PAINT OUT Gibsons Landing 2017 CANCELLED

Gibsons Landing BC
Sept 8/9/10   2017   CANCELLED

I apologize for the withdrawal of this event 
but circumstances do not allow me at present
to dedicate the many hours and energy required to make it happen.

Thank you for your creative support and understanding.
Jan Poynter    May 25.2017





Our event this year will include:

a beginner workshop on Thursday afternoon
3 days of plein air painting in this historic waterfront village
Sketchcrawl – walking tour & sketch throughout the Landing
Artists Demos on Friday & Saturday afternoons
Sunday- 2 hour public Quick Draw on the street near Molly’s Reach
Exclusive 3 week exhibition/sale at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery
Eve Smart gallery – Exhibition of Sunshine Coast artists plein air
Peoples Choice award & aquisition
Art Walk & Merchant display throughout the Landing

Please be patient as we set up the final event schedule
and online registration/payment page…it is coming !

Fee for 2017 participation will be $40 includes:

  • 3 days of Plein Air + 3 weeks  exhibition/sales space at GPAG
  • 2 afternoon painting workshops with professional artist instructors
  • a 12″x12″ canvas for the Quick Draw
  • Meet & Greet – BBQ for artists & volunteers
  • Lots of local merchant perks for painting participants
    (ie: coupons for cafes, great restaurants, shops, boat tours, kayaking etc)

As we finalize the funding and event planning
I hope to offer a nearby accomodation package to participants (and non-painting partners) so that you can walk on the ferry and still
enjoy all that Gibsons Landing has to offer. Stay tuned !

We are looking for willing and able volunteers !
You don’t need to be creative to help – and if you are a participating artist 
you can offer a couple of hours of time also.
Contact JAN POYNTER   poynterjan(at)

This is not a competition event.
The 2017  QUICK DRAW People’s Choice painting will be purchased (max $300)
by the Town of Gibsons to begin their Gibsons Landing Art Collection.
Works resulting from the Paint Out will be exhibited FOR SALE for 3 weeks.

artists & groups around the globe are celebrating plein air all on the same weekend.
You can check out the IPAP website to see past event pics of groups and artworks from around the globe.


33 Participants in Sept 2015!
Check out the photo album below

Gibsons Landing BC
Sept 11/12/13     2015

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

Part of the 2015 WORLDWIDE Paint Out
heck out the Facebook album of painters working
and meeting up from Brazil, Italy, Florida, Canada & more


See the thumbnail gallery below for the photos of the 2015 event

Friday  Day ONE

Saturday Day TWO


International Plein Air Painters > – International Great Worldwide Paint Out International Plein Air Painters is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions. Membership is restricted to plein air painters, those serious to learn about plein air painting and those who wish to be benefactors advancing the plein air movement.