Shannon Garson | Beauty and Terror (detail) | 2020 | porcelain, glaze, underglaze, oxides, terra sigilata | 27 x 30 x 10cm | Winner of the Best Three-Dimensional in the Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2021 | Image courtesy of the artist
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Prize Details

In its ninth year, Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc., in conjunction with the Caloundra Regional Gallery, invites artists to submit works in competition for the Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2023.

Up to forty finalists will be included in an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery with several awards including Best in Show – which is acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection, helping to build the Collection’s holdings of local art; 2D Excellence Award, 3D Excellence Award and the ever-popular People’s Choice Award. 

Prizes

Entries in the Local Artists – Local Content 2023 Art Prize are eligible to be considered for:

  • Best in Show Acquisitive Award: $5000 prize – Sunshine Coast Council and Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra
  • 2D Excellence Award: $2000 prize – Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra
  • 3D Excellence Award: $2000 prize – Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra
  • People’s Choice Award: $500 prize – Geoff Lyons Solicitors

To be considered for selection, entrants must comply with all entry instructions and conditions.

Key dates

  • Entries open Friday 2 December 2022
  • Entries close Friday 27 January 2023
  • Finalists announced 24 February 2023
  • Finalist works to be delivered on Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, and Friday 17 March 2023 to Caloundra Regional Gallery, between 10am and 4pm  
  • Installation of works will take place between Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 March 2023
  • Winners announced Thursday 23 March 2023 at the official exhibition opening, 6 – 8pm
  • Exhibition dates: Friday 24 March to Sunday 7 May 2023
  • People’s Choice Award announcement Saturday 6 May 2023, 12pm
  • Unsold works must be collected Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 May 2023, between the hours of 10am and 4pm from the Caloundra Regional Gallery