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Starting Thursday, September 14th, as part of the third annual Toon’s On Transit, fifty local photographers will have their work displayed on Saskatoon transit buses as well as the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport for a 2 month roaming gallery exhibition.

PAVED Arts once again requested the work of Saskatoon area photographers to be placed on city transit. An open call for photographs by local residents resulted in submissions in excess of 200 entries. These submissions were narrowed to 50 images, selected by a community jury consisting of Carey Shaw, Karla Griffin and Kevin Lee Burton.

The fifty photographers selected by the 2017 Toon’s Kitchen jury are:
Alireza Montazeri, Allain Esquivel, Amos Friesen, Anton Endaya, Art Rachul, Avery Swiftwolfe, Bernice Leyeza, Bob Ferguson, Catherine Ritchie, Dale Boan, David Stonhouse, Deklan Iris-Hoscheit, Gavin Baird, Syed Hassam Hussain Jafri, Ian Preston, Jane Reväe McWhirter, Janice Weber, Jeremy Sax, Jessica Howell, J.M. Michaud, Joanne Lyons, John Harper, Joshua Erikson, Kaitlin Wong, Karen Polowick, Kelsey Fagnou, Kelsey Qualman, Kira Stillwell, Kyle Zurevinski, Lenore Maier, Lisa Rachul, Margaret Eng, Marriane Jane Angga, Mark Ferguson, Mateuaz Lewczuk, Maycie McWillie, Meghan Mickelson, Natasha Kooy, Nick Biblow, Nicole Dyck, Pauline Cuthand, Ron Cooley, Ryan Warkentin, Shelly Fox, Stacy Ingram, Stephanie Hall, Steve Pemble, Stew Coles, Tanya Turner, Zhijun Liu.

For eight weeks (September 14-November 13), 100 city buses will feature unique photographs by Saskatoon photographers. As riders enjoy their daily commute they will encounter a diverse array of photographs in the buses that will vary depending on their route and time of day.

As an expansion of the project, Pattison Outdoor Advertising has partnered with PAVED Arts to feature select photos from this years exhibition on the gateway terminal screens at the Saskatoon International Airport. This is an exciting development in this growing initiative that will provide a unique view of our city for visitors and residents alike.

Toon’s On Transit is a continuation of PAVED Arts programming that highlights the talents of local artists through our outreach and exhibition. Located in the former Toon’s Kitchen restaurant in Riversdale, a media gallery was constructed in PAVED Arts honouring the restaurant’s history. This gallery space has programmed local video work, as an opportunity to recognize our locale, as well as highlight emerging artistic talent in our community. As a growing annual tradition, we are taking Toon’s Kitchen ‘on delivery’ into every neighbourhood of Saskatoon.

A slideshow cross section of photographs submitted for this year will be exhibited in the PAVED Arts Toon’s Kitchen Media Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday Noon-6pm, Saturdays Noon-4pm.

Toon’s on Transit is generously supported by: