SALON OF LOCAL ARTISTS
Entries 3-28 August
Exhibition 2-5 October
As part of Visual Arts in the Valley 2020, we are introducing a curated Salon of Local Artists ($1,500 Salon Prize; $500 Commended).). Local artists are welcome to enter the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize, the Salon or both. Salon artists are also eligible for the exhibition-wide People’s Choice Prize ($1,000).
Curator: Jane Cush – former curator and director, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Judges: Brenda May – owner/curator May Space, formerly Brenda May Gallery and Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney – Damien Minton – formerly owner/curator Damien Minton Gallery, former coordinator Hughes and Watters Galleries, Sydney
Entry & Application: The Salon of Local Artists welcomes all original visual artworks, in any style and any medium from artists living or with studios within Kangaroo Valley (defined as within the escarpment forming and ringing Kangaroo Valley). We encourage the submission of contemporary or traditional works including painting in any medium, printmaking, digital, photographic and video art, textile and fabric art, multi-media and new media.
Online entries open 3-28 August at artsinthevalley.net.au/applications.
All finalists will be exhibited over the October long-weekend (Friday 2 October – Monday 5 October) in the heritage Kangaroo Valley Hall. The Supper Room of the Hall will be transformed into a professional art gallery for the Salon with new wall-to-wall panels and permanent track lighting.
Prizes: Past Arts in the Valley prizes have been won by local artists Larraine Hahlos, Sheila Hill, Githa Pilbrow, Archie Zammit-Ross and Jocelyn Pittman in painting, Tish Banks in drawing, Matthew Hill in photography and Jon Frank in videography.
We are delighted to announce that long-time Kangaroo Valley arts’ donor, Alice Oppen OAM, has generously donated the inaugural Salon Prize.
Sales: All accepted work is offered for sale during the four-day long-weekend Exhibition and through the online Sales Gallery to the end of October 2020. In the most recent Exhibition, 30% of artworks were sold.