Art Prizes for June
Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Celeste Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Cliftons Art Prize, The JADA (Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award), Grace Cossington Smith art award 2016
Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
In 2016 we are excited to be celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary and we look forward to once again showcasing Australia's finest portrait artists.
ARTrinsic Inc, the creators and organisers of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, is proud to announce a new partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) as part of its ten-year celebrations.
Prize Money: The 2016 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture features the $50,000 Lester Prize and a $7,500 People's Choice Prize.
Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize which every year awards 23,000 € and rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists.
Open to artists, photographers and creatives worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Works should contain an exciting and profound mix of contemporary perspectives and a creative use of artistic languages.
53 finalist works and projects will be chosen by a jury of top art curators and critics, led by Ellen Blumenstein, director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Prizes are awarded according to voting by the 53 finalist artists themselves at the final exhibition in London.
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of NSW subject. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia. The Parliament of NSW encourages all artists to enter this landscape painting prize, with finalists and semi-finalists exhibited at the Parliament of NSW, Sydney in October 2016.
The annual Plein Air Art Prize is a landscape painting prize. Eligible works are painted ‘en plein air’ depicting a New South Wales subject. The finalists are exhibited at Parliament House, Sydney and the winner is awarded $20,000. The winning painting permanently enters the collection of the New South Wales Parliament.
Cliftons Art Prize
Cliftons Art Prize is an annual competition that helps raise the profiles of local artists and encourages corporate patronage of the arts. Cliftons Art Prize offers international exposure for local artists across Asia Pacific.
It is open to emerging and established artists in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Entry into the Art Prize is FREE.
Our international judging panel will select state and regional winners, who will receive AU$2,000 and the chance to compete for the major Cliftons Art Prize title and AU$10,000 prize money.
The JADA (Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award)
2016 JADA Entries Now Open
Grafton Regional Gallery will be taking entries for the 2016 JADA from April 1 until 4pm August 5.
The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) has been the means by which the Grafton Regional Gallery has gathered a unique and impressive collection of contemporary Australian drawing.
The major acquisitive award is $30,000 with further acquisitions to the value of $10,000. Entries selected for the 2016 JADA will tour eight regional and metropolitan galleries until mid 2018.
The JADA provides artists who reside in Australia a unique opportunity to explore the complexity of drawing through the Australia's richest regional drawing award.
The JADA seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing and play a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice. The award's growth since 1988 has paralleled the establishment of drawing as a significant field of practice for artists in the late twentieth century. Drawing this century will continue to develop through the innovative fusions of mediums into this eternal practice by artists.
Grace Cossington Smith art award 2016
Entries are now open to Australian residents 18yrs and over for a national acquisitive contemporary art prize. The $15,000 Grace Cossington Smith art award winner and finalists will each be awarded $1,000. Finalists’ artworks will be displayed at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery at Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga from 5 November to 5 December 2016.
Artists are invited to submit original two dimensional artworks that reflect the theme of Making Connections. The cost of entry is $50 for up to three submitted artworks. The winning entry will form part of the permanent collection of Abbotsleigh’s Grace Cossington Smith Gallery.