Phoenix Art Workshop is once again sponsoring the art event of the year. Our picturesque village will host the 2nd annual Steveston Grand Prix of Art, Saturday, September 17th, 2011. Last year’s Grand Prix celebrated fifty-six artists, painting in thirty stunning locations in Steveston. Dozens of volunteers and local businesses contributed to the success of our inaugural event with even more support for this years painting competition. The art race of the year kicks off at 10am on Saturday with the results being displayed at Britannia Heritage Shipyard’s Chinese bunk house Sunday, September 18th, from 10am – 4pm.
The concept of the Grand Prix of Art is to celebrate artists from around the province, painting in “Plein Air”. Britannia Heritage Shipyards in Richmond will act as our host with participating artists being allocated a painting location in and around Steveston. Artists will have 3 hours to complete a work of art, before returning it to the shipyards for display and adjudication. Over $1000 in Cash awards will be presented to finalists including several youth and participation awards. Visitors will have say as well with an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.
We are proud to announce Richmond News, Coast Capital Savings, Bean and Beyond, Rossiter Design, Britannia Heritage Shipyards and the Richmond Artist Guild, and the Gulf of Georgia Society as our Community Partners. Richmond News will be helping us raise the event’s profile, promoting our 2nd annual art race with feature stories leading up to the event, publishing ballots for our Peoples Choice award as well as providing an event pull out map, Wednesday, September 14th.
As official sponsor and coordinator for this event, Phoenix Art Workshop we are thrilled to be once again be organizing this wonderful event in our own neighborhood. Our hope is, next year our event will be the final stop in a series of this type around the province creating the first ever BC Grand Prix of Art Provincial Circuit.
For more information please contact us at 604-448-1860
or visit our event web site
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