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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
* 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

sponsors


Some events are re-opening! Check to see their guidelines.

Artfest was online!
Saturday, May 23 to Friday, May 29, 2020

Indie Author Day 2020 was part of Artfest online!
Saturday, May 23 to Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 Juried Photography Exhibition ~ Cancelled

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

See the photos HERE!

2020 Juried Art Show ~ Cancelled

JASWith regret we announce that the Juried Art Show for 2020 is Cancelled.

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 2020 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 and we look forward to "business as usual in 2021".

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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

July | August
Current Issue
HERE

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

This issue of ArtScene
is electronic only.


editor@pineridgearts.org

ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP FORM

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

Will be part of Artfest in 2021


ArtScene

HERE

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2019 THANK YOU TO ROTARY

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

2019 THANK YOU
ELEXICON ENERGY

2019 THANK YOU ENBRIDGE

Enbridge

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.


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.

2019 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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