The 2018 Grand Prix d’Art

The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach invites you to paint en plein air on July 28, 2018 in our twenty-fifth 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.

1st Place $500 / 2nd Place $300 / 3rd Place $200 / 4 Honourable Mention Prizes

Date: July 28, 2018 (Thursday and Friday) 10am-3pm (rain or shine!)

Who:   Artists of all skill and experience levels. Where:  Downtown Qualicum Beach

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

Location: The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

Costs: $25.00 Registration Fee, includes lunch . A Companion lunch is available for an additional $10.00


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.

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 until August 7.

Prizes will be given out to the winners at 3:00 p.m. Judges are : Peggy Burkosky, Mark Glavina, David Goatley and Dan Gray



Call 250-752-6133 or email