Canada’s 150th & Latow’s Annual Open Exhibit in April 2017


The annual Fireside Exhibit open to all members has a special theme in 2017, to recognize Canada's Sesquicentennial.

The theme is “Canada: an 1867 Perspective.” Images in the exhibit are to show scenes or objects that would be recognizable to people in 1867, although of course they would be contemporary images.

Some potential subjects are: landscapes, buildings, artifacts, and people in period costume. The main requirement is that the subject be recognizable to people at the time of Canada’s birth.

The usual rules for a Fireside exhibit will apply: one piece per member in good standing, art ready to hang, etc. For this occasion, there are two new requirements:

  • Members should inform Ort Baldauf in advance that they are planning to submit a piece. Acceptance will be on a first-come-first-served basis. (more detail below)
  • Submissions must include a brief text describing the image and how it relates to 1867. Here's an example:

watson's mill, manotick  "Watson’s Mill, Manotick, Ontario. Built in 1860, this mill south of Ottawa used water power from the Rideau River to grind wheat and corn for local farmers. It is one of very few grist mills in North America still operating."

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How to Submit

Send an email to Ort with the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Photographer
  3. Sales Price or NFS
  4. Phone Number
  5. A short paragraph describing the subject.

For those who have contacted Ort in advance, intake will be Tuesday March 28th, 6:30-7:30 pm, in the finishing room before the regular Latow meeting. If you have any questions, want feedback on your descriptive paragraph or potential images, contact Ort or Tom Stephens. For a little more background on this theme including suggestions for subjects, check out the blog on the Latow website.


Starting Places for Finding Images

There are lots of readily accessible places to look for suitable images. Some examples are:

  • Historic buildings such as Dundurn Castle, Griffin House, Burlington’s Ireland House, Bronte’s Sovereign House, Balls Falls CA, Joseph Brant Homestead (not actually that old, but a replica so it would qualify as recognizable), and many churches
  • Neighborhoods with well-preserved heritage buildings: old town Oakville, Niagara-on-the-Lake, historic Mississauga, Cabbagetown and other parts of Toronto,  Grimsby’s “painted ladies”.
  • Displays in museums in Hamilton and Oakville, including the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton Military Museum, Battlefield House, Ireland House, Joseph Brant, Oakville Museum, etc.
  • Landscapes such as Niagara Falls, Hamilton’s waterfalls, crops in fields, perennial gardens and specimens, Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario
  • Several Toronto Museums in old buldings. Check
  • Historic military installations such as Niagara's Fort George, Stoney Creek's Battlefield House, and Toronto's Fort York (check their websites for re-enactments as well).


Gear Night, June 21 2016

A night designed to try the latest and greatest hardware! Representatives will be available from:

Canon (Jim Nuttall)

Gentach who represent Sigma and Manfrotto (Doug Weiler)

Amplis who distribute Vanguard products and Tamron Lenses (Gerry Neilson)

Daymen Photo Marketing who represent Lowpro and Jobit (Paul Madder)

Duncan and Wright demo-ing mirrorless cameras (Andy Duncan)

We have decided to forego the BBQ idea to reduce the logistics, but have added a special enhancement:

To add to your photo experience and trials, NJ, our Latow Studio Coordinator has arranged for a model who will be available for shoots outdoors weather permitting (and indoors in the Studio if weather turns bad).

Awards Night, June 7, 2016

Evening Agenda:
7:00 p.m. Meeting starts at in the Rotary room. $10 per person admission. Cash bar.
Cheese, crackers, veggies, and fruit trays will be served. Mix and mingle.
7:50 p.m. Adjourn to the studio for the awards ceremony.
8:50 p.m. Return to the Rotary room.
Coffee, tea, cash bar, dessert trays served. Celebrate the victors; commiserate with most of us.
9:45 p.m. Finish
This is a social event. Members are encouraged to bring a friend or significant other to celebrate the best Latow images of the year.
See you there!

Kaleidoscope 2016

Kaleidoscope 2016
Coordinator: Joanna Muckle

Want to exhibit your prize images? Have an opportunity to both showcase and sell your work framed and unframed? Then don’t miss out on participating in Kaleidoscope of the Arts, a creative art show and sale, one of Arts Burlington’s premiere events, being held in the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) April 22, 23 and 24.

Exhibit dates and show times:
Friday April 22, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday April 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, noon to 5 pm
Works from members of AGB’s seven Guilds will be on exhibition, showcasing many one-of-a-kind pieces. Open to the public, we have the unique opportunity to not only exhibit our works but sell them as well.
Members are invited to participate in AGB’s and Arts Burlington’s Opening Ceremonies on Friday April 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m. Kaleidoscope studios and galleries will be open to those people attending the opening ceremonies prior to and during the Opening Ceremonies from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

The All Guilds Juried Show will be happening the same week in the Lee Chin Gallery. For that reason our Guild will be using multi venues for showcasing our works:
 The Lakeshore/Rotary Room shared with other guilds for exhibiting a portion of our members framed photography.
 The Perry Gallery for framed photography.
 The Latow studio for framed photography on easels – this is a separate initiative by Latow open at the same time as Kaleidescope.
 The Children’s Studio for unframed photography.
 The Latow darkroom for the children’s hands-on Program - do it yourself photograms.

Intake dates and times:
 Framed photography: Wednesday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Perry Gallery
 Unframed photography: Thursday, April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Children's Studio.The displays and setup should be completed that evening! Please note if you are going to participate in the Unframed Photography Studio you should register with Joanna Muckle to ensure space requirements, as well as equipment needs are noted with the Kaleidoscope Committee.
 Latow Dark Room (for the Latow Children’s Hands On Activities): Thursday, April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Setup, with the exception of chemicals, should be completed that evening.
 Latow Photography Studio: setup will take place Thursday, April 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. Setup should be completed that evening.
Latow Photography Studio
This area is for all Latow members who want to sell their photographs. They must be framed or on canvas and suitable for hanging. The AGB will provide some easels for displaying prints. Extra easels will be available from Studio 3 at Fred Oliver's home (only 5 minutes from the AGB). Anyone using those easels must arrange ahead of time at to pick them up and return them after the show.
Each member can submit up to 3 prints. There is no entry fee. Ensure that you have a label with your name, the print title and sale price for each piece that you are submitting.
Please note that the prints in this room will not be part of Kaleidoscope 2016 Juried Show.
2016 Latow/Kaleidoscope Juried Show: Will be judged on Friday April 22.

Hanging Committee dates and times:
 Perry Gallery: Thursday April 21
9:00 am
 Shoreline/Rotary Rooms: Thursday April 21
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Please note the following requirements
 Elegibility: All those submitting art work must be a paid member of both the AGB and Latow for 5 months prior to the submission date.
 Submissions per photographer: 1 framed print, canvas or metal suitable for hanging.
 Fee: The submission fee is $10 and/or $10 per table in the unframed photography.
 Hanging requirements: All prints must be suitable for hanging.

 Labels: Each print must include the following
 Your Name
 Print Title
 Sale Price or NFS (Not for Sale)
 Appropriate gallery hanging wire on the back
 Commission: The commission on sale of your work will be 15% of your sale price. The Commission will go to Arts Burlington.
 Required volunteer hours: Submitting members have to complete or have committed to 10 hours of volunteer time to our Guild to be eligible to enter this show.
 Pickup: All prints and artwork can be picked up between 5:00 – 5:30 pm Sunday April 24th or have someone do so on your behalf.
Please note: There are new standards for the display of art work at shows & sales at AGB. Please refer to the New Standards as attached to the March 17 eblast from our President.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

An Evening on Printing, May 19, 2016

Do you do your own printing, or wonder about the tools and techniques of those who do? On Thursday, May 19, we'll focus on what the home printer can do in a show-and-tell session that needs your input.
We will examine prints made from a standard image, using different printers and different papers. We'll also have fine-art prints of the maker's choosing, with and informal Q&A session on how they were made. Lots of variety will make this an informative and fun evening.
If you would like to participate or just have questions, contact Tom Stephens at a meeting or by email.