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Quesnel and District Arts Council looking for artists to participate in Sketch and Paint Competition

The competition will have four 30-minute rounds and a grand prize for the winner

The Quesnel and District Arts Council is looking for artists to participate in their first-ever Sketch and Paint Competition on April 6.

The competition, which is intended to showcase local artists, will see approximately 30 artists painting (or sketching) for 30 minutes in the first round, before the works of art are voted on by the audience, which will determine which artists move on to the next round.

There will be four rounds in total, with a grand prize for the winner. The winner will also take home the title of the 2019 Quesnel Sketch and Paint Competition Champion.

Event director Kelly Phillips is hoping to have an audience of approximately 200 people for the event, which will take place in the West Fraser Timber Room at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre.

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Phillips came up with the idea for the event after seeing something similar in Prince George.

“I was working at the Art Gallery [at the time] and I just said to them, ‘hey, I saw this in Prince George — what do you think? Maybe we should try that’ and they said ‘sure, you do it.’ So I did.”

To participate, the artist must be age 12 or older and must be able to bring two canvases, their own paints and brushes. Phillips says the competition isn’t limited to painters and is open to sketch artists as well. The only limitations are that participants are not allowed to use spray paint or oil paints.

All of the pieces created in the competition can be included in a silent auction if the artist wants, and whatever they make, they get to keep. Refreshments will also be served at the event.

Phillips says this is the first time the Quesnel and District Arts Council has ever done an event like this.

Any artists who want to participate can contact Phillips at 250-983-9412 as soon as possible. She says many artists have already begun practising for the competition.

Heather Norman
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