Art Prizes for March

Hazelhurst Art On Paper Award, The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Bay of Fires Art Prize, ‘NOW’ Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize,  Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Kilgour Prize, Lethbridge 10000

Hazelhurst Art On Paper Award 2017

1 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
Details and submission form for Hazelhurst Art On Paper Award 2017.
With prizes totalling $26 000 the biennial Hazelhurst Art Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15 000 major award, the $5000 Emerging Artist Award, the $5000 Friend's of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award, and the $1000 People's Choice Award. The exhibition will present a diverse range of paper media and industry techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, paper cuts and video.
Entries close Friday 17 March 2017. A list of finalists whose work has been selected for the exhibition will appear on the Hazelhurst website on Monday 10 April. Finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre from 20 May to 16 July 2017.
The entry fee is $45 per artwork. There are no size restrictions for works entered into Art on Paper.
Please note: Entries must be submitted online. Entries will not be accepted if entered by post or email.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The Award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.
Forty finalists will be selected for exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
Major Prize – $25,000 cash
Sponsored by Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council
Highly Commended Prize – $5,000 cash
Sponsored by De Deyne Family
People’s Choice Prize – $2,500 cash
Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency
Presented by Montville Country Cabins and Caloundra Regional Gallery
Key dates
Entries open: Wednesday 8 February
Entries close: Friday 31 March
Exhibition dates: Thursday 17 August to Sunday 8 October
Official Opening and winners announced: Thursday 31 August, 6.00 pm
Exhibition venue: Caloundra Regional Gallery

Bay of Fires Art Prize

You are invited to enter the 2017 Bay of Fires Art Prize to be held on 10th June (Queen’s Birthday long weekend).  This prestigious prize offers a $20,000 first prize.  The finalists’ works will be exhibited at Tidal Waters Resort.  A People’s Choice prize of $1,000 sponsored by St Helens Supa IGA and an Encouragement Award or $500 voucher for art materials from Artery will also be awarded.  The Bay of Prize Art Prize is acquisitive.  The People’s Choice prize is non-acquisitive.
Your entry may be submitted on-line or you may post your entry if you prefer.
The theme for the Bay of Fires Art Prize 2017 continues: "Our Island Inheritance"
The judges for the 2017 prize will be Luke Sciberras, acclaimed artist from New South Wales, Dr Mary Knights, Senior Art Curator for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Professor Su Baker, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts.

‘NOW’ Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize

Artists are invited to enter work in the 2017 Jervis Bay and Basin Arts Inc. ‘NOW’ Shoalhaven
Contemporary Art Prize. The closing date for entries is close of business Tuesday, 3rd April 2017. An
exhibition of selected works will be held in the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre & Regional Gallery from
20th May to the 8th July. The official launch event will be Saturday 20th May at 12 noon where the
prize winners will be announced. Selected works will need to be delivered to the Shoalhaven City
Arts Centre & Regional Gallery on Monday 15th May and picked up on Monday 10th July 2017.
Significant prizes with a combined value of over $6000 are offered. Prizes will be awarded to works
of excellence in three categories listed below. Work can be in any medium.
This Art competition is open to JBBArts members and other interested artists. Conditions apply and
artists are asked to read these carefully before completing and returning the entry form with
appropriate supplementary material.
Space in the exhibiting gallery is limited and not all works will be accepted for display. In particular
the space can only support a small number of audio-visual works.
PRIZES (combined value of over $6000)
Major Prize: Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize
Second Prize: JBBArts Member Contemporary Art Prize
Third Prize: Emerging Artists Prize

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Applications are now open.
Designed to attract some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists and high calibre works, the inaugural Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize and exhibition was first held in 2003 at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Every two years the Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. The most outstanding work as judged by the selection panel is awarded an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. The Prize was initiated by Mr Allen Guy C.B.E (1917-2007) in honour of his brother Arthur Guy (1914-1945).

Arthur Guy was born in Melbourne on 24 November 1914, the first son for Arthur and Catherine Guy. He was the only and elder sibling of Allen Rupert Guy. Arthur was educated at Camp Hill State School in Bendigo and then at Ballarat Grammar School. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in a signals unit and served in New Guinea. On 14 February 1945, aged 30, he was on a biscuit bomber mission when his plane was shot down near Lae. He is buried in the Lae War Memorial Cemetery.

Works from the shortlisted artists will be on display at Bendigo Art Gallery in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize exhibition from 17 June – 20 August 2017.  The 2017 winner will be announced at the exhibition’s opening on Friday 16 June 2017.

Hunters Hill Art Prize

The Hunters Hill Art Exhibition has since 1955 been a constant feature on the Sydney Art calendar. This Exhibition brings together a diverse array of artists and styles. Displayed annually is a visual feast, with 350 artworks curated in 3 historic venues.
The Exhibition program will once again include the Pop-Up Galleries, Festival Weekend, Art|History Tours and more.
Hunters Hill Art Prize - $8,000
Open to all entries - a painting, drawing, sculpture or similar in any medium
(please refer to terms and conditions - excludes digitally created and photography).
Hunters Hill Smaller Works Prize - $1,000
Painting, drawing or similar up to and no larger than A 4, or 29.7 x 21 cm (Painted Area - frames may be larger).
Nora Heysen Award - $1000 + Weekend artist retreat to Hahndorf S.A.
Open to female artists who are residents of Hunters Hill Municipality only.
Entry Forms due by: Friday 14 April 2017

Sculpture by the Sea

We are now accepting applications for the 21st Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to be staged along the spectacular 2km coastal walk from Bondi beach to Tamarama beach in Sydney, Australia from October 19 – November 5, 2017.
Please note the following deadlines: Online Applications: Midnight, Sunday 9 April
Hard Copy Applications: 5pm, Friday 7 April
We are pleased to announce the Curatorial panel for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017 as:
• Dr Malcom Bywaters, Director, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Australia;
• Dr. Michael Hill, Head of Art History & Theory, National Art School, Sydney, Australia;
• Professor Sui Jianguo, Artist & former Head of Sculpture, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China; and
• Dr. Nien Schwarz, Artist & Senior Lecturer, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.
The Aqualand Sculpture Award of $60,000
Three Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each open to Australian sculptors
Three Clitheroe Foundation Mentorships of $10,000 for young emerging Australian sculptors
The Wallace Foundation New Zealand Sculptor Award for a New Zealand artist of NZ$7,000
The Dick Bett Memorial Invitation for a Tasmanian artist of $5,000


In 1987, artist Jack Kilgour bequeathed funds for the creation of a major figurative and portrait art competition to be run in perpetuity at Newcastle Art Gallery. Today, the KILGOUR PRIZE is one of Australia's major art prizes, and awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art as determined by a panel of three judges, and $5,000 for the People's Choice Award, as determined by votes from the public.
Represented in the Newcastle Art Gallery collection, as well as state and national collections, Kilgour was known for his academic modernism and subjects include urban landscapes and figurative compositions. His contemporaries included Jean Bellette, William Dobell, Paul Haefliger and Eric Wilson. He and his wife Nancy Kilgour also established a significant artistic partnership.
All entries will be assessed by a panel of three selectors comprising two independent judges from the arts sector and Lauretta Morton, Manager, Newcastle Art Gallery.

Lethbridge 10000

The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10000.

Now in its eighth year, this exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings, photographs and all 2D artworks up to 61cm (24 inches) in height or width. The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill with the winner receiving $10 000 prize money.

We are pleased to announce the Art Shed Brisbane is continuing their support this year by sponsoring the Commended Prizes. This will comprise of five $300 vouchers for art materials at the Art Shed Brisbane.
Entries Close      28 April 2017
Finalists announced        15 May 2017
Exhibition dates                9 June 2017 - 18 June 2017
Winner announced         10 June 2017