RMG Exposed Prize Winners

Congratulations to the prize winners of RMG Exposed 2014! Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and to our jury.

Prize: CIBC Wood Gundy Emerging Photographer Award
Sponsor: CIBC Wood Gundy
Winner: Lora Moore-kakaletris
Photograph: Andreas (pictured above)

Prize: Best Photo Journalism/ Documentary
Sponsors: Canon and Henry’s
Winner: Farhana Haque
Photograph: Caught in a Web (A young fisherman repairing his net)

Prize: Best Landscape/Nature/Architecture
Sponsor: Bau-Xi Gallery
Winner: Leif Petersen
Photograph: The Road Through

Prize: Best Conceptual/Non-representational
Sponsor: Waddington’s
Winner: Laura Crowell
Photohraph: Audrey Moment

Prize: Best Youth
Sponsor: Robert Aldsworth Photo World
Winner: Alessandra Cirelli
Photograph: Untitled

Prize: Community Choice Award
Winner: Marie Heintzman
Photograph: Bison Ridge 02

RMG Exposed is this weekend!

This Saturday November 22nd is RMG Exposed! We are so excited to be hosting this event and showcasing the fantastic photography from our community.

Join us for 1960’s inspired nibbles and drinks as your check out the auction. Then bid early and bid often on the great works up for auction. Wear your finest sixties mod attire and we’ll see you there!

For more information, please visit rmgexposed.com

Thanks so much to our sponsors for their generous support of RMG Exposed and without whom the event would not be possible.

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RMG Exposed

This post comes to us from our guest blogger, Raechel Bonomo.

It’s lights, camera, action as The RMG captures the best of Canadian photography at RMG Exposed.

RMG Exposed is an annual juried photography gala that features an award ceremony and silent auction in support of the gallery. Hosted at the gallery, this year’s event is 1960’s mod themed and will be held on November 22nd.

Each year, the gallery puts a call out for submissions for original work. An artist can submit up to three pieces and is required to fill out a submission form with their pieces. This year, the gallery received 360 submissions.

Finalists were chosen for each category including Photojournalism/Documentary, Landscape/Nature, Conceptual/Non-Representational and Student. A preview of the finalists photographs are available at rmgexposed.com and will be available for purchase in the auction at the event. All proceeds from the auction and tickets sold will go into art education programs at the gallery.

Prizes are awarded to winning finalists for Best Overall Submission, best in each category, and the Community Choice Award, selected by RMG exposed attendees. This year’s RMG Exposed jury includes award-winning photojournalist Mike Berube, Snap’d Oshawa publisher Ryan Cleary, and photographer Marni Grossman.

The top award of the night is the CIBC Wood Gundy Emerging Photographer Award for best overall submission in all categories. The winner is selected by the jury and is awarded a solo exhibition at the gallery in Spring 2015 and $2,000 toward artist’s fees.

In addition to art, the night will be filled with food, fine wine and live entertainment starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available for purchase at rmgexposed.com

Image by John Sweetman.

RMG Fridays September 2014: Space Invaders

Join us on Friday, September 5th to celebrate the closing reception of the exhibition “Re: purpose”, at our September event that features performances by Oshawa’s RedVIOLET & Toronto’s Pins & Needles, a group who met at Girls Rock Camp! We’ll also help kick off the return of the Oshawa Space Invaders.
Free to attend | 7-10pm | Cash Bar | All ages welcome.

Space Invaders: http://www.oshawaspaceinvaders.com/

RedVIOLET: http://redviolet.bandcamp.com/ andfacebook.com/redvioletband

Pins & Needles: http://pinsandneedlesband.tumblr.com/

Re: purpose: http://www.rmg.on.ca/exhibitions-repurpose.php

Looking for something to do AFTER RMG Fridays?
Check out the Professors of Funk’s First Friday Residency at The Moustache Club!

Special thanks to our summer beer sponsors Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

Follow the twitter feed at #RMGFridays!

The RMG is grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of this programming.

Free Family Programming for 2013

Happy New Year!

It isn’t an overstatement to say that in 2013 the RMG has big plans to expand our programming to include lots of new free opportunities for families to engage with art. We love our community and we know that families work hard all week and want to hang out on the weekend and have quality family time. We’re hoping that in 2013 you’ll choose the RMG once a month as a place to learn, connect, and communicate with your family through the creative arts.
In 2012 we launched the incredibly successful OPG Second Sundays program. It’s a free art workshop series on the second Sunday of each month, sponsored by Ontario Power Generation. We had a great response and held many jam-packed art workshops. Due to popular demand, we’re expanding that program this year so that registration is no longer required, and all are welcome! All families should drop-in between 1 and 3pm on the Second Sunday of each month to work with gallery staff on guided art projects with themes celebrating the Lunar New Year as well as our many exhibitions.

Check out the OPG Second Sundays Schedule here.

ImageWe’re also introducing a new space in the gallery that is dedicated to families who want to visit the exhibitions with kids, and provide a chance for them to play, learn, and be inspired by art. Linger in the new Imagination Station! This space is currently being transformed into a family-friendly area with seating, books, toys, craft supplies, and cool interactive tools that will inspire, educate, and engage kids of all ages and abilities. The Imagination Station is launching in February, with an opening party on Family Day, Monday, 18 February. We are opening on Family Day for the first time in 2013 and are offering a free program to families. Come check out what we’re up to from 1-3pm. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to try out the new Imagination Station (we’re calling it iStation for short!) The following weekend, we begin the regular iStation schedule, with the space being managed by trained educational volunteers who will help manage and guide craft projects, every Saturday and Sunday. 

You might think that was all we planned to offer in early 2013…but you’d be wrong! We’re also hosting a Festival of Colours celebration for families on Sunday 24 March. Phew!

ImageIf you’ve ever considered enrolling kids in our PA Day Camps, March Break Camps or Summer Camps, these free family sessions will help familiarize you and your kids with staff and the facility, so that the transition to full day camps is easy and exciting.

The RMG’s staff and volunteers are looking forward to meeting new families and connecting in new ways our community. If you have any questions about our free family programming, do not hesitate to connect with us. Email us at communications@rmg.on.ca or drop us a line on facebook at www.facebook.com/theRMG