Paint Ontario is the foremost show and sale in Ontario for representational works and has three categories: Places, Faces and – new for 2021 – Sculptures.

The show features original works 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. With the addition of sculptures we are looking forward to seeing new interpretations of our province through this medium.

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 piece of work. See Paint Ontario Framework – Jurying to Awards.

Works that will sell at this show are ones 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.  

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, mixed or encaustic and sculpture (but not photography) can be used.

Please learn more about what we’re looking for by clicking on the link corresponding to the category you are interested in entering:

The Places of Ontario

Faces of Ontario

New for 2021 – Sculpture Gallery