The Places and Faces of Ontario
Paint Ontario is an art show and sale featuring original paintings that bring to life the beauty, character and diversity of Ontario – our home. The art depicts our life in Ontario – the people, landscape, architecture, flora and fauna, waterscapes, and urbanscapes. Jurying is partly done on the basis of saleable qualities such as the subject matter, matting and framing. Paint Ontario relies on sales to be successful and most artists agree that one of the best compliments is the sale of a painting. See Paint Ontario Framework – Jurying to Awards.
Paintings that will sell at this show are paintings that appeal to many types of people. Add your own unique touch and flair, and at the same time think about submitting a piece that anyone would love. (See the gallery below)
Keep in mind to set a price that anyone can afford. Keeping your price reasonable will open you up to a larger group of buyers.
Any or all mediums of paint, pencil, pastel, or encaustic (but not photography) can be used.
The Places of Ontario
A juried competition for representational art seeks paintings that depict the diversity of the Ontario landscape, architecture, flora and fauna, waterscapes, and urbanscapes. We choose to use the most encompassing definition to provide a variety of work for purchase and help to include more artists.
The Faces of Ontario
The Faces of Ontario showcases juried portrait style paintings that realistically depict people. Portraits can be head and shoulders, three quarter length or full length. Technique and expression are important.
Portraits may include either one or two people. The focus is on the face. However the setting and overall painting could be a real asset if they are within the theme of Paint Ontario.
Now in its second year this portrait category is a great addition to the show. Last year’s winner was not only expertly painted but it hit the mark on so many levels. The sheer emotion depicted in this gentleman’s eyes pushed it over the top for the judge and the audience. Along with the theme we encourage the artists to tell a story when considering entering the Faces of Ontario.
All Paint Ontario rules, sizes and fees apply.
Please see these specific Terms and Conditions.
Examples – the Places of Ontario