2017 Steveston Event Announced

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 the largest gillnet fishing feet in North America, this idyllic waterfront community is straight out of the pages of a John Steinbeck novel. With over 100 artists of all ages and experience levels joining us for a day of intense fun and competition, The Grand Prix of Art, Steveston has become a model for many similar events across BC and the Pacific Northwest.

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 10:00 am as artist race against the clock in this three-hour painting challenge. At1:00pm artists 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 to enjoy watching artists painting on location during the race and during their visit the exhibition will cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award, to be presented at 3:00pm Sunday September 24th along with the “Best Photo Essay,” “Best Overall Photo,” and our “Instagram to Win” contest winners.

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