Art Prizes for June

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, The Hornsby Art Prize, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramics Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, The Aesthetica Art Prize, 2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Association of Sculptors of Victoria Inc. Annual & Awards Exhibition 2018, Evelyn Chapman Art Award 2018

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
Each year 4 x $5,000 scholarships are awarded to emerging artists to assist with the cost of overseas travel to:
• undertake formal study or
• undertake a residency or mentorship (planned program with a professional artist) or
• undertake informal study for a planned research project.
Criteria for Evaluation includes : artistic merit in the work completed up to date • demonstrated benefit of the program to the applicant’s professional development • demonstrated commitment from the applicant to furthering his/her career in the visual arts • financial need. Eligibility • Applicants must be the visual arts, craft and/or design practitioner who is requesting the scholarship; • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; • Applicants must be under 30 years of age on the application closing date; • Applicants must identify as an emerging artist, defined as having practised as a professional artist continually for less than 5 years.

Funding Available: Individual applicants are eligible to apply for funding of up to $5000 + GST.
Closing date: Applications close 23:59 AEST Saturday 30th June 2018.

The Hornsby Art Prize
The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. 
In 2018, there are five different entry categories; including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D works and a new category, Digital Art - Stills. 
The major prize is worth $10,000 cash and is sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council.  Eligible entrants will also be considered for the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist and the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Awards.
Hornsby Shire Council also offers two awards as part of the Hornsby Art Prize, designed to celebrate, encourage and support the local visual arts community; the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award and the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Award.
The Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award is only open to emerging artists who are resident in Hornsby Shire. An emerging artist is roughly defined as an artist who has practised as a professional artist continually for less than five years and wishes to further develop their chosen art form. Entry to the Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist Award is open to all artists resident in Hornsby Shire. Artists need to nominate to be considered for these awards via the online entry form.
Entries to the Hornsby Art Prize 2018 are now open
Entries close midnight, Tuesday 31 July 2018.

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize
Sydney Living Museums is excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2018 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, with a prize pool of over $10,000.
Female artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond to Meroogal and its sense of place. Selected artworks will be displayed throughout the property, throwing new light on the personal stories of the people who once lived there, and the rich collection of objects that are still contained within the house.
The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize is a regional, non-acquisitive competition and exhibition. It is open to a work in any medium made by a woman aged 18 years or over who is a resident of NSW. The entry fee for one artwork is $30. Artists can submit up to two works.
Artworks selected for display in the exhibition will be displayed throughout the house, gardens and grounds from September 2018 to March 2019.

1st Prize: $7000, SLM Membership, and a Bundanon Trust artist-in-residence scholarship*
2nd Prize: $3000 and SLM Membership
Highly Commended Award: SLM Membership and solo exhibition opportunity at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra
People’s Choice Award: $500 and SLM Membership. This will be announced during the International Women’s Day awards ceremony held on Saturday 9 March 2019.
Entries close at 4pm on 31 July 2018.

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize
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 2018.

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. Painting in the tradition of ‘en plein air’ allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.

Entires open Mon 2 July –closing  Fri 6 August 2018
Exhibition Tues 3 Oct – Fri 26 Oct 2018
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Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramics Prize
The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. The exhibition offers the artist an opportunity to let their work stand on its own, to be judged and appreciated on a level playing field, with each work vying for the viewer’s attention. 
The recent addition of the Gosford Ceramics Prize supports and recognises the growing resurgence in contemporary ceramics throughout Australia.

The closing date for entries is Monday 3 September at 3:30 pm
Entries must be delivered to the Gallery on: 
Friday 31 August 10 am -3:30 pm
Saturday 1 September 10 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 3 September 10 am - 3:30 pm

The Aesthetica Art Prize  
A celebration of excellence in art from across the world, hosted by Aesthetica Magazine. Submissions are now open to emerging and established artists for the two prizes; Main Art Prize and Emerging Art Prize. There are four categories for entry; Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.
The Emerging Art Prize is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. The Main Art Prize is open to all.
Over £5,000 prize money up for grabs. 
Entires close 31 August 2018

2018 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)
Entries are now open for the 2018 JADA.
Thirty years ago in 1988 the Grafton Regional Gallery established a drawing  prize. This competition for drawing is now the flagship art prize known as the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).
All artists living in Australia are eligible to enter the JADA, which accepts both traditional and contemporary interpretations of drawing.
The JADA is Australia’s richest regional drawing prize, with total prize money of $40,000 on offer. The major first prize is $30,000 and further acquisitions to the value of $10,000.
The JADA provides a wonderful opportunity for artists to explore the medium of drawing while allowing the gallery to collect a unique and impressive collection of contemporary Australian drawings.

Entries close 10 August, 2018

Association of Sculptors of Victoria Inc. Annual and Awards Exhibition 2018. 
The ASA Tina Wentcher Sculpture Prize is open to sculptors with fewer than 10 years sculpting experience. 
First Prize: $2,000 and Medallion. Second Prize: $500 Judges for Tina Wentcher - ADFAS-Yarra Prize 2018: an external judge, a member sculptor and Gillian Govan, Acting President ASV Dalchem Prize: $350 voucher CMP Stone Prize: $250 voucher Meridian Sculpture Foundry: $2,000 towards the cost of a casting, 2nd prize workshop place People’s Choice: Kooyonga Creek Winery Art Almanac: subscription voucher, artist profile Open to both ASV 

Awards and Exhibition: 6- 24 August 2018. 
Entries close:  25 June 2018

Evelyn Chapman Art Award 2018
A new $50,000 scholarship to be presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45. The Award will be given to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice internationally or in Australia. The artist receiving the award will use the scholarship overseas or in Australia, at a recognised and well-established art school or work at an organisation on a program or project that enhances the artist’s artistic skills.
Applicants will submit one or more landscape, portrait or still life paintings in oils or tempera – up to a maximum of 3 works. 

Entries close 15 September 2018 5:00pm EST. Digital images of artworks, completed application forms and all relevant attachments must be received by or on this date.