin Lee, two RA Photo Club members have organized another Photo Trip to China in this Fall from October 8 to October 31 for 24 days. This is their 4th times leading photographers to China.

China is the rare and majestic country with wonderful natural scenery and cultural heritage combining historical and cultural sights. This trip will offer you once in a lifetime experience to discover both modern and ancient architectural, cultural with different minority people customs, and natural wonders of China Please join us to discover China with your camera for 24 days with the unforgettable experience.

You can enjoy a 24-day of this unique unforgettable China Tour for just +-$ 6,800 CAD including tax (Based on 16 persons and hotels with twin-occupancy).

Please note: The cost will be adjustable according to the number of participants and seasonal fares of hotels and air flights. We will have the right to adjust the itinerary in case uncontrollable factors happen in coming months.

The Tour Package includes:

  • Round trip Air Canada air ticket from Ottawa
  • Transportation including 5 domestic flights in China
  • Air-conditioned Private Coach
  • Land services & tour Packages in both China and Hong Kong
  • Admission fees specified as per Itinerary
  • All meals with taste of specialties specified as per Itinerary
  • Special evening cultural shows / perfoMost are of 4-stars hotels with twin-accommodation and bathroom
  • Special arrangement of visits to  specified as per itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide will be accompanied with the Group within China except Hong Kong
  • Information Nights and 1 Meet and Greet Party prior departure

The tour package does not include:

  • Tips and  gratuities for baggage handling, drivers, local guides and national guide
  • Baggage, equipment, medical and cancellation insurance. We are not responsible for refunds due to illness, medical emergencies or ever beyond our control or of nonrefundable airline tickets due to your cancellation
  • Personal expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities or meals
  • Photographic equipment
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Visa / Passport Fee  (Please note Passport must be valid for 6 months from date of arrival
  • Extra costs for extra stays and extension the date of return to Ottawa
  • Special Medical Prevention Care required before the trip

Tour Characteristics:

  • Offers you a very unique opportunity to discover the urban, cultural and natural wonders of China through this unusual adventurous photo tour and passion through your photography at the special best shooting locations well-planned and guided by experienced China Tour Photographers Mary and Edwin Lee.
  • You will enjoy cultural highlights of visiting and mingling with the locals and ethnic minorities that will be specially arranged for our Photo Discovery Group.
  • You can create your own photographic portfolio of images that you have captured during the tour.
  • A Photo Exhibition or Slide Show of your work will be arranged after the Tour
  • The deadline for the Tour Registration is on July 29, 2016 Friday.

2016 China Tour #4: The 24-day Itinerary

Day # Date Place  Transportaton Remarks
Day 01 Oct 08 Sat Ottawa to Bejing  – Beijing Fly by Air Canada Leave on Oct 08 but will arrive on Oct 09
Day 02 Oct 09 Sun Arrival at Beijing  – Gubei Watertown Coach Beijing Airport to  Gubei Watertown (about 1.5 – 2 hours)
Simatai Great Wall-World Heritage Site Cable+Electric Cars Night Tour of Simatai Great Wall & Watertown
Day 03 Oct 10 Mon Watetown back to Beijing Coach AM: Up to visit Great Wall
Electric Car Visit Wtown: Simaxiaoshao Distillery & Yongshun Dyehouse Dye work
Cable Car Pm: Back to Beijing, Beijing Duck Dinner
Day 04 Oct 11 Tues Beijing to Zhangjiajie Coach
AM: Beijing famous sightseeing spots
such as Tiananmen Square, Imperial Palace (World Heritage Site), Jinkshan Park for Birdview
Late PM Flight to Zhangjiajie
Day 05 Oct 12 Wed Zhangjiajie – Tianmen National Park (Heritage Site) Coach &
Cable Car
Tianmen whole day
Evening: Tianmen Fairy Show
Day 06 Oct 13 Thurs Zhangjiajie National Park Coach +
Small Train
Zhangjiajie National Park – Tianzi Mt & Yuanjiajie
(World Heritage Site)
Day 07 Oct 14
Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Old Town Coach + Cable Car Fenghuang Old Town & Tujia Minority Culture & Minority Show
Day 08 Oct 15 Sat Zhangjiajie – Changsha –
Xiapu Mudflat
AM Zhangjiajie to Changsha
Then Fly to Fuzhou then to Xiapu Mudflat
Day 09 Oct 16 Sun Xiapu Mudflat Coach Bun Hill Dongbi, Huazhu Coastal & Sunset
Day 10 Oct 17 Mon Xiapu Mudflat Coach Huazhu Coastline of Yangjiaxi
Day 11 Oct 18 Tues Xiapu Mudflat Coach Beidou – S Beach of Yangjiaxi
Day 12 Oct 19 Wed Xiapu Mudflat – Hui’an  – Nanjing  Tulou Coach Visit  Hui’an – Hakka Culture to Nanjiong Tulou
Ancient Rural Architectural Buildings
(world heritage Site)
(World Heritage Site)
Day 13 Oct 20 Thurs Nanjing Tulou
(World Heritage Site) – Shanghai
AM: Tolou
Pm: Fly to Shanghai via Xiamen
Evening: Huangpu River  Nigth Cruise
Day 14 Oct 21
Shanghai Coach Shanghai City Tour
See Modern Bldgs especially Pudong 3 famous Building Landmarks
Day 15 Oct 22 Sat Shanghai Fly + Coach AM: Shanghai City sightseeing
PM: Fly ot Guiyang,
Guiyang  Provincial Capital of Guizhou
Day 16 Oct 23 Sun Guiyang – Congjiang -Anshun Coach Visit Huangguoshu Waterfalls , the largest in Asia
(World Heritage Site)
Day 17 Oct 24 Mon Guiyang –
Zhenyuan Old Town
Coach See Old Town & Market
Evening Show Minority Show
Day 18 Oct 25 Tues Dong & Maio Tribal Vllages Coach Visit Basha last gunmen Miao &
the largest Xijiang Miao Village
Day 19 Oct 26 Wed Kaili – Huangping Coach Zhaoixign, Tang An Dong Minority Vllages
Day 20 Oct 27 Thurs Kaili +  Lusheng Festival Coach Day 6 Lusheng Festival (Famous Annual Musical Instrument Festival)
Day 21 Oct 28 Fri Kaili +  Lusheng Festival Fly Lusheng Festival (Famous Annual Musical Instrument Festival)
Day 22 Oct 29 Sat Guiyang – Hong Kong Fly AM: Fly to HK
PM: Hong Kong City Tour
Evening Symphopny of Lights Show at HK Harbour
Day 23 Oct 30 Sat Hong Kong City Sightseeing Tour Bus Visit Victoria Peak & Harbour
& the Biggest Buddha at Lantau
Day 24 Oct 31 Mon HK – Ottawa Coaoch Coach + Fly Back to Canada by Air Canada
PS: We will have the right to adjust the itinerary in case uncontrollable and unforeseenable factors happen in coming months
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Taxes For Artists

Taxes For Artists

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Mercury Lounge
56 Byward Market Square

• Jessie Parker, Visual Artist and Author of “Money Smarts for Visual Artists: Accounting Secrets, Surprises and Essentials”
• Joshua Smith, Business Incentives Leader @ Welch LLP
• Hugues Boisvert, Business Lawyer @ Hazlo Law Moderator
• Braek Urquhart, Articling Student @ Borden Ladner Gervais

Do you pay tax when you sell or perform your art internationally? Are you required to collect HST? Can you claim your instruments, art supplies or travel expenses as tax deductions? Learn how tax affects your art at ALSO’s tax law Q & A. Start off on the right foot for next year’s tax season!

Free event.

No RSVP Necessary.

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info@artslawottawa.ca www.artslawottawa.ca

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Article suggested by Bill Woodley.


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