Paint Ontario 2020 is STILL HAPPENING!

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*NOTIFICATION* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following the guidance of Lambton Public Health, the Lambton Heritage Museum is closing effective Tuesday, March 17. If you have accepted artwork please refrain from delivering it to the museum until further notice, likewise if you need to pick up declined work. The show opening is postponed until we hear that it may safely proceed. Please read the full statement from our Board of Directors HERE

Paint Ontario 2020 update – April 29th

Update: April 29, 2020

The Show WILL go on!

With the prospect of COVID-19 restrictions being eased in the coming weeks, Paint Ontario’s hosts, the Grand Bend Art Centre and the Lambton Heritage Museum, are preparing for the show to go ahead! The timing of this will be dependent on directives from the government of Ontario and in strict accordance with the careful re-opening of public facilities. As you are no doubt aware, the situation is changing almost daily and there is no way to know exactly how it will unfold. Dates have yet to be confirmed but the organisers are hoping that an opening sometime in June will be possible; however, we are realistic about the possibility that this timeline might have to be pushed further into the summer.

Of course there will be some changes, including no opening gala, to ensure physical distancing and the full safety of visitors, volunteers and staff at all times. Artists’ demonstrations and workshops will be pre-recorded and available on-line as well as being played on a rotating basis during the run of the show.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the quality of the paintings: The judges assure us that the 2020 entries are every bit as good as those in last year’s widely praised show!

Watch for further updates as plans become known. For more information, contact:

Teresa Marie Phillips 519-859-1662

Lots to do and see at Paint Ontario 2020 – YES! The show will go on!

$7550 in awards

You can see all of the details on our website

The Faces and Places of Ontario
at the Lambton Heritage Museum
A production of the Grand Bend Art Centre
Supporting  Art Education, Culture and Artists in the Grand Bend Area.

4 Responses

  1. Janice Cuckovic

    Hi Jakob! Please subscribe to our email list by clicking on the ‘About Us’ link in the menu above. Thanks so much for your interest!

  2. Heather Swenson

    If the ban on large groups is not lifted, would you consider posting the paintings

    • Janice Cuckovic

      Hi Heather, the paintings are online for viewing, but not purchase, if you go to the Paint Ontario website. We are still planning on having a physical show as soon as restrictions are lifted.

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