The Pickering Community Banner Program celebrates the culture, heritage and beauty of our City. The City of Pickering invites Canadian artists of all ages, or artist teams, to submit artwork (old or new) to be used for the Community Banner Program. Using a single or a variety of mediums, artists are asked to highlight the cultural, heritage, and diversity of the City of Pickering through the theme: The Roots of Art.

Up to 35 Community banners will be selected through an open call for art. Call closes on September 9, 2021. Selected banners will be installed throughout City Centre (Esplanade North, Esplanade South, Valley Farm Road, Glenanna Road, Kingston Road) in early December 2021.

Selected artwork will be shown online at The archive will include an image of the banner, along with the artist’s statement, and location.

Banners will be hung, for a period of one year. Banners in excellent condition may be re-purposed, or removed to make room for next set of selected entries.

Please note: a $150 honorarium will be paid for selected amateur and community submissions. A $350 fee will be paid to professional artists whose submission is selected for reproduction and display. Submission must be accompanied by a current CV. Payment is set as per current CARFAC rates. Only selected submissions will be notified. 

2020 Community Banner Program Selections

Congratulations to the winning artists. Winning submissions can be viewed here



2019 Community Banner Program Selections

Congratulations to the winning artists. Winning submissions can be viewed here.


Artist Name

Name of Piece

Andrea Balsdon

Pickering Community City Centre, Live, Work, Play

Enrique Bravo

Tree of Life

Anusha Broekhuyse

Culture, Heritage, Beauty

T. Cameron

Pickering Living, Fall in Pickering

Bonnie Conly

Harness the Wind

Bonnie Conly

Tom on Smoke Lake

Loridee De Villa

The Sketchy Side of Pickering

Mario Dimain

The Invisible Worker

Brad Emsley


Lisa Johnson

Pickering Community Inspired

John Mathews

Pickering Memory Quilt

Yasaman Mehrsa

Live, Work, Play, Inspire

Josh Morrow


Allan O'Marra

Wall Climbing Contest at Pickering Rib Fest

Tammy Pariag

Millennium Square

Tammy Pariag

Splash Pad

Dave Ryce

Moving Forward

Dave Ryce

To Build A City

A.J. Servillon

Planting Roots

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Natasha Teufel




Calvin Walker

The Knotted Gear Banner

Tyanna Wright

Freedom Beach