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2016 Annual Juried Art Show

2017 DATES

  • Sunday, October 22nd 1pm-4pm Take-In Day

  • Monday, October 23rd 4pm to 9pm, Phone those selected

  • Wednesday, October 25th 5pm to 7pm Take out art not in show

  • Thursday, November 2nd 7pm to 8:30pm
    Opening Reception

  • Sunday, November 26th 1pm to 3pm Take out art at close of show

CONTACT: Susan Brown | Brian Smallman
225 County Road 8
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0


2016 News Advertiser Call for Art

PRAC Facebook ~ Opening Reception | Awards

2016 Snapd Ajax

2016 Ajax News Advertiser ~ Opening Reception

2016 Sponsors and Partners:

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.; Ontario Power Generation; Town of Ajax; Optimist Club of Ajax; Rotary Club of Pickering; Veridian Connections; Durham West Arts Centre Inc.; Ajax Creative Arts; Willis Supply Co. Ltd.; Metro, Whites Road, Pickering

Thank you to Michael Jack for encouraging his art students Teresa Tang, Linda Wang and Thomas Liu to be part of this exciting show.

Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor of this established juried art show in Ajax. INFO SHEET


The PineRidge Arts Council reserves the right to photograph the artists and artwork for publicity, web posting and other not-for-profit purposes.


Artist to arrange for pickup of artwork on Sunday, November 27, from 1 to 3 P.M. There is no secure storage after the pickup dates and times.


Friday, October 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., awards at 7:15 P.M., Banquet Hall in the McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax, L1T 3K7


2017 Call for Art

2017 Details coming soon!
Registration due date September 29
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation November 2

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive | Ajax | L1T 3K7


Adult Category
Lou Schnippering Award
• Margaret Taylor
Ontario Power Generation Award
• Robert Graham
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Award
• Charles Choi
Veridian Award
• Linda Cole
Mayor’s Award
• Karen Richardson
Rotary Club of Pickering Award
• Robert Hinves
Durham West Arts Centre Award
• Gary Faulkner

Awards of Excellence
• Loretta Kaltenhauser
• Maureen Lowry • Catherine Mills

Honourable Mention
• Marjatta Beasley • Judith Harper

Youth Category
Optimist Club of Ajax Youth Award
• Teresa Tang
Mayor’s Youth Award
• Kate Marrs
Award of Excellence Youth
• Sabrina Ebenreth
Honourable Mention Youth
• Linda Wang

2016 Artwork

Marjatta Beasley ~ Flooded Treasure Chest
Charles Choi ~ Beauty in a Mess
Linda Cole ~ Wet and Wild
Sabrina Ebenreth ~ The Eye of the Fox
Robert Graham ~ Ajax Influx
Gary Faulkner ~ Young Lady
Judith Harper ~ Glamour Lake
Robert Hinves ~ Hard Times II
Loretta Kaltenhauser ~ Badlands
Maureen Lowry ~ Summer Sunshine and Me
Kate Marrs ~ Untitled
Catherine Mills ~ Letters to a Daughter
Karen Richardson ~ Sunbathing Swallowtails
Teresa Tang ~ Monday Morning
Margaret Taylor ~ Untitled
Linda Wang ~ City Street Lights


Cheryl Bannister ~ 7th Inning Stretch
Hi-Sook Barker ~ Hottest Day
Irene Bate ~ My Shadow
Marjatta Beasley ~ Crossroads – Flooded
Wendy Bermingham ~
What a Tangled Web We Weave
Hal Bilz ~ Centurion
Carmel Brennan ~ Ireland–The Madness of it All
Linda Browne ~ Shutters
Peter Buerschaper ~ City Slickers
Chas Burke ~ Abstract in A Flat Minor II
Marie Butt ~ Colours of Fall
Aisha Chiguichon ~ Junior Queen
Cathy Clark ~ Two Little Lambs
Linda Down ~ Fuchsia Fantasy
Dorte Farrington ~ Blaze
Brenda Fountain ~ Iceberg
Elaine Gillingham ~ Canola Colours
Ruth Greenlaw ~ Heritage Runner Bean
Shirley Heard ~ Out of the Earth
Amanda Heinl ~ Broken
Cheryl Helferty ~ Deep Roots
Angela Hennessey ~ Verdant View
Kay Hubbard ~ Snow Serenity
Rola Jaber ~ Unique
Kimberley Johnson ~ Identity
Carolyn Joore ~ Study in Colour
Kimberley Kaye ~ Bowie
Alma Kelley ~ First of Season
Ryan Larvin ~ Home Sweet Home
Thomas Liu ~ Dominican Beachside
Emmalise Mahoney ~ The Girl with Wavy Hair
Carol Matsuyama ~ One Another
Betty McGowan ~ Vessel
Sue Miller ~ Evenings Golden Light
Loryn Mitchell ~ Spring
Joan Moss ~ Colin
Rita Naras ~ Ancient Bark
Allan O’Marra ~ Immersion
Carolyne Pascoe ~ Tuscany Fantasy
Ronald Peter ~ Fishing Stage, with Clothesline
Jennifer Ross ~ vHigh and Dry
Elaine Saliani ~ On The Hot Seat
Mary Jo Smith ~ Top of the Forest
Marie Blanchard Thomas ~ Calm in the Afternoon
Jake Vandenbrink ~ Cottage Lane
Carly Whitmore ~ Landscape #1
Gordon Wilson ~ Haliburton
Joan Wilton ~ Haida Gwaii Memories
Robert Zalay ~ Midday Stroll | Dream On

Juror for 2016 ~ Maurice Snelgrove

How do you go about communicating your thoughts, emotions and visual ideas about your environment to others?
Harmony and discord abound all around us and the artist works to capture and encapsulate this imagery and to share it. The artist/you, struggles to define this with paper, canvas, paint, ink or chalk and the process becomes an intrinsic part of bringing your feelings to visual fruition. It goes without saying that we live today in a complex world, but the gratifying reality is that you have never enjoyed more freedom and been given the opportunity to engage so many others through your art. In the final analysis, you should feel (humbly) satisfied that at the moment of completion, you have given it your best shot. You can do no more.
As your juror, I perceived in this exhibition your engagement with, and the visions of your world, through your art. Your efforts to reach out to others, through art, may have varying results, but the satisfaction and success of your insights (or even failures), should continue to encourage and even inspire.
My congratulations to everyone who helped make this exhibition so successful: the volunteers, the donors and of course the artists who gave of their talents and encouragement. To those whose art hangs on the walls, and especially to the award winners, the quality and creativity speaks for itself. The technical skills, beauty and high artistic standards are evident in all of the work, and it bears witness to the fact that you have indeed realized many of your own artistic thoughts.


Before starting to teach in 1970, Maurice worked for 15 years as an Artist/Designer/Art Director. He has now retired after teaching art for 30 years for the Scarborough Board of Education; 20 years as Head, Visual Arts at Lester B. Pearson Collegiate. He is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and The Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) Maurice’s love of the outdoors and his concerns for the environment are manifested in his watercolour landscapes. He has painted in Canada coast to coast to coast, in Europe, the UK, Mexico and the USA.

He has juried, demonstrated and taught for many groups in theToronto area as well as the Haliburton School of the Arts. He is currently teaching two private classes of adults in Scarborough.

Maurice’s watercolours hang in public and private collections in Canada, France, Scotland, Mexico, Italy, Australia, The Netherlands and the United States.

Thanks to our 2016 sponsors

OPG | ENBRIDGE | Town of Ajax

Rotary Club of Pickering | Verdian | Optimist Club of Ajax | Durham West Arts Centre

Ajax Creative Arts | Willis Supply Co. Limited

Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor of this established juried art show in Ajax. INFO SHEET


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2016 Juror

Maurice Snelgrove


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within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts since 1989.

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


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