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* PRAC Juried Shows

Juried Art Show
Entry Deadline September 28, 2018
Opening November 1, 2018

Juried Photography Exhibition
Entry Deadline February 28, 2019
Opening Reception May 2, 2019


* $$ Paid Opportunities $$


An exciting arts managerial position is being offered by a small arts organization in Newcastle, Ontario. The experience you can acquire in running an art gallery, school and community art hub will be  limited only by your own desires.

Salary range $45,000.00 to 60,000.00 with performance bonuses as an exciting addition.

Call 905-987-2264 or email for the job description.

Please apply to  with a resume and  statement explaining why you would like to be involved in a small, hands on arts organization. Applications accepted until April 30, 2019. All applications received will be acknowledged

Also check opportunities!

* 2019 AGM and Arts Event
Next AGM Wednesday, April 3, 2019
* Ad Rates and Deadlines

Just how much does it cost to advertise in ArtScene what are the deadlines.

Click here and you will find all this and more.

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

We are no longer mailing out inserts.

* Art in Public Places
PineRidge Arts Council's initiative "Art in Public Places" works with local venues to display the works of PRAC's Durham Artists.
OPG, Pickering
McLean Community Centre, Ajax
Dentistry on Liverpool, Pickering
Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre
Jolie Café, Ajax
* 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
* ArtScene


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* Art Show Notices
* art Supplies for Sale (used)


1 Cerlox paper puncher with square holes and some supplies

8-12 Reams of 250 sheets Linen Laid (Wholesale each $28 and other “High End” printing stock $110)

Art supplies



* Helping Hands from PRAC

City of Pickering looking for volunteers for Oct. 14, 2017 for the Tom Thomson Celebration event.

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
* Register your prac event
PRAC members are invited to list their event or event they are participating in. Just send the plain text (no attachments, jpegs, pdfs, pngs or word documents) or complete this on-line form HERE
* Sculptures in Durham
This page needs updating, if you know of an outdoor sculpture that should appear, let us know.

Arts Civic Award

2012 Arts Award
for the SilverStone Gallery

PRAC thanks its supporters


Juried Photography Exhibition

JPEJuried Photography Exhibition

Show closes on May 25 | Photos on PineRidge Arts group facebook | Snapd Ajax | Ajax News Advertiser

McLean Community Centre ~ 95 Magill Dr., Ajax L1T 3K7

Artfest on the Esplanade ~ May 25th, 2019


PRAC 2019 Juried Art Show

JAS call for art

Photos on Ajax Snapd | PRAC photos on facebook (if this link doesn't work, please go to our group facebook page > Photos > Albums > 19th Juried Art Show


INDIE AUTHOR watch for 2019 details

Indie Author 2019

PineRidge Arts Council was pleased to partner with Indie Author Day, Pickering Library, Angie Littlefield and Marangi Editions in this second Pickering Indie Author Day. Pickering Central Library | One The Esplanade, Pickering L1V 6K7
PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK > Photos > Albums > Indie Author Day in Pickering ~ October 14, 2018


Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Employment Opportunities

Education Coordinator

VACThe Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized individual with an interest in gaining valuable experience within the field of arts education. Working in a creative and vibrant setting, the Summer Art Camp Director will be responsible for managing and coordinating all summer educational programs. Candidates should be pursuing post-secondary studies in visual arts, education, or a related field and will be returning to full-time studies in the fall.
Position summary: ​Permanent Part-Time
25 - 30 hrs per week ~ $18.50/hr 
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 
PO Box 52 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K8 
or to:Sandy Saad, Curator of Exhibitions and Education
Application deadline: Friday, May 17
Visit our website for more information

Pottery Instructor (independent contractor position)

Position Summary:
Wage: $30.00/hr

Temporary Cultural Program Supervisor

AjaxTown of Ajax ~ St Francis Centre (Temporary up to 18 months in duration)

The Role: Reporting to the Manager of Community & Cultural Development, the Temporary Cultural Program Supervisor - St. Francis Centre is responsible for developing, coordinating, promoting, supervising and evaluating the Town’s cultural programming at the St. Francis Centre including managing and marketing the Centre’s programs and events; marketing and promotion of the Centre’s programs and events; budget management; box office management; liaising with Centre users and the community; scheduling and supervising staff (AV Techs & bartenders) and/or volunteers; and responding to inquiries/concerns from customers/users. DEADLINE MAY 19 DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

Arts in Harmony ~ April 3, 2019

2019 AGM Programme Cover

AGM | Arts in Harmony

Photos on facebook in 2019 Arts in Harmony Album Video HERE

Pickering Rotary Music Festival

32nd Annual Stars of the Festival Concert & Awards 2019

Photos HERE



DWAC at Pickering City Centre Vision Meeting October 1, 2018


From Left: Gary Strange, Marjorie Green, Justice David Stone, Afsar Naqvi,
David Green, Mary Cook and Bob Jackson

Art Supplies for sale

Got gently used arts related items
to sell or swap?
PRAC members can have them listed
on-line for free.


Cerlox paper puncher SOLD


ArtScene: Durham's best source for visual and performing arts

Did you know our advertising rates are the same as they were in 2003!




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or email us with the info | sorry this stopped working, but SHOULD be OK now

We are now using JotForm for our
on-line forms.

6 Ws

  • When ~ date and time of the event
  • Who ~ the PRAC group or artist
  • What ~ the name of the event
  • Why ~ what is the reason for the event (about 10 words)
  • Where ~ where will the event be held
  • Website ~ where to go for more info, buy tickets etc or at least a phone number or e-mail address


Indie Author Day

October 5, 2019



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2018 Thank you
Veridian Connections

Thank you for your support of our Juried Art Shows.


Great new news, the City of Pickering has awarded PineRidge Arts Council with a Community Grant!


Pickering Rotary Club cheque presentationGreat news! Thanks to the Rotary Club of Pickering for their continued support.


dwacThank you to Durham West Arts Centre for continuing to support PineRidge Arts Council's exhibitions.



EnbridgeGreat 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.


OptimistGreat news!
Thank you for your continued support of our Juried Art Show Youth Awards!


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Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

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650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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