Art West Abstract Prize 2021

The Art West Abstract Prize is open to financial  Members of the Art West Group. Members may enter up to 2 artworks.

Cost of entry is the usual Art West $10 per entry.

Prize money for the competition is $500 for first prize with two $100 prizes for Highly Commended chosen by independent judge Kate Barry (Abstract Artist) and awarded at the Exhibition opening night function on Thursday March 18th 2021. There will also be the Colin Williams Prize of $100 plus the Peoples Choice prize of $100 to be awarded at the completion of the exhibition. Proudly sponsored by Art West,  Dr Christian Rowan MP and Art Shed Brisbane.

The entered work must be an abstract. Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.  Your Abstract art entry can be based on an object, figure or landscape, where forms have been simplified or schematised. This also applies to art that uses forms, such as geometric shapes or gestural marks, which have no source at all in an external visual reality.

The term 'painting' is to be understood broadly. Any two-dimensional medium is acceptable including photography.

All artworks entered by the artist must be the original work and concept of the artist.

The entered artwork must be new (completed within the previous 12 months) and be the absolute property of the artist, and must not have been entered previously in any Art West competition.

The finished painting or photography artwork, including the frame, must be no larger than 125cm on the longest side and must be framed. A stretched canvas is considered framed.

Entries must be for sale. The artist shall indicate their sale price here on this form and the didactic. The usual Art West commission applies. The sale price indicated in the entry form shall apply and shall remain fixed for the duration of the exhibition.

All Prize Winning artworks are to remain on display in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, including after purchase. Whereas all other sold artworks are able to be taken by the purchaser and the artist can replace the sold piece with a new artwork of similar size. This replacement artwork will not be eligible for 'The Peoples Choice' Prize.

Entries must be received by Art West Community Gallery no later than 6pm Thursday February 18th 2021. Entries will not be accepted after this time. Usual AWCG payment methods apply.

Entries shall be delivered for hanging at the bump-in on Sunday March 14th 2021. All works must be prepared with the appropriate wire and D hooks attached and must be marked clearly on the back with artist’s name and title of work. Please supply the usual AWCG didactic at bump-in.

Artists in this exhibition will allow their works to be reproduced in print and electronic formats for the purpose of advertising and promoting the exhibition. The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce all winning entries in relation to the Prize.

Art West Abstract Prize Entry Form

The Abstract Prize Exhibition runs from Tuesday March 16th 2021 until Saturday May 15th 2021

To enter the Art West Abstract Prize 2021, complete this on line entry form and submit as below. If you wish to enter the maximum of 2 artworks then please fill out this form for the first artwork and submit before filling out and submitting the form for the second artwork. Entries close 6pm Thursday February 18th 2021. There will be a maximum of 120 artworks accepted for the Abstract Prize Exhibition.

Completion of this form indicates acceptance of Art West Abstract Prize terms and conditions. N.B. Please fill in every box before pressing submit, upon which you will see a message (at the bottom of this page) that your submission has been successful.

Please enter a brief description or statement about this artwork.  Must be less than 50 words. This information will appear on the label beside the artwork.

Thanks for submitting your entry into the Art West Abstract Prize 2021. Good luck with your entry.!

The Art West Abstract Prize 2021 is now closed. Thank you for your interest.


All entries: Please supply the usual Art West didactic at bump-in or send to

Email jpeg image of your entry to for possible inclusion in the web site and social media.

All works must be for sale. The retail selling price includes AWCG commission of 20%

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