Heather Hughson painting

“Art adds to a community, attracts a core of people who are intelligent, creative and bring new ideas. They have a lot of energy, which is a really wonderful thing for a community to have.”

The Annual Campbell River Paint Out 2022 happens on the second Saturday and Sunday in September 10 AM -4 PM, with the support of  Firesign Art & Design and the Campbell River Arts Council for the Annual International Plein Air Painters (IPAP)  Great Worldwide Paint Out.

On Saturday, September10 and 11 at Sybil Andrews Cottage in Willow Point, Campbell River, Vancouver Island BC

September On Sunday, September 11, at 3:00 PM there will be an exhibit of the weekend’s work
The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists.

Event organizer, Nanci Cook, says there is a joy about paintings outdoors and this is a chance for people to see professional artists at work, developing their paintings in response to the beauty in nature. Landscape painters will invade Campbell River in September.  Some of the area’s most talented outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to Campbell River, well known for its vistas of mountains, oceans and forests. Plein air painters from all over the globe will convene to record the historical buildings, places and vanishing farmlands, as part of raising global awareness on our frail planet.

In Europe, it’s a common sight to see artists working outdoors and while their efforts are much admired, people pretty much allow them to work uninterrupted. In the US and Canada, plein air painters are a bit of a novelty and create curiosity and entertainment. Children are especially interested and awed by watching an art work being created. Someday, outdoor painters may be as common place as everyday people on their way to work.

IPAP, who has members who reside throughout the World, is the blanket organization for individual plein air groups and was created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without limitations of borders or regions.   Its members share inspiration and encouragement both on the Internet and at “paint outs”.  They encourage other artists to get out and do it, to paint with other artists and share ideas.  You can see more info on this tour on IPAP’s website http://www.i-p-a-p.com

This event is happening simultaneously in international locations and Quadra Island is part of this WORLDWIDE group event hosted by International Plein Air Painters.

International Plein Air Painters is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions.
Membership is restricted to plein air painters, those serious to learn about plein air painting and those who wish to be benefactors advancing the plein air movement.


Please note, photos are from previous years’ paint outs…

CR paintout

the Campbell River IPAP Great Worldwide Paintout 2019

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