Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Stanthorpe Art Prize

Deadline: 21 November 2007 (POSTMARK)

Stanthorpe Art Prize 08

(formerly known as The Stanthorpe Arts Festival)
29 February—11 April 2008

This major biennial art prize displays works in contemporary and traditional forms and invites submissions by artists from across Australia.

The acquisitions and prizes include $15,000 for the winner of the 2008 acquisitive Stanthorpe Art Prize, $1000 Regional Emerging Art Award, $2000 each for non-acquisitive 2D and 3D works & a $500 non-acquisitive "Vollies’ Pick" Award.

The exhibition of works for purchase is held at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery 29th February to 11th April 2008.

The Stanthorpe Art Prize opening weekend 29th February - 2nd March 2008 is to be accompanied by the Stanthorpe Fringe Arts Festival. Regional and professional artists and community groups will present a number of performing and visual arts activities in venues close to the Stanthorpe Regional Gallery.

Entry Conditions

Pre-selection: A panel will pre select entries for the exhibition. The Society reserves the right not to exhibit any entry considered unsuitable for display.

Entries: Up to three entries per artist may be submitted. They must be the original, un-copied work of the entrant completed between 2006 & 2008. Entries may encompass painting, printmaking,photo-media, watercolour, fibre, sculpture, pottery, and mixed media works.

Images: Artists submitting 2D works are to provide one high quality image per entry. Artists submitting 3D works are to provide up to three high quality images per entry. Images are to be sent preferably on CD or DVD, although slides & hard copy print will be accepted.

3D works must not exceed a total weight of 30kg and dimensions of 1m cubed (the gallery will supply all plinths).
2D works must not exceed a length of 1.5m on any side including frame.
All paintings must be dry and suitably framed for hanging with D-hooks fitted. Any relevant special display/assembly instructions are to accompany the works.

Fees: A fee of $30 is payable for each entry submitted for pre selection and must accompany the posted entry form. This fee is non-refundable.

Judging: The judge’s decisions shall be final and no correspondence or discussion on results will be entered into. The judge will view all works.

Sale of artwork: All work must be for sale and include 33 1/3% commission in the listed price. S.A.G.S. shall retain this commission on all works sold. The entry selected for acquisition will be paid $15,000, regardless of price. Payment for sales and acquisition will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

Contact Stanthorpe Art Prize
Download & print entry form

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The Stanthorpe Art Prize is staged as part of the biennial Apple and Grape Festival which celebrates the cultural and economic character of this vivid South East Queensland location.