Art Prizes for June
New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Art Prize, The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, CHIPPENDALE WORLD ART RESIDENCY 2017, Cliftons Art Prize, Black Swan Prize
New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Art Prize
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.
The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. It has a history in Europe of several hundred years, the most famous exponents including Salvator Rosa and Claude Lorraine in the 17th Century and Corot and the Barbizon school painters in the 19th. In an Australian context, the Impressionists of the late 19th century, including Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts were devoted to painting out of doors, and thus brought a new understanding of Australian light and landscape to the public through their work. Fred Williams, Australia’s great master of landscape painting in the twentieth century, used studies painted out of doors as the foundation of his work. These artists and others established a strong tradition of painting ‘en plein air’ in Australia that continues to this day.
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was founded to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35, 000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by 2017 Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 4 August, 2017. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia. Entries Close 29 June
CHIPPENDALE WORLD ART RESIDENCY 2017
Shared $10,000 art prize open to creatives INTERNATIONALLY
This year, create a painting of a landscape that evokes a sense of PLACE!
Nicky Ginsberg, Founder of the Chippendale New World Art Prize and President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to embrace your international arts community and join her global art movement. Australian and International artists are invited to submit a painted landscape for the fifth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize, re-imagined this year as the Chippendale World Art Residency for artists eager to conquer global frontiers. Three winners of the Prize are to be awarded six week Artist Residencies in the culturally rich and colourfully inspiring region of Provence & surrounds, Southern France.
The brief is simple, we invite Australian and International artists to submit one painting of a landscape that inspires a sense of place.
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.
Black Swan Prize
The Black Swan Prize is one of Australia's richest Portraiture Prizes, featuring the:
$50,000 Lester Group Prize
$7,500 People's Choice Prize; and the NEW
$10,000 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize.
Showcasing and promoting Australia's top artists this is an exhibition/competition not to be missed!