N3XT Canada Commentary – Arts & Letters Club [Peter Dušek, Canadian Art]

The following video commentary was recorded about my piece “Cattails in Red” by Andrew Ross, the chair of the N3XT Canada National Art Competition at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. He is really insightful, in that he speaks to many of the ideas that I intended to explore when creating the photograph. The theme of the exhibition is “Canadian Unity”.

The theme of the exhibition is “Canadian Unity”.

Time to watch: 70 seconds.

N3XT Art Competition

Cattails in Red, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada, 2020

I’m very excited that my piece, “Cattails in Red”, in a large 5 foot wide size, has been accepted into the national Canadian art competition, N3XT, at the historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. The theme this year is Canadian Unity.

“A field of cattails in red meander along a snow-covered lake. A state of balance is formed between the negative space of the lake and the positive space of the cattails. Each #cattail symbolizes an individual, and when considered as a whole, shows unity and strength that comes from people — Canadians — working together toward the same goal of fulfilled lives of balance and contentment.”

The N3XT exhibit will be held at the Arts & Letters Club from Thursday, November 19 to Friday, December 18, 2020. On Thursday, November 19, N3XT finalists and awards will be publicly announced during a virtual gala and awards presentation originating from the Arts & Letters Club. The N3XT exhibition will be hosted at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto until Friday, December 18, 2020.
The N3XT exhibition at the Arts & Letters Club will be accessible by limited groups and by appointment only. A virtual gallery of all N3XT finalists will be hosted online.

Holiday Group Exhibition at Abbozzo Gallery

Abbozzo Gallery, at 401 Richmond St. in Toronto, is holding a Holiday Group Exhibition from December 5 – 21. I have three pieces in the show: “Shibumi” (43 x 103 inches), “Two Trees” (20 x 20 inches) and “Fences Meet, Study 2” (8 x 8 inches). The works can also be seen on the online art site Artsy.

From the gallery:

“Happy Holidays from us at Abbozzo Gallery! Here we are capping off another successful decade at Abbozzo Gallery and we wanted to thank you for your continued support. This December we’re hosting our annual Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a variety of our roster artists including Jennifer Walton, Heather Horton, Marie Rioux, Richard Jacobson, Peter Dusek, Arnold Zageris, Barbara Amos, Alex Thompson, Elaine Goble, Thomas Chatfield, Dan Steeves, Brian Harvey, Elle Belz, and Patty Maher. There is also work available by Atlantic Canadian artists David Blackwood and Kristine Koch. A portion of Stan Olthuis’ exhibition, Proximity II, will be continuing in the Feature Gallery.”

Shibumi, Mulmur, Ontario, Canada, 2017
Two Trees, Ontario, Canada, 2014
Fences Meet, Study 2, Mulmur, Ontario, Canada, 2016

Headwaters Arts Art Festival: Phenom

The Headwaters Arts exhibition, “Phenom“, is open now through October 6, 2019 at the Alton Mill Arts Centre in Alton, Caledon, Ontario. The exhibition includes six of Peter’s works: “Reaching”, “Red Sumac”, “Lakeside Sumac”, “Killarney Dawn”, “Three Pines” and “Three Cormorants”.

I will be at the Alton Mill from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 29 and would love to chat. Come for an autumn drive and spend an enjoyable time with art. There is a cafe on site for coffee, light meals and snacks.

Peter Dušek – Society of Canadian Artists Exhibition

I will have a piece — Reaching — in the SCA 51st Open International Juried Exhibition:

July 29 – August 26, 2019
Papermill Gallery
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Toronto

The opening reception will be on August 1 from 7 to 9 pm. Hope to see you there!

Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016
Archival Pigment Print
38 3/4 inches x 38 3/4 inches

OSA Members Exhibition of Selected Works 2019

I have a piece, Hush, in Ontario Society of Artists 2019 Members Exhibition of Selected Works.

Location: This exhibition is being held at The Withrow Common Gallery, located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, across from the Princess Margaret Fountain.   The address is 200 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3  ( Google Map, Onsite Map)

Show Dates:  May 30 to June 15, 2019

Opening Reception:  Thursday May 30th, 6pm to 8 pm

Gallery Hours:  

Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.;
Fridays, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.;
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, except on June 2nd, the gallery hours will be 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Hush, Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada, 2018

Exhibition: Noir at the Connections Gallery, Toronto

I am very pleased to have my photograph, Hush, part of the group exhibition, Noir, at the Connections Gallery at Alternative Photo Services in Toronto. The exhibition runs from Jan 3, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019. The gallery is located at 1840 Danforth Ave, Toronto and is open Monday – Friday 9:30 – 5:30 and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm. 

The opening reception is on January 17 from 6 – 9pm. Everyone is invited!

See Noir Spotlight: Peter Dušek for a description of the work and a short interview.