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2023 FINALIST Rotary Art Award

The Rotary Art Award, Queensland’s largest art show is back in 2023. With a refreshed new look and name, the award continues with the same values and community focus we know and trust.

Following on from the amazing efforts of the Brisbane Rotary Clubs from previous years, which raised almost $2 million for the Brisbane Rotary community projects and local charity partners. The 41st edition of the award will feature prominent and up and coming Australian artists, carefully selected by the Curator, and exhibited in Brisbane CBD. Exhibition artworks are for sale and all profits go directly to the not-for-profit Rotary Clubs to continue their community work. Sally is delighted to announce “William Street”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist. For more information go to:

2023 FINALIST 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 delighted to announce “HMAS Waterhen – Plein Air”, 60x60cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST for 2023.

2023 FINALIST Doyles Art Award

With a prize pool of over $30,000 split amongst several categories, The Doyles are seen as a significant award in the art calendar. The primary prize money is awarded in the Landscape category, in keeping with the favored subject of its namesake, to perpetuate his memory and to encourage others in the creation of quintessentially Australian Art. The exhibition is open from 15-25 June 2023 10am-5pm at Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, 62 Railway St Mudgeeraba Queensland. Sally is pleased go announced “Pittwater, Lucinda Park – Plein Air”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist in the landscape section.

2023 FINALIST Fairholme Open Art Prize

Now in its seventh year, ‘Fairholme Open Art Prize – FACETS’, presents a carefully selected and thoughtfully curated presentation that invites a shared conversation, artistic expression, and audience engagement; and it is this, the celebration of Art, Education and Community that have become the focus of this exhibition.

The exhibition provides local, regional, national, and international artists an exciting opportunity to exhibit their works in a refined, boutique setting. Up to 200 works will be exhibited and these works will vie for a number of acquisitive awards. Sally is happy to have “The Car Park”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, to be selected as a finalist. Go to for more information.

2023 FINALIST Harden Art Prize

The Harden Art Prize is in its second year following a very successful inaugural event held in Harden Murrumburrah in May 2022.  The organisation responsible for the presentation of the event is Harden Art Prize Incorporated (a community committee) which evolved from an initiative of the Harden Murrumburrah Community Bank and the Geoffrey Kruger Trust (dual sponsors). The competition is intended to promote Harden-Murrumburrah to the arts community of Australia and to encourage visitors to view the exhibition of work by the finalists. The exhibition is staged in Autumn which is a glorious time to promote visitation to the area and boost the economy of a small rural community.  The Art Prize promotes cultural awareness in the district and will grow a quality art collection over the coming years contributing to the expansion and development of the arts scene in Australia. Sally is proud to announce her painting “North Paddock – Plein Air”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas, has been named as a FINALIST for 2023.

2023 FINALIST John Villiers Outback Art Prize

The John Villiers Outback Art Prize is presented by the Outback Regional Gallery and Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Queensland. This prize has the theme “Outback: A Sense of Place” and acceptable mediums include painting, drawing, print making, sculpture or textile, but no photography or digital mediums. Entries are open to Australian citizens that reside in Australia (not internationally). Entrants submit images of their works. Sally is pleased to announce her painting “Sheep Dog After Rain”, 45x45cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2023 Art Prize. Please go to for more information.

2023 FINALIST Collie Art Prize

Collie Art Gallery’s $50,000 Collie Art Prize (CAP2023) is one of regional Australia’s richest individual art prizes, and forms part of the coal mining town’s push to diversify its economy into tourism and other industries. This year the art prize addresses the theme of ‘Identity’ with the winner and runners up being announced at a gala event on 04 March 2023. Sally is thrilled to announce “Belleforest – Plein Air”, 120x180cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST. For more information on the prize go to:

2022 FINALIST Tacit Still Life Art Prize

Now an annual event and open to all Australian-based artists, this art prize will run from Friday 9 – Saturday 24 December 2022. For this year, judges are focussing on the theme of object narratives. This prize looks to highlight the diversity and vitality of object narratives and its interpretation and meaning within the genre of still life. Selection of finalists is determined by a cohesive body of three works presented within a consistency of genre and in the same medium, manner and presentation. Sally is delighted to have 2 artworks selected as FINALISTs in this year’s prize – “Friday”, 90x120cm, oil on canvas and “The Cane Chair”, 75x100cm, oil on canvas. For more information go to: 

2022 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 2022. This year will mark the Bluethumb Art Prize as the largest and richest art prize in Australian history, with a total prize pool of $250,000. Sally West is a finalist in the Bluethumb Art Prize 2022 with her painting “South Palmy – Plein Air”, 100x150cm, oil on canvas. This year they received a record breaking number of entries – over 8,800 – from which a shortlist of 440 finalist artworks has been selected. For more information go to:

2022 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 60th year, there is $72,000 in prize money to be won.  The Open Award is acquisitive to the Campbelltown City Council collection and in 2022, in celebration of the 60th Anniversary; the award is valued at $60,000. Sally is thrilled to have been selected as a FINALIST in the Contemporary Section with her painting “Allawa”, 120x180cm, oil on canvas. For more information go to: