Winner 2015 Grand Prix of Art, Steveston by Peggy Burkosky
Rain or shine it’s that time again! I’m happy to hook up with this action-packed event. The great thing about these events is that you can hang out with the artist and watch a free demo, ask a few questions and get charged up to go do it yourself. 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 Travellingbrush.com
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 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 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 event web site: