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* PRAC Juried Shows

Juried Art Show
2020 stay tuned

Juried Photography Exhibition
2020 ~ cancelled
2021 stay tuned

 

* $$ Paid Opportunities $$

Employment Opportunities

City of Pickering
Wanted: Executive Director, Performing Arts Centre (annual salary range starting at $117,746.60).
Apply by October 18, 2019. bit.ly/331MyRi

 

Also check opportunities!

* 2021 AGM and Arts Event
Unfortunately our 2020 AGM has been cancelled.
* 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.

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

We are no longer mailing out inserts, however printed ads will be included in an issue of MailChimp.

* 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


* 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.

* ArtScene

ArtScene

Contact ArtScene Editors editor@pineridgearts.org

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

 

* Helping Hands from PRAC

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

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

Arts Civic Award

2012 Arts Award
for the SilverStone Gallery


PRAC thanks its supporters

sponsors



Sculptures of Durham and Snap a Selfie

LIST OF DURHAM LOCATIONS ~ pdf HERE | ON-Line MAP HERE
SNAP A SELFIE WITH SCULPTURE DETAILS HERE

 

Sculptures of Durham


Sculpture in Durham is all around us

The tradition of Public Art in Durham Region is well-established and growing. Let’s stop and look and “see” the pieces.

In 1978 the 10th International Sculpture Conference was held in Toronto. At that time Alan Bakes, Visual Arts Ontario and Ontario Society of Artists documented the “forms” in Toronto in a brochure titled, “Cityforms”.

Starting in January 2021 PineRidge Arts Council will feature sculptures and sculptors in our community in ArtScene and on the website.

We most often ignore the “forms” around us resulting from a human hand and imagination even though they have been consciously placed to enhance and stimulate our surroundings. We encourage you to discover and enjoy them.

As an extensive documentation of outdoor public sculpture in Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering and Whitby, “Sculptures of Durham” provides a unique opportunity to review the evolution of outdoor sculpture in one of the GTA’s fast growing communities. For over half a century, public sculpture in Durham has existed and evolved-from monuments reflecting the growth of the Region to forms that show the process of cultures evolving within it. We have chosen to limit this documentation to outdoor public pieces as it would be impossible to include those indoors. Additionally, during the strictures of a pandemic, we want you to be able to get outside to enjoy what our region offers.

We look forward to developing a new era of awareness of the importance of our visual surroundings and a recognition that public sculpture is not an expendable frill, but a necessity for our improved mode of living.

Although the main purpose of “Sculptures in Durham” is to raise awareness and provide information on public outdoor sculpture, it will also provide a record for posterity of sculptors and their works.

In 2022 we plan to cover surrounding communities, Bowmanville, Clarington, Port Perry and Uxbridge.

This is a work in progress and will be updated, but here is a start:

Our web page HERE created years ago and

January, 2021 Pollinators and Pride of Pickering ~ Web | PDF

NEW March/April, 2021 Ajax Sculpture Tour ~ Web | PDF

May/June, 2021 watch for Dorsey James ~ Home Place and Kijimba Kind at Alex Robertson Park, Pickering Web | PDF

Still to come: Whitby, Oshawa, more works in Pickering, Uxbridge and ...

 

SNAP A SELFIE WINNERS

Congratulations to Marnie Bracht, our April facebook winner with her photo with Wynn Walters | Maud in her Garden | Leaskdale National Manse and Historic Church 11850 Durham Regional Rd 1, Leasksdale

Congratulations to Charissa Sooaar from Ajax for her Instagram photo of her son by Mark Puigmarti's "WoodHaven" at Carruthers Marsh Pavillion, Ajax. HERE.

Congratulations to Brenda Ng, our March winner with her photo with Mark Puigmarti's "WoodHaven" at Carruthers Marsh Pavillion, Ajax.

Congratulations to Chris Pudel, our March winner with his photo with“The Sire” by Jules Roman at Ajax Downs. Our first Central Counties Tourism winner!

Congratulations to Chris Pudel, our February winner with his photo with Geordie Lishman's "Grounded Community" at Audley Recreation Centre, Ajax.

NEW Pic of the Month

Pic of the MonthShare your Instagram artwork with PRAC

MAY theme ~ ALCOHOL INKS

Details HERE ~ note new #contestPRAC tag

Congratulations to our April 2021 winner Michael Lavender of Ajax winner of Signs of Spring with his wasp waiting for a blossom to open.

Congratulations to Pickering's Gary Myers for “Winter’s Teeth” our March Pic of the Month photographer HERE.

Congratulations to Mark Cassell our February Pic of the Month photographer HERE.

Congratulations to Susana Mingram, our January Pic of the Month Digital Artist for "Weird Times"

Congratulations to Jackie Ferrier our December
Pic of the Month photographer HERE.

Congratulations to Anjalie Rampersad of Pickering our November Pic of the Month photographer HERE

Congratulations to Kelley Lenkeit of Ajax, winner of our October Pic of the Month. Check instagram #pineridgearts or HERE

Artfest will be online! May 1-31, 2021

Mask Magic Kits available through Central Library's Curbside Pickup program

Artfest

This year PRAC will be supplying kits with masks and markers through Pickering Central Library's Curbside service. to children ages 4-10 while supply lasts. pickeringlibrary.ca/services-information

MASK MAGIC RETURNS
JOIN THE PARADE ON INSTAGRAM #PICKERINGMASKMAGIC


Indie Author DayWatch for Indie Author Day 2021 details

Indie Author page with PRAC

 

2021 Juried Photography Exhibition ~ Cancelled

JPEWe are offering Pic of the Month, check out the current theme!

Be sure to join our facebook group page and Instagram to see the images.

See the 2020 photos HERE!

2021 Juried Art Show ~ Cancelled

JASWith regret we announce that the Juried Art Show for 2021 is Cancelled. We sincerely how 2022 will be a go!

In this time of uncertainty, for the protection of our volunteers and for the protection of our community PineRidge Arts Council wishes to advise the 2021 Juried Art Show is officially cancelled. This decision was made after much consideration and discussion. We thank everyone for their support over the past 20 years.

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DWAC at Pickering City Centre Vision Meeting October 1, 2018

DWAC

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.

 

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

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

 

CONTACT LINKS

ArtScene

Current Issue HERE

Most of the events have been cancelled,
but you can still read about
our members and their virtual events.

This issue of ArtScene
is electronic only.


editor@pineridgearts.org

ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP FORM

Direct payment options page HERE

E-TRANSFER OPTION
Send e-transer to payments@pineridgearts.org
and password no longer required

PDF membership form

ON-LINE EVENT LISTING FORM
or email us with the info

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


Monthly meetings are held in the
Chestnut Hill Recreation Complex
(formerly Pickering Recreation)
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering

on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:15 pm (except in April when we have our AGM at OPG Info Centre, Pickering)
EXCEPT during COVID-19


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

NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE


Indie Author Day


ArtScene

HERE

If you have questions about this format, please drop us a line HERE.

Contact ArtScene Editor
editor@pineridgearts.org


2019 THANK YOU TO ROTARY

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

2020 THANK YOU ENBRIDGE

Enbridge

EnbridgeGreat news! Enbridge Pipelines Inc. continued their support of Mask Magic at Artfest and Rola Jaber and her team are ready to encourage children young and not so young in the popular annual expression of art in Pickering.


2019 THANK YOU
AJAX OPTIMISTS

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

2020 THANK YOU DWAC

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

2021 THANK YOU OPG

2019 Thank you
Elexicon Engergy

 

2017 THANK YOU
PICKERING MAYOR'S GALA

Great new news, the Pickering Mayor's Gala has awarded PineRidge Arts Council with a Grant!


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

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