InFocus Exhibit 2016
Just passing on the following release from InFocus for any interested club members:
August 11, 2015
For Immediate Release:
Alberta photographers invited to make their mark in contemporary Canadian photography
Until October 31, 2015, Alberta photographers can submit their images to be considered for a major photographic exhibition: InFocus Photo 2016. Students, amateurs, and professionals alike may enter for the chance to be featured in InFocus during Exposure Photography Festival.
This past February, 2015, witnessed the success of the inaugural InFocus Exhibit, which took place at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, showing the best photography from Edmonton and area. Over 250 people visited the show during its three-day run. At the opening reception, Alexis Marie Chute, the organizer and curator of InFocus, made an important announcement. First, InFocus would become an annual event; and second, the 2016 exhibit would be even bigger and better.
“We have partnered with DC3 Art Projects, a commercial gallery in Edmonton,” Chute says. “The exhibit will run the entire month of February, 2016 – and celebrate the amazing photographic talent from our entire province!”
The standard was set high in 2015, with notable alumni including Avenue Magazine photographer Curtis Trent, NAIT photography instructor Akemi Matsubuchi, and Gerry Dotto, one of only a few Alberta finalist in the current Salt Springs National Art Prize.
“InFocus is a noteworthy exhibit for contemporary Canadian photography,” says Chute, who won the coveted John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts in 2015 for her work with InFocus. “Our mission is to promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image-makers.”