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.
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.
- 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