Entry Details

Entry 2017

Entry Details Art on Show Mackay

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Sections of Entry

Woollam Constructions, Art on Show Award: $3,000

All entries in all sections are eligible for this award. The winner is then precluded from winning a further section.


Easel Painting Award

Mixed media, acrylic, oil, collage, print, canvas, masonite on non-paper based supports

Woollam Constructions / SDF Electrical Services $1,000
T J Picture Framing $ 350
Rebetzke Homes $ 150


Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Works on Paper Award

Drawing, watercolor, pastel, collage, mixed media, printmaking on paper based supports

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal $1,000
Life Design Homes $ 350
Queensland Crane Maintenance $ 150



7 Mackay Local News Miniature Award

Any subject, any medium. The artwork to be no larger than 13cmx18cm (or 234sq cm or 62cm when all dimensions are added together), excluding frames i.e. approximately 5″x7″ or 35sq in or 24″. Subject must be miniaturised as per ruling of International Miniaturist Societies

7 Network Local News $1,000
CFT Security $ 350
Signarama $ 150



North Jacklin, Emergent Artist Award

Works by residents turning 17 in 2017 – 25 years are eligible, all medium including painting, drawing, printaking, digital imagery & collage work.

North Jacklin $ 500
North Jacklin $ 250
North Jacklin $ 150


Emergent Artist Arts Practice Award $500
Awarded to the first prize winner of the Emergent Artist section, as a further incentive. The Arts Practice Award is to be utilized for workshop and tuition fees, text books, travel expenses, or equipment required as part of the winner’s further studies.

newsXpress Mackay                                     $500


Artists Book Award

Works in all media. Maximum dimensions of works will not exceed, H30cm x W42cm x D20cm when fully opened

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation $1,000
Milton Picture Framers $ 350
TFH Hire Services $ 150

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal People’s Choice Award

Voted by exhibition patrons, and announced on our website and social media platforms

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal $ 250
K & J Weir Plumbing $ 150

Prize winners (excluding People’s Choice Award) will be announced on the official Exhibition opening evening on Monday 19th June 2017

Entry fee is $15.00 (incl GST) per artwork and is non-refundable. No more than two works per artist may be submitted. All artists are to be turning 17 years in 2017 or over. Payment may be made securely online or via a cheque/credit card information or cash, accompanied by a hard copy entry form.

All entries in all sections are eligible for the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Award. The winner is then precluded from winning any other section

To be eligible for the Artists Book Award entrants must submit images online or a CD rom containing up to 2 images of entered work, together with entry form and fee. Entry form must contain dimensions of Artists Book (fully opened). Images must be less than 2mb each, saved as jpegs and able to be opened on PC format. (All CD`s will be retained by AOS).

Entry fee, together with completed entry form either (online or hard copy), must be received by 12.00noon Friday 26th May 2017. Late entries cannot be accepted.

Appropriately labeled artwork must be received by 4.00pm Wednesday 14th June 2017 for assessment by the preview panel, who select works for exhibition. Late entries cannot be accepted

All works must be original unaided work of the entrant and created during the last 2 years prior to June 2017

Workshop projects, commercially produced kits, designs etc, works that have won major awards are not eligible

The Mackay Show Association reserves the right to reproduce entries for publicity, catalogue & archival purposes in association with the Awards

The Mackay Show Association exercises all due care in exhibiting & handling entries, but works shall at all times remain at the risk of the entrant. No liability for any loss or damage: either in transit or while in custody of the Mackay Show Association will be accepted

All entries must be suitably prepared for display with “D” rings & wire securely attached 10cm from top of frame for larger works & 5cm for smaller works. Artists Book must include installation instructions, and supply cradle/ rest or mount if required. Maximum dimensions of works (with the exception of Miniatures and Artists Book – see the individual entry sections of this form) will not exceed 1sq meter, excluding frames. Final decisions for display lay with Art on Show management.

All entries must be for sale No works to be removed during the exhibition The Mackay Show Association will act as sales agents. All works sold will attract a 24% commission; GST where applicable will be added to the listed price of work at the time of sale. When possible, entrants will be promptly advised of sales

Arrangement & expenses pertaining to the delivery and collection of entries are the responsibility of the entrant. All works must be delivered to and collected from the Mackay Show Association office.

Return freight must be pre-paid. Consignment notes, pre-paid vouchers or postage stamps etc must be enclosed with entry form All works must have the label included in this entry form, completed in full and attached to back of work for easy identification

Entries must be adequately packed on arrival, in cardboard or bubble wrap, suitable for re use for return of works

All entry forms & fees either (online or hard copy), by (12.00noon Friday 26th May 2017). All works by (4.00pm Wednesday 14th June 2017) should be addressed and delivered to: Art on Show Awards Mackay Show Association Showground Office 24 Milton Street MACKAY QLD 4740

All works will be viewed by the judge but only those selected by the preview panel will be exhibited. The Judge’s decision will be final & no correspondence will be entered into

Collection of work, from the 500 Pavilion, Mackay Showground’s, Friday 23rd June 2017 from 9.00am – 5.00pm. No responsibility taken for unclaimed entries.

Entry Form available now for download, or call 07 4957 3916 to join our mailing list. Entry Forms also available from these participating businesses below:

Artspace Mackay

Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Mackay Regional Libraries

Mackay Regional Council

Mackay Showground Office

Mackay Town Hall

TJ Picture Framing

newsXpress Mackay (Victoria Street)

Sarina Art Gallery

Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Centre

Milton Picture Framers

Whitsundays Picture Framing & Gallery (Cannonvale)

Art Whitsunday Gallery (Whitsunday Shopping Centre Cannonvale)

Smart Arts (Cannonvale Markets Cannonvale)

Napa Gallery (Airlie Beach)