Art West Prize 2021

Replacing the Landscape Prize and new for 2021, will be the Art West Prize 2021.

The Art West Prize has categories covering most medias that our artists work in. With more categories and prizes

the Art West Prize offers a far wider opportunity for members to participate and hopefully taste some success.

The categories have been selected by counting the number of member entries in various medias over recent exhibitions,

whilst the number of prizes and values have been governed by the sponsorship we have been able to raise.

This is our biggest event ever and the plan is for the format of the Art West Prize to become our major annual prize event.

Key Dates and Information

Entries close:                               Thursday June 17th 2021  6pm cut-off for entries

Delivery of artwork:                    Sunday July 11th 2021    between 9am and 12pm

Collection of Artworks:             Sunday September 5th 2021  between 9am and 12pm

Exhibition opening dates:         Tuesday July 13th - Saturday September 4th 2021

Opening Night:                           Thursday July 15th 6pm - 8pm  Opening address by Dr Christian Rowan MP - Prize Winners announced

Categories and Prizes

ART WEST PRIZE 2021         Chosen from any artwork in any medium as a stand alone overall prize winner. $500

                                               Sponsored by Dr Christian Rowan MP, State Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for the Arts

OIL                                            A medium consisting of pigments suspended in oils.

                                               1st Prize: $200 Sponsored by Cr Greg Adermann - Pullenvale Ward

                                               2nd Prize: $150 Voucher Sponsored by Float Frames

ACRYLIC                                  Consisting of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion

                                                 1st Prize: $200 Sponsored by Brisbane Real Estate

                                               2nd Prize: $150 Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

                                               3rd Prize: $100 Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

WATERCOLOUR/PASTEL/DRAWING    Pigments suspended in a water soluble binder (framed under glass or art quality acrylic/perspex.

                                                              Gouche highlights and pen & wash accepted). Any drawing mediums, pencil, graphite, pen, pastel, ink etc

                                                           Prize $150 Sponsored by David and Sandra Ladley


PRINT MEDIA                         Framed under glass or art quality acrylic/perspex or printed on canvas. Including etching, woodblock,

                                                 linocut, rubbing, digital art, new media,digital and film-based photography

                                               $189 Voucher Sponsored by MyCar Mount Ommaney

MIXED MEDIA                         Any work that includes more than one media, or 2D work that does not fit any other category,

                                                 such as resin, fluid or flow art.                                         

                                              Prize $150 Sponsored by Glen Mahoney

3D MODELED/CARVED         Includes additive methods such as clay, porcelain, ceramics; and subtractive methods,

                                                 which include carving wood, stone, and other materials.

                                              Prize $150 Sponsored by Steve Norris

HANGERS CHOICE PRIZE    $100 Selected by the gallery hanging team.

                                                 Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

COLIN WILLIAMS PRIZE       $100 Selected by Patron Colin Williams

                                                 Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

PEOPLES CHOICE                 $100 Chosen by the public. The most popular artwork will be awarded the People's Choice Prize

                                                 Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

PEOPLES CHOICE VOTER    One person, who submits a vote, will be drawn randomly from all votes received

                                                 and will win a $100 voucher towards an artwork at Art West Gallery plus a $30 voucher from Ken and Pam

                                                 at Jamaica Blue Mount Ommaney

The acceptance of any entry is subject to the discretion of the Installation Manager

1. The Art West Prize 2021 is open to Members of the Art West Group. Members may enter up to 2 artworks.

2. Cost of entry is $20 per entry.

3. The entered work can be any subject, however the category entered must be noted on the didactic.

4. A 50 word (maximum) Artwork Statement must accompany the entry didactic. This is a brief description in support of the work so as to give the viewer and the Judges an understanding of the work.

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

6. The entered artwork must be new (completed within the previous 24 months) and be the absolute property of the artist, and must not have been entered previously in any Art West competition.

7. The artwork must meet a minimum standard and presentation (at the discretion of the Installation Manager)

8. Artworks must be at least 90% of One of the Mediums/Categories listed above or it will be classified as Mixed Media.

9. The finished painting, print or photography artwork, including the frame, must be no larger than 110cm x 110cm (including Diptych and Triptych works) and must be framed. A stretched canvas is considered framed. Print Media entries must be framed with glass or art acrylic

10. The finished 3D entry must be no larger than 50cm on any one side.

11. Artworks must comply with Art West hanging instructions (available in the members section of the web site)

12. Entries must be for sale. All prize winning entries are to remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition, even if sold. The artist shall indicate their sale price on 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.

13. Entrants are required to fulfil the roster hours at the gallery as per normal exhibitions

14. Entries must be received by Art West Community Gallery no later than 6pm Thursday June 17th 2021. Entries will not be accepted after this time.

15. No changes (title, price, substitute artworks, etc) to entry forms are permitted after 6pm Thursday June 17th 2021

16. Entries shall be delivered for hanging at the bump-in on Sunday July 11th 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 including your artwork statement when sending your entry.

17. 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.

18. Art West has the right to withdraw a category or prize if the category is unsupported in number or quality, according to the Installation Manager and Judges discretion. In this case the category will be merged with another category.

19.  Members exhibiting in our Art West Prize could you please pay your submission fee online before Bump In


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