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Norval Plein Air Challenge

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    August 12, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

    Calling Plein Air Painters! 

    Plein Air Painting Challenge in Norval – Saturday, August 15, 2020

    Presented by the Norval Community Association, Credit Valley Artisans, Helson Gallery and Ontario Plein Air Society


    With a rich history and scenic location on the Credit River, the community of Norval is the perfect spot for plein air painting.     Discover what drew noted Group of Seven painter A.J. Casson to Norval in the 1920s and 30s, and what continues to draw artists today!

    Safety Precautions – COVID-19: Please note that every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of participants and those in attendance.  Painters are required to practice social distancing of two meters and to wear masks in situations where appropriate distancing cannot be observed 


    Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Rain or Shine   

    Registration: 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

    Please register at the gazebo in the Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden of the Senses, 477 Guelph Street, Norval  L0P 1K0

    Registration fee: $15; No charge for members of the Ontario Plein Air Society or Credit Valley Artisans

    We are requesting that artists register in advance so we can gauge the level of participation.  You don’t need to pay in advance but please email Kara Bruce to confirm your participation:

    Registration begins 8:45 am

    Painting begins at 9:30.  Medium of your choice.

    12:30 pm: You must be back at the registration area to prepare your work for judging.  

    Judging begins at 12:45. At 1:30 pm the awards will be announced. 

    Juror: Judy Daley, Helson Gallery Curator 

    Please note: beverages and snacks will be available for a minimal cost.  Artists should plan to bring a lunch.


    For more info:  Judy Daley                                                                                    

     Please share this email with interested artists - thank-you!


    Judy Daley

    Curator, Helson Gallery

    Halton Hills Cultural Centre

    Town of Halton Hills

    9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3