About

This is a four day, juried paint out, culminating in a show and sale in beautiful Paris, Ontario.

The event will take place on September 12-15, 2018 in County of Brant and the City of Brantford, with a grand prize of $1500. This year's juror is Keith Thirgood, President of the Ontario Plein Air Society. He is a Canadian post-Impressionist painter and much of his output is of Ontario. You can find more about him on his website.

You can set up along the corridor of 10 km on either side of the Grand River, from Paris at the North end, to the Oxbow at Six Nations at the South end.

Enjoy the best the area has to offer, amazing views and autumn colours thanks to the preserved Carolinian forest.

Be one with nature in this undiscovered part of Ontario. Maps will be provided. This area is part of the Haldimand Tract and includes the City of Brantford, the birthplace of Group of Seven member Lawren Harris.

SHOW & SALE

Not a painter? You can still be part of this event!

Join us for the final unveiling of works from the Brant Colours Plein Air event at the Show and Sale on Sept 15 from 1 –4 pm.
View or purchase a freshly painted work of the beauty of our local community.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: Syll Apps Community Centre

Address: 51 William St, Paris, ON N3L 1L2

Our Partners

Each of the following organizations or businesses have generously partnered with this event.

Click their logo to find out more about who they are.

WHEN

The event will take place from Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 September 2018.

Doors open at 8:00am to register at Glenhyrst Gallery if you haven't done so already, and to validate your working surfaces.

Work must be dropped off at the Syl Apps Community Centre (just accross the bridge from downtown Paris) on Saturday September 15, between 11:00 - 12:00am, to be included in the juried show and sale.

A Quick Paint will be held on Saturday morning - register for this event when you get your working surfaces validated. Quick Paint starts at 9:00am. Pick up your panel at Wincey Mill, Paris and hand in your work at Syl Apps CC no later than 11:15 to be juried. Pick up location perimeters at registration.

HOW

Canvasses or working surfaces need to be stamped on the back upon arrival (Wednesday-Friday) or during the event at the registration desk at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford. Doors open from 8:00am - 5:00pm

Each participant will receive a map, but you can click here to view a PDF MAP now.

All paintings need to be handed in by Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00am to be entered in the competition.

For extended rules, please click here

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Registration will start on May 1

EARLY BIRD PRICING till August 15

You can register online, by phone (519) 756-5932, or when you arrive at Glenhyrst to have your surfaces stamped.


REGISTER

TALK ABOUT MONEY

There is a grand prize of $1,500 with additional prizes TBA.

A 30% commission upon sale of your work is due to Brant Colours to offset the cost of the event.

Brant Colours is not set up to make a profit, so when costs of the events are met, additional prize money will be made available - discretion of the organization.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Need a place to stay? Find information on places to stay in the County of Brant or the City of Brantford or AirB&B in Brantford & surroundings

Want to stay at the Arlington Hotel, downtown Paris and a stone throw away from the Syll Apps Community Centre? Click here

Bringing your loved ones along? There are many things to do in this beautiful part of the country.

With trails for hiking or biking, the river to canoe or kayak down, or for some early Christmas shopping, Brant has much to offer.


DISCOVER US

PERSONALIZE THIS EVENT

Always wanted to avoid long conversations but don’t want to be impolite when you are working?

Neutral toned, long sleeved cotton T-shirts are available that we hope will keep you painting away, avoiding answering at least some questions to interested viewers. You can order them ahead of time with your registration for a reduced cost of $25.00 or buy them when you arrive for $35.00.

We will even provide you with a sharpy to fill in the blanks... (and while you’re at it, don’t forget to write your info on the back of your artwork)

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BRANT COLOURS PLEIN AIR EVENT | 20 AVA ROAD | BRANTFORD, ON N3T 5G9 | (519) 756-5932 | INFO@GLENHYRST.CA
HOURS: TUE-FRI 10AM - 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM-4PM | DURING THE EVENT: WED-FRI 7AM-5PM