Author Archives: Sally West

2024 Salon Des Refuses, Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award

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 a 2D or 3D artwork up to 61cm (24 inches) in height, width, or depth. Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality, and skill. Sally is pleased to announced her painting “Dog”, 45x45cm, oil on canvas, has been selected for the SALON DES REFUSES.

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2024 FINALIST John Villiers Outback Art Prize.

We are very pleased to announce that Sally West’s entry Sheep Dog has been selected to be exhibited as a finalist in the 2024 John Villiers Outback Art Prize, held at Outback Regional Gallery from Saturday 23rd March until Sunday 19th May. The official exhibition opening, and awards night will be Saturday 23rd March from 5.30pm to 7:45pm where all award winners will be announced. For more information go to:

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2024 FINALIST Blacktown City Art Prize

The Blacktown City Art Prize exhibition returns to kick off 2024 at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre with vibrancy, excitement and the community of Blacktown at its heart! For the first time Blacktown City and the wider western Sydney community is embedded from the outset with special consideration given to artworks that celebrated, expressed and reflected upon the diverse history, environment and First Nations stories of the area. 83 finalists have been chosen from western Sydney and across Australia. Finalists are in the running to win the Blacktown City Art Prize Main Prize, First Nations Artist Prize, Local Artist Prize, Early-Career Artist Prize (new in 2024!), and the People’s Choice Prize. All artworks in the exhibition will be available for purchase at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre 16 January to 5 April 2024. For more information go to: Sally is thrilled to be selected as a finalist with “The Corner”, 100x150cm, oil on canvas.

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2ND PRIZE – 2023 Woollahra Village Art Prize

The Queen Street & West Woollahra Association’s Paint Woollahra Village Community Art Competition received over 100 entries from 80 artists. Sally is so thrilled to receive 2nd PRIZE with her painting “Moncur Street”, 75x75cm, oil on canvas. The exhibition of all entries including the winners will be open to the public: Tuesday, 10 October from 10am to 9pm and Wednesday, 11 October 10am to 5pm at Fellia Melas Gallery, Moncur Street, Woollahra. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some wonderful artwork showcasing beautiful Woollahra Village.
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2023 FINALIST 2023 Hunters Hill Art Prize

A long-running exhibition and art prize featuring well-known regional and local artists as well as emerging talent. The exhibition showcases paintings, sculptures, watercolour, printmaking, photography, pottery, craft and mixed media. Sally is proud to announce that “Taste The Feeling”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist for 2023. Please go to: for more information.

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2023 FINALIST Bluethumb Art Prize

Celebrating a growing community of Australia’s strongest emerging and established artists, Bluethumb is proud to present its annual Bluethumb Art Prize for 2023. Sally West is thrilled to be selected as a finalist from over 8000 entries in the Bluethumb Art Prize 2022 with her painting “The Car Park”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas. For more information go to:


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2023 FINALIST Mission to Seafarers Victoria Maritime Art Prize

The 21st Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition is back and set to captivate art enthusiasts from 20–26 October 2023.

This highly anticipated event, hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands, invites artists from around the globe to submit their remarkable creations.

The Mission to Seafarers’ Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition has gained international recognition as a prestigious competition celebrating excellence in artistic interpretations of maritime and seafaring subjects.

This year marks the milestone 21st edition of the event, which continues to foster the profound relationship between humanity and the sea through the power of art. The participating artists have been invited to explore the theme, ‘The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea,’ as they compete for a total prize pool of $25,000. Sally is thrilled to have “Berry’s Bay – Plein Air”, 100x100cm, selected as a FINALIST. For a more information go to:

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2ND PRIZE – 2023 Lane Cove Art Award

The 2023 Lane Cove Art Awards exhibition promises to be a captivating celebration of artistic talent and creativity. From detailed figurative drawings to vibrant and colourful abstract paintings, the award attracts artists of immense skill and passion from diverse backgrounds. In its 58th year, the Lane Cove Art Society, with the support of Lane Cove Council have introduced some significant changes that ensures the award and exhibition continues to be one of Sydney’s most coveted prizes. The winner of the prize will win $15,000 and a solo exhibition at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios. Sally is thrilled to announce that her artwork “The Heads”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been awarded 2nd PRIZE.

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2023 FINALIST Naked & Nude Art Prize

“Naked & Nude refers to two things: firstly the great tradition of the Nude: a person who is bare with no covering or decoration. Secondly, a wider definition: something that is revealed, laid bare, unmasked or vulnerable”. The biennial Naked & Nude Art Prize (previously the Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude) commenced in 1990 with entries open to Australian artists. The Art Prize is a partnership between Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery. After 33 years, the Naked & Nude Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts Calendar and is open to artists in a variety of mediums.  The winning entry is acquired by the Friends and donated to the Manning Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Sally is proud to announce her painting “Champagne For One”, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST for 2023. For more information go to:

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2023 FINALIST Northern Beaches Art Prize

Now in its third year, the Environmental Art & Design Prize brings together artists and designers from across Australia to shine a spotlight on environmental concerns and hopes for the future. Held by Northern Beaches Council, the prestigious art prize attracts entries from every state and territory across Australia. Sally is pleased to announced “Bower Lane”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist for 2023. For more information on this art prize go to:

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