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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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

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 (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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  • 12:00 PM 5:00 PM

Here is a story from The Daily Press:

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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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