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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:

2019 FINALIST Georges Art Prize

The Georges River Art Prize showcases a range of the finest paintings and sculptures produced from artists nationwide and gives local young artists a platform to display their works. This prize, hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery, offers over $20,000 in prize money. Exhibition dates: 25 October 2019 – 30 January 2020. Sally is delighted to announce her painting “The Site”, 120x150cm, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2019 Art Prize.

2019 FINALIST Hornsby Art Prize

The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art award and exhibition organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society. The Hornsby Art Prize is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of people and providing a showcase for their works. The prize is open to artists from across Australia. Sally is delighted to have her painting “The Orange Ute”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, selected as a finalist for 2019. For more information about this annual art prize go to:

2019 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 “Pink VW”, 150x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2019 art prize. Go to: to find more information about this event.

2019 FINALIST ANL Maritime Art Prize

The MtSV Annual Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition is an international competition hosted at the Mission to Seafarers in Docklands, Melbourne. The Exhibition will be open for public viewing from 4th October to 20th October 2019, 10am to 8pm daily. Sally is thrilled to have her painting “The Fisherman – Plein Air”, 90x135cm, oil on canvas, selected as a FINALIST in the 2019 Art Prize.

2019 FINALIST Mosman Art Prize

Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble, at a time when only a small handful of art prizes were in existence in Australia and the community had very little support and few opportunities to exhibit their work. Sally is delighted to be announced as a FINALIST for 2019 with her work “Manly Ferry”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas. For more information on the prize go to:

2019 FINALIST Northern Beaches Art Prize

The annual Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize) began in 1955. Since then, it has become the Northern Beaches’ most prestigious art competition. Sally is pleased to announce that her painting “The Palm Trees”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2019 Art Prize exhibition. For further information on this event go to:

2019 FINALIST Hunters Hill Art Prize

Sally is proud to announce that she has had both her entries selected as FINALIST works in the 2019 Hunters Hill Art Prize. The Hunters Hill Art Exhibition is one of Sydney’s favourite art events with thousands of visitors annually. The finalists exhibited represent some of the best emerging and established Australian artists. Exhibition runs from Saturday 11 May  – Sunday 19 May 2019. Go to for more information.

“Barangaroo From Balls Head – Plein Air” 120x150cm, oil on canvas.

“Blue Ferry From Balls Head – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas.