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2021 FINALIST Bluethumb Art Prize

The Bluethumb Art Prize 2021 is bigger and better than ever. With $50,000 of cash prizes, double the overall winner’s prize money – $20,000 to be precise – and more opportunities for artists to cement their place in Australia’s art consciousness, this is the art prize to take artists’ careers to the next level. From 6500 entries across Australia, just 400 finalists were selected for the 2021 Bluethumb Art Prize. Sally’s work “Oberon – Plein Air”, 100x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected for this year.

2021 FINALIST Blacktown City Art Prize

Now in its 26th year of the Blacktown City Art Prize. It is a highly valued art prize that offers $20,000 worth of prizes. This annual exhibition has built a reputation for showcasing the creativity of the region and elevating the profiles and careers of the finalists. Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photomedia and mixed media. Sally is proud to announce “The Bus Depot”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST. 

2021 FINALIST Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award is an annual art prize inviting artists to submit works in a variety of artistic categories and mediums. Now in its 59th year, 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. Sally is delighted to announce that her painting “Big Red”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist.

2021 FINALIST MSC Maritime Art Prize

The Mission to Seafarers’ MSC Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for nineteen years and is returning once again in 2021. Sally’s painting “”Pittwater, Lucinda Park 2 (28.5.20) – Plein Air”, 60x75cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST. More information on this prize can be found at:

2021 FINALIST Georges River Art Prize

The Georges River Art Prize is an opportunity for artists from all over Australia to display their best work. There are categories for painting and sculptural work, children and youth, and local artists. The Georges River Art Prize is hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery and the Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah, and offers $20,000 in prize money. Sally’s work “The Phone Box”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST and more information on this prize can be found at:

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.