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The Escape ARTfest Art Prize and The Emerging Artist Art Prize 

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Calling All Artists
This year sees the introduction of the Escape ARTfest Prize and The Emerging Artist Art prize

We’re inviting all artists to submit an entry form to enter into the inaugural Escape ARTfest Prize and the Emerging Artist Art Prize.

 

Open to all Australian artists over the age of eighteen, The Escape ARTfest Art Prize aims to encourage artists at all stages in their career.

The Emerging Art Prize is open to artists of any age and is to encourage inspiring artists that have not yet exhibited their work. 

 

Work for both prizes will be judged by an independent panel and awarded by the judges’ decision on the best portrayal of this year's Escape ARTfest theme: ‘When the Mountains Meet the SEA'.

HOW TO ENTER

Entry forms must be completed online. Please complete one entry form online for each artwork.

 

Work to be submitted digitally no later than 5pm Monday 23rd September. Entries received after this date will not be received.

Payment must be received at time of submitting entry.

You will receive an email confirmation of your online entries.

 

Entries selected for exhibition will be listed on the Escape ARTfest website on Monday 30th September.

Artists will be notified of selection on Friday 27th September.

PAYMENT

Payment of $35 per artwork must be paid by Direct Debit or Paypal at the time of lodging your online entry form.

Direct Debit details are:

Bendigo Bank - Escape ARTfest

BSB: 633 000

Account: 124 320 706

 

Exhibition terms and conditions (please read carefully before submitting your application).

1. ELIGIBILITY

The Escape ARTfest Art Prize is open to all permanent Australian residents aged 18 years and over.

Members of the Escape ARTfest Team and their family are not permitted to enter The Escape ARTfest Art Prize.

 

2. The Escape ARTfest Art Prize  and the Emerging Artists Art Prize are both open to original paintings in any painting medium such as watercolour, acrylic, oil, pencil, pastel and charcoal. To qualify for adjudication the work must be substantially painted and can incorporate to a lesser extent other mediums such as printmaking and collage. Photography and sculpture are specifically excluded. All work entered is to be produced after 1 January 2019 and must be the original work of the exhibitor.

 

3. SUBJECT

For the Escape ARTfest Art Prize and the Emerging Artists’ Prize, the subject of the work must be based on the Escape ARTfest theme – When the Mountains meet the Sea.

 

4. PRIZES

  • Escape ARTfest Art Prize (major prize) - $4,000

  • Emerging Artist Art Prize - $1,000

All prizes will be awarded on the decision of an independent Judging Panel, names to be announced.

 

5. EXHIBITION SELECTION

The Judging Panel will select 15 works of merit to be hung in the Escape ARTfest Art Prize exhibition, The Civic Centre, Ulladulla, during Escape ARTfest 2019. All works selected for hanging must remain on show for the duration of the exhibition. The Judging Panel’s decision shall be final and no subsequent discussion will be entered into.

The Judging Panel will select 15 works of merit to be hung in the Emerging Artist Art Prize exhibition, The Civic Centre, Ulladulla, during Escape ARTfest 2019. All works selected for hanging must remain on show for the duration of the exhibition. The Judging Panel’s decision shall be final and no subsequent discussion will be entered into.

Finalists will be advised by email when and where to deliver their work for hanging.

6. EXHIBITION HOURS

Both exhibitions will be exhibited from Friday 11th October until Sunday 13th October 2019. Admission is free.

Open 7 Days: from 10am.

 

7. SALE OF ARTWORKS

All works exhibited in both Art Prize may be for sale unless marked Not For Sale (NFS). Should GST apply to the sale of your artwork, please ensure it is included in the total selling price.

Payment details are to be decided and arrange between the artist and the buyer.

Escape ARTfest will charge 15% any commission on works sold.

8. ENTRY DETAILS AND FEE

The entry fee is $35 (inc. GST) per art work (Non-Refundable). Entry forms must be completed by the artist. All details supplied by the artist are final including name of artwork, artists’ name and price of artwork.

Entry forms along with an online photo (for promotional purposes) of the artwork must be submitted no later than Monday 23rd September 2019.

9. PREPARATION OF ARTWORK

Works must be presented ready for exhibition: ie. mounted and framed (if necessary) with ‘D-ring’ hanging devices attached. The artist’s name, address and phone number, title of work, price or Not For Sale (NFS) must be clearly marked on the back of each work, and on the Entry Form. NO WET PAINTINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

10. SIZE OF ARTWORK

The maximum size of works entered in both prizes is an area of 2m² (i.e. length × width is no more than 2m², including frame) e.g.1.50m × 1.33m = 2.0m², 2.00m × 1.00m = 2.0m²

 

11. RECEIPT AND DELIVERY OF FINALISTS

Final delivery instructions will be emailed to artists once the judges have made final selection -  Friday 27th September.

Entries must be delivered at the expense of the artist to Escape ARTfest (address to be provided). If artworks are delivered by Courier – the name of the Courier company must be noted on the entry form.

ALL ENTRY FORMS MUST ACCOMPANY THE ARTWORK. PLEASE DO NOT SEND FORMS SEPARATELY.

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO DELIVERY

All entries will be listed on the website www.escapeartfest.com.au from Wednesday 2nd October 2019.  

 

12. COLLECTION OF ARTWORKS AFTER EXHIBITION

Successful exhibitors must collect their works by Monday 14th October 2019 between 12pm - 5pm at their own cost. Escape ARTFest will not be responsible for works not collected by this time. 

 

14. COLLECTION OF WORKS BY COURIER

Artists must organise the courier and advise Escape ARTfest of all details – especially the name of the courier company and approximate time and date for collection.

 

15. CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY

Escape ARTFest will exercise all reasonable care with works submitted, but will not be responsible for the loss of or damage to any work while in its custody or in transit to and from Escape ARTfest.

 

16. COPYRIGHT

Escape ARTfest reserves the right to photograph works exhibited in the Escape ARTfest Art Prize  and the Emerging Artist Art Prize for the purpose of documentation and promotion. As part of the conditions of the winning works, the winning artist will grant license to Escape ARTfest to reproduce the image of the painting in electronic and printed forms and for general publicity purposes. The artist will maintain copyright over all commercial reproductions of their winning painting. All necessary acknowledgements of authorship will be duly made.

 

17. PRIVACY

The personal details requested on this form will only be used for the purpose of processing your application, keeping records, and establishing your identity in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act 1988. Access to the information is restricted to Escape ARTfest in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

 

18. INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES  

In the event of a dispute regarding the interpretation of conditions, the decision of Escape ARTfest shall be binding on all parties.

Questions

If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the ARTfest team - info@escapeartfest.com.au

* The Escape ARTfest Organising Committee reserves the right to reject any entry form for any reason.

Images-Left to Right: Pan Pastel, Mollymook Beach by Sue Burton, Art Studio, Rocks of Florence by Meagan Jacobs, Si Dowling, Chris JanschL