Entries open for Port Lincoln Art Prize

PRIZE: Beth Hammond with her Port Lincoln Art Prize winning artwork "This Continuous Life" which was purchased by her sister Cathie Hammond.
PRIZE: Beth Hammond with her Port Lincoln Art Prize winning artwork "This Continuous Life" which was purchased by her sister Cathie Hammond.

Entries for the annual Port Lincoln Art Prize, which is entering its 11th year in 2019, are now open and must be made by early December to qualify.

The event provides a prestigious competition for the many artists who enter and is the premier art competition in Port Lincoln.

Artists are able to have their efforts publicly acknowledged at the Nautilus Arts Centre during the exhibition which runs from January 10 until February 16, 2019, with winners receiving a cash prize for their efforts.

The major award, a $5000 cash prize, will be announced on the opening night along with other prizes.

Artist Beth Hammond, who won the 2018 prize for her artwork titled “This Continuous Life,” said she already had some ideas for an entry this year and encouraged people to enter the competition.

“It’s a really worthwhile thing to enter and it’s really good of the council to have the prize money and prize and encourage people to have a go,” Ms Hammond said. 

Ms Hammond said it was encouraging for local artists to have a “great art prize available in Port Lincoln.”

She said there had been increased interest in art from the Port Lincoln community in recent years.

“The art community comes in waves – it fell away – but there’s been a recent resurgence.”

Entry forms must be in by 4pm on Monday, December 3, 2018 – for entry details visit http://www.nautilusartcentre.com.au/event/port-lincoln-art-prize-2019