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Symphonic Watercolours – The Concert/Multimedia performance

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A Symphony in Watercolour – The Exhibit

Exhibit Locations  (please click MAP to see these and more):

  • Boynton House until October 14  HOURS
    1300 Elgin Mills Road East
    Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5
  • Burr House Gallery & Tea Room HOURS
    528 Carrville Rd,
    Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6E6  Paintings at Burr House will be moved to Boynton House as of Tuesday October 8
  • Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts after October 14 HOURS
    10268 Yonge St.
    Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B7 

Important Dates for Artists:

  • Deadline for paintings that need framing to be received by August 1, 2018.
  • Deadline for shipping of already framed paintings by August 31st, 2018.
  • Drop off for hand-delivered paintings September 26th, 2018; 2pm to 4pm.
  • Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation September 28th, 2018.
  • 5 day Celebration of Watercolour Event:September 28th-October 3rd 2018.
  • Last day of full exhibition at Boynton House 14th October, 2018.
  • A selection of paintings including winners’ and invited masters’ to move to Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts October 15th, 2018 and will remain until October 29th, 2018.
  • October 27th ‘Symphonic Watercolours’ performance by the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.  A selection of paintings from both the ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ and the ‘150 Ways to Celebrate’ exhibitions will be projected as the orchestra play.
  • Hand pick up of paintings October 30th and 31st (Location to be e mailed to relevant artists)
  • Paintings not sold will be taken to the courier or mailed by November 16th, 2018 as long as payment for return has been completed.

Names of finalists

Award Winners

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Invited Winners of ‘150 Ways to Celebrate’
Attending Jurors, Presidents and Vice Presidents of Societies

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