Paint The Past

In support of Kings Landing
Charity BN/ Registration: #848479036RR0001

Paint the Past is an annual Plein Air festival hosted at Kings Landing, one of Canada’s landmark historical experiences. By attending Paint the Past, you’ll make personal connections with world-class artists, attend engaging workshops and presentations, and be transported back in time to 19th-century New Brunswick to capture moments rich in history.

Grand Prize

$1,000 plus designation of “Artist in Residence” for 12 consecutive months

Entry Process

Coming Soon

Admission to Kings Landing

Kings Landing is a living history museum and a signature tourist attraction in Canada. It is open to visitors 7 days a week from early June to Canadian Thanksgiving in October.

Registered artists to Paint the Past will be given free admission to the Kings Landing for June 22-24, 2018. Any friends and family members accompanying the artist will enter through the Welcome Centre during open hours, 10 am to 5 pm, and pay regular admission. There will be no extra charge for artists’ guests to attend the reception and sale on June 24.

 2017 – 2018 Artist-in-Residence

Poppy Balser was selected to be Kings Landing’s 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Paint the Past 2017’s Award Ceremony. Her painting “The Water Wheel at the Sawmill” was awarded first place by judges.

The Water Wheel at the Sawmill by Poppy Balser Watercolor ~ 22 x 15

The Kings Landing Foundation

Established in 2013, the Kings Landing Foundation is a charitable foundation created to support Kings Landing financially to ensure stories of New Brunswick’s first settlers will be preserved for generations to come. This festival will encourage visitors to see artists in action and provide an opportunity for you to sell your work at Kings Landing.




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