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Call for Submissions! Timmins Public Library Project: Coping Through Creativity: A Time Capsule Book of Your Creative Expression During the Pandemic


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 The library will provide assistance with submitting as needed.

Need Inspiration?

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.

Questions? Phone 705-360-2623, ext. 8532 or email

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Update to “Art at Home” Page!

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:

Visit our “Art at Home” Online Gallery page to see all three works, plus many other creations from club members:

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Northern Impressions 2.0 Virtual Show

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.

View the virtual exhibit here:

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In the Meantime…

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)
  • P.A.C. Label
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Reminder: Call For Entries NORTHERN IMPRESSIONS 2.0 Due September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. – Open to All Artists in Northeast and Far North Regions of Ontario

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre: Northern Impressions 2.0

Northern Impressions 2.0 is open to all artists in Northeastern and the Far North regions of Ontario. You are not required to belong to the Porcupine Art Club or another art club in order to enter.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre’s Page Detailing “Northern Impressions 2.0”:

  • The exhibition is open to all artists living in the Northeast and Far North regions of Ontario.
  • Two dimensional work in all media will be accepted.
  • Works must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • Artwork that challenges, expands and innovates is encouraged.
  • A maximum of two works per artist will be accepted per submission.
  • Emerging artists are welcomed.

Call for Submissions Form (English):

Appel de soumissions (français):

Conditions of Entry (English):

Conditions de soumissions (français):

Entry From (English):

Formulaire d’inscription (français):

Deadline for online submissions: Wednesday September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Anticipated Exhibition Date: January 2020

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Annual General Meeting and Elections via Zoom: September 10th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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 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.

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Calls for Entry: New Deadlines

Last Updated: April 21, 2020

Calls for Entry New Deadlines

With the ongoing changes in the present COVID-19 situation, there are new deadlines for submissions for two of our regional juried art exhibitions:

Northern Impressions 2.0

(Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre)

Northern Impressions 2.0 is open to all artists in Northeastern and the Far North regions of Ontario. You are not required to belong to the Porcupine Art Club or another art club in order to enter.

New Deadline for online submissions: Wednesday September 30, 2020

New Expected Exhibition Date: January 2021

For complete entry guidelines (in English and French), visit the link below. Note: dates have not been updated on the online forms, yet.



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.
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.

NOAA Painting Label Link:


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Visit Our “Art at Home” Online Gallery Page

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!

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PAC Clubhouse Closed Until Further Notice – Online Gallery Coming Soon

Stay Home and Make Art!

As of March 27, 2020, The Porcupine Art Club’s clubhouse / studio is closed to members until further notice, because of Covid-19.

Many of the club members have been working on projects at home, which we will be sharing online soon. Stay safe, and visit us here, or on Facebook to see new artwork in the near future.

We will continue to answer queries emailed to us from the general public in the meantime.

Next Business Meeting (Pending Re-Opening): April 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.


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Adult Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshop: Members and Non-Members

P.A.C. Artist Sharron “Sherri” Jones will introduce you to the art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs.

Date: Saturday March 14th, 2020 (10-1.00pm/3pm)
Place: Porcupine Art Clubhouse – Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine St. North and Eighth Avenue)
Cost: P.A.C. Members $8 / Non-Members $15

Please register by Thursday March 05, 2020, either by emailing porcupineartclub[at], or through this link: (ignore the old deadline of Feb. 21). Payment will be taken on the day of the event.

Porcupine Art Club Presents_ Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshop Saturday March 14, 2020, 10_00 a.m. - 2_00 p.m. $8 for PAC Members_ $15 for non-members Please register by Thursday March 05, 2020
Description: Introduction to the Ukranian art of Pysanky. Participants may select from 3 patterns: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Three hours will be sufficient to complete a beautiful Easter egg although Sharon can stay until 3pm to assist with more ambitious projects! All materials will be provided.

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