I am truly honoured to be the recipient of the 2019 OSA President’s Medal, an award in recognition of artistic excellence and outstanding service to the Ontario Society of Artists. The OSA is Canada’s longest continuing art society, founded in 1872, and being a part of that great history is humbling. I am proud to serve as both an artist in the OSA and as Web Master on the executive board of directors.
I am honoured to have received the Best Landscape Award 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. I would also like to thank the bidders and buyers of both of my prints that were in the auction: Three Pines (the award winner) and Three Sisters. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a public art gallery in the city of Oshawa and is the largest gallery in the Durham region.
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.
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.
The following descriptive text about Reaching was written for the Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works by juror Anja Karisik from the Loch Gallery in Toronto:
“The third prize goes to the photographer who captured a lone tree standing stoically in a snowy white foreground. It is a tranquil, elegant, and sophisticated scene. The photographer catches the trees leaning subtly to the left while the ground on which it stands slopes gently to the right. The stark negative space is contrasted with the dark graphic lines of the tree. The soft fog-engulfed trees in the background act as a perfect mediator between the contrasting lights and darks of the frontal elements. The simplicity of the work is misleading and therein lies the skill of a fine balance achieved.”
It was a very exciting evening last night: Peter received Honourable Mention at the Ontario Society of Artists Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works. The exhibition is open until October 16 at the Papermill Gallery in Todmorden Mills, Toronto.
I am very excited to receive International Photographer of the Year, Honourable Mention in the Fine Art Landscape, Professional category at the IPOTY 2015 international photography contest for work from my series Tranquility.
I was very honoured last night to receive the Curry’s Award for “Kung Fu Doodle” (an 8×8″ archival pigment print framed to 17×21″, edition 1 of 10), at the OSA‘s 143rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “Suspension & Motion”, at the John B. Aird gallery at 900 Bay Street Toronto. The exhibition will be open from April 5 to 29 and features 38 superb works of art from some of Ontario’s top artists.
I am pleased to announce that I have received “Honourable Mention” in the Fine Art/Landscape category of the international Neutral Density Photography Awards 2015, from ND Magazine.
I am very proud and honoured that I have been selected as one of the twenty-four “Best of 2015” photographers by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers, founded in 1944 with 7,000 members in over 30 countries. I also feel humbled to stand with the other selected photographers — their work is truly world-class.
Photographs and an accompanying interview can be seen here: