13th Annual Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge

August 6
10 a.m.–2 p.m.


About the 2022 Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge

The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to present its 13th annual Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge as part of the Harmony Arts Festival on:

  • Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In this traditional painting competition, artists compose, paint, complete and frame (or finish) a piece of art that has been created outdoors “en plein air” in under four hours.

Painting will take place along the Ambleside waterfront between 13th and 18th Streets. Exact locations will be disclosed when the artists sign in at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6. This year’s theme is “The Waterfront: A Sense of Place.”
After the artworks are judged, the winners will receive prizes donated by Opus Art Supplies. Participants will have the opportunity to display and sell their pieces on-site from 3 to 7 p.m. on the day of the challenge.

Participation details

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

The cost is $35 or $20 for ages 19 and under.

The registration fee includes morning coffee and muffins, as well as a wine and cheese reception after the judging.

Registration now open
Register online or by calling 604-925-7270 (quote course #121198). 


Presenting sponsor:


Award sponsor:

Opus Art Supplies