Artist Opportunities – Classes, Calls, Auditions, etc.


Registration begins Mar. 6           Loyalist College Summer Arts program led by industry acclaimed instructors such as Doug Purdon, Hi Sook Barker, Valerie Kent, Donnah Cameron and many more. Classes in painting, drawing, doll making, felting, photography, rug hooking and woodcarving are all available. To view brochure and for full course details visit Registration for all classes begins on March 9 at or by calling 613-969-7900. Info: Heather Cockerline, 613-969-1913 x2467.

Register now           The Baxter Arts Centre Spring Program has a number of classes for youth and adults starting Mar. 14… Drama and Dance Workshop, Spring Break Art Camp, Children’s Saturday Art Club, Painting with Kato Wake, Recycling Clothing to Wearable Art and Life Drawing. Info:

Register now Photo Lecture & Workshop Series at The Grange Winery. Instructor Peggy deWitt. Mar 22 Sun: Basic Digital Camera Course Part 1. Learn all the basic things you should know about your digital camera such as modes and menus to help you understand your camera. Experiment with the different settings and compare. May 17 Sun: Camera Modes Including Manual Settings. Understand how to use the different modes on your digital camera to capture the best possible photo, including basic instruction on how to shoot in manually. Sept 25 Fri: Composing Your Photos. Good composition will immediately strengthen your photos. Through lecture, examples, discussion and practical exercises you will develop your photographic eye. Oct 25 Sun: Travel Photography. Learn how to take better travel photos! What camera gear to pack, how to use your camera and how to compose your pictures. Cost: $65 each or $225 for all of the 4 workshops. Price includes wine tasting and lunch. Pre-registration required – Limited to12 people, sign up now. Classes held at 990 Closson Road, Prince Edward County. To register call 613-476-1099 or email

Photography outings and lessons for beginners and advanced amateurs. Join the Photography & Fitness group for trips each week all over the Quinte region and beyond $50 for 5 outings, or book a one-on-one tutoring session with County Photographer Phil Norton to learn your camera and computer workflow, $50 for a 2-hour session. Have your image portfolio critiqued, practice camera settings and learn helpful shooting techniques; encounter a variety of shooting situations in all weather, day and night. Weekend retreats each season.

Starts Feb. 21          Encaustic Sculptural Painter, Andrew Csafordi is offering 2-day Encaustic Painting Workshops: Feb 21-22, Mar 7-8 or 21-22, April 11-12 or 25-26, May 16-17 or 30-31. Encaustic painting is fun and easy, using natural aromatic melted beeswax and oil paint mixed in for colour. No experience is necessary. Fee is $395 per person (plus HST) and includes a workbook, all materials, one picture frame supplied (set size) for one completed piece of art (per person), light refreshments and snacks. There is a maximum of 6 persons per workshop. All workshops take place in Andrew’s studio in PE County. One-Day Workshops and Gift Certificates available. Visa / Mastercard accepted. For additional 2015 workshop dates, to register for a workshop or for more information, call Andrew at 613-393-1572 or visit

Third Fridays  Do you love doodling? Are you into Zentangling® or Zendoodling? Rachel Comeau, Lori St. Clair and the John M. Parrott Gallery invite you to join The Doodle Group which will meet the 3rd Friday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon at the Parrott Gallery, starting in 2015. Bring your supplies and the projects you have been working on, exchange ideas, learn new doodles and get inspired by the creativity of others! All experience levels welcome. There is no need to register and there is no fee. Info: Rachel at 613 885-9840 or

Janet B Studios Workshops: Classic Drawing Made Easy You can accomplish great drawing skills with simple instruction and exercizes. Techniques learned improve all art and raise it to the next level. 10 wks $240, 16 wks $320, Hand Painting On Silk Basics 3 pieces 3 styles of silk painting $160 all day or 3 classes, Intermediate: Grand Scale Flowers Silk Painting $150, Watercolour, Oil Painting. Outdoor Art series – Concrete and wood. Call for info. Family workshops “Make A Memory” Janet B Gallery & Studios, 9 Division Blvd, Consecon, PEC. 6123-965-5698

To join in Plein Air Art Classes, meals on the deck overlooking the Consecon Mill Dam Conservation Area Pond and Park, contact Janet B Gallery 613-965-5698 or Cascades Pub & Grill on line.

Paint the Bavarian Alps with Donna Bonin, Sept. 11 to 25, 2015. Paint the spectacular alpine countryside and villages from 4 very scenic towns: Berchtesgaden, Chiemsee Lake, Oberammergau, and Fussen. There will be plenty of guided sightseeing including a full day tour of Munich.  Register now for lowest airfare.  Min of 10 with a max 14 artists.  Spouses and friends welcome.  613-395-5959 or for details.

Winter 2015 Travel Notebook Learning Adventures –Escape the winter by participating in an integrated writing and photography workshop in Baracoa Safari: Into the Biosphere (Feb 27-Mar 8), and Baracoa (Mar 20-29). These 10-day educational workshops, led by writer and photographer Kathryn MacDonald and photographer and adventure leader James Archbold, will enhance your skills, whether you are a novice or advanced writer, use a point-and-shoot or a DSLR camera. The focus is on skills exchange through participatory learning: presentations; discussions; on-location note-taking; and personalized feedback. For details, please go to the website: or email:

Sketching with Ink and Watercolour, Pastels – workshops at Cranston Gallery in Bloomfield.

Third Thursday of each month  The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model, third Thurs. of each month, 2 to 4 pm, 3rd floor meeting room in the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Library.  613-968-6731 ext. 2240.

Second Tuesday of each month  Open Studio Tuesdays 10 am to 1 pm.  Don’t have room to paint at home? Need inspiration to finish your art work? Bring your supplies to the John M. Parrott Art Gallery. This unstructured program is a great place for both the novice and experienced artist to get together to create.  The program is free and runs the second Tuesday of each month in the meeting room on the third floor.  Info: 613-968-6731 x2240,

Estevez Art Academy, Oil Painting course, Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 am or 7 to 9 pm.  12 sessions, sessions are continuous, join any time.  Registration: Thomas Estevez Design, 395 Front St. Belleville, 613 210 2979,

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Call                Art in the Park, sponsored by the Tweed and Area Arts Council, is calling for artists to participate in their Aug. 1 show at Memorial Park in Tweed. Info: Audrey Ross at 613-478-3591 or Bonnie Marentette at

Deadline Apr. 20     The Belleville Downtown Improvement Area presents Love is, the 4th Annual Student Art Show, May 7 at The Core, 223 Pinnacle St., Belleville and May 11 to 31 in downtown storefronts. Entry deadline is Apr. 20 (forms at – drop off or mail your entry form to the BDIA Office at 267 Front St, Belleville ON K8N 2Z6, email Enter online at

Deadline Apr. 7       Call for visual artists to enter the QAC’s biennial Juried Visual Art Show and Sale, Expressions, held at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Library, May 7 to 28. All media are accepted. Info and entry forms are at the QAC, the Parrott Gallery and online:

Deadline June 12, noon   The 22nd Annual Juried Art in the County exhibition and Sale is open to artists who are residents or ratepayers of Prince Edward County, and are a member of the Prince Edward County Arts Council. Three jurors are responsible for the show’s content and the selection of award winners. The People’s Choice Award is determined by visitor ballots. Visit for more details and to download the application form. The event runs from June 26 until July 12 at Books & Company, 289 Main St. in Picton.

Deadline May 31     Canadian artists are invited to submit their 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work for consideration to the community of Salt Spring Island’s National Art Prize, offering in its inaugural year, $25,000 worth of awards. Winners will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury. 50 final works will be selected and displayed in SSNAP’s artist collective show catalogue. Original works will be exhibited and for sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, Sept. 25 to Oct. 26, 2015. Jurors are Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Holger Kalberg, and Ian Thomas. Details and entry forms at The Salt Spring National Art Prize. For more information about SSNAP, including artist submission and selection process, jury bios and event dates, visit

Deadline Apr. 30  The Belleville on the Bay of Quinte Plein Air Festival welcomes artists from near and far to capture the beauty of the city. Artists must register by Apr. 30 for a chance to win a weekend stay at the Travelodge Hotel. The fee is $25 for QAC and OPAS members, $30 for non-members. Artists under age 18, pay $15. Registration form and info:, 613-968-2242, or Cash awards totaling $4500. Opening reception on Friday, awards on Sunday. Wet Room Silent Auction at the QAC Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge St. E., Belleville.

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Deadline Apr. 4       Cloyne Showcase Art & Craft Sale 2015:  from 10 am – 4 pm, Aug. 7 & 8 at North Addington Education Centre, Hwy. 41, Cloyne.  Interested applicants should send 4 pictures of their craft to Lynn Hool, 8699 Old Hastings Rd., R.R.#1, Eldorado, ON, KOK 1YO, or email

Fridays  Every Friday night at 7 pm, PEC artist Stewart Jones leads a figure drawing class in the Glass Box at the Drake Devonshire in Wellington. Supply kits are available from Front Desk for $20 or bring your own – only dry media. Advanced registration is required, to book your spot. $10.

Deadline Mar. 31     Consecon Day Art Demonstration, Show and Sale hosted by Janet B Gallery & Studios Sat Aug 1, 2015.  Looking for Carvers, Plein Air Painters and Artists willing to demonstrate, show and sell during this all day event including street dance, BBQ & events throughout the village. Contact or 613-965-5698.

Deadline Mar. 31     Studio Space Large workshop spaces indoor and out for holding classes or working on your art. In wonderful historic building on water in the Village of Consecon, PEC.  Janet B Gallery & Studios 9 Division Blvd, Contact or 613-965-5698

Calling All Artisans Are you an Artist Member of the Quinte Arts Council working in craft? Are you interested in showing and selling your work in the QAC Gallery and Gift Shop in downtown Belleville? If so, please contact Lynda Pauk (Gallery Volunteer) by email ( Send her information about your work plus at least 3 images. We welcome 3-D work in any medium. All submissions will be juried by committee. The QAC takes 20% commission on works sold.

Deadline asap         The Tweed and Area Arts Council is planning its Art in the Park for Aug. 1 and are taking applications from artists interested in participating. Entries are on a first-come-first-served basis. The fee is $40 ($35 for T&AAC members). For info or to receive an application form, contact Audrey Ross at 613-478-3591 or Bonnie Marentette at

Register asap          The Warkworth Art & Music in the Park Committee is inviting artists to participate in the fifth annual Warkworth Art in the Park Juried Show and Sale scheduled for May 16 and 17 at Mill Creek Park. Info:

Attention Writers: The Al Purdy A-frame Association is accepting applications for residencies for 2016. Information and applications procedures are posted on our website

Mondays: The Bay of Quinte Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is looking for women who love to sing four-part harmony. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. at Quinte Gardens, 30 College St. W, Belleville in the lower level auditorium. No need to read music. Enjoy the fun and friendship as you learn how to find your best voice. For more info call Elizabeth 613-779-1009 or visit: