ACS VIRTUAL GALLERY | November 2023 | 5th annual PAINT the TRAIN



Group Competition | Exhibition
Various Artists

November 2- 28
RECEPTION | Open to the Public | Saturday, November 10th | 7-9pm

COMPETITION STATEMENT | The Arts Council of Surrey (ACS), in partnership with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS), the Langley Arts Council (LAC) and Arts New West (ANW), presents the juried exhibition Paint the Train.  Artists were invited to submit entries that represented their artistic view of the impact of railways (electric, steam, diesel) in the region since 1886.  We continue to be inspired by the imagination of our artists and know that you will be as well!  In-Person and Online Gallery visitors can vote for their favourite piece for our People’s Choice Award.

Judging this year’s entries were renowned artists Jarnail Singh, Jim Adams, and Suvi Bains.  Artwork will be on display in the ACS Gallery located in the Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72 Ave, Surrey BC) and online at from November 2nd – 28th.  Winning pieces will be on display at the Township of Langley Civic Centre (20338 65th Ave, Langley BC) from December 13, 2023 – January 8, 2024.  They will then move to The Gallery at Queen’s Park (enter by 1st Street and 3rd Avenue, New Westminster) and be on display from January 11 – 28, 2024.

In-Person Viewing at the ACS GALLERY
in Newton Cultural Centre
No Appointment Required | 604.594.2700

ENJOY THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION BELOW | Click on images to enlarge.
All image are subject to copyright.


You can help decided who has the best overall work of art in this annual exhibition!  There are two ways for you to register your vote.  First you can scan the QR code above and it will take you to the voting page, or once you have viewed the works below, you can simply follow the link below to access your opportunity to vote.



ACS GALLERY TALK | 1123 | with exhibiting visual artists of PAINT the TRAIN 5th annual Visual Arts Competition

AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE | Be sure to watch this great interview-style video with exhibiting artists in this group exhibition entitled ‘5th annual ‘PAINT the TRAIN.  Gain insight into the inspiration behind their works of art submitted for the competition.

Interview conducted by - and video produced by - Wendy Mould.

For more ACS GALLERY TALK please visit  Exhibition runs November 2-28, 2023 - view virtually at or in person, without appointment, in the ACS GALLERY located in the Newton Cultural Centre [13530 72 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 2P1]

PLEASE NOTE NAME CORRECTIONS FROM VIDEO | The Category 2 winner is Brian Rudko, and the Junior Category winner is Gyan Gawander.