Established and emerging artists of all ages are invited to submit entries in up to five categories for the 2020 Central Highlands Annual Art Awards.
From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and digital art, each category comes with a $750 prize for first and $250 prize for second place.
Each year, judges award the prestigious Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award to the most outstanding work from all categories, while the Central Highlands Regional Council Local Artist Award recognises local talent and the Margaret Gibson Youth Award celebrates up and coming artists.
The awards are announced at the exhibition opening, a popular event in the Central Highlands social calendar. Artists and guests mingle over wine and platters, while nominating their favourite for the People’s Choice Award.
Entries close 5.00 pm on 13 July 2020.
The official exhibition opening and awards night is planned for 1 August 2020 from 6.30 pm, subject to social distancing restrictions.
All entries will be displayed at the Emerald Art Gallery from 3 August to 3 September 2020.