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.
I’m excited that my piece, “Reaching”, will be accepted into the Government of Ontario Art Collection at the Archives of Ontario.
The Government of Ontario Art Collection was the first publicly funded art collection in Canada. Dating from 1853, it currently numbers over 2,700 original works of art. Many of these works can be found in Ontario’s Legislative Buildings in Toronto and in ministries and government offices throughout the city.
“Reaching”, Hockley Valley, Ontario, Canada, 2016. Archival Pigment Print, size 26×26″. Available in limited edition, total 30, sizes 8×8, 26×26, 36×36, and 48×48. Larger sizes are beautifully printed and framed by Toronto Image Works. The smallest sizes is printed, mounted and matted by me.
On the evening of November 9, 2019, I will have a piece, Paynter’s Bay, as part of the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery (Oshawa) fund-raising fine art photography auction, RMG Exposed. The proceeds of the sales will go to the support of free arts programming for kids, families, and those who face obstacles accessing art. Tickets are on sale at the RMG Exposed website.
A preview exhibition of the artwork in the auction will be held from November 2 to 9.
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’m excited and honoured to have been selected to represent Photography and art on “Headwaters Inspired”, a website created by our tourism association, Headwaters Tourism, which features notable arts, culture, and heritage champions of the region. Here is my Headwaters Inspired page:
Peter is looking forward to being at the opening reception to his exhibition, “Shibumi”, at the Paul Paletti Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, this Thursday, April 12, from 5 to 8pm. The exhibition is on from April 6 to June 29, 2018.
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 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.