QAC Gallery and Shows

QAC’s Signature Shows

MAY:JUNE (NEW DATES*) Expressions Biennial Juried Visual Art Show + Sale

Expressions, the Quinte Arts Council’s Biennial Juried Visual Art Show + Sale, hosted by the J.M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, features the work of artists and artisans from throughout the Quinte region. The next Expressions will be held from May 6 to June 3, 2021 NEW DATES! June 3 – 30, 2021. For more information and/or to register, visit here.
* Dates for the Expressions show are pending provincial orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and are subject to change


OPAS president Keith Thirgood capturing the beauty of Belleville at the 2019 competition

CANCELLED FOR 2020: The Quinte en Plein Air 2020 Festival is a four-day juried competition from Thursday, May 28 to Sunday, May 31, 2020, where artists leave their studios behind to paint and showcase their work outdoors. Prizes total over $4,000. Artists have the opportunity to capture beautiful images of historic downtown Belleville, the shores of the Bay of Quinte, the famous ‘Old East Hill,’ the Moira River, and numerous other painting locations in the Quinte region.

2020 Shows

Month of June: 2nd Annual Everyone Under the Rainbow (Virtual) Show 

Summer 2020 : 1 x 1 Heart of Community District Art Project

March 1 – 31: RISE : Because We Are Equal (Virtual)  


2019 shows:

November 1 – 30, 2019: Portrait of the Artist Through Their Own Eyes self-portrait show

September 19 – October 18: Fall Photography Show featuring Mark Hopper and Ash Murrell

July 25 – September 13: The QAC hosts the Belleville Art Association

July 5 – July 19: Everyone Under the Rainbow

June 1 – July 4: Arts en Plein Air Student Art Show

March 28 – May 31: Larger than Life featuring Robert Tokley

Jan 30 – March 15: Open Your Mind Through Art