Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many times can I enter?

    • You can enter up to 3 times in total. In previous years we have not had this limit.

  • Can I enter online?

    • Yes, it’s much easier to enter online and you can pay your entry fee immediately. You can still enter via a paper form if you prefer (print on A3 paper).

  • Is there a theme?

    • There is no theme for this art prize. Any topic is allowed.

  • Why have you reduced the size limit for 2D works?

    • We have reduced the size limit to 4 m perimeter in 2020 (down from 6 m in 2018) as it allows for a more respectful hanging of works by allowing more space on our limited walls and less double and triple hanging.

  • Why does it take so long to be notified if my work is selected for the exhibition?

    • Entries close 16 March 2020 at midnight, then our office checks the details of the entries from 17 - 23 March. We then send our judges the images that have been supplied with your entry form. Judges have a few weeks to review and shortlist the works. The judges inform our office and we contact artists by 17 April to let them know if they are successful or not in being selected. Artists have a few weeks to organise their artwork delivery which can be sent to arrive at the gallery between Friday 22 & Tuesday 26 May. In the meantime our team does a “digital hanging” to ensure cohesion of the exhibition, then works are hung once they arrive. The judges visit the exhibition in person and make their final selection of winners in the days before opening night (Friday 5 June).

  • How does acquisition work?

    • Acquisition is the process where the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery purchases artworks after the exhibition period. Not all artworks are selected for acquisition. Acquisitions are at the discretion of the gallery management committee and the gallery director and in accordance with the acquisition policy. Where an artwork is selected the gallery pays the sale price of the artwork. The artist receives payment minus the gallery commission.

  • Can someone enter my artwork on my behalf?

    • Yes. An adult may enter on behalf of a person aged between 12 - 18 years or any artist. The artist’s name must be used on the entry form and as the reference if paying by direct deposit.

  • Is there an age requirement for artists?

    • No.

  • How do I send my artwork to the gallery?

    • Finalists will be provided with information on packaging artworks, delivery timeframes, and freight carriers. It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange sending and pick up of artwork.

  • Can I get a refund?

    • There are no refunds of any costs to the artists associated with entering. A refund of entry fees does not apply if the entry is ineligible or the artwork does not comply to the terms and conditions. A refund does not apply if an artwork is not selected as a finalist.

  • Who can I talk to about my entry?

    • Mary Findlay, Gallery Director, is the primary contact for the Stanthorpe Art Prize and can be contacted on (07) 4681 1874 or gallerydirector@srag.org.au.