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PRAC celebrates 25 years of serving the ARTS community


Arts Civic Award

2012 Arts Award
for the SilverStone Gallery


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* Juried Art Show

2013 Dates to remember
Notice of intent due Friday, September 20

Delivery of artwork to McLean Community Centre is Sunday, October 20 between 1 and 5 pm

Opening Reception, Friday, October 25 at 7:00 pm

Take-out Day is Sunday, November 24 between 1 and 4 pm
* $$ Paid Opportunities $$

Oshawa Little Theatre is looking for candidates to fill the following positions: General Manager and Box Office Administrator. For complete job postings, please visit oshawalittletheatre.com/audition/

Also check opportunities!

* AGM and Arts Event
Great event! April 3, 2013
* Ad Rates and Deadlines

Just how much does it cost to advertise in ArtScene or include flyers AND what are the deadlines.

Click here and you will find all this and more.

PDF of ArtScene Ad Rates

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

* 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
Dentistry on Liverpool, Pickering
Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre
Body & Mind Wellness Family Chiropractic Centre
Debbie's Cafe, 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

Artfest 2013 was GREAT!
PHOTOS
Watch for 2014 details in Feb. 2014

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

Gently used art supplies

FRAMES, FRAMES FRAMES!
Solid wood, mahogany with black trim, assembled frame, 20 X 24 inches, with matching double matt board, precut to fit 16X20 artwork. Inner matt board is dark grey, outer matt board is cream/off white with .5 mm reveal. You would need to get your own glass and backer board cut.
I have up to 10 extra frames to sell for $75.00 each.
Email me at tanya@petruk.net,
pick up in Whitby.

Pictures at these links:
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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80217538/brickwood_pencil%20005.jpg
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* Helping Hands from PRAC

LivingRoom Community Art Studio in Oshawa.

We're holding a "Secret Art Sale" fundraiser in early June and were wondering if any members of the PineRidge Arts Council would be interested in taking part by creating a small piece for the event?
DETAILS
The deadline for the submission of artwork is Friday May 30th.


Durham West Blues Fest

Looking for artists to paint musical instruments. Check here for details.
NOTE THIS IS NOT A DWAC PROJECT.


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
As if ArtScene delivered to you door isn't enough - click here! Remember to include the 6Ws
* Register your prac event
PRAC members are invited to list their event or event they are participating in on our on-line calender. Either send the plain text (no jpegs, pdfs or word documents) or completete the on-line events form.
* Sculptures in Durham
This page needs updating, if you know of an outdoor sculpture that should appear, let us know.

PRAC thanks its supporters

Enbridge


OPGRotary

Veridian

 

logos city of Pickering Town of Ajax

Mememberships with

Durham TourismArt of Transition

Juried Art Show

Artwork Delivery ~ Sunday, October 19 – from 12 to 4

What are YOU doing for Culture Days?

Check our September calendar page for PRAC member events!

Want to have a solo exhibition at the McLean Community Centre?


Great News!!!

Ontario Power Generation continues their sponsorship of PineRidge Arts Council and projects!!!

Cathy Schnippering and Cheryl Johnson - OPG

The PineRidge Arts Council is once again, grateful for the Pickering Nuclear Corporate Citizenship Program donation in support of our community art initiatives, including the Art in Public Places programme at the Ontario Power Generation Information Centre in Pickering and the OPG Award at our annual Juried Art Show. Thank you for being a valued patron of the arts in our community and we look forward to future partnerships with OPG in their arts-related activities and events.


Ken Hall and Cathy Schnippering

Enbridge's Ken Hall presents Cathy Schnippering with a BIG cheque at Artfest!

PHOTOS ONLINE

PRAC Celebrates 25 years!

25th Aniversary

PineRidge Arts Council was honoured at Artfest by MPP Tracy MacCharles, Pickering City Councillor David Pickles, Pickering Regional Councillor Bill McLean, Cathy Schnippering, Mayor Dave Ryan, Pickering City Councillor Peter Rodrigues, MP Corneliu Chisu, Ajax Councillor Joanne Dies and Pickering City Councillor Kevin Ashe

Photos on facebook ~ Artfest 2014 and Mask Magic at Artfest 2014

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PHOTOS IN SNAPD


Juried Photography Exhibition

PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK | PHOTOS IN SNAPD


Arts in Harmony ~ April 2, 2014

Photos on facebook

PRAC in the Community
Rotary Pickering Cheque Presentation to PRAC

Rotary Club of Pickering

From Left: Perry Halls, Rotary Club of Pickering President;  Robert Hinves, PRAC VP; Cathy Schnippering, PRAC President; Gwen Williams PRAC VP; and Tom Reed. Rotary Club of Pickering Past President.

PineRidge Arts Council was delighted to be one of 24 charitable and non-profit organizations and agencies located in Pickering and Durham Region presented with a cheque as a show of support from the Rotary Club of Pickering at the McEachnie Family Centre, Ajax. The monies distributed were the proceeds from Rotary's fund raising efforts through Delta Bingo and, of course, the annual Pickering Rotary Ribfest. (Nov. 2013)

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Art Supplies for sale

Got gently used arts related items
to sell or swap?
PRAC members can have them listed
on-line for free.

E-mail Mary.Cook@sympatico.ca

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

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

 

Artfest May, 2014

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SilverStone Gallery

gallery closing

SilverStone Gallery
a boutique gallery by the lake
now closed and the website will end
in September 2014.

Also on our group Facebook page are photos from recent arts events PRAC members were involved with.

We often hear about arts related employment opportunities and post them on our SilverStone Gallery Facebook page.

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The PineRidge Arts Council is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhance the quality of life
within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts since 1989.

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

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