Check out some short clips from each of the AV shows highlighted this year.
The 2018 Audio-Visual Festival lineup is now set!
With a mix of shows by local photographers as well as a number of thought-provoking international entries it will be the highlight of the year for the AV community.
Get your advanced tickets now using the “Shop” section of the web site.
Our annual survey of past seminar attendees identified a clear preference for two topics to be offered on Sunday: Travel & Photography and Landscapes After Dark. More details can be found under the Sunday Shorts tab. Thanks to the 129 people who answered our survey.
Our Weekend speaker has just been named as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society — a fitting and impressive honour for someone whose photography celebrates the land.
Dave says: “I love this country that I call home so much and being able to share it through my photography and words gives me so much pleasure. To be nominated and accepted into the RCGS means the world, and I can only hope that I can continue to promote this land and it’s people for many more years to come.”
New this year: Latow and the AGB have teamed up to offer a $500 “Award for Artistic Merit”. This will be decided by a panel of three artists from the other artistic disciplines outside of Latow as a way of recognizing the “art” of the AV medium. The winner will be announced at the end of the evening presentation.
Invitation for Entries
Do you have a show that you would like to submit for consideration for this year’s Festival?
Those interested in submitting a show for consideration for presentation at the Festival should first read the “Submission Guidelines & Specifications” document and then contact
Our 2018 featured guest is Dave Brosha, an award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer based in Prince Edward Island. Dave’s work appears frequently in PhotoLIFE magazine, and he is a well-traveled leader of workshops. Dave is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of most extreme and pristine environments or the beauty of a person’s most personal moments. His website has many fine examples of his approach.
Dave has offered several possible topics for the Sunday of the Photography Weekend. As soon as we complete our interest survey of past Weekend attendees, those and other details will be posted here.
The dates for the 2018 Annual Photography Weekend are 14-15 April.
Tickets: If you have purchased a ticket in advance for any event, bring your email confirmation with you. If you cannot find your confirmation, let us know by replying to this email and we’ll send you a replacement. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door: for the Seminar — $90, AV Festival — $15, Travel Photography (Sunday AM) — $40. The two mini-seminars later on Sunday are sold out and there are already waiting lists.
Refunds: Please note our refund policy as stated on the confirmation of your online purchase: Full refunds will be given if for any reason the seminar does not take place. Refunds will be given if requested 48 hours or more prior to the seminar date (Thursday morning), subject to a $5.00 handling charge. No refunds will be given for failure to attend for any reason.
Location: The Art Gallery of Burlington (formerly the Burlington Art Centre) is at 1333 Lakeshore Road West, not far off the QEW. Map. Saturday’s Seminar will be in the Lee Chin Family Gallery, the same as in past years.
Hours, Saturday: The Seminar will start sharp at 9:00 and run until 4:30, with breaks for coffee mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Doors to the Seminar hall will open at 8:45; doors to the AGB will open about 8:15 so you can wait inside. (But really — the screen is huge and there are no bad seats!) The AV Festival runs from 7-9 pm.
Hours & rooms, Sunday:
The Sunday mini-seminars are each 2 hours long, with half-hour breaks in between. Coffee will be available 15 minutes before the session starts.
- Travel Photography — 9:00 – 11:00 Lee Chin Family Gallery (same as Saturday)
- Landscape Photography — noon -2:00. Photography Studio
Parking: The AGB has a large parking lot where you can park all day for $12 and help out the kids’ art education programs at the same time. Parking tickets are available at the desk just inside the entrance from the parking lot; a ticket gives you in/out privileges during the day (but no guarantee of a spot after lunch, if you leave.) There is no parking charge for the evening. There are also municipal parking lots in the area.
Lunch: On Saturday, we will break for lunch from noon –1:30. New this year: a gourmet food truck will be stationed in the AGB parking lot. This is not a chip wagon; it’s definitely worth checking out, and we expect it to be in place on Sunday as well. And downtown Burlington with many food outlets is a 10-minute walk away. On both days, if you wish to bring your own lunch, there are locations within the AGB where you can eat it. There is no longer a cafe onsite.
Win a framed print: As usual, we will sell tickets for a draw to take place at the end of Saturday, with all proceeds going to Burlington’s Camelot Centre for adults with intellectual disabilities. The prize is the image below, signed and professionally framed. Tickets for the draw are $10 for one or $20 for three.
Print exhibition: the annual open exhibition of photographic prints by Latow members will be found in the Fireside lounge. Stop by during morning coffee or the lunch break.
What to bring: On both Saturday and Sunday, you do not need to bring anything except maybe a notepad. David has lots of materials online, so even note-taking is not necessary. If you do bring a device such as a tablet or laptop, we will ask that you sit near the back so as not to disturb those behind you in the dark.
Burlington has been named the second best place to live in Canada and it’s a great place to visit as well! Check out the Tourism Burlington website or drop in to Burlington’s Visitor Information Centre to learn all about our city and what not to miss while in town.
Accommodations are available to suit every taste and budget. The Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington is within walking distance of our venue. Tourism Burlington’s Hotel Deals page lists this hotel and others offering “$20 off your stay plus $20 to play.” Tourism Burlington’s site lists other options: Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Motels and Campsites.
Our events are being held at the Art Gallery of Burlington. It’s the home of Latow Photographers Guild and six other guilds: Fine Arts, Handweavers/Spinners, Hooking Craft, Pottery, Fibre Arts and Sculptors/Woodcarvers. It is a truly a centre for art, supporting artists, staging exhibitions, nurturing an internationally recognized ceramic collection, and serving the community. Be sure to explore it!