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2024 Entries now open

 

Edward River Art Society and the Rotary Club of Deniliquin proudly present the the 31st Annual Deniliquin Easter Art Show in 2024.

 

We invite artists from across the Deniliquin region and beyond to enter, with $14,000 in prize money and commendations to be awarded.

The easiest way to enter is online at trybooking.com/CNSFF

​Entry form
  • Artists must submit their entries through the entry form by Friday 1 March 2024 at 5pm.

  • Artists are encouraged to use the online entry form at trybooking.com/CNSFF

  • A paper entry form can also be collected from Riverbend Gallery, 24 Hardinge Street Deniliquin or downloaded below

Entry fee payment 
  • Payment of entry fees can be paid by Credit Card when entering online at trybooking.com/CNSFF
     

  • If you are unable to register online, entry fees can be paid by Direct Deposit to:
    Deniliquin Easter Art Show,  BSB 633-108   ACC 1454 88375
    Please use your name and Art Show as reference. Eg. John Smith Art Entry.

Important dates

Entries close:  Friday 1 March 2024 
Delivery date:  Monday 25 March 2024 10am - 2.30pm 
Judging date:  Wednesday 27 March 2024

Winners announced: Thursday 28 March 2024 at Gala Opening

Art Show:

Gala Opening:  Thursday 28 March 2024 6:30pm Entry $20 - book online at trybooking.com/CNVEH
Friday 29 March 2024 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 30 March 2024 10am - 5pm
Sunday 31 March 2024 10am - 5pm
Monday 1 April 2024 10am - 12pm

 

Artwork collection:  Monday 12 April between 1pm and 3pm

Sections

 

In 2024 there are 8 sections, each with a prize for best artwork, and a Highly Commended:

  1. Works on paper: including watercolour, pastels, ink & wash, pens, pencils, charcoal - $800 prize

  2. Oils - $800 prize

  3. Acrylics - $800 prize

  4. Mixed medium - $800 prize

  5. Miniature and small paintings: A5 size or less in size - $800 prize

  6. 3D art works - $800 prize

  7. Black & White Photography - $400 prize

  8. Colour Photography - $400 prize


In addition to the section prizes, artists can nominate entry into the open prizes:

  • Acquisitive prizes: There are three acquisitive prizes, with the winning paintings going to one of our sponsors - $2000 each

  • Local scene: depicting Deniliquin and district (with recognisable subject matter) - $800 prize

  • Local artist: artist residing within 50km of Deniliquin - $800 prize

  • Young artist: artist aged 12-18 years old - $500 prize

  • People’s choice: voted by Art Show visitors - $300 prize

​Entry categories, fees and limits

Entry categories and entry fees are based on artwork size, with a special category for youth artists. Artists may submit up to 5 artworks across the following categories:
 

  • Small to medium artworks - Your artwork must not exceed 1.2 square metres including frame (For example 1m x 1.2m = 1.2 square metres)
    - $15 per artwork entered

  • Large artworks - Your artwork must not exceed 3 square metres including frame. (For example 1.2m x 2.5m = 3 square metres)
    - $30 per artwork entered. Maximum 1 entry.

  • 3D artworks - The base of your artwork must not exceed 2 square metres. Must be free standing and suitable for indoor/outdoor unless specified.
    - $15 per artwork entered. Maximum 3 entries.

  • Youth entry - for artists aged 12-18 years. Must meet maximum sizes outlined above. No commission is taken on sales of youth artwork.
    - $5 per artwork entered. Maximum 2 entries.

Entry requirements
  • Entry forms and payments must be received by Friday 1 March 2024. Late artwork will not be displayed.

  • All entries must be for sale and must be recent original works of the Artist and must not have been exhibited in the Deniliquin Easter Art Show previously. 

  • The same work may not be entered in more than one category.

  • Artists may enter a maximum of 5 artworks.

  • All entries are to remain on display until 12.00pm midday, Monday 1 April 2024.

  • By entering this exhibition artists agree to their work being photographed and/or published.

  • The artist permits the Committee to arrange the publication of the catalogue. The Committee will not be held responsible for any errors or mis-descriptions on any related materials and the Committee’s records remain the final reference.

  • The Committee reserves the right to exclude any exhibit deemed unsuitable for exhibition; or to withdraw or reclassify entries not complying with the section entered or where there is insufficient space to display all entries.

Artwork presentation and label requirements
  • Each exhibit must be suitably presented and ready to hang with flush hangers (excluding 3D artworks). 

  • Works on stretched canvas need not have additional framing, however, well finished and clean edges are essential.

  • Small to medium artworks should not exceed 1.2 square metres including frame. Artists are permitted to enter 1 large artwork over this size, but it must not exceed 3 square metres including frame.

  • 3D artworks must be freestanding and suitable for indoor/outdoor display unless specified. The base must not exceed 2 square metres.

  • Each entry must have one identifying Artwork Label with artists name, painting title, price, medium and section entered.

  • Artwork labels will be available when you receive your confirmation and receipts. 

  • Fill out 1 form for each entry, then attach to the back of your artwork in the lower left corner.

Delivery of artwork
  • In person entries are to be delivered free of all charges to the Deniliquin Multi Arts Centre, Cressy St, Deniliquin 2710 on Monday 25 March 2024 between 10am and 2.30pm ONLY.
    Flags will denote door entry. 
    Sculpture is to be delivered inside the hall by the exhibitor or nominated person.
    To arrange earlier deliveries, please email edwardriverartsociety@gmail.com
     

  • Postal/Courier entries are to be received at the Deniliquin Post Office by Friday 22 March 2024.
    All return address labels and stamps must be included in packaging, and Insurance costs must be met by the artist.
     

  • Artwork collection
    Deniliquin Rotary is offering artwork collections from 2 collection points: Bendigo and Wagga Wagga.
    Artwork collection will be charged per artwork and must be booked by calling Tony Kew on 0429 812 862. All reasonable care will be taken in the handling of artworks, but Deniliquin Rotary and Edward River Art Society will not be responsible or liable for any loss, theft, or damage of exhibits during transport.

Collection of unsold artwork
  • Unsold artworks are to be collected from the Deniliquin Multi Arts Centre between 1pm and 3pm, Monday 1 April 2024 unless prior arrangements have been made with the Committee.

  • Postal entries must include return address labels and stamps in packaging, and insurance costs must be met by the artist.

  • Please note: the Committee will exercise all reasonable care in the handling of exhibits but will not be responsible or liable for any loss, theft, or damage of exhibits whilst in its custody and/or during transport.

Sales & Commissions
  • All artworks must be for sale and are to remain on display until 12.00 midday, Monday 1 April 2024. 

  • All monies from the sale of artworks will be paid to the Deniliquin Easter Art Show Committee.

  • For any artwork that is sold during the Art Show, a 25% commission will be deducted from the sale price, with the balance paid by direct deposit into the artist's nominated bank account.

  • No commission will be deducted from youth entrants (artists aged 12-18 years old).

  • When setting a sale price, take into consideration the commission applied and if registered for GST. 

  • It is the responsibility of the artist to ensure correct documentation has been provided to the Committee.

Judging

 

  • The three acquisitive prizes will be judged first, and these exhibits will not be eligible for any further prize or sale. The decision of the judge will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • The section prizes will be awarded based on the category the artist has nominated on the entry form. Each artwork may only be entered into a single category. These prizes will be selected by the show judges.

  • The Local Scene Award will be awarded to an artwork depicting Deniliquin and district that has indicated on the entry form that it is eligible for the prize and has not been awarded any other prize. This prize will be selected by the show judge.

  • The Local Artist Award will be awarded to local artists residing within a 50km radius of Deniliquin, who has not been awarded any other prize. This prize will be selected by the show judge.

  • The Youth Artists Award will be awarded to an artwork by an artist aged between 12 and 18 years old, and who has not been awarded any other prize. This prize will be selected by the show judge.

  • The People’s Choice Award will be awarded based on a popular vote by the general public during the Art Show Exhibition, opening on Thursday 28 March 2024 at 6:30pm and closing on Monday 1 April 2024 at midday.

Award presentation

 

  • All winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Gala Opening Night on Thursday 28 March 2024.

  • Winners will be notified by the end of judging on Wednesday 27 March to allow them time to attend. 

  • People’s choice voting will occur throughout the weekend. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the show.

The Committee reserves the right to use its discretion in all matters. Should a dispute arise for which no specific rule is apparent, the Committee’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 


For any enquiries, please contact edwardriverartsociety@gmail.com or call Ginny Reid on 0447 673 767.

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