Canadian Encaustic Conference September 2025

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 The inaugural Canadian Encaustic Conference will take place in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada in September 2025.

We have an incredible lineup of pre & post-conference workshops and conference presentations coming your way! More information will come soon

Encaustic Conference Dates: Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, 2025
Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 4, 2025
Post-Conference Workshops: Monday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 14, 2025

The Encaustic Conference will be held at the Bayshore Community Centre on the shores of Georgian Bay. The premier hotel for the conference is the Best Western Inn On The Bay, located only steps from the Bayshore. There are many B&B and other motel options available in the City. Owen Sound is located 2.5 hours north of Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). More information about transportation, accommodations and special rates is coming in the future.

The Owen Sound River District is home to many small businesses focussing on art including many that will be home to the pre and post-conference workshops. Each location is walking distance from the other making getting around very easy. There are also lots of options for dining in the River District providing variety for every dietary need.

Owen Sound is located on the shores of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. The area surrounding Owen Sound offers hiking with beautiful vistas along the Bruce Trail. There are two waterfalls located in the city along with many public parks including Harrison Park.

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Andrea Bird at her Retrospective in 2019

The Andrea Bird
Memorial Bursary

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