The Faces and Places of Ontario

Ontario’s Foremost Show and Sale for Representational Painters 
at the Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend
A production of the Grand Bend Art Centre
Inspiring Creativity in the Community

We plan to advise accepted artists when to deliver their artwork in August

Entries for Sculpture are open until August 1.
New for 2021 – Sculpture! Click here

COVID-19 Update – Lambton County continues to be locked down along with the rest of Ontario.

Acceptance email confusion. Regrettably some artists interpreted the heading on the email sent to all artists who entered the show to mean they were accepted. The email was a notice to check their status using the instructions provided in the email.

Important Dates and Times

Online entry
Sculpture entry is open until August 1

Artist dropping off their accepted artwork will need to do COVID screening and provide contact tracing information.

Artist’s artwork acceptance status emails were sent April 17.

Paint Ontario show and sale will now open September 3 and run through September 26.

Our 24th Paint Ontario Exhibition and Sale was a great success.
Join us September 3 to 26 2021 for our 25th Anniversary!
Every year since its inception, the Paint Ontario Art Show and Sale has grown in scope and success. This year’s show will award almost $12,000 in prizes. The show attracts visitors from all over Southern Ontario and beyond and generates impressive sales. All monies raised in commission go directly back into the community to support arts initiatives through the Grand Bend Art Centre.

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Video interview with first time entrant

Show Events

We are honoured to have so many talented artists scheduled to paint at various points in the show – thank you for adding so much to the patrons’ experience! View schedule here.

For Artists

New in 2021 – Plein air event September 25 -26

Invitation to join Roam Gallery – exhibit online all year.