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George Janousek



George Janousek was born in Prague, Czech Republik in 1949 & immigrated to Canada in 1968.

In 1973 graduated from Kootenay School of Art with a certificate in Commercial Art and in 1976 graduated from Vancouver School of Art with a Degree in Fine Arts. (lithography & ceramics) in 2005 took up photography and joined the North Shore Photographic Society and in 2010 joined the North Vancouver Community Arts Council and is a regular contributor to their art rental program.

Recent photographic accolades include:

2014 – “Never Enough” photo shown in the seemetakeover exhibition on the largest video billboard in New York Times Square.

2012 – “Life’s Good” photo published in “Exposure”, a coffee-table book by a New York based Artists Wanted competition.

2011 – Gold award for “Venetian Gondolas” photo.
Published in the COLOR Single Image magazine contest March issue.

2010 – Honorable mention for “Life’s Good” photo in the Arts Council of Surrey 2010 exhibition.

2009 – place for “The Burbs” photo in the Arts Council of Surrey 2009 Earth Matters exhibition.

2009 – Honorable mention for HSBC “Celebration of Lights fireworks” photo.
Featured in the Where Vancouver magazine.

2009 – Honorable mention for “The Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre” photo.
Featured in Northern Exposure contest (a showcase of Vancouver Architecture & Interior   Design).

2008 – “Sunlight in Forest” photo published in Photo Life magazine.
One of 37 “up-and coming hot new talents in Canada”, an annual emerging emerging photographers contest.