Emerging Artists Awards

Opening night at 6.30pm on Friday 22 September 2017 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

WOLLOMBI VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL proudly invites Emerging Artists in any medium to enter their work in the 12th EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS 2017 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre. (Note: an Emerging Artist is defined for these awards as one who has not held a solo exhibition in a commercial gallery)

Wollombi Emerging Artist Awards, Hunter Valley

Open Section:

  • WVAC Emerging Artist Award – $1,500
  • Two Highly Commended Awards – $700 and $500
  • The Wollombi Prize – $500 (Wollombi Award is open to entrants currently living in the Wollombi Valley community or Wollombi Valley subject matter)
  • People’s Choice Award (announced at close of Exhibition) – total $500

Youth Section:

  • Under 18’s Awards x 2 – $100 each
    Under 12’s Awards x 2 – $50 each

Entry deadline:

Monday 11 September 2017

Entries must be written on a copy of the WVAC Emerging Artist Entry form/exhibition agreement and mailed together with a 50 word typed artist statement and $10 entry fee. Entry forms must be postmarked by 5pm Monday 11 September 2017.

Drop off works:

Works will be received Sunday 17 September 2017 from 2-4pm, at the Wollombi Cultural Centre (WCC).

Opening of exhibition and awards:

6.30pm Friday 22 September 2017 at the Old Fire Shed Gallery, Wollombi, with the Exhibition running weekends from 10am-4pm until Sunday 8 October.

Entry:

Only $10 (Cheque, money order or cash). Download the Entry Form.

Close:

Collection of unsold works, from 12-4pm on Sunday 8 October 2017.

Sponsors

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generosity and support for the arts.

Opening night at 6.30pm on Friday 23 September 2016 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

WOLLOMBI VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL proudly invites Emerging Artists in any medium to enter their work in the 10th EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS 2016 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

(Note: an Emerging Artist is defined for these awards as one who has not held a solo exhibition in a commercial gallery)

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WOLLOMBI VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL proudly invites Emerging Artists in any medium to enter their work in the 10th EMERGING ARTISTS AWARDS 2015 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

(Note: an Emerging Artist is defined for these awards as one who has not held a solo exhibition in a commercial gallery)

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Friday 26 September saw the Gallery bursting at the seams for the 2014 EAA awards. Around 150 artists, family members, friends and visitors enjoyed a lively evening. Welcoming the crowd, Mayor of Cessnock City Council Bob Pynsent praised the event and particularly noted the strong representation of younger artists.

These awards are generously co-sponsored with WVAC by Cessnock Council and Somewhere Unique, which sponsors the Under 18 and Under 12 awards. Congratulations to all those selected for an award or special mention.

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It was a great night at the 2013 EAA awards on Friday 27 September, hosted by the Arts Council at the Wollombi Cultural Centre. The 100+ guests included many of the artists and their families, the Mayor of Cessnock City Council Bob Pynsent, Deputy Mayor Allan Stapleford and Ward A Councillor Cordelia Troy. Guest judge Dr Ambrose Reisch provided thoughtful comment on each entry and praised the standard and diversity of works on show. These awards are generously co-sponsored with WVAC by Cessnock Council and Somewhere Unique, which sponsors the Under 18 and Under 12 awards.

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We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors. Cessnock City Council, NSW Ministry for the Arts, Companion Credit Union, Hunter Consulting, Wollombi Valley Progress Association and the WVAC for their generosity and support for the arts.

Judging by Lisa Slade (Newcastle Regional Gallery) and Bridget Nicholson (RADO – Upper Hunter) and the presentation of awards was held on Friday 2nd October 2009 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

The WVAC would like to thank Cessnock City Council, Companion Credit Union, and Eckersley’s Art & Craft supplies for their sponsorship and support.