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25th Annual Grand Prix d'Art Painting Race

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Saturday, July 28th, 2018
11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach invites you to paint en plein air on July 28, 2018 in our 25th annual Grand Prix d'Art painting race. Each year we attract about fifty plein air painters from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland as well as hundreds of spectators.

Our Grand Prix d'Art is a "race"; competing artists must complete a work of art “en plein air” (working outside on location, not in a studio) within three hours.

Each painter will be assigned a location in the picturesque town of Qualicum Beach by lottery. The work must represent or be inspired by some thing or person that is visible from the assigned location. Painters of all levels of experience and mediums begin painting at 11:00 a.m. At 2:00 p.m. the paintings are brought back to TOSH for framing and judging. At this point they go on sale to the public and will be hung for display in the TOSH gallery until August 7.

Prizes will be given out to the winners at 3:00 p.m. That same day the arts centre hosts a unique craft fair called Art in Action promotes and encourages the development of multi-dimensional artists and musicians. The fair which features the talent of creative crafters and artists in a venue that allows both the new and experienced a chance to market, demonstrate and sell their work. Work will include, weaving, pottery, jewellery, wood, painting, photography, glass…gongs, furniture and so much more.

12:30 to 3:00: Fantastic free jazz/blues concert on the main stage! BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR Maureen Washington Quartet featuring: Maureen Washington-voice; Ron Hadley-piano; Joey Smith-bass; Damian Graham-drums.

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Concerts | Music
Location: The Old School House Arts Centre
122 Fern Road West, Qualicum
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Corinne James
Event Website
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