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2014 Annual Juried Art Show Opening Reception, Friday, October 24

2014 JASFirst Prize $1000 in the 14th Annual Juried Art Show

Expression of Interest

  • Friday, September 19

Artwork Delivery

  • Sunday, October 19 – from 12 to 4


Register on-line and either pay with PayPal or by cheque.

Download pdfs of:
Entry forms and labels
2014 Rules and Regulations with entry forms and labels

For 2014 we will not accept photography for the Juried Art Show as we held a Juried Photography Juried Exhibition in May 2014.

Are YOU an art instructor?

Be sure to encourage your best students to be part of the Juried Art Show.


We are trying EventBrite this year to register attendance for the Juried Art Show. It really is not necessary for you to register, but we will have the presentations in a room with some seating and they do email those handy reminders so if you want to give it a try here's the link! Please send us your feedback on this service.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors. If you would like to sponsor an award OR an award in your name, please contact us. INFO SHEET


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

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

Ajax Creative Arts | Body and Mind | Dentistry on Liverpool | Durham West Arts Centre


2013 JAS Team

Some of the PRAC members at the 2013 take-in table.

Standing: Lynda Meredith, Susan Brown, Gwen Williams, Elsie Hetherman and Mary Jo Smith
Seated: Anja Knuuttlia, Ramola Vanderhyden, Cathy Schnippering and Janice McHaffie



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Artists’ eligibility and responsibility

PineRidge Arts Council Terms of Eligibility (pdf version)



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




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

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