Inaugral Sunshine Coast Art Prize


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Inaugral Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2 - 27 August
Opening: 11 August, 6.30pm
 
A new national painting and 2D art award. This annual acquisitive prize is valued at $20 000 and includes an artist residency in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
 
Exhibition Dates
 
    * 2 August: Exhibition opens
    * 11 August: Official opening and winner announced (6.30pm)
    * 27 August: Exhibition closes
 
VENUE
 
CALOUNDRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY
Location: 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551
Phone: (07) 5420 8299
Email: artgallery@caloundra.qld.gov.au
www.caloundra.qld.gov.au/CaloundraGallery
OPENING TIMES
 
Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm (Closed Easter Friday, Christmas Day, Mondays and Tuesdays)
 
Overview:
 
    * This is an acquisitive prize. The winning work will become part of the Caloundra City Collection
    * Entry fee is $25.00 per artist
    * The Prize is open to all Australian artists
    * A selection committee will choose approximately 40 artists to enter work for the Prize
    * The Residency is for 4 weeks at Arley Farm, Maleny
    * The Residency must be taken with 12 months of the Award
 
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary painting and 2D art award, supported by Caloundra City Council and principal partner Sajen legal. 2006 marks the inaugural year for this important cultural event.
As an acquisitive prize, over time this initiative will build a significant art collection for Caloundra City.
 
The winner will receive $15,000 plus a 4 week residency in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to the value of $5,000. The prize will be judged by Susan McCulloch, National art critic and co-author of McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art.
 
There is also a non-acquisitive people's choice award valued at $1000 that will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
 
The award is open to all Australian artists working in any 2D medium. Participants will be selected from entries submitted to the pre-selection panel.
 
The exhibition will be held at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, from 2 to 27 August 2006. The winner will be announced at the official opening of the exhibition on 11 August 2006.
 
All works in the exhibition will be for sale, and the Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc will deduct a 25% commission from the sale.
 
Artists wishing to enter The Sunshine Coast Art Prize should carefully read the Conditions of Entry and complete the Entry Form, both of which are available by post or email from the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, or can be downloaded from the Application section of this website.
Important 2006 Dates:
 
    * 12 May: Entries for the pre-selection process must be received
    * 25 to 26 May: Preselection Committee meets
    * 29 to 30 May: Selected artists invited to participate in The Sunshine Coast Art Prize
    * 19 to 30 July: Artwork to be delivered to Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
    * 1 August: Judging
    * 2 August: Exhibition opens
    * 11 August: Official opening and winner announced (6.30pm)
    * 27 August: Exhibition closes
    * 30 August to 10 September: Artworks to be collected from Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
 
 

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra.
 
Our opening hours are Wed-Sun 10am-4pm.
 
You can contact the gallery:
Ph: 1300 650 112 (local) or 07 5420 8200 (STD/mobile).
Fax: 07 5420 8292
Post: PO Box 117, Caloundra, Qld 4551.
www.caloundra.qld.gov.au/caloundragallery
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