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* 2017 PRAC Juried Shows

2017 Dates to remember

Opening Reception JPE May 4
Notice of intent JAS September 29

* $$ Paid Opportunities $$

Also check opportunities!

* 2017 AGM and Arts Event
Next AGM Wednesday, April 5, 2017
* 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

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

Gently used art supplies

* Helping Hands from PRAC

True Patriot Love Foundation ~ check out our Opportunities page

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!
* 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). We regret the on-line option just got tooooooo much spam.
* 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


VeridianRotary Club of Pickering

Optimist Club of Ajax

Pickering Mayor's Gala

logos city of Pickering Town of Ajax

Upcoming Pickering Children's Art Show


NEW Children's Art Show

All final pieces will be mounted for display during July.
Awards Ceremony will be on July 29th at 1:00 pm in the Central Auditorium of Pickering Central Library, One The Esplanade.
For more information go to | What's On | Calendar | June 24

Jureid Art Show


2017 pdf Registration Form click HERE
on-line option coming soon!
Registration due date September 29
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation November 2

Congratulations to Oshawa Art Association

OAA Gallery 67 Opening


Fabulous support from the city, Holiday Inn, the community and artists for OAA's new venture. With your 5600 sq. ft ground floor premises, you ARE the envy of neighbouring communities. Your friends at PRAC wish you every success!
Gallery will be open 3 days a week starting this Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm. Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10-4pm.
67 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa  | | FACEBOOK

Artfest on the Esplanade

Photos on FACEBOOK PRAC | MASK MAGIC | News Advertiser | Snapd Pickering

Juried Photography Exhibition Closed

Please check our facebook group facebook page Albums

2017 Juried Photography Exhibition Opening Reception

2017 Juried Photography Awards and Opening Reception

News Advertiser

and snapd Ajax by Edeline Angrove

2017 AGM & Arts in Harmony

2017 PineRidge Arts Council’s
“Arts in Harmony” Photos on facebook

2017 & 2016 AGM PHOTOS on facebook


Thanks to Rotary Club of Pickering for their continued support.

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!


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

Read News Advertiser story

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)


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!




Centre Stage
At the Galleries
Post-its (upcoming calls and shows)
Calendar Page
Art in Public Places

The pages with more info about some upcoming events. Check them out!
Some pages are LARGE, be patient or become a member and have your copy delivered to your home.


Pickering Rotary Club cheque presentationGreat news! Thanks to Trina Owens for bringing Rotary Club of Pickering's 2017 sponsorship cheque to our Arts in Harmony event!


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



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!


Great news!

OPG continued their support of PRAC's community art initiatives, including the Art in Public Places programme at the Ontario Power Generation Information Centre in Pickering, helping to defray costs of printing and mailing our ArtScene publication and the OPG Award at our annual Juried Shows and many more PRAC arts related events.


VeridianThank you Veridian Connections for your continued support of our Juried Art Shows.


Mayor's GalaThank you to Mayor Dave Ryan, and the corporate sponsors of the Pickering Mayor’s Gala for their generous donation to the PineRidge Arts Council. Together, we are committed to strengthening our arts and cultural landscape.

Durham West Arts Centre Foundation applauds Pickering for supporting arts centre

Feasibility study to be included in 2016 budget deliberations

On Monday night (Sept. 21/15) Pickering council accepted the unanimous recommendation of the City Executive Committee to accept the staff report relating to the prioritization of a performing and visual arts centre in Pickering.

Dream of Durham West Arts Centre in Pickering closer to becoming a reality


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


Cathy Schnippering now has a
NEW email address.
Please revise your list.


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-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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