2023 Point of View Challenge

The Point of View Challenge is taking place once again this season. Thanks to the Sidney Shutterbug Camera Club, we had a wonderful selection of photos to choose from. By popular vote of SPAC members, this year’s inspiration work is “Autumn Splendour”, by Danielle Labonte.

This year we will be doing something different, in that there will be online registration of your artwork which will open February 1 and close on March 20, 2023. It is necessary for you to register the piece you want to put in the Point of View exhibition within these dates. Pieces will not be accepted for the exhibition if you don’t register online.

REMINDER You must be a member in good standing with a paid 2022-2023 membership to enter the Point of View Challenge.

Now on to the fun part – the creation of your piece. While Danielle has given us a starting point, it is up to you to interpret her work and make something distinctly yours. Will you be inspired by the feeling her photograph gives you? Is it the colours that you relate to? Is it the barn, or the trees, or the road, or the fence, or the leaves? Does it remind you of something in your past?

You can make something three dimensional or two dimensional. Your only restriction this year is the size. This is due to our limited exhibition space and based on the terrific interest in this project, displayed by our members.

  • Two dimensional pieces are limited to 11 inches high by 14 inches wide.
  • Three dimensional pieces are limited to 12 inches high by 12 inches wide by 6 inches deep.
  • Of course smaller pieces are welcome.

But your creativity isn’t limited! Show us something unexpected, or something you might have never done before, something that encapsulates you.

Let’s get creating!

Sharon Stone, Point of View Chair

SPAC & The Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club:
A Creative Collaboration

The Point of View (POV) Challenge is a yearly event involving members of SPAC and our good friends at the Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club.

Each fall, the Sidney Shutterbugs sponsor a club competition that kicks-off their membership year. From the member-submitted photographs, the Shutterbugs vote for the top ten qualifiers which are then presented to SPAC members who, in turn, vote for one winning image. This Artists’ Choice serves to inspire artistic creations by SPAC members in any medium, from painting to drawing, pottery to fabric, wood to paper, using the chosen photograph as a jumping-off point.

To learn more about the Sidney Shutterbugs and their activities, visit their website at sidneyshutterbugs.ca. Use their “SPAC Point of View” menu to view a collection of the POV Artists’ Choices and Qualifiers from the last few years. Their site also features several other image galleries of Shutterbugs’ photography as well as their event calendar and other club information.