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Artists invited to participate in McMichael en plein air competition


After a two-year hiatus, the McMichael is thrilled to announce the return of the annual En Plein Air Competition. During the course of the competition, between July 30 and October 10, artists are invited to work en plein air anywhere on the McMichael grounds, in and around the charming Village of Kleinburg and in the historic Humber River Valley along the Toronto Carrying Place Trail, one of the most historically important Indigenous trading routes in North America.

New in 2022 is the addition of two categories for young artists. We can’t wait to see Canada’s finest young talents!

Finally, any artwork created within and depicting the Village of Kleinburg will be considered for the special Kleinburg Village Prize. It’s time to get out there and create your masterpiece. Best of luck to all!

Between Saturday, July 30, and Monday, October 10, 2022, any artists who are interested in participating are invited to set up their canvases on the McMichael grounds, in Kleinburg Village and along the shores of the Humber River.

Please note that the artists are responsible for bringing their own art supplies including materials, easels, seating etc.

The artworks produced during the competition will belong to the artists. The McMichael reserves the right to use image(s) for a virtual exhibition and for promotional purposes.

There will be two categories – Children & Youth Artists and Adults.

The competition is open from now until October 10, 2022

Artwork submission deadline is October 12, 2022

Selection process is October 26, 2022

Winners announced February 19, 2023

For more information, please click here.

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