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Historic Townsite En Plein Air

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023

Location: Powell River

Costs: Free


Join local artists for a fun-filled day celebrating the Historic Townsite. Set up your easel and paint or sketch from your preferred or favourite Townsite spot in Powell River, British Columbia.



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Fort Langley Jazz and Art Festival – Fort Langley BC

Whether you are a new artist or an avid artist, come and join us while we paint the Jazz Festival for the Opus Painting Challenge.

Date: July 22 and 23, 2023

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Check-in at Opus Tent behind the Canada Post Office at Mary and Church Street, Langley, BC (map)

Cost: Free


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Painters of all ages and skill levels are invited to harness their creative talents at the free Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge! Join Plein Aire artist extraordinaire and specialist, Gaye Adams, who will be our special guest and will be painting alongside participants!



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Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Plein Air Retreat

Date: September 17-22, 2023

Location: Flying U Ranch, BC (map)

Costs: $1,800 – $2,100


The Retreat is the Federation of Canadian Artist’s largest educational and social event of the year.

The 2023 Retreat takes place at the Flying U Ranch at 70 Mile House, British Columbia. Located in the Cariboo region of BC, you’ll experience some of the most breathtaking plein air painting locations BC has to offer. We have the entire ranch to ourselves, so being responsible and socially distant are no problems.

Accommodations are beautiful, but rustic. It is a working ranch! You can book your own private accommodation or share your cabin with a friend or family member.

In the company of our Master Instructors (Maria Josenhans, Ann Willsie, Perry Haddock, Jack Turpin) you’ll spend your days creating, painting and developing your skills, while painting en plein air. In the evenings, you’ll have the opportunity to join your peers for a variety of fun social events or take the time to relax and explore your surroundings.



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Ashcroft Plein Air 2023

Come enjoy the only true semi-arid desert in British Columbia.

Date: September 15th to 17th, 2023

Friday – Wine and Cheese Meet and Greet Reception 6-8 pm
Saturday – Artists Dinner 5-7 pm
Sunday – Lunch 1130-1:00 pm, Wet Show and Sale 3-5 pm

Location: Registration and meals at 501 Bancroft St Ashcroft BC

Cost: $100 for Artists; $50 for non-painting guests


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Rolling sagebrush-filled hills, a river running through and lots of historic buildings and houses to paint.



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Grand Prix of Art Steveston 2023

Date: July 22-23, 2023

Location: Steveston, BC.

Costs: Adult: $36.75


Artists of all ages and experience levels are randomly assigned a painting location along Steveston’s Historic Waterfront for their 10am starting time. The public is encouraged to visit the 35 amazing locations on the painting circuit and cheer on their favourite artist from in 3 categories: Masters, Adult Open and Youth.

Artists will be assigned one of 35 painting locations from London Farm to Garry Point Park and begin painting at 10am until 1pm when they must return to the shipyards, and prepare their paintings for display and adjudication. Artists, volunteers, and our event partners will enjoy a food truck lunch, live music, an interactive artisan market while the paintings are being judged.

Works of art will be on display and for sale in the Seine Net Loft Building at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Heritage Shipyards. 5180 Westwater Dr. The Exhibition is sponsored by the Pente Building group with works available for viewing at 3pm following the Award Ceremony on Race Day and on Sunday July 23 from 10am to 4pm.



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