63rd Annual N.O.A.A. Juried Exhibition at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre – January 07-26, 2020


The 63rd Annual Northern Ontario Art Association Juried Exhibition 2019/2020 touring show is now on display until the 26th of January 2020 at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. This show features artwork from members of fifteen N.O.A.A. – affiliated clubs across Northeastern Ontario.

The following Porcupine Art Club Members have artwork in this year’s exhibition:

  • Shafik Al-Hamdani
  • Ellen Catherwood
  • Catherine Cribbs
  • Karina Miki Douglas-Takayesu
  • Bruce MacKinnon

The show is on display in the Grey Gallery of the Museum during regular hours. Admission is to the Museum is free. For more information,  and the Museum’s hours, visit http://www.timminsmuseum.ca/featured-exhibits/noaa-juried-exhibition-2019/

Local Media Stories About the Show:

CTV Northern Ontario Web Story “Travelling art show gives new perspectives to northerners”

The Daily Press (Timmins) “Local Artists Chosen for Annual Art Exhibition

Mytimminsnow.com (Moose FM 93.1) “Travelling regional art show stops in Timmins”

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First Business Meeting of the New Year: January 09, 2020 – N.O.A.A. Opening Next Week

The Porcupine Art Club’s January Business Meeting takes place this Thursday January 09, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue in Timmins). Potential new members are welcome to attend.

Works from “Sunlight and Shadows” will be ready for pick-up at the clubhouse, if they have not already been claimed.

The Northern Ontario Art Association’s 63rd Annual Juried Exhibit show will be set up at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre as of January 07, 2020; however, the formal opening will take place on Thursday January 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.




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December Show: “Sunlight and Shadows” at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre


The Porcupine Art Club’s works are on display for the month of December, 2019. The show’s theme is “Sunlight and Shadows” and features approximately 40 works by club members, in a large variety of media and styles. Drop by the museum during during their open hours (below) throughout the month to see the show!

Note: The Museum will be closed December 25, 26, and January 01. Phone 705-360-2617 for additional information about holiday hours.

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Here is a story from The Daily Press: https://www.timminspress.com/news/local-news/sunlight-and-shadows-exhibit-to-be-presented-thursday

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PAC at the Northern Ontario Christmas Market: November 30, 2019

After a hiatus, the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre (325 Second Avenue, Timmins) has brought back its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts sale in the form of the Northern Ontario Christmas Market. The Porcupine Art Club will be present, and selling cards, small works of art, ornaments, and more Saturday November 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Admission to the market is $2.00, and will feature artists and artisans from the area. There is also a chance to win a door prize!



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October Business Meeting: Thursday October 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


The Porcupine Art Club’s October Business Meeting takes place this Thursday October 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue in Timmins). Topics of discussion include upcoming craft sales in November, our December show, a possible NOAA-sponsored workshop, and membership dues. Potential new members are also welcome to attend.

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Culture Days: Last Sunday Open Studio of the 2019 Season September 29, 2019

For the seventh year in a row, the Porcupine Art Club is taking part in Culture Days! Drop by the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (Pine St. North & Eighth Avenue) and take part in a Sunday Open Studio and Panel Painting Afternoon on September 29, 2019 between Noon and 4:00 p.m. Meet some local artists and have fun! This is our last Sunday Open Studio of 2019. Look for the open door in the Summer of 2020!

Event Information

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Visit Our Booth at Welcome to Timmins Night 2019

Copy of Welcome to Timmins Night 2018

The Porcupine Art Club will have an information booth set up at the 26th Annual Welcome to Timmins night, being held on Wednesday September 04, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the McIntyre Curling Club, 85 McIntyre Road, Schumacher. Drop by our booth to learn more about the club and how you can become a member. Enter our draw for a chance to win a fantastic prize basket!

Welcome to Timmins Night is a great opportunity to learn about the clubs and services in the City, whether you are a new resident, or have been here a long time. There is always something of interest to check out at this annual event. For more information, read this article from Moose FM’s “My Timmins Now” news site. (Note the deadline to register organizations for this year has passed.)

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Summer Sunday Open Studio Season is Under Way!

Sunday Open Studio 2019

The Porcupine Art Club’s Summer Sunday Open Studio season is under way! Drop by the Porcupine Art Club’s headquarters (brick building in Roy Nicholson Park – intersection of Pine St. N. and Eighth Ave., Timmins) between Noon and 4:00 P.M. today to meet the artists, and learn more about the club. Rain or shine, we’ll be there!

This year’s Sunday Open Studio season runs weekly from June 30, 2019 to September 30, 2019.


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N.O.A.A. Entry Fee Due May 23rd, 2019


Reminder: If you are entering the 63rd Annual Northern Ontario Art Association, the deadline for your $25.00 entry fee is Thursday May 23rd, 2019 – cash or cheques are made out to the Porcupine Art Club. 

If you need assistance photographing your entry, Ted will be hosting a session on the evening of Thursday May 23rd, 2019. Bring your artwork, unsigned and unframed, for 7:00 p.m. (If your work has been signed, the signature will be covered.)

If you are photographing your artwork independently, the photograph must be 4000 pixels on its longest side. The deadline to email your photo to Ted is May 30th, 2019, to allow time to prepare the USB keys for NOAA submission.

Details on the NOAA submissions are on the back of your bulletin, in emails sent to the membership, and have

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Thursday, May 2, 2019: Mini-Workshop on Recycled Paper Making

Join club member Allison Gallant for a mini-workshop on recycled paper making this Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The workshop will take place at our clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (brick building at the intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins). The workshop is free for members, $5 for non-members.


Barry, Catherine, et al., editors. Paper Crafts. Select Editions, 2001. pp 46-47.

We’ll experiment with techniques to layer colours of paper into a single sheet, and try adding textures or inclusions.

Participants may bring some paper to recycle if they have some – scraps of watercolour paper (used or unused) or coloured printer paper or card-stock would be perfect. If you want to add any inclusions such as flower seeds or petals, please feel free to bring those as well.

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