It’s that time of year, when the Greater Moncton SPCA is overrun with kittens. Besides all the adorable kittens that are ready to go to their forever homes, the SPCA desperately needs foster homes for kittens like Soleil & Pluto (bottom right) who need to grow a bit and gain some weight before they will be ready for adoption.
Three of my favourite images are currently on display in an exhibition featuring 12 artists who are accredited members of the Professional Photographers of Canada, Atlantic Region. This was a juried exhibit, which means that the images that were included were selected by a panel of trained judges from out of province. I’m so proud to be included, and also that 2 of my 3 images are the only pet portraits included in the exhibit!
The exhibit is at the Shediac Multipurpose Centre until the end of June 2019, and features work from some amazingly talented photographers. If you are anywhere near the area, I highly recommend stopping in to check it out, admission is free.
Also at the Shediac Multipurpose Centre, I was one of the 13 photographers featured in the Perspectives Show and Fundraiser on May 31. Perspectives was a multimedia presentation, including images printed in various formats and others presented in slideshows interspersed with live musical and dance acts. The 13 photographers submitted their interpretations of 18 different themes, and true to form, I managed to stuff quite a few pet images in there! Ticket sales for the show, and bids in the silent auction raised around $3000 for the Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre.
The Atlantic Region of Professional Photographers of Canada held their annual image competition recently, and I took home a bunch of awards, including Photographic Artist of the Year! I also won the Bruce Berry Award for Best Overall Print, Best Pictorial/Floral, Best Fine Art, and 2 Judge’s Choice awards. What a night to remember! (And I sure was glad I didn’t wear heels).
Here are my other winning images. Did you know that I photograph landscapes and wildlife, as well as pets? It is actually a big help in my pet photography - if I can get great photos of wild animals and birds, even the worst behaved, most untrained pets are comparably easy! You can see more of my nature photography on Instagram, @Focused_On_Canada or on my Facebook page.