UPDATE – dates extended

New dates for Paint the Train:

The Entry Form submission deadline is now September 30

Accordingly, the other dates have been adjusted:

  • Delivery of work for Adjudication: October 12
  • Exhibition now runs November 3 to 29
  • Pickup of work following the ACS exhibition: November 30.

A revised Entry form (with the new dates) is available at the scope of the 2022 PtT competition and the entry form page.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

The Paint the Train Competition started in 2018 as a partnership of the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS to bring  artists in the Surrey area together with Surrey’s heritage, specifically the B.C. Electric Railway.

We are delighted to say that in 2019, the second event was even better.

However, in 2020 with the development of the SARS2 virus and increase in the COVID-19 illness many things in the world were cancelled, including our 2020 PtT competition.

For 2021 the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS welcomed Langley Arts Council and all its members on board. The competition expanded to focus on the heritage of both Surrey and Langley.

Now for 2022 we are going on another journey, this time with a larger scope and a few changes. More modern train features and a new Junior category.

The scope of the 2022 PtT competition and the entry form is available.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

Dates to note

The Entry Deadline is Friday, September 30, 2022..

The Entry form is available here

Delivery of work, to the Newton Cultural Centre on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 between 10:00am and 2:00 pm.

Opening Reception at Newton Cultural Centre, Date To Be Determined.

Exhibition at Arts Council of Surrey gallery, November 3 to November 29, 2022.

Pickup of work following exhibition: Wednesday, November 30. 2022.

Details and other information will be updated here as they are available.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

The Paint the Train Competition started in 2018 as a partnership of the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS to bring  artists in the Surrey area together with Surrey’s heritage, specifically the B.C. Electric Railway.

We are delighted to say that in 2019, the second event was even better.

However, in 2020 with the development of the SARS2 virus and increase in the COVID-19 illness many things in the world were cancelled, including our 2020 PtT competition.

For 2021 the Arts Council of Surrey and the FVHRS welcomed Langley Arts Council and all its members on board. The competition expanded to focus on the heritage of both Surrey and Langley.

Now for 2022 we are going on another journey, this time with a larger scope and a few changes. More modern train features and a new Junior category.

The scope of the 2022 PtT competition and the entry form is available.

For more information please contact the Arts Council of Surrey at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca

Judges

We are delighted that the judges from Paint the Train ver. 3 (2021) are returning again this year.

Produced with the Support of our Corporate Sponsors

A warm thank you to our corporate sponsors, without whose support this event would not be possible.