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2021 FINALIST National Capital Art Prize

With a prize pool of more than $45,000, this competition aims to ignite the passion and courage of artists across the country, many of whom lost the opportunity to display and sell their work during 2020 with its devastating impact on the arts sector. Sally is pleased to announce “This Is Not A Toyota Ad”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in this year’s art prize. For more information go to

2021 FINALIST Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize

With a first prize of $20 000, the Lethbridge Art Award is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit 2D or 3D artworks up to 61cm (24 inches) in height, width or depth. The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill. Sally is thrilled to announced that “Sheep Dog”, 45x45cm, oil on canvas has been selected as a finalist this year. 

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: to view the complete Salon.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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:

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

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.”

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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: