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Whitsundays Art Prize deadline looming

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THE WHITSUNDAYS Arts Festival is one of the region’s biggest annual events and, this year, it takes place from September 17 to 30, 2022.

The festival is ‘reimagined’ in 2022 with a wide range of different events and activities taking place in multiple venues, with the overarching theme being ‘memories’.

Are you an artist with a passion for creativity and self-expression?  

The Whitsundays Art Prize Exhibition entry deadline is looming (August 1, 2022) with the winning artworks from each category set to go on display at Coral Sea Marina Resort, from September 23 to 30.

There is also $11,000 in cash awards up for grabs at the Whitsundays Art Prize Exhibition.

So don’t delay!

There’s still time to enter something and build awareness around your special skill or artistic talent.

There is also the ‘Junior Whitsundays Art Exhibition,’ a great opportunity for talented tots, and creative kids aged five to 15 years old. This is a great opportunity to develop their passion for creating.

The ‘Junior Whitsundays Art Exhibition’ is run in conjunction with Smart Arts, to encourage the development of upcoming artists in the region.

It is an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their artwork at the Smart Arts Gallery from, September 17 to 18, and win one of the exhibition prizes.

There are six different prize categories ranging from $50 to $200.

Budding artists can sell their artworks through the exhibition and can enter up to four works. Visitors to the gallery will be able to vote for their favourite in the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.

Whitsundays Art Prize Exhibition judge Tracy Cooper Lavery, who is director of Gallery & Visual Arts, at Home of the Arts, said art prizes were a fantastic opportunity not only to introduce your work to a larger audience but perhaps win an award or sell an artwork in the process.

For more information about the Whitsundays Arts Festival visit www.whitsundaysartsfestival.org

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