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FINALIST 2017 ANL MARITIME Mission To Seafarers Art Prize

Since 2002 the Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition has showcased the work of over 700 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art prize. The exhibition is open daily for public viewing from 6th – 27th October, 2017 at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands from 12 noon – 6pm.  Sally is very honoured to have both her entries selected for this year’s art prize: “Pittwater Study (7.4.17) – Plein Air”, 75x75cm, oil on canvas AND “Berry’s Bay – Plein Air”, 60x75cm, oil on canvas. For more information on the art prize go to:

WINNER 2017 People’s Choice Award OUTBACK ART PRIZE

In 2017, The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize received a record number of entries, with over 260 Submissions. From these submissions, 43 Finalists were chosen to be put in the exhibition at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, where guest judge Kon Gouriotis OAM had the challenging task of choosing this year’s winner.

The Pro Hart Outback Art prize is an annual acquisitive competition, which showcases work in any form of media, to reflect the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

For the duration of the Exhibition, Locals, Artists and Travellers from all across the Globe came to visit the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery to view the fantastic collection of works that made up this years exhibition. All guests who visited the Gallery were encouraged to place their vote for the “People’s Choice 2017”.

Winning by just a single vote this year was Sally West, with her Oil Painting – Down the paddock – Plein Air.

FINALIST 2017 Manning Art Prize

After 25 years, the Manning Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts Calendar and is open to artists in a variety of mediums. The lucrative event this year carries a $20,000 prize pool. The winning entry will be acquired by the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery and donated to the Manning Regional Art Gallery permanent collection. Sally’s piece titled “Reuben”, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, has been named a FINALIST in this years Prize. For more information go to:

FINALIST 2017 Waverley Art Prize

“Blue Chair”, 75x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize 2017.

This year the prize received a large number of applications, with more than 550 entries. The judges were Wendy Sharpe and Will Sturrock. You can read more about the prize at 


The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

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Sally is thrilled to be shortlisted as a FINALIST with her painting “Down The Paddock – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas.

Announced FINALIST 2017 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize

Sally is pleased to announced that “Red Car”, 45x45cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2017 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize. Now in its eighth year, this exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings, photographs and all 2D artworks up to 61cm (24 inches) in height or width. The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill with the winner receiving $10 000 prize money. 

FINALIST 2017 Muswellbrook Art Prize

The Muswellbrook Art Prize is an acquisitive art  competition held biennially (during odd-numbered years). Sally is thrilled to receive notice that her piece “Brookvale”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in 2017. Brooky.60x48.72

FINALIST 2017 North Sydney Art Prize

Sally West is pleased to announce that she is one of the 88 finalists selected for inclusion in the North Sydney Art Prize 2017 to be held over 16 days at the iconic Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton. “HMAS Waterhen – Plein Air”, 45x45cm, oil on canvas, was painted from Berry Island.

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FINALIST 2016 KAAF Art Prize

“The Pink Truck”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2016 KAAF Art Prize. Go to for more information.thepinktruck-40x40-72

FINALIST 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize

Sally’s painting “JCB – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2016 Blacktown City Art Prize. Selected works will be exhibited at Blacktown Arts Centre from Saturday, 3 December 2015 – Saturday, 28 January 2016. For more information go to: