Honourable mentions go to finalists Christine Fitzgerald and Deanna Pizzitelli for their great work!
Project X, Photography Award recognizes the merits of a publicly presented photographic project by an Ottawa-based artist. This award is presented by SPAO Centre – School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa, the OAG and the Ottawa Arts Council.
The award recipient will receive a prize of $1,000, a bursary of $1,000 towards SPAO classes or residency program, and the opportunity to exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery and receive an associated CARFAC exhibition fee.
John Healey grew up along the St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario. John’s images have been exhibited in galleries across Ontario and his work, HEAD-ON, has shown nationally at Scotiabank CONTACT 2017. His image “Jug Top” from Plastic Beach was selected as an Honourable Mention in the 2019 Optic Nerve competition held by BlackFlash. Plastic Beach images were also included in the 2019 exhibition Common Waters presented by Cambridge Art Galleries. Also from this series, “Michigan Man after Arcimboldo” won Grand Prize at Figureworks 2019. John is a past artist-in-resident at the School of The Photographic Arts: Ottawa and is an upcoming artists-in-residence at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC).