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Jul 23, 2016
Grand Prix D'Art Painting Race 2016
Jul 23, 2016
Grand Prix DGrand Prix D'Art Painting Race 2016

Let's get artists out of their studios & onto the streets. The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach does just that once a year to the great enjoyment of artists as well as the general public. Each year it attracts about fifty Plein Air Painter participants from Vancouver Island & BC's Lower Mainland & hundreds of spectators.

Our Grand Prix d'Art is a "race"; competing artists must complete a work of art "en plain air" (working outside on location, not in a studio) within three hours. Each Plein Air Painter will find a location in the picturesque town of Qualicum Beach. The work must represent or be inspired by some thing or person that is visible from the assigned location. All locations are within walking distance of TOSH, visitors are encouraged to watch the process & the progress of the artists, & maps are provided. The Plein Air Painters must complete their work within the three-hour limit & have the paintings in display condition, titled & priced for sale no later than one hour after completion. A panel of three judges then determines the winners of the contest. All the paintings from the event will hang in our galleries for a limited time.

Our annual Grand Prix d'Art painting race begins at 11:00. Painters of all levels & mediums from all over BC will spread out all over our lovely town to complete a painting of their location in three hours. At 2:00 PM the paintings are brought back to TOSH for framing & judging.
Date:Jul 23, 2016
Time:11:00am to 3:30pm
Address:122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Location:The Old School House Arts Centre
Name:Corinne James
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