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Ajax Creative Arts | Chartwell Pickering City Centre
Debbie's Boutique Café | Rotary Clubs of Pickering and Ajax
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.
PICKUP OF ARTWORK AT CLOSE OF THE SHOW
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.
AWARDS PRESENTATION AND OPENING RECEPTION
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
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
Tina Colbourne, Ajax |
Sue Miller, Whitby
Eileen Myers, Oshawa |
Tristan Seto, Ajax
Mayor's Youth Award - Teresa Tang, Ajax
Optimist Youth Award - Nicole Hibbs, Ajax
Award of Excellence Youth - Cassandra Hughes, Pickering
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
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
JUROR’S ACCEPTANCE INTO THE SHOW
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
Fighting Fears | The Gathering
Teresa Tang The Tiger
Robert Zalay Plumb Tired
About our Juror for 2015
Phil 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
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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