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* PRAC Juried Shows

Juried Art Show
2019 closed
Opening Octoer 30, 2019

Juried Photography Exhibition
Entry Deadline February 29, 2020
Opening Reception May 7, 2020


* $$ Paid Opportunities $$

Employment Opportunities

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


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, 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.

* 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


Arts in Harmony ~ April 1, 2020

AGMAGM | Arts in Harmony

April 1, 2020
Doors open at 6:30 | Meeting 7:00

Ontario Power Generation
Information Centre
1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Our AGM is more than a fun evening of meeting old and new friends,
it is a fundraiser for the arts council.
The meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to bring a friend.
Refreshments and free parking.

Check out our exciting silent auction items HERE!

2020 Juried Photography Exhibition


Entry Form PDF HERE | JotForm Entry Form HERE

Children's Art Shows

SPARK ~ Ajax Library ~ Entry form HERE

NOISY ART in the library ~ Pickering Library ~ Entry form HERE

Pickering Rotary Music Festival ~ 2020

Pickering Rotary Festival33rd Annual Stars of the Festival
Concert & Awards 2020
This year, the festival is scheduled as follows:
Start February 27th – March 12th | Play-offs March 31st | Stars Festival April 18th
The festival will take place at St. George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Drive, Ajax unless otherwise specified.

2019 Photos HERE

Artfest on the Esplanade "The Art of Sound" ~ May 2020

ArtfestMask Magic at Artfest web page
~ watch for call for artists for 2020
2019 Photos on facebook
Mask Magic at Artfest 2019 | Masks of Mask Magic at Artfest 2019

PRAC 2019 Juried Art Show - now closed

JASPDF 2019 Programme HERE
Opening Reception photos on our group facebook page HERE
or go to PHOTOS > ALBUMS
PineRidge Arts Council's 20th Annual Awards Presentations

Opening Reception of Juried Art Show

Indie Author Day 2020 will be part of Artfest on
Saturday, May 23 ~ watch for details!

Indie Author DayPineRidge Arts Council was pleased to partner with Indie Author Day, Pickering Library, Angie Littlefield and Marangi Editions in this third Pickering Indie Author Day. Pickering Central Library | One The Esplanade, Pickering L1V 6K7
Watch for 2020 details coming soon!



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

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!




January | February
Current Issue

Nomination Form
To The Board of Directors


Send e-transer to
and password no longer required

PDF membership form

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.

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)

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


Indie Author Day

October 5, 2019



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




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!


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

2018 Thank you
Veridian Connections

Thank you for your support of our Juried Art Shows.


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.

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

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