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FINALIST 2018 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. Go to for further information on the art prize. Sally is delighted to announce that her painting “Manly”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, is a finalist for this year.

FINALIST 2018 Mission To Seafarers ANL Maritime Art Prize

The ANL Maritime Art Prize aims to raise awareness of the experience of 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of trade to Australia.  The Maritime Art Prize is the major fundraising event at MtSV, contributing to the provision of welfare services to seafarers. The Mission to Seafarers has operated since 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. Sally is delighted to announce that “The Sailor”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in 2018. Go to to read further information on the art prize.

FINALIST 2018 Gosford Art Prize

The Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested annual event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. Sally is thrilled to announce that “Balls Head – Plein Air”, 120x180cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST for 2018. Go to for more information. 

WINNER 2018 Northbridge Art Prize

The Northbridge Art Prize has been running for 13 years and hosted by the Gallery 307 Art School at Northbridge. Sally is thrilled to announce that she has been announced Grand Prize Winner and Best In Category (Painting) for 2018, with her piece “Lady Northcotte – Plein Air”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas. Judged by Nick Vickers.

FINALIST 2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize

The Hunters Hill Art Exhibition is one of Sydney’s favourite art events with thousands of visitors annually. The finalists exhibited represent some of the best emerging and established Australian artists. Sally is pleased to announce that her painting “Bill’s Truck – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been announced as a FINALIST in this year’s 2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize. More information about the art prize can be found at


FINALIST 2018 Percival Portrait Painting Prize

The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s own portrait competition and is held at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the 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 current major acquisitive prize is $40,000. Sally is very pleased to announce that her painting “Self Portrait (30.8.17)” has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2018 Prize.

“All Sorts” Solo Exhibition

“All Sorts” is an exhibition of recent oil paintings and ink drawings, showcasing the subjects I am drawn to and outlining my working practice from the past 12 months. As I am predominantly a plein air painter many of the works are of landscapes painted on site around Sydney harbour and beaches. When the weather isn’t favourable I work in the studio often on still life. Therefore, there is also a wide selection of floral works in the show, often of flowers that I have picked or collected on my way to the studio.
Exhibition Opens: 2pm-4pm, Saturday 24 February 2018. Exhibition Closes: 11 March 2018. Location: Fellia Melas Gallery, 2 Moncur Street, Woollahra NSW 2025. Website: Contact: 02 9363 5616. Email:

FINALIST 2018 Wyndham Art Prize

The Wyndham Art Prize is a national prize attracting artists from all over Australia with a non-acquisitive award of $10,000, a People’s Choice award of $2000 and two Deakin University Bursaries, $4000 for a PHD candidate and $2000 for an honours or Masters candidate. Selected artists will be exhibited at the Wyndham Art Gallery between 30 March and 9 June. The exhibition opens and the winning artist will be announced on Thursday 29 March, 6.30 to 8.30pm. Sally is pleased to announce that her painting “The Shortcut”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST.

WINNER 2017 Cliftons Art Prize, Sydney Section

Sally is honoured to be announced WINNER of the 2017 Cliftons Art Prize, Sydney Section. This art prize offers international exposure to artists across Asia Pacific. Go to to read more about the art prize and see the other winners from around the world. “Yellow Van”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas. 

FINALIST 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize

93 artworks have been selected for the 2017 Blacktown City Art Prize and Sally is proud to be included with her painting “Hymix”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas. The winners will be selected from this list of finalists, and announced at the official opening on Saturday, 2 December 2017. Go to to find out more about the prize.