EVENT schedule-Gibsons Plein Air fest

Sept 11-12-13

  • Painters working on site throughout the Landing  for 3 days
  • finished “wet” paintings on display daily.
  • People’s Choice award and prizes
  • Free Artist demos and presentations
  • Participants informal gathering/BBQ
  • Final exhibition & reception

the final event schedule will be available after June 15th.2015
for more info 




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3 Responses to “EVENT schedule-Gibsons Plein Air fest”

  1. cindy riach June 20, 2014 2:35 pm #

    Hi Jan,
    The Gibsons Plein Air event is good timing and good news. I have a friend coming out from Ont to go to the Whistler Plein Air Fest and it was cancelled! So we are both looking forward to the Gibsons event.

    You might want some help with ???? BBQs ??? …. let me know .. I’m sure the Mexican amigos will all help …. see you soon … cindy

  2. Jan September 10, 2014 7:12 am #

    Hello Painters

    Looks like the weather is going to be sunny & fine. Make sure to bring your big hat, sunscreen and dress in layers – we can have cool mornings near the water.

    Great news! We are pleased to welcome visiting artist JEFF WILSON to the Gibsons Plein Air event. Jeff will be offering a free DEMO on Sunday morning with one of his colorful acrylic paintings. Arts Building Sunday Sept 14th 10:00 am – Noon.

    Lisa’s Framing has supplied us with some extra canvas panels, medium, solvent etc. Supplies will be on hand at the Arts Building. Cost + 12% tax will be the responsibility of the artist. Lisa’s store will be open 11-4 on Saturday only.

    FRIDAY afternoon Sept 12
    Sunshine Kayaking is offering a special deal for our Artists & Friends ($30 each) to enjoy a 1 hr HARBOUR TOUR departing from their dock in Gibsons Harbour at 3:00 pm Friday afternoon. You won’t have to paddle – it’s a comfortable passenger power boat ;-)
    Participating artists must be signed up at the Gibsons Public Market (11-4pm) BEFORE departure at the dock. Please allow extra time for your sign-up, parking and check-in at Sunshine Kayaking (at the end of Molly’s Lane).

    FRIDAY evening Sept 12
    BBQ at Poynter Studio 6:00 pm
    Artists (and partners) are invited to the meet & greet BBQ at Jan’s home. 558 Woodland Ave (@ Chamberlin Rd) Veg Chile, Chicken, Salad & Pie! BYO other meat for the Grill and preferred beverage. Early arrivals are welcome to relax in the garden anytime after 5pm.

    SIGN UP for participants
    As this is a free event there is no formal registration. However Participants MUST sign a liability waiver BEFORE painting on location. You only need to sign in ONCE over the weekend and pick up your participants package (event listing, map, parking pass…)

    There will be Sign-up sheets at:

    FRIDAY Sept 12 11am-4pm Gibsons Public Market (473 Gower Pt Rd)
    SATURDAY Sept 13 9am-4pm Arts Building (464 S.Fletcher)
    SUNDAY Sept 14 9am-2pm Arts Building (464 S.Fletcher)

    Artists can display their paintings at the Gibsons Public Market on Friday afternoon till 4pm
    or up at the Arts Building throughout the weekend. Items for sale must be priced. Speak to Jan about payment arrangements.

    STORAGE: Artists can drop off extra gear, leave their lunch in the fridge or grab a cup of coffee or water at the Arts Building. From 9 am – 4pm Sat & Sun. there will be a volunteer on hand.

    happy painting!
    lets make this a great event together

    If you need to reach me on site: Jan’s CELL phone & Text 604-340-3356

    illustration | fine art


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    […] Plein Air Paint Out– Sep 12 – 14 – Gibsons Plein Air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is used to describe the art of painting outdoors. This weekend, Plein Air painters will be working on site around the Landing in the Town of Gibsons, and the finished paintings will be on display and sale at the Arts Building and the Landing Gallery. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to watch artists bring a scene to life on paper. Bring your pencil and paper and join in the SketchCrawl. All are welcome and participation is free. Visit the website for more information. […]

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