Author Archives: Sally West

2021 Salon Des Refuses, Lethbridge Landscape Art Prize

Lethbridge Gallery believes in the power of art to understand, interpret, and explore the place we live. They wish to establish the Landscape Prize to celebrate and develop this important genre. The competition is open to all forms of 2D and 3D artwork including, but not limited to, all paint mediums, drawings, digital works, works on paper, sculpture and installation. Sally’s work, “Pacific Street”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected in the Salon Des Refuses for the 2021 Lethbridge Landscape Art Prize. Go to: https://www.lethbridgegallery.com/microsite/salon?competition=lethbridge-landscape-prize-2021 to view the complete Salon.

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FINALIST 2021 Wyndham Art Prize

Now in its seventh year, this annual contemporary art prize attracts entries from some of the best artists across Australia and offers a chance for local and emerging artists to exhibit alongside them.  Sally is thrilled to have received news that “The Top Shops”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected to be included in this years list of finalists. Exhibition runs from 13 May to 27 June at the Wyndham Art Gallery.

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2020 FINALIST Vincent Art Prize

Unselected works from the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Art Prizes who are clients of Art Van Go automatically go into the Vincent Art Prize for judging. This year the art prize was judged and curated by Lucy Culliton. 25 finalists were selected and were hung at the Duck Rabbit Gallery in Redfern. Sally was very excited to be included in the exhibition with her piece “The Servo”, 100x150cm, oil on canvas.

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2020 FINALIST Mission To Seafarers Maritime Art Prize

The Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for eighteen years. The Exhibition will be online only this year. Sally is thrilled to have her painting “Bradley’s Head (1.8.19) – Plein Air”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, selected as a FINALIST in the 2020 Art Prize.

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2020 FINALIST Gosford Art Prize

The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists vying for $25,000 in prizes. With no restriction on artwork medium, the exhibition of finalists includes a wide variety of art forms from painting and sculpture to textiles and photography. Sally is thrilled to announce her painting “The Clowns”, 120x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2020 art prize. 

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2020 FINALIST Percival Portrait Prize

The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s own portrait competition. Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them. The exhibition will be held at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. For more information go to: https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/perc-tucker-regional-gallery/percival-portrait-painting-prize.

This year Sally has 2 portraits selected “Mum”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, and “My Green Shirt (self portrait)”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas. 

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2020 FINALIST Gallipoli Art Prize

Sally is thrilled to be selected as a FINALIST in the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize with her piece called “Troops Swimming At Anzac Cove”, 40x50cm, oil on oil paper, mounted on board and framed. The concept of conducting art prize competitions in both Australia and Turkey to commemorate the legacy of those heroes who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 was conceived in 2004 and developed during 2004-2005.

The Gallipoli Art Prize will be awarded to the artist who best depicts the spirit of the Gallipoli Campaign as expressed in the Club’s “Creed”. The Club’s Creed is: “We believe that within the community there exists an obligation for all to preserve the special qualities of loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship which were personified by the heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign and bequeathed to all humanity as a foundation for perpetual peace and universal freedom.”

For more information go to: https://gallipoli.com.au/art-prize/

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2019 FINALIST Fisher’s Ghost Art Award

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. With a total of $38,000 in prize money to be won, the Open section is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and is valued at $25,000. The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher. In the past the Open Award has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella, Philip Wolfhagen, Tina Havelock Stevens and most recently Brian Fuata. Sally is pleased to announce her painting “The Silos – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been chosen as a FINALIST for 2019. For further information go to: http://c-a-c.com.au/fishersghost/

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2019 FINALIST Georges Art Prize

The Georges River Art Prize showcases a range of the finest paintings and sculptures produced from artists nationwide and gives local young artists a platform to display their works. This prize, hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery, offers over $20,000 in prize money. Exhibition dates: 25 October 2019 – 30 January 2020. Sally is delighted to announce her painting “The Site”, 120x150cm, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2019 Art Prize.

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2019 FINALIST 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. The prize is open to artists from across Australia. Sally is delighted to have her painting “The Orange Ute”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, selected as a finalist for 2019. For more information about this annual art prize go to: https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/lifestyle/arts-and-culture/hornsby-art-prize.

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