September 23, 2017

Please Click the Icon below, which will direct you to our secure registration manager for Artists and Volunteers.  See artist and volunteer information below.


ARTISTS What You Need to Know :

Please present your printed tickets to the registration/check in area when you arrive.  After you check-in collect your event badges at the registration tent.  Once you have collected your registration package, please proceed to the Location Lottery Station where you will select your painting location for the day.  (If you would like to paint at the same location as a friend or partner, please arrive at the check-in area as a pair, and then tell our event ambassadors at the lottery table you would like to paint at the same location.)

·        Locations are done by random draw – our event ambassadors will be happy to review your painting location, parking and answer any questions you might have.

·        You should proceed directly to your painting locations so you have time to set up and plan your painting… in your mind only!  Remember, no marks on your painting surface before the Official horn sounds.  (artists are permitted to bring a primed/coloured canvas).  Keep in mind that work cannot be smaller than 8 x 10 or larger than 18 x 24.

·        You must paint at your assigned painting location, within 10 meters from the numbered flag. These locations have been sponsored by local businesses, so please respect that and paint from that spot.  Part of the judging is based on how well you represent the spirit of your assigned location.  In no way are you required to make a painting including the location sponsor but it’s a nice gesture if you can incorporate this into your works.   10 meters gives you lots of flexibility to cross the street or find the best possible vantage point for your work of art.

·        All artwork must be presented by 2:00pm ready to hang, with wire and art labels found in your artist package.  *** Artwork without wire will not be hung.

·        There will be a frame table set up with some materials, but these will be shared so you are better off to bring everything you need to make your artwork ready for hanging.

·        After you submit your work you can present your lunch voucher at the tent for an amazing lunch.

·        Judging will take place between 1:30 – 2:30 pm, with our awards ceremony starting at 2:30.

·        The exhibition will be open to the public.

Phoenix Art Workshop will be presenting a series of Plien air Boot camps in August and September to help encourage beginner and intermediate artists, provide students with great ideas and techniques for success while painting on location.  Join Mark Glavina with guest instructors for this series of informative and inspiring plien air workshops around the lower mainland. Visit our website at



Thank you all for your past support of the Grand Prix of Art BC.  I am delighted to announce the Grand Prix of Art Steveston is back on this year and scheduled for September 23rd.    We have had an outpouring of support from from our Grand Prix Community;  and after taking a break in Steveston last year it sure feels great to be back in this iconic Japanese Fishing Village for our 8th annual Grand Prix of Art BC.
With full support of the City of Richmond , Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site and loads of Steveston businesses we are set to have the biggest and best event yet.   The Grand Prix of Art would not be possible without the great support of all the amazing volunteers, artists and community partners – once again we are going to count on you all to help us deliver another successful  “Community First” event.
Registration is now open for volunteers , participants and opened to all partnerships large or small.   It all starts with the volunteers, so I would like first to invite all past volunteers to join us again in Steveston this year.
There is a link on our website under the Steveston Event Page on our event web site, or you can sign up on our Facebook page or directly through our event manager at
Here is a list of key positions required as well as some general volunteer position need for this years event.
Key Positions required:
  1. *** Volunteer Coordinator:  40-50 hours starting asap.  Responsibilities include, communication with volunteers,   assigning  volunteers a task group, assisting with volunteer training meeting,  event day co-ordination/liason.  (set up volunteer booth, volunteer badges, and tear down).   Attend pre and post event meetings. 
  2. *** Locations Coordinator:  20-30 hours starting asap.  Responsibilities include, communication with our Location Partners (Steveston Businesses),   assisting with volunteer training meeting,  assisting with co-ordination of the set up/ tear down crews in the village and and at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site.  Attend pre and  post event meeting.
  3. Lunch Coordinator:   Position Filled 
  4. Exhibition Manager:   Position Filled 
  5. Marketing Manager:  Position Filled 
  6. Entertainment Coordinator:  Position Filled 
  7. *** Registration Manager :  20 – 30 hours starting August 15th.  Responsibilities include overseeing the registration process, organizing registration badges/Lanyards,  coordinating location lottery,  attend pre and post day meetings for volunteers. 
  8. Lead Photographer/ Videoographer:   This position requires an individual with a high level of photography and video experience.  The position required some co-ordination of our photography competition as well as working with our organizer to develop a short legacy documentary including photographs and video.
General Positions Include:
  • Registration:  (8-10 people required ) assist with event day registration and attend pre-event volunteers meeting Wednesday September 20th.
  • Shuttle Drivers:  (4 People with Vans or Larger vehicles)  Drive groups of artists to and from village/shipyards, London Landing and Garry Park
  • Lunch Service: ( 4 People required)  Help our lead Food Co-Ordinator with lunch prep and service, set up and tear down on event day. 
  • Set up Crew:   ( 12 People required)  Help setting up and tearing down, banners, Flags, and other event animatioin ( pick up or large vehicle a huge asset) Tents will be set up by a professional company this year.
  • Exhibition Staff:  (8 People required)  Help with all aspects of exhibition, set up and tear down Saturday and Sunday from  11am – 5pm  
  • Event Ambassadors:  ( 8 People required)  Providing event day information to attendees, overseeing painting locations during the event and general duties insuring a smooth and successful event.
  • Pre- Event Assistants:  ( 3 -4  people required) to start ASAP – Help event coordinations, marketing, poster and information distribution,  Assist with pre event planning and post event procedures.  A great opportunity to learn about event management and network with artists, volunteers and our local business community.
  • First Aid:   ( 1 or 2 people required)  with first aid training or medical background that can host our information/ First Aid booth at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site.

  Phoenix Art Workshop. 3891 Chatham St. Richmond BC, V7E 2Z6 – 604-448-1860

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