Established in 1983, the annual competitive art exhibition run by the Hervey Bay Art Society has become an annual fixture in the Fraser Coast’s cultural calendar.
This competitive art exhibition is an open competition and always attracts excellent artists, both from the Fraser Coast and beyond.
The open competition has a $2,000 first prize (acquisitive – provided by the Fraser Coast Regional Council ) and most other sections have upwards of $500 first prizes. This exhibition is always popular with the public, so if you want your artwork to be seen, this is the exhibition to enter.
This exhibition is held at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough and runs from Jul 3, 2021 through Aug 15, 2021 .
Please come and view this exhibition at Gatakers Artspace. Gatakers Artspace is open daily (weekdays 9:30am – 3:30pm. weekends 9:30am – 2:00pm.) and entry is free.
A promotional video for this exhibition has been posted to youtube by George Seymour – Fraser Coast Mayor – it can be viewed here.
The Official Opening – Sat Jul 3, 2021 from 2:00pm
The official opening was declared by our patron Mayor George Seymour on Saturday Jul 3, 2021 at Gatakers Artspace.
A big thank you to all those who attended the opening of our 37th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition at Gatakers Artspace. It was a great afternoon of art and conversation. Congratulations to all the award recipients and a big thank you to all those who entered their works. A big thank you also who all those people who contributed to the organisation and running of this event.
Results were announced at the official opening on Saturday Jul, 3 2021 at 2:30 pm (event begins at 2:00 pm) at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.
Open Section (Section 1)
|First Prize ($2,000 acquisitive)||Ann Beach||A Walk in the Bush||Fraser Coast Regional Council|
|Second Prize ($500)||Violetta Sandry||Love of Music||Hervey Bay RSL|
|Highly Commended||Wendy Rennie||Australia Dreaming 10|
|Commended||Robin Hines||Walkers, Maryborough|
Landscapes (Section 2)
|First Prize ($600)||Violetta Sandry||Cooktown Tranquility||600 Latitude 25 / RV lifestyle Community|
|Second Prize ($200)||Robin Hines||Out There||Drew Stephenson Pty Ltd|
|Highly Commended||Shannus O’Sullivan||Stockyards, Old Innamincka|
|Commended||Chris Blake||Waters Reflective Light|
Seascapes (Section 3)
|First Prize ($600)||John Andersen||Turning Tide||George Seymour, Fraser Coast Mayor|
|Second Prize ($200)||Jeanette Lewis||Tides out, Boonooroo||Sticky Fig Cafe|
|Highly Commended||Ann Beach||Sunrise Over Scarness|
|Commended||Genevieve Neale||Scarness Pier|
Australian Flora & Fauna (Section 4)
|First Prize ($500)||Genevieve Neale||King of the Bush||Adrian Tantari, State Member for Hervey Bay|
|Second Prize ($150)||Erica Chapman||Grevillea in Blue||B-Creative with T|
|Highly Commended||Ingrid Algie||Bush Gems|
|Commended||Jill Byrnes||Ancient Boab|
Figurative/Portraiture (Section 5)
|First Prize ($500)||Genevieve Neale||A Man of Mark||Wide Bay Gallery|
|Second Prize ($150)||Paul Barnes||Days of Wonder||Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler|
|Highly Commended||Anthony Lewis||Light #2|
Abstract (Section 6)
|First Prize ($500)||Erica Chapman||Go with the Flo||Out of the Square Picture Framing|
|Second Prize ($150)||John Andersen||Fun of the Fair||Pam Price|
|Highly Commended||Dona Norwood||The Art of Camouflage|
Miniatures (Section 7)
|First Prize ($200)||Rolf Sieber||Busy Oyster Fishery||Sticky Fig Cafe|
|Second Prize ($50)||Tom Nott||River Gum||Pam Price|
|Highly Commended||Veronica Hall||Madonna & Child|
|Commended||Josephine Baddeley||Colours ‘8’|
Congratulations goes to all the winners. Thanks to all the artists who participated in this exhibition.
This exhibition would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Genevieve & Paul Neale
Thank you for the generous donations given by:
Adrian Tantari, State Member for Hervey Bay
George Seymour, Fraser Coast Mayor
Keith Pitt, MP for Hinkler
Judges and Volunteers
The Hervey Bay Art Society very much appreciate the work Pauline Adair has done in judging this competition and conducting this very well received workshop.
The Hervey Bay Art Society appreciates the time Fraser Coast Mayor and Hervey Bay Art Society patron George Seymour put into promoting, attending and opening this exhibition.
The Hervey Bay Art Society appreciates Fraser Coast Regional Council Arts and Cultural Development Officer Trevor Spohr introducing and attending the opening of this exhibition. The Hervey Bay Art Society also appreciates the work put in by all the staff at Gatakers Artspace who were excellent.
A big thank you also to all the members of the Hervey Bay Art Society who volunteered to help run and organise the exhibition – especially Mark Brose, Rolf Sieber, Jacquie Boyle, Pauline Prouse, Janine Hunt, Koni Knight, Olivia Horak & Nicola McCallum. Because of them the competition ran so smoothly and the opening was a success.
Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry Available: Thursday Mar 11, 2021
Entry Forms Due: Friday May 21, 2021 by 12 noon *
Delivery of Paintings (By Post or Courier): Must be received before noon Friday Jun 18, 2021. Download the entry form for freight details.
Delivery of Paintings (In Person): Monday Jun 21, 2021 between 9:30am and 3:00pm at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.
Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation: Saturday Jul 3, 2021 at 2pm at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.
Due to covid-19 restrictions a limited number (110) of people can attend the opening – those without prior bookings may miss out. So please book here if you wish to attend. (opening has occurred).
Exhibition of Paintings: Saturday Jul, 3 2021 through Sunday Aug 15, 2021. Gatakers Artspace opening hours are weekdays 9:30am – 3:30pm and weekends/public holidays 9:30am – 2:00pm
Collection of Paintings: Tuesday Aug 17, 2021 between 9:30am and 3:00pm at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.
*_(closing date for entries was previously Friday May 14, 2021 by 12 noon but was extended to Friday May 21, 2021 by 12 noon by HBAS management on May 14, 2021.
More coverage of this exhibition can be found in the Aug 2021 Newsletter [when published].
Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry
Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry can be downloaded below.
Entry forms are also be available from the Gallery 5 front counter.
The current versions of the Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry were published on Mar 15, 2021.
The original versions were published on Mar 11, 2021.
If you downloaded a copy of the Entry Form or the Entry Form Cover Sheet before Mar 15, 2021 then please download the current versions or take note of the changes detailed below.
On Mar 14, 2021 the Entry Form Cover Sheet and the Entry Form was changed to show that the “Collection of Works Date” changes from Monday Aug 16, 2021 to Tuesday Aug 17, 2021.
On Mar 15, 2021 the Entry Form Cover Sheet was changed to show that Gatakers Artspace opening hours is Mon-Fri 9:30am-3:00pm and Sat-Sun 10:00am-2:00pm. It previously showed 10:00am to 4:00pm closed Sundays.
On May 15, 2021 the closing date for entries to be submitted was extended from Friday May 14, 2021 by 12 noon to Friday May 21, 2021 by 12 noon. This change has not been made in Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry forms that are downloadable from this page.