The jury has selected two of my prints, out of 466 entries, to be at the RMG Exposed 2017 public art auction at the at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario. The live and silent auction is an annual fundraiser in support of free arts programming in Durham Region. This is a chance for people to bid, and perhaps get a good price on Three Pines and Three Sisters, both in the 8 x 8 inch size. I will be attending the event, which will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 7 to 10pm. Tickets to the auction are for sale at RMG Exposed 2017, get them before they sell out! The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a public art gallery and is the largest gallery in the Durham region, located at 72 Queen Street, Oshawa, Ontario.
I just had the honour of installing an art exhibition of twelve of my award-winning small to large prints at the Waterloo Region Court House in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. The work is located in the judges/lawyers lounge as well as in the law library and adds a meditative and elegant mood to the setting — just what the visitors will need to recharge their energies. Thanks to Sylvia Galbraith and Norman Busse for making it happen. All prints are for sale and the show will be up until early January 2018.
I am proud to have two pieces — Cattail Party and Dunedin Crest — accepted into the Society of Canadian Artists 49th Open International Exhibition, which will run from September 7 to 17, at the Papermill Gallery at the historic Todmorden Mills heritage site in Rosedale, Toronto. Todmorden Mills is located at 67 Pottery Road, Toronto. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 7 to 9pm.
I am very honoured to be representing Canadian art and photography at the Louisville Photo Biennial in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, this fall, with Shibumi, a two artist exhibition. It will be a great pleasure to show my work with Louisville artist Matt Gatton’s iconic photographic sculptures at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana, halfway between Louisville and Cincinnati. The exhibition will open the last week of September and run till around the end of November or early December. The exact dates of the exhibition will be announced soon. The opening reception with the artists will be on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
My exhibition, “Serenity”, at Abbozzo Gallery has ended. I would like to thank everyone who attended for an amazing month. It was a pleasure to meet so many great people, some from as far away as Oregon, California, and New Mexico. I hope that everyone enjoyed the art and was inspired. A special thanks to Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Abbozzo Gallery for making the exhibition possible, and also to Global Furniture Group, the Art Dealers Association of Canada, and the Rotary Club of Etobicoke for organizing special events at the exhibition.
Peter’s upcoming exhibition, “Serenity”, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival opens next week, on April 29, with an opening reception from 1 to 4pm. The exhibition information is now online on the CONTACT Festival website.
International award-winning Canadian artist Peter Dusek (www.peterdusek.com) presents Serenity: Inspired by the philosophies of Japanese Zen and Chinese Tao, Serenity is an exhibition of contemplative minimalist photographs distilling the elements of Ontario’s Muskoka and Georgian Bay region into their purest form. Like slowly sinking into a warm bath, the exhibition will remove the viewer from the chaos of modern life and instill a feeling of Serenity in the heart and mind. Serenity is part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and will take place at Abbozzo Gallery at 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 128, Toronto from April 29 to May 27 with the opening reception with the artist on Saturday, April 29th, from 1 to 4pm.
Thanks to everyone who voted — my photograph, Island Lake Dusk, has won the People’s Choice Award at the Ontario Greenbelt / McMichael Canadian Art Collection gallery / Professional Photographers of Canada photo contest showcasing the waterways of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The photograph will be part of a travelling exhibition that will start at the McMichael gallery in March.
We just published a artistically beautiful documentary, called Finding Zen, which describes my work process and gives insight as to what drives me to create my art. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed filming it. Click the full-screen icon in the bottom right of the YouTube window to see it in all its beauty.
Thanks to Stephen Vacheff of Vacheff Videography for his brilliant film-making.
I am excited and honoured to say the I have been accepted as an Elected Member into the Society of Canadian Artists, Canada’s national art organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. I had two pieces as a guest in an SCA open exhibition earlier this year and look forward to participating in many more as a member.