Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Winners of the Greenbelt Photo Contest on Display at GPAG!


Mark Williams, McCormack Pond

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to have winners of the Greenbelt Photo Contest on display September 1-October 31!

As part of the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the Greenbelt in 2015, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to host a photo competition featuring scenes from the Greenbelt. The winning photos are now going on tour through the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The twenty winning photographs will be on display at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery for visitors to enjoy. The winning photos, selected by a jury of professional photographers and creative employees from the three participating organizations, were featured in an exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinberg and were recently showcased at the Balls Falls Centre for Conservation. The Grimsby Public Art Gallery will also feature a rotating display of eighty eight incredible images that made it to the final judging round. 

The photos capture stunning landscapes, agricultural, wildlife, and human subjects, and are touring the Greenbelt. Two of the winning photos were taken by local photogs – a photo of mushrooms in Niagara Shorthills by Lorne Stobbs and a photo of Beamsville Vineland by Vartkes Peltekoglu.

"We’re thrilled to welcome the Greenbelt photo exhibit and the work of talented local artists to our gallery", stated Rhona Wenger, Director of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. "This exhibit captures the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Grimsby and celebrates our local community."

“We’re excited to showcase the best of our photo contest, the beauty and possibility of the world’s largest greenbelt at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery,” said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “Grimsby is home to many Greenbelt champions who are working to save the Irish Grove Woodlot and this photo tour celebrates all that we stand to lose if the Greenbelt is not protected.”

The photos will be on display at Grimsby Public Art Gallery for two months from September 1st  until the end of October. Admission to the gallery is free.

About the Greenbelt:
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, active outdoor recreation, and a thriving economy. At nearly two million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect natural features. Learn more at:

About the Grimsby Public Art Gallery:
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is located within the Library and Art Gallery complex located on Carnegie Lane (formerly Victoria Avenue). The Gallery was established in 1975, as a non-profit organization which operates for the benefit and enrichment of the public. Our immediate audience is the Town of Grimsby and surrounding centres in the Region of Niagara.

For more information, please contact the Gallery

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