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 11-14, 2019 in County of Brant and the City of Brantford, with a grand prize of $1000. This year's juror is Don Cavin.
You can set up along the corridor of the Grand River, from Paris at the North end, to the Oxbow at Six Nations at the South end, throughout Brant County and Brantford.
Enjoy the best the area has to offer, amazing views and starting 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.
Brant Colours is proud to be an Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS) Endorsed event.
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 14 from 1–4 pm.
View or purchase a freshly painted work of the beauty of our local community.
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Syll Apps Community Centre
Address: 51 William St, Paris, ON N3L 1L2
Each of the following organizations or businesses have generously partnered with this event.
Click their logo to find out more about who they are.
The event will take place from Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 September 2019.
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 14, 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.
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.
Registration will start on JUNE 1
EARLY BIRD PRICING till August 31
You can register online, by phone (519) 756-5932, or when you arrive at Glenhyrst to have your surfaces stamped.
TALK ABOUT MONEY
There is a grand prize of $1000 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.
Call Glenhyrst if you have questions about accommodation (519) 756-5932, there are many options that are budget friendly.
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.
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: WED-FRI 7AM-5PM