Call for Artists
Calling Plein Air Painters!
Plein Air Painting Challenge in Norval – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Plein Air on the Farm in association with the Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS) in conjunction with Carter Farms and the Helson Gallery
$500 in prizes to be awarded
With a rich history and scenic location on the Credit River, the community of Norval is the perfect spot for plein air painting. Norval offers artists the natural beauty of the Willow Park Ecology Centre in the Silver Creek watershed along with architectural and historic sites of interest. Local treasures include historic cemeteries and churches such as the Presbyterian Church and Manse which was the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1926—1935. A heritage garden named in Lucy’s honour is also located in Norval. Our host venue, Carter Farms also offers woodland, meadow, pasture and river locations for painting. Discover what drew noted Group of Seven painter A.J. Casson to Norval in the 1920s and 30s, and what continues to draw artists today!
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Registration and Exhibition Location: Carter Farms 9880 Winston Churchill Blvd. Norval ON L0P 1K0
Registration: 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Painting starts at 9:30. Medium of your choice. You may offer your work for sale.
12:30 pm: You must be back at the registration area to prepare your work for judging. Judging begins at 12:45. At 2 pm the awards will be announced.
Registration fee: Non-OPAS members: $10; OPAS members: free (OPAS membership: $30). Refreshments will be available for a minimal cost (barbeque and drinks)
Juror: Neville Clarke – award winning artist and curator, Past President of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour
For more information, please contact:
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3
Phone: 905.877.7915 x2536