Our Artist of the Month program offers a large light-filled gallery space flowing around the main floor of the church building. With spotlights and rail hangers, we can host some 15 – 25 pieces, including large institutional pieces to smaller pieces intended for an intimate space.

Our February Artist: Gareth Jones

 

Gareth Jones, M.Sc.

Email: 1stgarethphoto@gmail.com

Website: www.gpjones1.format.com

Instagram: @firstgareth

 Tel: 416-698-9419

Background:

After a successful career as a forensic scientist, I turned to photography to explore my artistic side. In 2015 I joined the Toronto Camera Club and developed my skills with the assistance of many fine photographers and the club’s activities.

After the publication of many of my images in the Rosedale United Church bulletins, I was invited to show my art in the Grant Gallery in February 2019. For this opportunity, I would like to thank Rosedale United Church, the Art Committee members and Administrator Mary Garrone.

The amazing cameras and software available today have enabled me to bring my imagination, vision and inquisitive mind to photographic life. My art explores bold abstracts, often created from my original photographs, together with other more traditional images. I also enjoy monochromatic perspectives as I find they evoke quite different emotions. I look to connect images to viewers – be it in a moment of beauty, quiet joy or just a big “Wow!”

My images have been seen by over 800,000 viewers on 500px and are sold around the world by Getty Images and Shutterstock.

I am a multiple medalist in one of the world’s oldest photography competitions, the International Salon.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the show’s co-designer and curator, Anita León. Anita’s wonderful abilities have enhanced the staging of the Journey of Exploration show tremendously. Enjoy!

 

Awards & Memorable Events:

  • Gold Medal – Photographic Society of America, Mono Prints Open, 125th International Salon competition, 2018 (See above image)
  • Gold Medal – Toronto Camera Club, Mono Prints Open, 125th International Salon competition, 2018
  • Gold Medal – Toronto Camera Club, Colour Prints Open 125th International Salon competition, 2018
  • Silver Medal – Toronto Camera Club, Mono Prints Open, 125th International Salon competition, 2018
  • Best Toronto Camera Club Author, 125th International Salon competition, 2018
  • Gold Medal – Toronto Camera Club, Colour Prints Open 124th International Salon competition, 2017
  • Frank Pogue Trophy – Toronto Camera Club, 2017
  • Buckley Trophy – Toronto Camera Club, 2017
  • David Nichols Memorial Award – Toronto Camera Club, 2016
  • Winner in the BBCNews Your Pictures weekly competition, 2016

Note about viewing art at the church:  Please call ahead. Generally the viewing areas are available between 10am – 4pm.   You can contact the church office at churchoffice@rosedaleunited.org or at 416-924-0725 ext 101.