Painting on the Green
Embracing diversity in visual arts and crafts


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If you were looking for Paining on the Green, you are still in the right place.

April 28th - 30th, 2017

The introduction of SPRING to replace Painting on the Green was a decision based on making changes to our show to attract a more diverse presentation of artists. It was felt that Painting on the Green running for 56 years with very little change had run its course. The name itself tended to lean heavily toward painted works and we felt that it had a negative impact on potential artists entering from other disciplines. While we still want our valued painters to enter the show, we would like to encourage a far larger input from photographers, crafters and other three dimensional visual artists than has been occuring in recent years.

Art appreciators are as diverse in their tastes as artists are in their presentations. It is our desire to present a more balanced show in future to showcase a broader spectrum of the wonderful talent that is all around us for both the artists and viewers.

The 2017 Art Show and Sale will be held at the Old Quebec Street Shoppes in beautiful downtown Guelph, Ontario.


Call to Enter and Vendor Applications are now available!

Call to Enter           Online Registration          Vendor Application

Old_Quebec_Street_Logo_-_sm.png You may also register for SPRING or fill out a vendor application in the Guelph Artisans store in the Olde Quebec Street Shoppes.



Consider joining the Guelph Creative Arts Association. Members not only save and are able to enter more in 'SPRING', they save on entering our other shows and enjoy other benefits too.

Our 2017 'SPRING' presenting artists will be here

Be sure to visit the websites of those with links.

Baran, Jane

Ferris, Stephen

Raje, Nikhil

Bellamy, Miriam

Finoro, Rob

Root, John

Burnham, Helen

Gruzleski, Olga

Ryan, Vanya

Cluthe, Pamela

Hansen, Liz

Stewart, Donnalee

Conibear, Laura

Hobson, Randy

Smedley, Irene

Coutes, Marta

Near, Debbie

Wynne, Melodie

D'Arcy, Adele

Peter, Margaret


Awards to be Presented (Subject to change for 2017)

PaintingThe Daisy Kurp Award + $100.00 will be awarded for 1st prize.

Photography: Niels Hansen Photography Award + $100.00 will be awarded for 1st prize.

Craft Artisans: Award for 1st prize is $100.00.

Honourable Mentions: There will be one honorable mention depending on a minimum participation of five entrants in each category. (No cash value)

Juror's Awards: Announcement and presentation of awards will be made on Saturday April 29th at 3:00 p.m. The jurors decisions are final.

The Juror for 2017 to be announced

People's Choice Award: The people's choice award has always been popular with attendees. The winner will be decided by ballot and the winner to be announced Sunday April 30th at 3:30pm.

Awards presentation location to be announced.

View or print the Rules and Regualtions for Spring.

Our Sponsors

Holbeins Artist Supplies

Kloepfer Custom Framing

Ponds Camera

Wyndham Art Supply

Sponser SPRING 2017 and have a link to your website here.

Charitable receipts may be available.

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Guelph Creative Arts Association is a registered charity. Any donations are greatly appreciated and help us to support and showcase our local talent. Donations are TAX DEDUCTABLE TOO!

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