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2015 Annual Juried Art Show Take-down ~ Sunday, November 22 between 1 - 3 pm



Thanks to our 2015 sponsors

OPG| ENBRIDGE | Town of Ajax

Rotary Club | Verdian | Optimist Club of Ajax

Ajax Creative Arts | Chartwell Pickering City Centre
Debbie's Boutique Café | Rotary Clubs of Pickering and Ajax

2015 Sponsors:
Town of Ajax; Ontario Power Generation; Enbridge Pipelines Inc.; Rotary Club of Pickering; Veridian; Optimist Club of Ajax; Debbie's Boutique Café; Ajax Creative Arts, Rotary Club of Ajax

Catering by Chartwell Pickering City Centre


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


Artist to arrange for pickup of artwork on Sunday, November 22, from 1 to 3 P.M. There is no secure storage after the pickup dates and times.


Friday, October 23, from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M., awards at 7:15 P.M., Banquet Hall in the McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax, L1T 3K7

2016 DATES

Register ~ TBA 2016
Take-in ~ October 23, 2016
Awards Presentation ~ Banquet Hall – Friday, October 28, 2016
Take-out ~ Sunday, November 27, 2016

Congratulations to all
the show looks GREAT!

Lou Schnippering Award - Wendy Bermingham, Pickering

Ontario Power Generation Award - Sue Miller, Whitby

Enbridge Pipelines Award - Wendy Bermingham, Pickering

Veridian Award - Linda Browne, Brooklin

Mayor's Award - Margaret Taylor, Pickering

Rotary Club of Pickering Award - Marjatta Beasley, Oshawa

Awards of Excellence

Robert Graham, Ajax | Robert Hinves, Pickering
Rita Naras, Cobourg | Robert Zalay, Ajax

Honourable Mention

Tina Colbourne, Ajax | Sue Miller, Whitby
Eileen Myers, Oshawa | Tristan Seto, Ajax

Youth Category

Mayor's Youth Award - Teresa Tang, Ajax

Optimist Youth Award - Nicole Hibbs, Ajax

Award of Excellence Youth - Cassandra Hughes, Pickering


Marjatta Beasley ~
Crossroads #2 Pickering

Wendy Bermingham ~ Last Dance

Wendy Bermingham ~ Lean on Me

Linda Browne Misty ~ Winter Scene

Tina Colbourne ~ Journey in Silence

Nicole Hibbs ~ Dave Grohl

Robert Hinves ~ Duffins Creek IV

Cassandra Hughes ~ Shibuya Crossing

Robert Graham ~ Under Construction

Sue Miller ~ Havana | Lost in Brussels

Eileen Myers ~ Dahlia Power

Rita Naras ~ Inquisitive

Tristan Seto ~

Overlooked but in the Middle

Teresa Tang ~ Hills

Margaret Taylor ~ Patrick

Robert Zalay ~ Good Day, Bad Day


Hi-Sook Barker ~ Haliburton

Irene Bate ~ Early Bloom

Marjatta Beasley ~ Idling

Mussarat Bhatti ~ Buds and Roses

Hal Bilz Once ~ They Were Tall

Jean Bilz ~ Why?

Susan Brown ~ The Glamour Pose: My Mom

Mandy Budan ~ Ebb and Flow

Aisha Chiguichon ~ Pinecone

Linda Cole Timeless ~ Treasures

Richard Determann ~ Self Portrait

Linda Down ~ Dreamscape

Ruth Greenlaw ~ High Clouds

Sarker Helal ~ Uddin Portrait

Garry Herridge ~ Heading Out

Robert Hinves ~ Duffins Creek V

Christine Innes ~ Morgyn

Michael Jack ~ Lonely Street

Beth James ~ Looking Forward

Kimberley Kaye ~ Untitled

Alma Kelley ~

Morning Fog on Blueberry Island

Sandra MacKenzie Peaceful

Carol Matsuyama What Lies Ahead?

Yvonne Meissnor After the Rain

Allan O'Marra Silas

Karen Richardson Left High and Dry

Valerie Russell Beautiful ’Berg!

Hans Schuster Odysseia’s Journey Home

Tristan Seto Fox Hat

Dorothy Siemens Happy Balance

Marissa Sweet
Fighting Fears | The Gathering

Teresa Tang The Tiger

Robert Zalay Plumb Tired

About our Juror for 2015

Phil Richards

pHIL rICHARDSPhil Richards is a Canadian artist born in Toronto, Ontario in 1951. Richards studied at the Ontario College of Art, graduating with his AOCA in 1973. Since then, he has worked full-time as a visual artist.

Richards has exhibited commercially since 1969, with numerous one-man and group shows both in Canada, the United States and Europe. Since 1981, the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto has been his principal dealer. Richards works in a variety of genres including largescale murals, figure paintings, landscapes, still life, and portraiture. He also works in a variety of media: acrylic, casein, watercolour, graphite and sculpted relief.

Throughout his career, Richards has been involved in numerous commissioned projects. His large-scale works include The Congress Centre (Ottawa); a multi-faceted three dimensional installation for the Toronto Eaton Centre (Toronto); and a large scale mural for Cinedom Media Complex (Cologne, Germany), a work that included 187 celebrity portraits.

Richards is an experienced portrait artist with commissions that include the official Diamond Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II for the Government of Canada. He has painted the official portrait of the former Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Bob Rae as well as numerous leaders in education (J. Robert S. Prichard, former president of the University of Toronto; Paul Davenport, former president of the University of Western Ontario), and businessmen (Peter Godsoe, former CEO of Scotiabank; Earl Orser, former CEO of London Life).

Over the course of his career, Richards has been featured in a number of documentaries, the first being a full length NFB film, Off the Wall, by Derek May in 1980. Three films were completed in 2012 concerning the painting of the Diamond Jubilee portrait. The NFB film, The Portrait, is a short documentary and was an Official Selection at the 2013 International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal and won awards for Best Arts and Culture Documentary and Best Director at the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival, in Saskatchewan.

Montreal based film maker Ninon Larochelle’s full length documentary, Elizabeth II and Canada, a portrait, and her short documentary, A Royal Commission, both feature Richards and was an Official Selection at the 2013 Reel Shorts Film Festival held in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The film also won Best Documentary at the 2013 Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver.

A fifth documentary, Patron Saint, by independent film maker Michael Kainer, features Richards’ work and relationship with long-time art patron, Janusz Dukszta. It is due to be released in 2015.

We are pleased to be able to welcome back Kim Michele

Guest Performer ~ Kim Michele, harpist

Kim Michele



If you would like to sponsor an award OR an award in your name, for 2015 please contact us.

OPG| ENBRIDGE | Town of Ajax | Rotary Club| Verdian

Ajax Creative Arts | Debbie's Boutique Café | Dentistry on Liverpool

Thank you to all 96 artists for entering in 2014.


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2014 Juror ~ Sam Paonessa


Sam Paonessa was born in Niagara Falls, Canada and graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Showing early promise, Sam was awarded a studio scholarship upon graduation, which enabled him to further develop his talents in commercial art. He was then hired by an advertising studio for the next two and a half years. In 1983 Sam was offered employment at Hallmark Canada and has been on staff creating paintings and artwork for a variety of products over the past 27 years.

For many years Sam has traveled and painted plein air landscapes in North America and Italy. He is a founding member of Plein Air Canada and recently became a member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Over the past seven years he has been sharing his talent by conducting demonstrations and teaching oil painting workshops in the GTA. His pursuit of excellence is being rewarded, as he has gained the attention of fine art collectors, both corporate and private across North America.

Other notable recognition includes a Quick Draw 1st prize in 2007 and 2nd prize in the 2006 International Plein Air Painters Annual Paint Out and an honourable mention in the oil category in 2005.

Guest Performer ~ Kim Michele, harpist

Kim Michele







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