Paint the Peninsula 2017

Date: August 20 – 27, 2017

Location: Olympic Peninisula, Port Angeles, Washington State

Application Fee: $40


Paint the Peninsula is an international plein air juried competition held August 20 – 27, 2017 on the beautiful Olympic Peninisula. It is being hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in Port Angeles, Washington, gateway to Olympic National Park.  Now in its fourth year, artists and collectors alike are raving about this ultimate Pacific Northwest experience.

The application closes March 31.

$12,000 in Prizes!


Prospectus and information at

2016 Harmony Arts Plein Air Challenge

Date: August 6, 2016

Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: 1414 Argyle Avenue, Ambleside Landing, West Vancouver (map)

Costs: $35 +tax; Wine & Cheese reception to follow for artists & jurors


9th Plein Air Grande Prix Challenge

In a traditional Three hour Plein Air painting competition, painters must originate, paint, complete and frame a piece of art that they create outdoors. Artists will be painting in areas surrounding Ferry Building Gallery and in the ArtSpeaks tent.

Works will be judged and many fabulous prizes will be awarded.

A wine and cheese reception will follow for participants and jurors.

Sponsored by Opus Art Supplies North Vancouver


Artists must pre-register at the Ferry Building Gallery.

Contact the Ferry Building Gallery for details


grand prix d'art

Qualicum Grand Prix d’Art 2016

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach invites you to paint en plein air on July 23 in our twenty-third 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.

Date: July 23, 2016

Time: 11:00am to 3:30pm

Location: Qualicum Beach, BC; The Old School House Arts Centre

Costs: $25 includes lunch


More Information:

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. All locations are within walking distance of the arts centre, visitors are encouraged to watch the process and the progress of the artists, and maps are provided. The 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 TOSH galleries until August 7th.

The 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. The artist lunch is served in the arts centre starting a 2:00pm and the prizes are awarded at 3:30.


Find the registration form on line at or phone in to the arts centre at 250-752-6133.

Kilby Plein Air 2016 Call for Artists 2016

Kilby Historic Site’s Plein Air Painting Festival

Date: August 26, 27 & 28

Time: 11-4 pm each day

Cost: $15

Location: Kilby Historic Site, 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, 604-796-9576,


Call for Artists – All skill levels are welcome!

During the competition, come rain or shine, up to fifty participating artists from across the Lower Mainland are invited to paint around the historic site.  Capture breathtaking historic vistas, 1920s farm equipment, historic buildings, lush gardens & orchards, delightful farm animals, and the surrounding mountains of our uniquely beautiful region.  The festival will culminate in an award ceremony at the Sunday luncheon at 2:30pm.  Winners of the People’s Choice and various other categories will be announced at this time.  Check our website for prize information.  The sale of paintings will occur throughout the afternoon on Sunday until 4pm.


Email : before August 15, 2016

Kilby Plein Air 2016 Call for Artists 2016

Ashcroft Plein Air

2016 Ashcroft Plein Air Paint Out

As always, we offer unparalleled scenery to paint in a non-competitive and congenial atmosphere where highly experienced as well as brand new artists are all welcome! There will be many opportunities to meet and visit with other artists, as well as paint with a group and individually, should you so choose.

Date: May 27-29, 2015

Location: Ashcroft, BC

Costs: $45 Cdn