The Association was the idea of artists Marg Recoskie of Bailieboro and Blair Morris of Port Hope.
10 artists came to the first meeting, which was held at Margaret's home; from then on the members alternated the location of the monthly Wednesday night meetings.
Eventually a Charter Meeting was held by Jack Beresford, Linda Coffee, Wayne Deremo, Linda Goodwin, Blair Morris, Janice (Parkins) Mason, Marg Recoskie, Linda Wakeman on November 4, 1992, selecting the name Pine Ridge Art Association, (PRAA) and the club's logo (designed by artist Wayne Deremo of Cobourg) was legally registered. Dues were $20 a year.
In later years the club still met monthly, in the evening, but at the Oddfellows Hall, Cobourg, and the meetings included art instruction by local artists.
The first Art Show was held in May 1993 at Dalewood Golf and Curling Club.
Later Annual Shows were held at Northumberland Mall and St. Peter's Church in Cobourg.
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The group then amalgamated with "Mary's Motley Crew" (a 12+member art group led by Mary Field) retaining the name Pine Ridge Art Association, but changing the day and time of meetings to weekly (Mondays) during the daytime, at the Cobourg Memorial Temple (Oddfellows Hall), Cobourg.
Some of the Original Charter Members Don Simpson and Linda Coffee are still with the Association.
At present the Annual Show is held at the Cobourg Library and the 20th Annual Show was held in 2013.
Today the Association still meets weekly on Mondays (9:00 am to 3:00 pm) at the Cobourg Memorial Temple (Oddfellows Hall) in Cobourg (except during July and August).
Workshops in a variety of media are held, paint-outs and social events are part of the club activities.
Membership is set at a maximum of 45 members, with renewal membership open in January.
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