More than $30,000 on offer for Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020
  • Friday 14 February 2020
sunshine coast art prize, Diena Georgetti, Alison Kubler

Don’t miss this one-time opportunity to be a part of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020, in the year when Caloundra Regional Gallery will celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Nationwide entries are now being sought for the art prize, which is one of the most prestigious regional 2D art prizes in Australia, offering a major cash prize of $25,000 sponsored by Argon Law and Sunshine Coast Council.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said to be a part of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition in the gallery’s 20th anniversary year was a unique opportunity.

“The Art Prize has become one of the nation’s leading regional art awards and attracts entries from emerging and established artists’ right across the country,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The quality of submissions we receive each year culminates in one of the signature exhibitions for the region and I very much look forward to seeing this year’s entries.”

Caloundra Regional Gallery curator and manager Jo Duke said the Sunshine Coast Art Prize was a signature visual art event for the region

“Now in its 15th year, the art prize attracts some of Australia’s best contemporary and emerging artists allowing audiences to experience what artists are making, creating and examining across the country,” Ms Duke said.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 entries will close on Tuesday, May 12 with finalists to be announced in June. Entry is open to any Australian resident.

The finalist works will be showcased in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 exhibition held at Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 20 to October 11.

Prize details

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 offers a prize pool of more than $35,000 in cash and prizes including:

  • an acquisitive major prize of $25,000 cash sponsored by Argon Law and Sunshine Coast Council
  • a non-acquisitive Highly Commended prize of $5000 sponsored by the De Deyne family
  • a non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $2500 sponsored by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
  • a Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency sponsored by Caloundra Regional Gallery and Montville Country Cabins.

The winning work will be acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

For more details, including terms and conditions of entry, visit the Caloundra Regional Gallery website.

View a gallery of previous Sunshine Coast Art Prize winners on the gallery website.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm.

Image: 2019 judge Alison Kubler with winning artwork Taliska by Diena Georgetti