The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach invites you to paint en plein air in our twenty-ninth annual Grand Prix d’Art painting race. Each year we attract plein air painters from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland as well as hundreds of spectators.
Date: July 8 to August 26, 2022 :: 9am-2pm
Who: Artists of all skill and experience levels. Where: Downtown Qualicum Beach
Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach
Costs: $24.00 There is a T-shirt included in your entry fee!
The Grand Prix d’Art is a three-hour painting “race” that requires artists to complete a work of art “en plein air” (working outside, not in a studio). Each artist is assigned a location in the Town of Qualicum Beach by lottery. The artwork must represent or be inspired by something that is visible from the assigned location. Artists of all levels, experience and mediums are welcome.
Modified for COVID19, Artists can paint anytime between 9am and 2pm. Artwork is brought back to TOSH to be hung. Afterwards, artwork is exhibited in the gallery for display starting September through October. We will be displaying these both online, and in person.
A people’s choice award will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition, however no cash prize is offered this year due to funding constraints. We hope the community participates for the joy of painting, and the opportunity for exhibition!