qualicoum grand prix of art

Qualicum Grand Prix of Art 2015

Date: July 25, 2015

Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach (map)

Costs: $25

Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm


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 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. The Plein Air Painters must complete their work within the three-hour limit and have the paintings in display condition, titled and 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 until August 9th.



The Old School House Arts Centre

Sheree Jones

Plein Air Painting on Bowen Island

Date: July 11 & 12, 2015

Location: Bowen Island, BC

Time: 9am – 4pm

Costs: $175.00Cdn

Instructor: Sheree Jones


This two day weekend workshop will provide you with the basics of drawing, colour mixing and composition.

Through demonstrations, hand outs and group discussion, you will learn techniques used by plein air painters around the world.

Explore a favourite gulf island and discover new ways to see it’s natural beauty while enjoying the camaraderie of painting in a group.



To register please call Sheree @ 604-980-0855 or email her shereeljones@hotmail.com

Accommodations are your responsibility, and The Lodge at the Old Dorm http://www.lodgeattheolddorm.com is recommended.

For more information on this workshop and accommodations see http://www.shereejones.com/teaching/.

Sheree Jones




nanaimo museum

Heritage Paint Out Shoot Out 2014

Date: July 27, 2014

Location: Nanaimo, BC

Costs: $10 public, $8 NAC members – Enter in person on the day of the event


This is on the following day of the Qualicum Beach Grand Prix d’ Art, one can get two competitions on this Island in two days then go home with the money!

An artistic race against time to bring Heritage to life. A new date and double the prize money this year!

Painters and photographers meet at the Nanaimo Museum at 10:00 am where they draw randomly for a Heritage building location supplied by the City. You then spend the day painting and photographing your selected building, returning to the Museum at 3:00 pm with a presentation ready piece where the work is judged to receive cash prizes totally $1,000.

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grand prix d'art

Grand Prix d’Art 2014

Hosted By The Old School House Arts Centre

With Cash Prizes of:

1st Place $200 / 2nd Place $100 / 3rd Place $50 / 4 Honourable Mention Prizes

Date: July 26, 2014

Time: Registration & Check-in 9:00 am – 10:30 am / Competition 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost: $25.00 Registration Fee, includes lunch and $10.00 for Companion Lunch

Who: Artists of all skill and experience levels

Location:  Downtown Qualicum Beach


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Lavender Festival

The 1st Annual Victoria Lavender Festival

Date: July 13 & 14, 2013

Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

Location: Sidney, BC (map)

Cost: Free


Enjoy the First Annual Lavender Festival at Victoria Lavender this July with food, music, crafts, children programs, plant sales, U-pick and a petting zoo.

Plein Air painters are welcome in our fields and gardens for all to enjoy. We could also arrange for a no charge area where painters could sell their work for the two day period.

For more information contact Alan Mayfield at alan@victorialavender.com or (250)-857-2526.

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