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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


* $$ Paid Opportunities $$

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

PRAC supporters

Arts in Harmony ~ April 3, 2019

2019 AGM

AGM | Arts in Harmony

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Ontario Power Generation Information Centre
1675 Montgomery Park Road, Pickering
Silent Auction Tables
Raffle for Robert Hinves framed Giclee Reproduction
and guest performers Eastside Harmony Chorus
All Welcome | Free Parking | Refreshments

15 Reasons to Live

Ajax Snapd photos HERE | Allan O'Marra's facebook photos HERE



Spark! is an annual Juried Art Show for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of mediums including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, pastel and markers or an even a combination. Submitted works will be organized in three categories based on current grade level of the artist.
PineRidge Arts Council is a proud partner with Pickering Public Library
Download entry form HERE

Juried Photography Exhibition

2019 Photo

Juried Photography Exhibition

Opening Reception May 2, 2019

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



Artfest call for artist


Applications to be a vendor open until April 18, 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

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

Artfest ~ Saturday, May 26, 2018

Facebook Photos: Event | Masks

AGM ~ "Arts in Harmony" ~ April 4, 2018

Great Event! Photos on facebook HERE | Pickering Snapd HERE

Gwen Williams thanks Frances Townend and Kevin Dashney for their performance.

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


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




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and password no longer required

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



September & October 2018


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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.

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

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