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22nd Annual Juried Art Show ~ 2023

First Prize $1000




Entry Fees

$27 Adult Member
$42 Adult Non-Member
$12 Youth Member (12-19)
$13 Youth Non-Member (12-19)
$47 Includes Adult Membership and Entry Fee
$42 Includes Senior Membership and Entry Fee
$18 Includes Youth Membership and Entry Fee


Thanks to our 2023 sponsors

OPG | ENBRIDGE | Town of Ajax


McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax, L1T 3K7

2023 Dates

Entry Opens July 1, 2023
Deadline to enter September 17
Take in Sunday, October 15
Jurying Oct. 16
Hanging Oct 17
First Take out Oct 18
Opening Reception ~ Oct 26
Final Take out ~ Nov. 19

Rules and Regulations

PineRidge Arts Council Terms of Eligibility
All works must be appropriately presented
• Maximum width, single piece, dyptych or triptych including any
framing, is 102 cm (40")
• Maximum weight, including glass, frame, etc. 9.1 kg (20 lbs.)
• Minimum image width, 20.32 cm (8")
• Each must have .635 cm (1/4") minimum O or D-rings or screw eyes (no sawhooks) on both sides at the back of the entry, placed not more than one third down from the top of the frame. Our hooks go through these rings or eyes, not the wire.
• Unframed canvases must have finished edges.
• Wet art will not be accepted for entry.
• No photography, please check our Juried Photography Exhibition in 2024.
• No artwork will be accepted at the McLean Community Centre desk.

Artists’ eligibility and responsibility

The Annual PineRidge Arts Council Juried Art Show is open to all members of PRAC and/or residents of Ajax.
• Due to limitations of space, a maximum of two pieces of work will be accepted from each artist – explanations of the piece cannot be displayed.
• Insurance coverage for the work submitted is the responsibility of the artist, PRAC or Town of Ajax are not responsible for loss or damage.
• Artwork should not be entered unless the artist can arrange for it to be delivered and picked up on the required dates and times.
Eligibility of artwork
• Art previously exhibited at a PRAC Juried Art Show will not be accepted.
• Only original work (no copies of works by other visual artists, whether paintings, illustrations or classroom works which have been demonstrated on by instructors) may be submitted.
• Artwork must remain in the McLean Community Centre until Sunday, November 19, 2023 when the show is complete.


The PineRidge Arts Council reserves the right to photograph the artists and artwork for publicity, web posting and other not-for-profit purposes.

Extra Labels

Download PDFs HERE

Previous Shows

2022 Programme | Webpage

2018 Web Page Facebook ~ Opening Reception HERE


PRAC Facebook ~ Opening Reception | Awards

2017 Snapd Ajax ~ Opening Reception

2017 Ajax News Advertiser ~ Opening Reception

Sponsors and Partners:

Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor of this established juried art show in Ajax.


The PineRidge Arts Council reserves the right to photograph the artists and artwork for publicity, web posting and other not-for-profit purposes.


Margaret Roseman2023 Juror: Margaret Roseman

Margaret is a water-media artist working in watercolour and acrylic. She is an internationally known painter, an award-winning artist, a national juror, and a highly respected art educator. Margaret has instructed at national symposiums and painting workshops in Mexico, the Caribbean, France, Italy, the United States and Canada. She is a signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Society of Canadian Artists, The Canadian Federation of Artists and is the Founder and Lifetime Director of The Toronto Watercolour Society.
Margaret’s work has been featured in international publications such as North Light Books and the International Artist Magazine. Her artwork may be found in corporate, public, and private collections worldwide.
Her achievements and contributions to the arts have been recognized with the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal and an Ontario Volunteer Service Award. Margaret is included and profiled in Canadian Who’s Who.

2023 JAS Chair: Joan Moss


McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive | Ajax | L1T 3K7



Frame mounting

The O or D rings should be securely installed on the FRAME.

The metal buttons/tabs that hold the backing into the frame MUST be fully into the frame.

If you are looking for "D" rings for your artwork, you can find them at Home Depot and Rona.

If you are using frames with built in tabs on the backing, please be sure they are securely inserted into the groves on the frame. Glass and matting can off-set the connection and damage your artwork.


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PineRidge Arts Council Inc., is a not-for-profit (Public Benefit Corporation) volunteer organization established in 1989.

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P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
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