QAC Gallery and Shows


QAC’s Signature Shows


July 15 to August 12:  Expressions Biennial Juried Visual Art Show + Sale


Expressions, the Quinte Arts Council’s Biennial Juried Visual Art Show + Sale, hosted by the Parrott Gallery, Belleville, features the work of artists and artisans from throughout the Quinte region. The Parrott Gallery is now open and we are pleased to announce new dates for the show.

Registration for 2021 is now closed.

For more information, visit here.

To view the recipients of this year’s Jurors’ awards, visit here.


Quinte en Plein Air: Cancelled for 2021. Stay tuned for announcement RE: 2022

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

CANCELLED FOR 2021: The Quinte en Plein Air 2020 Festival is a four-day juried competition, typically in May, 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.


Annual Shows


June 2021: 3rd Annual Everyone Under the Rainbow Show 

** The virtual show is now availablehere. **


June is Pride month, a time when LGBTQ+ communities around the world celebrate the freedom to be themselves. And so the Quinte Arts Council is proud to host the Third Annual Everyone Under the Rainbow show. Our intention is to foster new connections with artists in the LGBTQ+ community in Quinte to provide a safe place for them to showcase and celebrate their art. Because everyone deserves a place under the rainbow. For more information and to register visit here.



2020 Gallery 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) Women’s Show


2019 Gallery 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: 1st Annual 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