It's About Canada!  Its Beauty and Emotional Spirit!  

 Want to add to our photographic panoramas of beautiful Canadian places & vistas? Contact us.

Share Your Love of Art!  Share Your Love of Canada!  

Contemporary art plays an important role in telling Canada’s story so for 2012-14, ARABELLA undertook to create an outstanding collection of current works that examine the emotional power of landscape art in shaping Canadian identity with a full sense of past, present and future. 

Registrations and Submissions of artwork for the ARABELLA Canadian Landscape contest are now closed. 

Over the past two years, artists from across Canada and parts of the United States have submitted paintings representing their artistic interpretation of the beauty that is uniquely Canada.

Their works highlight the fact that ours is an unusually diverse and beautiful country, from shore to shore. Tidal waters and crashing waves from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans playing rough on the east and west coasts; the formidable, awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains running the length of Alberta and BC and into the US; golden, windswept Prairie fields; historic Quebecois; iconic Ontario north made famous by the Group of Seven…


We are pleased to announce the TOP 25 Finalists and awards winners for the ARABELLA Canadian Landscape Contest.  Judging was completed by a team of gallery owners, art appraisers and ARABELLA staff with the finalists representing the selection of works that were deemed to be the best at capturing the beauty and emotional spirit of Canada.  There were so many exceptional paintings, covering such a wide range of subjects, that it became difficult to assign winners to the prize categories. 

All the artists that participated in the contest were winners in our opinion. The work was both beautiful and it emotionally portrayed a love of Canada. Their work showcases a fresh visual perspective of the Canadian landscape, never experienced before, and makes us proud to be part of the fabric of this country and this unique creative journey.

The image below provides a link to a video highlighting the award winners - Grand Prize Winners, People's Choice Winners, Special Awards, and Honourary Mentions.  All 25 Finalists are featured in the Winter 2013 issue of ARABELLA which can be purchased at bookstores across North America or accessed digitally through iTunes.


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Follow ACL Artists on this Exciting Journey!                     

The artist HUB helps you to get to know and follow many artists and their work and how to contact them.   

Some Quick Links:                     

1. To see current contest artists go to MEMBERS.

2. To see all artist blog posts got to BLOGS.

To Buy Any of the Works on Display Please Connect with the Artist or Their Gallery Representatives:                     

Information on how to contact ACL Artists and their Gallery Representatives can be found on their PAGE profiles in the MEMBERS section. We encourage you to make contact; become a FAN, and most importantly consider buying their art!

Latest Activity

Anne More posted a photo

For the Love of Horses

Acrylic30 x 36
Jul 1
Anne More commented on Anne More's photo

Morning Has Broken

"This painting was inspired by an early morning walk into Baie St. Paul, Quebec. "
Jun 12
Anne More posted a photo

Morning Has Broken

Acrylic36 x 24
Jun 12
Barbara McLeod posted a photo

Canadian Shield

original watercolour20" x 18"
Jun 1
Barbara McLeod posted photos
May 30
Barbara McLeod posted a photo

'Backlit Bush'

Original watercolour18" x 20"Petersburg,ON
May 28
Annette Resler posted photos
May 25
Barbara McLeod posted a blog post

New Works

Trying my hand at acrylics.  This painting is an original  - 10" x 12"  entitled :'Landmark Pine' Location - Lake Kawigamog, On (with artistic licence)See More
May 25
Barbara McLeod posted a photo

Landmark Pine

Original Acrylic10" x 12"
May 25
Adriana Rinaldi posted a photo
May 22
Anne More commented on Anne More's photo

Return to Earth

"L"Accalmie...the only wooden wreck in the St.Lawrence.  She looked rather if she was wearing pearls. "
May 21
Anne More commented on Anne More's photo

Carpe Diem

"What a wonderful view of the St. Lawrence from the Citadel.   "
May 21
Anne More commented on Anne More's photo

For the Love of Home

"In February I spent a few days in Quebec City and then went on to the Baie St. Paul area. It was quite cold but the light and fresh air was truly inspiring. The little fellow was quite curious to see us tromping through the snow towards him.…"
May 21
Anne More posted photos
May 21
Adriana Rinaldi posted a photo


Oil, 30x40
May 5
Adriana Rinaldi posted a photo


Oil, 24x24
Apr 17

Blog Posts

New Works

Posted by Barbara McLeod on May 25, 2014 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

Trying my hand at acrylics.  This painting is an original  - 10" x 12"  entitled :

'Landmark Pine' Location - Lake Kawigamog, On (with artistic licence)

8 ARTISTS exhibition now on at the Gainsborough Gallery in Calgary.

Posted by Helmut Langeder on February 3, 2014 at 5:01pm 2 Comments

See my entire collection at www.Gainsborough

Here's a preview...The rapids/les chuttes, Rivière-du-Nord, 18x24

Contest Semi-Finalists

Posted by Barbara McLeod on September 19, 2013 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

Congratulations to all semi-finalists! And, thank you to the Ushers for the incredible opportunity to showcase Canada.  Good luck to everyone.


Posted by Adriana Rinaldi on September 7, 2013 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

WOW! I just viewed all the ACL finalists works. They are truly deserving. Congratulations to all! You make me proud to be Canadian! Good luck everyone!

" Yes Buoy"

Posted by Jeff MUSSEAU on September 2, 2013 at 9:39am 0 Comments

Just finished my Latest painting,  " Yes Buoy" I gave it a name with a little bit of Newfoundland humour  .

24" x 16"  Acrylic on Board

Something to ponder....

Posted by Katalin Rohn on August 21, 2013 at 8:56am 0 Comments

I am in a small group exhibition at the moment—as I went to view the works of my fellow artists many things came to my mind. All such wonderful works, all unique and different-not one is ever the same and they all inspire the world to greater heights though kindling of our awareness, of our spirit to arouse that internal light-which is love itself.


What would the world do without artist, without poets and prophets? They are truly the articulate voices expressing beauty and love in the world. They are one`s inspired by love itself and awaken others to that which lies in all of us, but at times it is asleep. It is the mission of the artist to awaken this slumbering spirit.

If ever these voices were to be silenced, the world would be devoid of love. Thus, the artist`s other name could be termed, “messengers of love”—and the power of love in life transforms us in an almost mystical way. It enhances, strengthens, deepens, sanctifies life.

Love is life itself and the artist brings it to physical manifestation-through their gifts of expressing beauty.


Feast of artists

Posted by Katalin Rohn on August 6, 2013 at 11:02am 0 Comments

I hope I am not offending anyone by this short post. Today is "Transfiguration Day" (Western Christian Churches) August 6

This is the feast of all artists whose vocation it is to make the everyday world transparent to beauty that is the “glory” of God. In this sense, we are all called to be artists in one way or the other.

This is why, in the most traditional Christian iconography, the transfigured Christ has his feet firmly planted on the ground. Other versions, such as Raphael’s transfigured Christ floating in thin air, are theologically incorrect.

Book Cover with images of Canadian wilderness

Posted by Rosemarie Armstrong on August 4, 2013 at 9:33pm 1 Comment

Busy busy adding blog posts, the artist's life is so exciting I'm sure you will agree the most exciting part of all is creating our works of art!  For many months I have been corresponding with a professor at Turku University in Finland who researches and coordinates the North American Studies programme in the Dept. of English.  The author has written a book entitled "Ethical Encounters", which explores the works of Rudy Wiebe as this writer encounters "the spaces of the Canadian North, its First Nations people and Mennonite communities.  The author contacted me about using images for his book cover to reflect the space, freedom and wilderness which describes Canada.  Below is a proof of the cover design, the book to be released later this year.



Includes interview on Radio Canada International, Arts & Culture Spotlight - Marc Montgomery and Debra Usher

Don't Miss this video featuring artists from the ACL ARTISTS HUB!

The article "A Country Road" by Cynthia Reyes from the 2012 Harvest issue of ARABELLA is full of paintings contributed by ACL ARTISTS. 

An Art Contest Unlike Any Other!

ARABELLA - The Premier Canadian Consumer Art magazine is pleased to host the ARABELLA Canadian Landscape Contest - a major art contest and social media art community to showcase the best of contemporary Canadian landscape art at a national level.

If you have any questions  please contact us.

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