Past event: Enter Pintar Rapido 2015 to Win £3000 of prizes in London and Glasgow

by Cass Art

This competition has now ended. To find out about our current events please refer to our competitions page

Pintar Rapido is Europe's largest outdoor painting festival, competition and exhibition. It's been at home in London and Amsterdam for several years, and the exciting news is that for the first time this year, it will also be hosted in the city of Glasgow!

Hundreds of artists get involved, painting a picture of London (and this year Glasgow) en plein air, and all the pictures come together in a vibrant exhibition at the end.

Cass Art is proud to support Pintar Rapido with the chance for one entrant to win £750 worth of art materials as part of the Pintar Prize. The term 'pintar rapido' directly translates to painting quickly, and that's exactly what you'll be doing if you enter this year's competition - read on for more details!

Pintar Rapido London

The competition is open to professional and non-professional artists of all abilities; the only ask is that you create a picture from start to finish in one day. The following day the public can view and buy these creations of London or Glasgow at the Pintar Rapido exhibition, with 10% of the money raised going to charity.


Painting Day - Saturday 11th July
Choose a location to paint , set up and get painting! You must use your own art materials and you can work in any style, medium or size that you like. All you need to do to take part is buy your Artists' Pass here.

Exhibition and Sale - Sunday 12th July
All the works will be up for sale at Chelsea Old Town Hall on King's Road, London. Visitors can view more than 400 paintings and meet the artists, including the winner of the £1,000 Pintar Prize. 

Pintar Prize
A whopping £3,000 worth of prizes will be awarded this year, including the Pintar Prize, which is £1000 and £750 to spend at Cass Art, courtesy of Cass Art Kensington. Award-winning artist Richard Pikesley is the lead judge this year.

Pintar Rapido 2015


Painting Day - Saturday 15th August
After choosing their own location to paint in Glasgow each artist has a day to create a painting, using any materials, medium and working to any size.

Exhibition and Sale - Sunday 16th August
All the works will be exhibited at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, for you to browse or even buy your favourite.

Pintar Prize
One lucky painter will be awarded the Pintar Prize, which is £1000 and £750 to spend at Cass Art, courtesy of Cass Art Glasgow. 

Pintar Rapido Painting Competition

Feeling inspired?

Apply for your Artists' Pass to paint in London's Pintar Rapido in July, or Glasgow's Pintar Rapido in August. 

Stock up on your art supplies ready for Pintar Rapido 2014, any medium is welcomed, try gouache to capture the vibrant summertime colours, oils on canvas (with Liquin to speed up drying time) or even the Winsor and Newton Field Box set - perfect for taking on your travels and painting in plein air.

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For more information on Pintar Rapido and to register for entry visit their website.

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