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2017 Grand Prix of Art, Steveston

Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 10:00 AM

2017 Grand Prix of Art, Steveston
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One adult artist registration includes lunch (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
5h 6m $25.00 $0.00
One youth (under 18) registration includes lunch (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
5h 6m $20.00 $0.00
Companion Lunch
One Companion Lunch (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
2d 5h 6m $10.00 $0.00
Includes Lunch (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
5h 6m $15.00 $0.00
Donate 23 Sep 2017 Enter donation ($)
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3d 5h 6m $150.00 $0.00
Volunteer   more info 5h 6m Free $0.00

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The picturesque Japanese fishing village of Steveston, situated at the mouth of the mighty Fraser River, is the stunning location for the 7th annual Grand Prix of Art, Steveston. Nestled between 100-year old cannery buildings, boat-works, and largest gillnet fishing feet in North America. This idyllic waterfront community is straight out of the pages of a John Steinbeck novel and the event has become a model for many similar events across BC and the Pacific Northwest. Over 100 artists of all ages and experience levels join us for a day of intense fun and competition, as artist race against the clock in this three-hour painting challenge.

7th Annual Grand Prix of Art, Steveston

Saturday, September 23 - 24, 2017

Presented by Phoenix Art Workshop and the                             in partnership with the City of Richmond, local businesses, and an amazing community.

The Event: Saturday, September 23rd is “Race Day.” competitors arrive at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site for check-in at 9:00am, easels and art supplies in tow, artists are assigned a painting location by random draw and then head out to their locations for the start of the grueling competition. The painting race begins at exactly 10am and at 1:00pm artists are ask to put down their brushes, return to the shipyards, and prepare their paintings for display and adjudication. All our partners, artists and volunteers are treated to an amazing lunch, with an invitation to the general public to join us for live entertainment, the award ceremony and the sale and display of artwork.

Awards are presented to top artists in both adult and youth categories, with over $2000 in cash awards and prizes. Registered photographers are encouraged to document the entire event, uploading 5 unedited images for our photo essay contest before the stroke of midnight, adding to the excitement and the thrill of competition.

The exhibition will remain on display in the historic Seine Net-Loft at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site on Sunday, September 24th from noon until 4:00pm. Hundreds of people are expected enjoy artists painting on location during race day or to visit the exhibition casting their votes for the People’s Choice Award (presented at 3:00pm Sunday September 24th, along with the “Best Photo Essay,” “Best Overall Photo,” and our “Instagram to Win” contest winners.

   For More Information on the Steveston Grand Prix of Art, please visit our event web site:



   Phoenix Art Workshop, #8-3891 Chatham St. Richmond BC, V7E 2Z6. 606-448-1860

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Britannia Heritage Shipyards
5180 Westwater Dr
Richmond, BC

Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 10:00 AM

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A Travelling Brush tour shows you both the grand attractions and the hidden gems of each location, using unique & beautiful accomodations as a base for artistic exploration.

The Phoenix Art Workshop is a privately-run visual arts centre with art classes for young people and adults, emphasizing visual literacy, design and individual creativity.

A community-based resource for art supplies, custom framing, and education, Phoenix Art Workshop has always encouraged artists to work creatively from life and plein air by hosting our international tours and organizing events like our 24 Hour Life Drawing Marathons, Culture Days, The 100 Day Challenge, and our Grand Prix of Art.

In 2005, Phoenix Art Workshop organized and led their first international artists excursion to Cuba under the name The Travelling Brush. They have now hosted trips to Italy, Colombia, Turkey, Bali, Spain, Guatemala, China, Peru and Greece, focused around “slow travel.”

Our International tours have become a huge component of our identity here at Phoenix Art Workshop, both here in Canada and the many international locations we have visited over the last 12 years.

The Travelling Brush trips are perfect for all experience levels, from professional to novice or complete beginner – photographers and non-artist companions also enjoy the pace of our tours, and may discover they have an unexpected artistic talent.

Challenging ourselves to observe, absorb and record these experiences while we take the slow travel road, rather than rushing from location to location to check our bucket list),is without doubt, the most rewarding way to discover the world. Join us on an upcoming trip and be prepared to discover for yourself the art of travel.

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