2018 About Us

Paint Ontario is Ontario’s Foremost Show and Sale for Representational Painters

22nd annual show,  juried competition and sale at the Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, Ontario

barry-richmanBarry Richman: Founder Paint Ontario 

Barry is a representational artist who has won the highest honour awarded by his peers, the title of Master Pastel Artist. In 1996 he founded Paint Ontario (formerly Paint the Huron Shores) to celebrate the beauty of the province of Ontario and to create opportunity for representational artists to have their work seen, juried, and offered for purchase in a high profile venue.  2015 was the last year for Barry’s oversight of Paint Ontario. He handed his enterprise into the hands of the Grand Bend Art Centre. Barry will be a judge in the 2018 show.

teresa-marieTeresa Marie Founder Grand Bend Art Centre

Artist Teresa Marie Phillips founded the Grand Bend Art Centre in 2008 and, with the addition of a Board of Directors, incorporation, and charitable tax status, became its Executive Director.  She is an original member of the River Road Gallery which was founded in 1996 as an artists’ co-op and continued until 2011, when Teresa took over the gallery as sole proprietor and curator. In 2015 she ended her role as gallery owner. Through the GBAC, Teresa devotes time and enthusiasm to bringing a variety of accessible arts  to the Greater Grand Bend community.


Greeter: George

Curator: Teresa Marie Phillips
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Website and online intake: Harlie Johnston

Graphic artist/ publications: Kelli Phillips
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Community Liaison: Nette Pachlarz

Installation & production:

Josy Britton  sJosey

Suzette Terry   sSuzette

Candice Eason  sCandice Bio pic PO

Martina Bruggeman  sMartina

sFINE Eryn and BenCulinary Team – Erryn Sheppard and Ben Sandwith from F.I.N.E.




The Judges
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