Art West Portrait Prize 2020

The Art West Portrait Prize is open to Members of the Art West Group who have the permission of the live subject to paint their portrait. Members may enter 2 portraits. Self-portraits are allowed.

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

Prize money for the competition is $500 for a first prize and $100 for Highly Commended Prize chosen by professional artist Dianne Kelly and awarded at the Exhibition opening night function on Thursday July 25th. A prize of $100 for a Peoples Choice prize will be awarded at the completion of the exhibition on September 14th (or sooner).

Portraits may be painted in any medium, no digital enhancement.

Whist entries may be any shape with a maximum size of 1 metre x 1 metre, may be framed or unframed, there will be a relaxation for the inaugural Portrait Prize in that larger entries will be allowed (at the discretion of the organisers).

Entries need not be for sale as they may be personal. If they are for sale the artist shall indicate here on this form and the didactic. Usual Art West commission applies.

Entries must be received by Art West Community Gallery no later than 5pm Thursday 11th July 2019. Entries will not be accepted after this time. Usual AWCG payment methods apply.

Entries shall be delivered for hanging at the bump-in on July 21st 2019,. 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 the winning entry in relation to the Prize.

N.B. As this is the first year using an on-line entry form, please let me know if you have any problems with your submission. Bruce Peebles

Art West Portrait Prize Entry Form

To enter the Art West Portrait Prize 2020, 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.

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

Please supply the usual Art West didactic at bump-in.

Please indicate NFS if the artwork is not for sale. The retail selling price includes AWCG commission of 10%

Please enter an artist statement for each entry.  Statement must be no longer than 50 words.

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Thanks for submitting your entry into the Inaugural Art West Portrait Prize 2019. Good luck with your entry.!