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Pic of the Month October

Pic of the Month

Post your best photo on your Instagram account according to the current month’s theme HERE

Include #PineRidgeArts to enter our online photo contest.

Photographer must be:

over 18 years of age
resident of Ontario
follow PRAC on Instagram
and tag two friends.

Maximum two photos per photographer per theme.

At the end of the month PRAC will select the post with the most likes and award the photographer $50.

Not sure how to tag a friend in Instagram?
Check HERE.

2020 & 2021 Juried Photography Exhibition ~ Cancelled

2020 Show was online

2020 JPE poster

contactPineRidge Arts Council is proud to once again be part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the largest annual photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural experience in Canada, with over 200 exhibitions and happenings from May 1-31 in the Greater Toronto Area.

Founded in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and fostering photography and related media with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT’s community initiatives foster a wide range of interest in photography and enable meaningful exchanges between the people who make and present art, and those that view it.

The foundation of CONTACT was based on an open call to participate, enabling emerging artists and photographers to show their work concurrent with exhibitions of works by leading professionals. Today the Open Exhibitions continue to encourage neighbourhood involvement at local galleries, community centres, educational and international institutions, cafes, retail stores, and many alternative locations.


Doesn't your photography belong in this show?

2019 Programme HERE
2019 Photos on PineRidge Arts
group facebook | Snapd Ajax
| Ajax News Advertiser

2019 Web Page HERE | 2018 Web page HERE

Over $2500 in Cash Awards

We are a Scotiabank's CONTACT Festival

Doesn't your photography belong in this show?

Each accepted photographer receives their copy of the
CONTACT catalogue and current edition of PHOTONews

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

Thanks to our 2020 sponsors and partners!

PRAC Ajax Oshawa Camera Club
Enbridge Rotary Club of Pickering Elexicon
Durham West Arts Centre OPG

2020 Juried Photography Dates ~ cancelled

Entry Deadline ~ Saturday, February 29, 2020
Submit images by Saturday, March 14, 2020
Sun., April 26, 2020 ~ Take-in and Jury
Mon., April 27, 2020 ~ Hang
Thurs., May 7, 2020 ~ Opening Reception
Sun., May 31, 2020 ~ Final Takeout

Sponsors: Enbridge, OPG, Elexicon, DWAC, Rotary Club of Pickering, Oshawa Camera Club, and partner, Town of Ajax.

2019 Juried Photography Exhibition
2018 Juried Photography Exhibition
PHOTOS: Take-in Day | Opening Reception
Snapd Ajax | Ajax News Advertiser

2017 Juried Photography Exhibition FACEBOOK Awards | Evening
2016 Juried Photography Exhibition FACEBOOK Awards | Evening
2015 Juried Photography Exhibition | 2015 PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK
2014 Juried Photography Exhibition








To see the images accepted into the show please check HERE.

Sponsors: Enbridge, OPG, Elexicon, DWAC, Rotary Club of Pickering, Oshawa Camera Club and partner, Town of Ajax.

Congratulations to the photographers whose works were accepted into the show.

Denise Alexander
Ian Archer
Dylan Banks-YOUTH
Robert Bourke
Jennifer Burrows
Joseph Capo
Khushi Desai-YOUTH
Sharon Foster
Devorah Garland
Cindy Gauley
Shawn Hamilton
Bart Hawkins Kreps
Bruce Hooper
Diane Huson
Heather Jakobsen
Nick Janushewski
Sharon Janushewski
Jennifer Klein
Andrew Kulin
Jacqueline La Frano
Kelley Lenkeit
Maretha Lottering
Kim Lowes
Douglas Marrs
Marc McDermott
Loryn Mitchell-YOUTH
Raz Mohammed
Marwan Najib
Natalie Najib-YOUTH
Tanya Najib-YOUTH
Heather Nicholson
Randy Nickerson
Leif Petersen
Vinay Prasad
David Reid
Randall Romano
Gordon Ross
Caitlin Sabean-Untermann
Peter Simon
Rhoni Speed
Rachael Steenland-YOUTH
Zachary Steer-YOUTH
Sunil Tantirige
Sharad Tembe
Denise Wilkins
Laura Willems
Sanja Wirch
Vanessa Young





2020 Juror Norm Ullock

Norm UllockNorm Ullock
is an award-winning photographer. In 2012, he received an "Award of Merit", from the International Glennie Memorial Nature Salon for one of his wildlife portraits. He is a member of the Oshawa Camera Club and has twice been runner up for "Photographer of The Year" and he has twice won the Oshawa Camera Club "Photographer of the Year" award. In 2018 he tied for First as Photographer of the Year in the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs (OCCC) Annual "Open Challenge" Competition, which had over 3,000 entries. Norm creates images, and has received awards, in virtually all categories including, Nature, Landscapes, Portraits, Creative & Altered Reality, Pictorial, Street & Architecture.

Norm loves to travel and his photography has taken him to 26 countries, 39 U.S. States & 9 Canadian Provinces.

Norm is very involved in the Photography Community. He served as Club Secretary for the Oshawa Camera club for 4 years. Norm is an OCCC accredited judge. He is also responsible for the Oshawa CC's Judge Training Program. He is currently Judge's Chair for the Ontario Council of Camera Clubs, a provincial organization with member clubs across Ontario. Since 2015 his creativity and work has brought about several positive improvements to the Competitions and Judging process in the OCCC such as:

• Designed and implemented a system to measure judging accuracy.

• Authored the OCCC Judge Training course which Norm co-teaches.

• Created a way to identify promising candidates to train as future judges.

• Implemented a system to develop new "Judges in Training" with a 1-2 year program, so they can earn their OCCC Judge accreditation credentials.

• Created and implemented processes and manuals to improve the OCCC judging process.

• Achieved more consistent and accurate Judging results in OCCC competitions

In 2019 Norm was awarded the OCCC "Technical Achievement Award" to recognize his accomplishments to improve the competition and judging process within the Ontario Council and their member clubs. He judges and lectures regularly on topics about improving photography and competition skills.

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Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a not-for-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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