Submit to the 2021 ViewPoint Gallery International Print Competition

Please note: the exhibition scheduled for March, "Street Life : Candid Portraits" by Paul Williams was rescheduled due to COVID travel restrictions. A new date will be announced in the future.

Every winter ViewPoint Gallery welcomes new exhibiting members with an exhibit that showcases their work. This year ViewPoint is excited and pleased to welcome Jeremy Brake, Colin Chase, Krista McCuish and Don Thomson. Please be sure to stop in and view the work of our talented new members.

All necessary COVID restrictions and conventions in place.



IPC Winners

La Vida Diaria en Cuba

(Daily Life in Cuba)

A Solo Show by Anne Bastedo
April 22 -May 30, 2021

Opening: April 22, 2021 6-8pm

Open Print Review

​The next open print reviews will be on Saturday, May 1st. 


Due to COVID-19 precautions, the print review will be split into two sessions (10-11am, or 11am-noon), each with a maximum of four participants.

If you would like to participate in the print review, please which session you would like to attend to e-mail Eric Boutilier-Brown.

This exhibit features photos taken on a photo trip to Havana, Santieras and Trinidad, Cuba. Many people have holidayed in Cuba and returned with standard holiday shots. Instead, in this show I share what I captured of the people and culture of this wonderful country.

NSCC Graduation Show
a guest group show by NSCC 2021 photography grads
June 3 - June 27, 2021

Open to the public • Free to attend
A collection of various works from the 2021 graduating class of Professional Photography at NSCC. This show combines the personal with the technical, showcasing the program’s blend of professional practice with individual projects. The culmination of two years of study, each piece highlights the students’ diverse perspectives and unique approaches to colour, lighting, and composition.

Spring Photo Courses

Spring courses through have now been scheduled with classes during weekday mornings and evenings.

morning classes available starts April 15
starts April 19, evenings
starts April 29, evenings


Precautions will be implemented to guard against COVID-19: enrollment is limited to 4 participants per class; physical distancing of two meters will be maintained; and face-masks will be required, as per Nova Scotia public health measures. 


Full details are provided on the website. 

ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition

Every year since 2013, ViewPoint Gallery has held an International Photography Competition. Open to photographers located in any country around the world, there are no restrictions on subject matter. The images are reviewed by an independent jury comprised of experienced photographers, and the winning 12 photographs are displayed through the year at ViewPoint Gallery.

April Winner

By the Lake
Allison Plass, USA

Artist Statement
My pictures explore moments of intimacy and vulnerability between my husband and adolescent sons, often while on family vacations in nature.  In this time out of time frame, I see their changing bodies, in adolescence and midlife, register so much feeling.  And the sculptural quality of their forms remind me of early ideas of classical beauty, and echo stories and struggles of Ancient Greek myth.  Their physical interactions too, distilled in a photograph, reveal heightened tensions of closeness that are familiar scenes throughout the history of Western Art, and speak to a resonance I might not otherwise see in daily life or in cultural representations of masculinity.  Inspired by art history, psychology and Greek myth, I like to explore these tensions of art and life, past and present, that a photographic moment can hold, and, in the process, present a more complicated picture of boys’ and men’s experience. 

Allison Plass is a Fine Art photographer based in New York City.  She received a Masters degree in Art History at UC Santa Barbara and recently completed the ACET Program at the International Center of Photography.  She has shown her work locally in NYC and is part of the current ICP group show, ICP Concerned: Global Images for Global Crisis.

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