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FINALIST 2022 MSC Maritime Art Prize

The Mission to Seafarers’ Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition is an international competition that is hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands and this year is celebrating 20 years of promoting excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art. Held online for the past two years (due to the coronavirus pandemic), the welcome return to an in-person exhibition and opening night celebration is highly anticipated. Artists were invited to respond to the theme ‘The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’ for their share of $25,000 in prize money across five categories. Sally is thrilled to announced “Little Manly – Plein Air”, 100x100cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST.


The Calleen Art Award is open to artists across Australia and encourages originality, creativity and excellence in the visual arts. The Calleen Art Award was founded in 1977 by Art Patron Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible with the generous support of the Calleen Trust. The Calleen Art Award finalist’s exhibition at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery is a signature art event in the central west region of NSW. This year the Gallery received 321 entries and 51 works have been selected as finalists by the pre-selection panel of art professionals. The selected artworks consist of a diverse range of visually compelling, thoughtful and challenging paintings. The winning work will join the Calleen Collection housed at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Sally is proud to announce her painting “The Crossing”, 100x150cm, oil on canvas, is one of this year’s finalists.

"The Crossing", 100x150cm, oil on canvas. FINALIST 2022 Calleen Art Award.


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 Violist (Tahlia Petrosian)”, 150x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2022 art prize.


The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2022 is a national contemporary two-dimensional (2D) award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. There is over $40,000 in prizes. The acquisitive Major Prize award winner receives $25,000 cash, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council and Argon Law. Sally is thrilled to announce that her painting “The Servo”, 100x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a FINALIST in this years art award.

2022 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 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 “One Day”, 45x45cm, oil on canvas has been selected as a finalist this year.

"One Day", 45x45cm, oil on canvas. FINALIST 2022 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award.

2022 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, “Western Star – Plein Air”, 120x150cm, oil on canvas, has been selected in the Salon Des Refuses for the 2022 Lethbridge Landscape Art Prize. Go to:

2022 FINALIST Percival Portrait Painting Prize

Sally is happy to announce that her portrait of daughters, Arabella and Pascaal, titled “My Girls”, 100x200cm, oil on canvas, has been selected as a finalist in this years Percival Portrait Painting Prize. 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 competitions have also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them. For more information on this prize go to:

2022 2nd PLACE WINNER John Villiers Outback Art Prize

The John Villiers Outback Art Prize is an annual art competition open to all Australian artists and presented by the Outback Regional Gallery and the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Qld. Generously supported by The John Villiers Trust . Sally is thrilled to announce her painting “The Mother Bin – Plein Air”, 75x100cm, oil on canvas, has been awarded second place overall. Please go to for further information.

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.