Sunshine Coast Art Prize

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  • Location: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra 4551 Queensland

2010 applications are now open!

*Cost $25.00 per artist
*Application close 31 March 2010
*Online application only

Exhibition and Launch Dates

*18 August: Exhibition opens to the public
*6.30pm Thursday 26 August: Official opening and winner announced
*3 October: Exhibition closes to the public

SCAP is a national contemporary painting and 2D art prize presented by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and principal partner Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc.

As an acquisitive prize, over time this initiative will build a significant art collection for the Sunshine Coast.

The winner receives $15,000 plus a 4 week residency in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland valued at $5,000.

There is also a non-acquisitive Highly Commended Prize of $2,000 and Commended Prize of $1,000. A People's Choice Prize of $2,500 that will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

The prize is open to all Australian artists working in any 2D medium. 40 finalists will be chosen from applications submitted to the pre-selection panel.

Judge: National art critic and Author John McDonald

Exhibition: SCAP 10 will be opened every day 10am - 4.00pm from 18 August to 3 October 2010.  Admission is free.

Location: 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551
Phone: (07) 5420 8299

Key Dates
*December to 31 March: Applications open
*April -- May: Pre-selection process
*May: Artists notified
*9 -- 13 August: 40 Finalists works to be delivered to the Gallery
*16 -- 17  August: Exhibition installation
*17 August : Judging
*18 August: Exhibition opens to the public
*6.30pm Thursday 26 August: Official opening and winner announced
*3 October: Exhibition closes to the public
*4-8 October: Unsold works to be collected (by artist or courier)

Sunshine Coast Art Prize News...

4 February 2010    Sunshine Coast Art Prize launched for its 5th year

Nation-wide entries are now being sought for the Sunshine Coast Council Art Prize, with entries closing on 31 March.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said this is one of the richest art prizes in Australia.

"Now in its fifth year, the art prize has achieved national acclaim for its representation of contemporary Australian art," she said
The winner would be exhibited at the acclaimed Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.

"This year the winner will receive $15,000 cash and a four-week Hinterland residency prize," she said.

"The residency offers the Sunshine Coast community an opportunity to gain an insight into this artist's work," said Cr McKay.

Council's Heritage and Collections Manager John Waldron said this award, for a two-dimensional art work, has consistently attracted a dynamic range of media and artists. Past winners included Shane Pickett, Tony Albert, Scott Redford and Peter Hudson.

"Every year the artists who participate are of an extremely high standard, whether they are younger emerging artists or more established professionals," said Mr Waldron.

As with previous years, 40 finalists will be selected to exhibit. This year the award will be judged by national art critic and writer John McDonald.

John Waldron said that John McDonald is renowned for his strong views on contemporary Australian art and his decision for this year's prize will be keenly watched.

A $25 entry fee applies. To apply online or for more details go to

Caloundra Regional Gallery :
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
07 5420 8299
07 5420 8292
Caloundra Regional Gallery

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Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra

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