The Timmins Public Library invites members of the community of all ages to share their creative expressions during the pandemic. From now until April 30th, 2021, we are requesting your digital submissions of artwork, photography, journaling, poetry, recipes, etc., which will be compiled as a commemorative book. (One single-page entry per person, please.) French submissions welcome, too!
How you can take part:
Once you have created something expressing your experience during this pandemic, and are ready to share it, you can upload the image or text file to Library Programs Google Form at https://forms.gle/Pdi3qW6Ao8f4wvHB9. The library will provide assistance with submitting as needed.
If you want to take part, but don’t know where to begin and need some inspiration, the Timmins Public Library will be offering monthly thematic sessions via Zoom with guest presenters to help you get started.
Follow the Timmins Public Library Facebook page for upcoming session dates.
Catharine Cribbs has contributed three pieces, two acrylics and a linocut chine-collé to “Art at Home” online gallery of artwork away from our studio. Here is a preview of part of one of her paintings:
Seven artists from Timmins – and coincidentally all of them are members of the Porcupine Art Club – entered Northern Impressions 2.0, along with 9 other regional artists.
Unfortunately, the current provincial emergency order has closed museums across Ontario. However, you can still enjoy the show virtually with a slide show created by museum staff, which is on the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre’s Facebook page.
The link to view the virtual exhibit is below the Northern Impressions 2.0 graphic. You do not need to have a Facebook account to access it.
Call for Entries: Our 2021 Themed Show “Flower Power”.
Scheduled for May of 2021 at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, our 2021 Themed show is “Flower Power”. All P.A.C. Members are encouraged to have two pieces ready for submission by mid-April.
As voted on at our January meeting, “Flower Power” will also be incorporated virtually into the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ Spring 2021 Concert online. (Details to be announced.)
Things to remember to include with each piece:
Title, Artist, Media, Dimensions, Price/Insurance Value, and Yes/No for sale (needed in advance of the artwork deadline)
Make sure the piece is framed or finished properly for display (e.g. for stretched canvas, the scene either continues around the edges or is painted a solid colour)
The Porcupine Art Club’s Annual General Meeting and Biennial Election will be held on Thursday September 07, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. In keeping with the physical distance recommendations for Covid-19, this meeting will be held live online via Zoom. Since the PAC Clubhouse is not equipped with wi-fi, no members will be at the clubhouse – the link will be emailed from the President with details.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive a link by 6:00 p.m. on September 10th.
In addition to our biennial election of the PAC Executive and directors (where applicable), we will be reviewing executive position descriptions/responsibilities, and voting on updates to the bylaws, which will be filed formally with our Annual Incorporation renewal.
Membership Renewal: Annual membership renewal ($50.00) is due before the December, 2020 meeting. Cash or cheques may be left at the clubhouse. If an alternative arrangement needs to be made, please email our President/Treasurer. At this time, PAC is not set up to receive payments by e-transfer.
64th Annual Northern Ontario Art Association (N.O.A.A.)
Juried Exhibit 2020
Open only to present members of an N.O.A.A.-affiliated art club:
Algoma Art Society (AAS),
Ansonville Art Club (AAC),
Burk’s Falls Art & Craft Club (BFA&CC),
Cochrane Art Club (CAC),
Englehart Area Artists (EAA),
Kirkland Lake Art Club (KLAC),
Manitoulin Fine Arts Association (MFAA),
Moonbeam Artists Association (MAA),
North Bay Art Association (NBAA),
Porcupine Art Club (PAC),
Sudbury Art Club (SAC),
Temiskaming Palette & Brush Club (TP&BC),
Visionorth Arts Cochrane (VAC),
Walden Art Club (WAC),
Walden Association of Fine Arts (WAFA).
Deadline for digital entries to be submitted to your N.O.A.A. Rep.: June 15, 2020
Since it is unknown at this time before public facilities will re-open year’s annual juried exhibit will not be touring the N.O.A.A. club communities. All submissions and jurying will be done online, and the selected artwork will be featured in the 2020 N.O.A.A. Bulletin. The entry fee has been waived for this year.
Jurying is anticipated to done by mid to late July, and the all clubs’ N.O.A.A. reps will be notified, and subsequently, the artists. Awards will be awarded, and cheques issued where applicable. The exhibit and Annual General Meeting (to be conducted online) are under the auspices of the North Bay Art Association.
In general for P.A.C. members:
1.) One painting entry, per PAC Member.
2.) NO ENTRY FEE
3.) Digital Entry (photo). Submitted to PAC gmail. (No signature, no framing)
4.) The usual information needed as per NOAA Label. (See link below).
5.) If you need assistance with Photographing let Ted O’Connor know via email to PAC gmail.
With COVID-19 safety measures keeping the PAC artists at home, they have been working and experimenting with different media and projects. Our online gallery, “Art At Home” now has its own page here on the website, which you can view here: 00 Art At Home Online Gallery
You can bookmark the page, or visit it for updates – our first submissions were on March 27, 2020, and the most recent one was just yesterday (April 05th).
Stay safe from wherever you are visiting our website!