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* Juried Art Show
2015 Dates to remember
Notice of intent due Friday, September 18
Delivery of artwork to McLean Community Centre is Sunday, October 18 – from 12 to 4 PM
Opening Reception, Friday, October 23 at 7:00 pm
Take-out Day is Sunday, November 22 between 1 and 3 pm
* $$ Paid Opportunities $$
Oshawa Little Theatre is looking for candidates to fill the following positions: General Manager and Box Office Administrator. For complete job postings, please visit oshawalittletheatre.com/audition/
Also check opportunities!
* AGM and Arts Event
Next AGM Wednesday, April 6, 2016
* Ad Rates and Deadlines
Just how much does it cost to advertise in ArtScene or include flyers AND what are the deadlines.
Click here and you will find all this and more.
PDF of ArtScene Ad Rates
PRINT ADS IN ARTSCENE DUE
January/February Issue due November 20
March/April due January 20
May/June due March 20
July/August due May 20
September/October due July 20
November/December due September 20
* Art Scams to be AWARE of
If you are looking at an offer that looks too good to be true … check out our scam section.
Are they overpaying you for your work and asking you to send them the difference?
If you know of others not listed, let us know, we will add them to the list.
* Artfest on the Esplanade
* art Supplies for Sale (used)
Gently used art supplies
FRAMES, FRAMES FRAMES!
Solid wood, mahogany with black trim, assembled frame, 20 X 24 inches,
with matching double matt board, precut to fit 16X20 artwork. Inner
matt board is dark grey, outer matt board is cream/off white with .5
mm reveal. You would need to get your own glass and backer board cut.
I have up to 10 extra frames to sell for $75.00 each.
Email me at email@example.com,
pick up in Whitby.
Pictures at these links:
* Helping Hands from PRAC
True Patriot Love Foundation ~ check out our Opportunities page
Frequently we receive requests from organizations asking for donations from our members. It is not PRAC's policy to send requests to members, but as some members may choose to support different causes, we provide this list for them.
When you request donated artwork we know you have a plan to promote the event/ raffle in order for you to raise the most funds, so please include:
- where the donation will be published/promoted (how the artist will be promoted/acknowledged)
- do you issue a tax receipt
- is it a 50/50 sharing of funds raised
- what percentage of the value will the minimum bid be set at?
- will you supply the artist with the name of the purchaser?
- will there be a free event ticket for the artist?
Our artists are most generous and we look forward helping both you and the artist benefit from your partnership.
* Music and Theatre Auditions
* Promotional Tips
Between listing your event with ArtScene and PRAC's website, you have made a good start promoting your event.
Remember to include the 6Ws
* Reason to be a prac member
As if ArtScene delivered to you door isn't enough - click here!
* Register your prac event
PRAC members are invited to list their event or event they are participating in. Just send the plain text (no jpegs, pdfs or word documents).
We regret the on-line option just got tooooooo much spam.
2012 Arts Award
PRAC thanks its supporters
Scugog Council for the Arts ~ Literary Prose & Poetry Contest
2017 Literary Prose & Poetry Contest
$1,200 Cash Awards ~ Deadline: Sunday, APRIL 2
The PineRidge Arts Council has agreed to partner
with the SCA for this exciting contest and plan to
attend their April 30th Awards Presentation (time
and location TBD).
First, Second and Third prizes will be awarded to
Open and Youth categoriees
in both Prose
and Poetry and PRAC is
delighted to sponsor the
Youth Category Awards.
Entry fee: $20 first
entry in each category.
$5 for subsequent entry
in same category
Maximum 3 entries per
No fee for Youth entries.
• Maximum; 2500 words Prose,
100 lines Poetry (per poem)
• All entries must be EMAILED by midnight
EST March 19, 2017.
• Include one cover page, regardless of number
of entries submitted including your name,
complete mailing address, telephone number
and email address.
• Only previously unpublished work may be
entered. No simultaneous entries.
• Judging is blind. Do not print, type or write
your name on the text pages of your entry.
Prose entries must be:
• Typed and double spaced with a title
Page number on each page
• NO author’s name on manuscript
Poetry entries must be:
• Typed and single
• Poems that run more
than 1 page need title
and page number of
• NO author’s name on
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online entries only.
For more information and online payment using
PayPal visit: www.scugogarts.ca
• Payment can be made online or by mail.
Send cheque or money order, payable to Scugog
Council for the Arts, or drop off to 181 Perry
Street, Unit G-1, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7.
• Payment must be received by the contest
deadline or entries will be invalid.
Presented in partnership with PineRidge Arts
Council and Inkslingers
Ontario 150 Youth Showcase Grant
Youth Public Art Competition ~
Deadline April 13, 2017
The City of Pickering will host a celebration of Arts excellence in Ontario through the
addition of a Youth Arts Showcase to Artfest
on the Esplanade (Pickering's annual
event to celebrate the arts). Youth aged 25 and under from Pickering are invited to form
a committee, who will spearhead this project. The Youth project will be open to all
youth residents of Ontario and themed “I am O
ntario”. It will include youth performances
on the stage; a show and sale of youth art works; a juried competition for the selection
of a youth designed public art piece; workshops and seminars led and/or directed by
youth; and immersive hands on art activ
ities designed by youth to showcase local and
iconic artists. The purpose of the project is to foster excellence in youth arts, engaging
and empowering emerging youth artists, and enriching their artforms through an
exploration Ontario’s rich arts heritage.
2017 Artfest Applications on line!
Want to participate in the event?
Visual Artists & Artisans
Applications must be received by Thursday, April 6, 2017
2017 Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception May 4, 2017
Strong, Proud and Free
How are you celebrating Canada's birthday?
What is your group planning for next year?
Perhaps PRAC can partner with your group?
DEADLINES | UNDER $15,000
Watch for details for 2017 Artfest on the Esplanade
Watch for 2017 details ~ Photos on Facebook
Mask Magic at Artfest 2016 | PineRidge Arts Council at Artfest 2016
Juried Photography Opening Reception & Awards | Photos
Photos on our group facebook page in three albums:
2016 Juried Photography Exhibition ~ Photographers and Friends
2016 Juried Photography Awards and Opening Reception ~ Guests
2016 Juried Photography Awards Presentations
2016 AGM PHOTOS on facebook
Thanks to Rotary Club of Pickering for their continued support.
Ontario Power Generation continues their sponsorship of
PineRidge Arts Council and projects!!!
The PineRidge Arts Council is once again, grateful for the Pickering Nuclear Corporate Citizenship Program donation in support of our community art initiatives, including the Art in Public Places programme at the Ontario Power Generation Information Centre in Pickering and the OPG Award at our annual Juried Art Show. Thank you for being a valued patron of the arts in our community and we look forward to future partnerships with OPG in their arts-related activities and events.
Enbridge's Ken Hall presents Cathy Schnippering with a BIG cheque at Artfest!
PRAC Celebrates 25 years!
PineRidge Arts Council was honoured at Artfest by MPP Tracy MacCharles, Pickering City Councillor David Pickles, Pickering Regional Councillor Bill McLean, Cathy Schnippering, Mayor Dave Ryan, Pickering City Councillor Peter Rodrigues, MP Corneliu Chisu, Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies and Pickering City Councillor Kevin Ashe
Photos on facebook ~ Artfest 2014 and Mask Magic at Artfest 2014
Read News Advertiser story
PHOTOS IN SNAPD
PRAC in the Community
Rotary Pickering Cheque Presentation to PRAC
From Left: Perry Halls, Rotary Club of Pickering President; Robert Hinves, PRAC VP; Cathy Schnippering, PRAC President; Gwen Williams PRAC VP; and Tom Reed. Rotary Club of Pickering Past President.
PineRidge Arts Council was delighted to be one of 24 charitable and non-profit organizations and agencies located in Pickering and Durham Region presented with a cheque as a show of support from the Rotary Club of Pickering at the McEachnie Family Centre, Ajax. The monies distributed were the proceeds from Rotary's fund raising efforts through Delta Bingo and, of course, the annual Pickering Rotary Ribfest. (Nov. 2013)
Got gently used arts related items
to sell or swap?
PRAC members can have them listed
on-line for free.
Did you know our advertising rates are the same as they were in 2003!
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At the Galleries
Post-its (upcoming calls and shows)
Art in Public Places
The pages with more info about some upcoming events. Check them out!
Some pages are LARGE, be patient or become a member and have your copy delivered to your home.
THANK YOU MAYOR'S GALA
Thank you to Mayor Dave Ryan, and the corporate sponsors of the Pickering Mayor’s Gala for their generous donation to the PineRidge Arts Council. Together, we are committed to strengthening our arts and cultural landscape.
THANK YOU OPG
OPG continued their support of PRAC's community art initiatives, including the Art in Public Places programme at the Ontario Power Generation Information Centre in Pickering, helping to defray costs of printing and mailing our ArtScene publication and the OPG Award at our annual Juried Shows and many more PRAC arts related events.
THANK YOU ENBRIDGE
Great news! Enbridge Pipelines Inc. continued their support of Mask Magic at Artfest and Janice and her team are ready to encourage children young and not so young in the popular annual expression of art in Pickering.
THANK YOU AJAX OPTIMISTS
Thank you for your continued support of our Juried Art Shows!
Thank you Veridian Connections for your continued support of our Juried Art Shows.
Feasibility study to be included in 2016 budget deliberations
On Monday night (Sept. 21/15) Pickering council accepted the unanimous recommendation of the City Executive Committee to accept the staff report relating to the prioritization of a performing and visual arts centre in Pickering.
MEDIA RELEASE | PDF VERSION
Dream of Durham West Arts Centre in Pickering closer to becoming a reality
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On our group Facebook page are photos from recent arts events PRAC members were involved with.
We often hear about arts related employment opportunities and post them on our SilverStone Gallery Facebook page.
Cathy Schnippering now has a
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