SPARK Themed Juried Exhibit – Chasing The Cheese 2022

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One. Singular. Sole. Only.
Colour or hue.

By definition*, monochrome (adjective):
: of, relating to, or made with a single colour or hue;
: involving or producing visual images in a single colour or in varying tones of a single colour (such as grey)

In photography, monochrome can be shades of grey, as in black and white photography, yet can also use another single colour, such as sepia, cyan or any other colour of the rainbow, as long as it is used in singularity with only changes in light and saturation.

Monochrome photography challenges the photographer to capture the subject matter, tonal range, shadows, patterns and texture using only light rather than the full array of colour.

A monochrome photograph challenges the viewer to see the subject as portrayed by the photographer’s use of light and singular colour, and not necessarily based on familiarity or previous experience.

The subject can be anything the camera and you, as the photographer, can capture; the image must be monochrome.

Monochrome was this year’s challenge. Ontario photographers showed us their best in monochrome.

*Adapted from Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Visit Chasing the Cheese in Peterborough to view the Top 25 print exhibit, including the Award winners, and visit our Juried Exhibit page to view the Virtual Exhibit of "Judges' Selects".

Title: SPARK Themed Juried Exhibit Monochrome

Chasing the Cheese
330 Charlotte Street
Phone (705) 775-0525

Tues to Thurs: 11 am to 4 pm
Fri: 11 am to 5 pm
Sat: 11 am to 4 pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

2022 Juried Exhibit Acknowledgements

Judges: Bill Hornbostel. Sam Moss & Arnold Zageris

2022 Juried Committee:

  • Margaret Hamilton - Chair
  • Jennifer MacKenzie
  • Pete Rellinger
  • Allen Rothwell
  • Printing by Allen Rothwell
    Framing by Peter Curley

    Thank you to our host venue Chasing the Cheese and owner, Julie Austin

    Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners

    Best in Show: Financial Shuffle by Randall Romano
    2nd Place: Close Encounter by Jack Loughran
    3rd Place: Pinch Hitter by Katie Ellement
    Honourable Mention: Grand Central Station by Lora Jude DeWolfe


    Bill Hornbostel is a journalist and fine art photographer based in Port Hope, Ontario. His artwork focuses primarily on landscapes and architecture. He has exhibited in locales such as the Colborne Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Northumberland, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, and the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto. He has also exhibited in events such as The Artist Project and the CONTACT Photo Festival in Toronto, the SPARK Photo Festival in Peterborough, and the CLIC Photo Show in Picton, Ontario.

    Sam Moss is a professional editorial and portrait photographer, specializing in commercial photoshoots for musicians. Her work has appeared in a variety of notable publications including the Globe and Mail, the CBC, University of Regina Press, and Photographers Without Borders to name a few. Sam currently works out of Thunder Bay, Toronto, Ottawa, and Peterborough, but worked internationally in our pre-pandemic world.

    Arnold Zageris has won many awards for his work and has exhibited his photographs in public and private galleries across Canada including the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, and The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is the author of three books: On the Labrador (2013), Antarctica (2016), and Iceland (2020) all published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside. His work is in private, corporate, and public collections including that of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and the Art Bank of Canada. He now lives in Peterborough Ontario with his wife Joan. He still travels to remote places, but when not working he spends his summers on Lake Kanasuta close to his home town of Noranda, Quebec.

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