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Congratulations to this year’s winners of the
BMFA Photo Competition!

Fifty eight worthy competitors graced the walls of the BMFA exhibit space for the month of October.

Adult Winners:

Left to right, Diane Hammond (1st Place) Leah denBok (2nd Place) and Sheelagh Strang (3rd Place). Jurors choice are, Phil Colwill and John Steele.

Student Winners:

Left to right, Kai Johne (1st Place) Mitchell Saunders (3rd Place) and Jack Leonhardt (2nd Place)

Judges: (1 more to come)

Tony Florio


-  A self-taught, passionate photographer for many years
-  Published in the Exxon-Mobil Calendar, Toronto Salon and Local Colour Photographer of the Year at the Toronto Digital Photography Club and the Esso Camera Club
-  Awarded in the Toronto International Salon (including a Gold Medal in Nature) and in the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (O3C) Open Challenge
-  Accredited as a judge by the O3C and active for over 17 years
-  Judged at the 2018 Can Am Photo Expo
-  The Juror for the 2014 inaugural Pine Ridge Arts Council competition
-  Judged numerous times in the Toronto International Salon and O3C Open Challenge
-  President (2009–2011) and board member (2006-2009) of the Toronto Digital Photography Club.


Rosemary Hasner



Artist Bio

Mixed-media photographer Rosemary Hasner has won numerous awards and recognition for her sometimes nostalgic, often humorous and always surreal depictions of the rural world. The landmarks and creatures are her inspiration and her subject. The artwork consists of photography, but then she borrows the techniques of painters and collage artists to create the digital mixed-media pieces. Visit her website at and on facebook at Rosemary Hasner, Black Dog Creative Arts.

Artist Statement

Icons, landmarks, symbols and metaphors – the rural environment provides both the inspiration and the fire behind my work. All is not well “in the country”; the history and the legends of both rural life and the natural environment are being sacrificed in the name of progress. My work is not a eulogy on these things. Instead, it is designed to trigger long-buried emotions that might create change.

To take a fresh look… and to rekindle hope.