37th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition (2021)(Past)

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. (Exhibition has closed)

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.

Facebook coverage of the opening can be found here , here and here .

More coverage of this exhibition can be found in the Aug 2021 Newsletter and the Sep 2021 Newsletter.

Results

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)

Ann Beach’s ‘A Walk in the Bush’ awarded first place in the open section.
Award Artist Title Sponsor
First Prize ($2,000 acquisitive) Ann Beach A Walk in the BushFraser Coast Regional Council
Second Prize ($500) Violetta Sandry Love of MusicHervey Bay RSL
Highly Commended Wendy Rennie Australia Dreaming 10
Commended Robin Hines Walkers, Maryborough

Landscapes (Section 2)

Violetta Sandry with her work ‘Cooktown Tranquility’ awarded first place in the Landscapes section.
Award ArtistTitle Sponsor
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)

Jeanette Lewis with her work ‘Tides out, Boonooroo’ awarded 2nd prize in the Seascapes section.
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($600)John AndersenTurning TideGeorge Seymour, Fraser Coast Mayor
Second Prize ($200)Jeanette LewisTides out, BoonoorooSticky Fig Cafe
Highly CommendedAnn BeachSunrise Over Scarness
CommendedGenevieve NealeScarness Pier

Australian Flora & Fauna (Section 4)

Genevieve Neale’s ‘King of the Bush’ awarded 1st prize in the Australian Flora & Fauna section.
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($500) Genevieve Neale King of the BushAdrian Tantari, State Member for Hervey Bay
Second Prize ($150)Erica ChapmanGrevillea in Blue B-Creative with T
Highly CommendedIngrid AlgieBush Gems
CommendedJill ByrnesAncient Boab

Figurative/Portraiture (Section 5)

Genevieve Neale with her work ‘A Man of Mark’ awarded 1st prize in the Figurative & Portraiture section.
Anthony Lewis with his work ‘Light #2’ awarded Highly Commended in the Figurative & Portraiture section.
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($500)Genevieve NealeA Man of Mark Wide Bay Gallery
Second Prize ($150)Paul BarnesDays of WonderKeith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler
Highly CommendedAnthony LewisLight #2
CommendedWarwick LambertLarni

Abstract (Section 6)

Dona Norwood with her work ‘The Art of Camouflage’ awarded Highly Commended in the Abstract section.
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($500)Erica ChapmanGo with the FloOut of the Square Picture Framing
Second Prize ($150)John AndersenFun of the FairPam Price
Highly CommendedDona NorwoodThe Art of Camouflage
CommendedRobin HinesFracture

Miniatures (Section 7)

Rolf Sieber with his work ‘Busy Oyster Fishery’ awarded 1st prize in the Miniature Painting section.
Tom Nott with his work ‘River Gum’ awarded 2nd prize in the Miniature Painting section.
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($200)Rolf SieberBusy Oyster FisherySticky Fig Cafe
Second Prize ($50)Tom NottRiver GumPam Price
Highly CommendedVeronica HallMadonna & Child
CommendedJosephine BaddeleyColours ‘8’

People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice winner ‘Full Moon at the Marina’ by Rolf Sieber.
AwardArtistTitle
People’s ChoiceRolf SieberFull Moon at the Marina

Congratulations goes to all the winners. Thanks to all the artists who participated in this exhibition.

Sponsors

This exhibition would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Hervey Bay RSL

Out of the Square Picture Framing

Wide Bay Gallery

600 Latitude 25 / RV lifestyle Community

Drew Stephenson Pty Ltd

B-Creative with T

Sticky Fig Cafe

Genevieve & Paul Neale

Pam Price

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 judge for this exhibition was Queensland artist Pauline Adair. Pauline’s work can be seen on her website or her facebook page

While Pauline was here for this exhibition she conducted a one day workshop on Sunday Jul 4, 2021 at Gallery 5. Read more>

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.

Key Dates

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: Monday Aug 16, 2021 or 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.

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 or Entry forms that are downloadable from this page.

On Aug 13, 2021 it was notified that collection date for paintings is Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:00am to 3:00pm in addition to the published Tue Aug 17, 2021. This change has not been made in Entry Forms & Conditions or Entry forms that are downloadable from this page.

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