38th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition (2022) (On Now)

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.

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 Fri Jun 17, 2022 through Sun Jul 31, 2022.

Please come and view this exhibition when it is on at Gatakers Artspace . Gatakers Artspace is open daily (weekdays 9:30am – 3:30pm. weekends 9:30am – 2:00pm.) and entry is free.

A video preview of the exhibition, featuring Fraser Coast Regional Councillor David Lewis (who appears first) and Hervey Bay Art Society President Mark Brose, can be viewed below.

“38th Annual Hervey Bay Art Society exhibition launched” video from the “Fraser Coast Regional Council” youtube channel .

The Official Opening

The official opening was held on Sat Jun 18, 2022 from 2pm at Gatakers Artspace.

The speakers at the opening were:

Arts & Development Officer Fraser Coast Regional Council Trevor Spohr, Hervey Bay Art Society President Mark Brose, Hervey Bay Art Society Member Julie McGillivray, special guest Fraser Coast Councillor David Lewis, Hervey Bay Art Society vice-President Rolf Sieber and judge Karol Oakley.

Among other things mentioned Trevor congratulated all the artists who entered the competition; Mark noted how important it was for the local community arts organisations like ours [Hervey Bay Art Society] to be able to access public art spaces [such as Gatakers and the like]; Julie did acknowledgement of country; Councillor David Lewis mentioned that events such as this at facilities such as this [Gatakers] enables the Fraser Coast’s Cultural status to be enhanced; Rolf specifically thanked all the sponsors particularly during these tough [covid] times; Karol mentioned that every painting gets thoroughly looked at when she judges and that she looks for impact, skill, storytelling and that ‘little bit extra’ in making her decisions.

The opening was well attended and all present enjoyed the great art on offer presented so well in such a great space that Gatakers Artspace provides.

Facebook coverage of the opening can be found here .

More coverage of this the opening will be found in the Jul 2022 Newsletter.

Results

Results were announced at the official opening at 2:30pm (event begins at 2:00pm) on Sat Jun 18, 2022 at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough. The judge for this competition was Karol Oakley. The judge’s comments about the exhibition and award winners can be found here.

Open Section (Section 1)

Kevin Rogers with his work ‘Curiosity’ awarded first prize in the Open Section
Award Artist Title Sponsor
First Prize ($2,000, acquisitive) Kevin RogersCuriosityFraser Coast Regional Council
Second Prize ($500) Bruce DanielSnowy River SourceHervey Bay RSL
Highly Commended Genevieve NealeColours of Dusk, Woolooga
Commended Robin HinesTransition

Landscapes (Section 2)

Robin Hines’ work ‘Dry’ awarded first prize in the Landscapes Section
Award ArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($700) Robin HinesDryAdrian Tantari, State Member for Hervey Bay
Second Prize ($200) Violetta SandryThe Great OutdoorsHervey Bay Art Society
Highly Commended Lynn MunnSeascapes, Burrum Heads
Commended Kevin RogersOn the Murray at Mannum, SA

Seascapes (Section 3)

Chris Blake’s work ‘A Deserted Tassie Beach’ awarded first prize in the Seascapes Section
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($700)Chris BlakeA Deserted Tassie BeachGeorge Seymour, Fraser Coast Mayor
Second Prize ($200)Genevieve NealeSea Through GrassPam Price
Highly CommendedLynn MunnSeascapes, Burrum Heads
CommendedKevin RogersOn the Murray at Mannum, SA

Australian Flora & Fauna (Section 4)

Paul Neale with his work ‘Nankeen Night Heron’ awarded first prize in the Australian Flora & Fauna Section
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($700)Paul NealeNankeen Night HeronLatitude 25 & Hervey Bay Art Society
Second Prize ($200)Will HazzardJak-kul-yak-kulRolf Sieber
Highly CommendedElizabeth (Ann) BeachPreening Time
CommendedMichelle EvansIt’s Swooping Time

Figurative/Portraiture (Section 5)

Carole Rowe with her work ‘Allen Mac’ awarded first prize in the Figurative & Portraiture Section
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($500)Carole RoweAllen MacWide Bay Gallery
Second Prize ($150)Michelle EvansGeorge & His Many ShirtsHervey Bay Art Society
Highly CommendedWarwick LambertGurrumul
CommendedSue DraneyLily

Abstract (Section 6)

Rosemary Anderson’s work ‘Crescendo’ awarded first prize in the Abstracts Section
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($500)Rosemary AndersonCrescendoOut of the Square Picture Framing
Second Prize ($150)Colin HutchisonComplex NotionsHervey Bay Art Society
Highly CommendedKaye HigginsonYellow Hibiscus
CommendedKoni KnightNirvana

Miniatures (Section 7)

Maggie Spenceley’s work ‘Cold Morning’ awarded first prize in the Miniatures Section
AwardArtistTitle Sponsor
First Prize ($200)Maggie SpenceleyCold MorningHervey Bay Art Society
Second Prize ($50)Rolf SieberDaybreak at the FisheryHervey Bay Art Society
Highly CommendedCarmel BirchleyFor You
CommendedColleen HelmoreFull moon Over Oake

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

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

Sponsors

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

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Hervey Bay RSL

Adrian Tantari, State Member for Hervey Bay

George Seymour, Fraser Coast Mayor

Latitude 25

Wide Bay Gallery

Out of the Square Picture Framing

Rolf Sieber

Pam Price

Hervey Bay Art Society

Judges and Volunteers

The judge for this exhibition is Queensland artist Karol Oakley. Karol’s work and details can be found on her website or her facebook page .

While Karol is here for this exhibition she is conducting a one day workshop on Sunday Jun 19, 2022 at Gallery 5. Read More>

The Hervey Bay Art Society very much appreciates the work Karol Oakley has done in judging this competition and for her efforts in conducting the aforementioned workshop.

The Hervey Bay Art Society appreciates the attendance of Councillor David Lewis at this event. Councillor Lewis has always been a strong supporter and advocate for the arts and his presence and the supportive sentiments expressed in his speech were greatly appreciated.

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, with a special mention to Patrice Chapman, 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, Josephine Baddeley, Nicola McCallum. Because of them the competition ran so smoothly and the opening was a success.

Key Dates

Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry Available/Entries Open: Fri Feb 25, 2022

Entry Forms Due: before noon on Fri May 13, 2022 before noon on Fri May 6, 2022

The Entry Forms Due date was extended on Fri May 6, 2022 for an extra week. The new Entry Forms Due Date is by noon Fri May 13, 2022.

Delivery of Paintings (In Person): Mon Jun 6, 2022 between 11 am and 3 pm at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.

Delivery of Paintings (By Post or Courier): Must be received before noon Friday Jun 3, 2022. Download the entry form for freight details.

Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation: Sat Jun 18, 2022 at 2pm (presentations made 2:30 pm) at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.

Exhibition of Paintings: Fri Jun 17, 2022 through Sun Jul 31, 2022. Gatakers Artspace opening hours are weekdays 9:30am – 3:30pm and weekends/public holidays 9:30am – 2:00pm

Collection of Paintings: [Date and time to be advised *] at Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough

* Pickup date is specified as between 11am & 3pm on Mon Aug 1, 2022 in the July 2022 newsletter but is specified as between 2pm and 4pm on Tues Aug 2, 2022 in the Competition Entry Form. Clarification has been sought (24/6 & 1/7) as to which of these dates is correct and this will be provided when received.

Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry

N.B. This competition has already been held.

38th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition 2022 – Entry Form

38th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition 2022 – Conditions of Entry

Hard copies of Entry Forms & Conditions of Entry are also available from the Gallery 5 front counter.

The current version of the Entry Form was published on Apr 22, 2022.

If you downloaded a copy of the Entry Form (or obtained a hard copy from Gallery 5) before Apr 22, 2022 then please download the current version or take note of the changes detailed below.

On Apr 22, 2022 the Entry Form was changed to show that “The Delivery of works to Gatakers” changes from Friday 6th June 2022 to Monday 6th June 2022.

On May 6, 2022 the ‘Entry Due Date’ was extended a week. It is now noon Friday May 13, 2022. Previously it was noon Friday May 6, 2022. The entry forms have not been updated to reflect this but entries will be accepted now until noon on Friday May 13, 2022.

<Back to Special Exhibition Schedule

<Back to Competitions and Exhibitions