Paint on the Mountain: 2023 Call for Artists

Paint on the Mountain is back for its eighth consecutive year!

Application Due Date: May 8th – June 4th, 2023

Location: Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road)

Costs: No Cost for Entry or Participation

Competition Dates: August 1-3, 2023


More Information:

British Pacific Properties is pleased to be hosting our annual Paint on the Mountain plein air competition this August 1st–3rd, 2023.

Note: In a change from past years, we have adapted the program timing to have the artwork installed earlier in the week, in advance of Harmony Arts’ Opening Night, August 4th.



This is a Call for Artists to submit their interest and artwork digitally to participate in this year’s competition.

Twelve (12) successful entries will be selected by Jury to participate in painting nature and view scapes en plein air on the serene mountainside of Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road), with the opportunity to win up to $1,500 (Grand Prize) in prize money. (The Grand Prize winner from the previous year must wait one year before competing in Paint on the Mountain again. However, the Grand Prize winner may join as a Juror in the following year’s competition.)

Jurors will award three cash prizes totalling $2,500, with an additional prize awarded to The People’s Choice.

There is no entry fee to participate in the challenge this year. For more details, visit

Artists’ requirements for the Call:

  1. Artists must submit two plein air pieces completed in the last 12 months, submitted at a minimum resolution of 72 DPI;
  2. Artists must include a CV; and,
  3. Entries must be submitted on or before June 4th, 2023, to

The twelve successful artists will be announced on June 9th, 2023.

We hope you’ll join us this year!