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 21-24, 2017 in County of Brant and the City of Brantford, with a grand prize of $1500.
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.
Each of the following organizations or businesses have generously partnered with this event.
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The event will take place from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September 2017.
Doors open at 7:00am to register if you haven't done so already, and to validate your working surfaces.
Finished work can be stored in a designated location, but artists are responsible to collect their work on Sunday and drop it off at the Dominion Telegraph Building in downtown Paris to be included in the juried show and sale.
Canvasses or working surfaces need to be stamped on the back upon arrival (Thursday-Saturday) or during the event at the registration desk at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford. Doors open from 7:00am - 3:00pm
Each participant will receive a map with suggested spots to paint, but you can find your own location as well.
All paintings need to be handed in by Sunday between 10:00 and 11:30am to be entered in the competition.
You can register online, by phone, or when you arrive.
Registration will start March 1, 2017. Early bird registration: $45.00.
After August 31, 2017: $60.00.
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.
Want to stay at the Arlington Hotel, downtown Paris and a stone throw away from the Dominion Telegraph building? 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.
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)
BRANT COLOURS PLEIN AIR EVENT | 20 AVA ROAD | BRANTFORD, ON N3T 5G9 | (519) 756-5932 |
HOURS: TUE-FRI 10AM - 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM-4PM | DURING THE EVENT: THU-SAT 7AM-7PM, SUN 7-10AM