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2018 Annual Juried Art Show

2017 show now closed

2018 Opening Reception to be November 1, 2018

Watch for details

CONTACT: Susan Brown | Brian Smallman
225 County Road 8
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0



PRAC Facebook ~ Opening Reception | Awards

2017 Snapd Ajax ~ Opening Reception

2017 Ajax News Advertiser ~ Opening Reception

2017 Sponsors and Partners:

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.; Ontario Power Generation; Town of Ajax; Optimist Club of Ajax; Rotary Club of Pickering; Durham West Arts Centre Inc.; Willis Supply Co. Ltd.

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


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


Photos on Facebook: Opening Reception | Awards Presentation

Anik Glaude2017 Juror ~ Anik Glaude, Curator,
The Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Anik Glaude holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa (2006) and an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from Newcastle University (2008). She was interim Curator of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art at the Ottawa Art Gallery before arriving at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham in 2010. Here she is charged with exploring many facets of contemporary art while making the work of F.H. Varley relevant to the diverse communities that frequent the gallery. Curatorial projects include: Brendan Fernandes: In Position, Jennie Suddick: Of nails and rope ladders, On Your Mark: F.H. Varley, Kate Wilson, Ed Pien, and Mother Tongue.

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

Congratulations to all 103 artists who entered this show. There were 190 paintings submitted and we wish we had more room to accommodate many others.

2017 Special Recognition and Awards

Taylor Barton ~ Patterns of Autumn
(Mayor's Youth Award)

Hal Bilz ~ Local Traffic Only
(DWAC Award)

Charles Choi ~ Hope
(Award of Excellence)

Abir Dabbour ~ Melancholic Eyes
(Optimist Club of Ajax Award)

Robert Hinves ~ Concession 4 Wetlands
(Mayor's Award)

Diane Huson ~ Standing Proud
(Award of Excellence)

Carolyn Joore ~ Fire
(Award of Excellence)

Hanneke Koonstra ~ Iris
(Honourable Mention)

Natalie Najib ~ Daydreaming
(Youth Honourable Mention)

Natalie Najib ~ Daydreaming
(Youth Award of Excellence)

Tanya Najib ~ Northern Reflections
(Youth Honourable Mention)

Rita Naras ~ A Room With a View
(Honourable Mention)

Allan O’Marra ~ The Abolins Place
(Lou Schnippering Award)

Ronald Peter ~ Whose Woods These Are, I Think I Know
(Enbridge Pipelines Award)

Jan Pettafor ~ The Watcher
(Rotary Club of Pickering Award)

Karen Richardson ~ Autumn Extravagance
(Canada 150 Award)

Gwen Williams ~ My Name is Jass
(OPG Award)

2017 Juror’s acceptance into the show

Hi-Sook Barker ~ Cool Shade
Irene E. Bate ~ Moon Glow
Shelley Beach ~ Heart & Soul Series
– Nocturnal Energy
Marjatta Beasley ~ Fiction
Wendy Bermingham ~ You’ve Got A Hold On Me
Heritier Miekuntuala Bilaka ~ Ö Canada
Linda Browne ~ Yesterdays
Mandy Budan ~ The Beacon
Charles Burke ~ Prairie Icons
Marie Butt ~ Old Tugs, Toronto Harbour
Charles Choi ~ Unity in a Mess
Cathy Clark ~ Calico Lady
David Clubine ~ Winter at Myrtle Station
Linda Cole ~ Splish Splash, Wet and Wild
Trevor Daniels ~ Attitude
Brenda Fountain ~ Fiesta
Robert Graham ~ Nocturne On McCaul Street
Ruth Greenlaw ~ Beached,
Goldfinch in the Wind
Judith Harper ~ Circle, On The Trail
Cheryl Helferty ~ Turkey Vulture Basking

Janda Hellas ~ Mid Summer Lilies
Angela Hennessey ~ Prince of Hearts
Garry Herridge ~ Algonquin Sunset
Natalie Hewson ~ New York

Robert Hinves ~ Victoria Road Barn
Diane Huson ~ Sweet Summertime
Carolyn Joore ~ Time and Our Shrinking Landscape
Loretta Kaltenhauser ~ Get to the Point
Ryan Larvin ~ Home is where our hearts live
Carol Matsuyama ~ Alexandra,
Beaver Dam on a Snowy Nonquon
Sue Miller ~ Mouseman’s Window
Margarethe Miranda ~ Yellows
Eileen Myers ~ Spectrum
Allan O’Marra ~ Mom’s Poppy – Tribute to Sadie
Carolyne Pascoe ~ Storm Brewing
Ronald Peter ~ The Shanty, St. Georges, Granada
Jan Pettafor ~ Waiting
Karen Richardson ~ Fitting In
Jennifer Ross ~ Riddles Court
Valerie Russell ~ Autumn Splendour – Algonquin
Elaine Saliani ~ Floribunda
Mary Jo Smith ~ Blossom Time
Margaret Taylor ~ Amelia, Taylor
Karen Wideman ~ Echo Bay,
Bosch Kung Lake
Gordon Wilson ~ River Melt
Angela Wong ~ Maison Langlois

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors

OPG | ENBRIDGE | Town of Ajax

Rotary Club of Pickering | Optimist Club of Ajax | Durham West Arts Centre

Willis Supply Co. Limited

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


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2016 Juror

Maurice Snelgrove


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