Unfortunately the 2018 Delta had been cancelled as our host Artist organization Artist in the Village is in the process of  dissolving.  The Artist in the Village will be greatly missed by the art community, the Grand Prix of Art organizers and volunteers and all the past participants of the event over the last two years in Delta.

Grand Prix of Art – Delta

Delta’s little gem, Ladner, sits quietly tucked off the south arm of the Fraser River only 20 minutes from Vancouver. First settled in 1873, the historic Village of Ladner was once a place for farmers and fishermen to ship produce to urban markets. Many parts of the waterfront remain untouched and undeveloped, which lends itself as the perfect spot for artists and photographers to capture the character of one of the lower mainland’s most charming hidden secrets.

Hosted Corporation of Delta, The presents: Grand Prix of Art – Delta in the Historic Village of Ladner .

On race day, artists are asked to report to the registration table at Ladner Community Centre by 9 am; here they are assigned a painting location by random draw and dispatched for the start of the competition at 10am.  This plein air painting race has artists racing against the clock, completing their work on location within the 3 hour time limit.  The race ends at 1 pm when artists are asked to return to the Ladner community centre and prepare their paintings for display and adjudication. The works must be submitted in display condition, titled and priced, for sale no later than one hour after completion. The paintings are then available for sale to the public, with 20% of the proceeds going to Delta’s Non-Profit Arts Society, Artists in the Village.  Viewers will also have a vote, with an opportunity to cast a ballot for the “People’s Choice Award”.

Artists, volunteers, and our partners will enjoy a catered lunch followed by our award ceremony including several youth and participation awards.  Immediately following the award presentations our exhibition will be officially opened with paintings available to the public for sale.


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