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Entries close: Calleen Art Award

Wed July 22

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery wishes to inform artists that the CALLEEN ART AWARD 2020 acquisitive prize for painting will take place from 4 October to 15 November 2020.

Entry forms will be available from March 2020:

  1. as an online entry form
  2. as a PDF which can be downloaded from the gallery website
  3. as a printed entry form available from the Gallery

Entries will close on 22 July 2020.

The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive art prize that encourages originality and artistic merit, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM. The winning artwork will become part of the splendid Calleen Collection – the foundation collection of the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

The Calleen Art Award is open to original paintings in any style or subject and for adjudication purposes using any traditional painting medium, such as acrylic, oil or watercolour (other traditional “mixed media” may be used to a lesser extent).

Calleen Art Award finalists are selected by a panel of art professionals. The winner of the 2020 Calleen Art Award is selected by the Award Judge from the award finalists and will receive $20,000 in prize money, made possible by the Calleen Trust. The announcement of the winner was made at the official exhibition opening of the 2020 Calleen Art Award exhibition on Saturday 3 October 2020.

People’s Choice Award

The 2020 People’s Choice Award (non-acquisitive) is $1,000 in prize money, courtesy of the Friends of the Gallery and announced at the end of the Calleen Art Award exhibition.

Key dates

  • Entries close: 22 July 2020, 11.59PM (AEDT)
  • Official opening: Saturday, 3 October 2020
  • Exhibition dates: 4 October–15 November 2020


Wed July 22
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Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street
COWRA, NSW 2794 Australia
02 6340 2190


Cowra Regional Art Gallery
02 6340 2190


Local Government Area
Visual arts

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