Nicola Moss part of Natural History Art Prize

Nicola Moss's work on paper - Life on the edge - High tide - was selected for exhibition in The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize which is currently on show at the South Australian Museum (Adelaide, SA) until Sunday 9 September. The prize celebrates our intricate and complex global biodiversity, whilst giving artists the opportunity to interpret the beauty and fragility of the natural world.

Print exhibition continues

Printshop is a cooperative project organised by Jon Linkins and a group of 8 artists and 2 photographers collaborating in the production of high quality, affordable and collectable, editioned prints on fine art paper. Their latest exhibition continues at Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane, includes the works of Anita Hochman, Nicky Carey (pictured), Chris Booth, Jon Linkins, Christopher Jones, John Flitcroft, Mark Dean and Danny Guinsberg.

Good Luck to Prize Finalists

Michael Donnelly is a finalist in the 2012 Mandorla Art Award (Perth Town Hall, Cnr Hay Street and Barrack Street, Perth, WA. Ph: 08 9339 7543) with the work Elizabeth and Mary. The exhibition opens 10 August and continues to 19 August. Tony White (pictured) has been selected as one of 40 finalists in the 2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D who will be showcased at Caloundra Regional Gallery (22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, Qld) from 15 August to 7 October 2012.

Ross Booker - finalist in SCAP2D

Ross Booker has been selected as one of 40 finalists in the 2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D who will be showcased at Caloundra Regional Gallery (22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, Qld) from 15 August to 7 October 2012.

David Henderson shortlisted

David Henderson's painting - Self Portrait with Clare - has been shortlisted for this year's Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox - finalist

Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox’s entry has been selected as a finalist for the WA-based Mandorla Art Award, to be announced 10 August and she is also one of 55 finalists in the 2012 SCOPE Galleries Art Award - Art Concerning Environment (Warrnambool, SA). The exhibition has been extended to 15 July.

Jane Creenaune - SCAP3D finalist

Jane Creenaune's work - New Arrival - is preselected in the SCAP-3D Art Prize & Exhibition. This exhibition will open in August at the Noosa Regional Gallery. An exhibition of Jane marmorino/marble resin works - Portraits in Sculpture - is now showing until August 2012 in Villa Viduo (Conzano, Italy). These works were completed during a 2011 Artegiro & Monash University Residency in Italy.

Kym Barrett shortlisted

Kym Barrett's mixed media piece - Loosening the Shackles - has been short-listed for the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2012. The exhibition is at Strathpine Community Centre and Pine Rivers Art Gallery (199 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Qld) opening on Friday 18 May (6pm) and continuing to 27 May.

Rachael Lee finalist in awards

Rachael Lee's - The Bright Bells are Ringing - has been preselected for entry into the 2D category of the 2012 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards. This year's awards, judged by Ross Searle, will open on Friday 18 May (6pm) at Strathpine Community Centre (199 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Qld) and run to 27 May. A guided tour including the judge's comments happens at Saturday 19 May (11.30am) and there's an Art and Craft Market Day from on Saturday 26 May (10am-3pm).

David Henderson wins Best-of-Show

Congratulations to David Henderson as his entry in this year’s Rotary Art Spectacular was awarded ‘Best-of-show’ with an acquisitive prize. The exhibition was held last month at the Riverside Centre (Brisbane, Qld).

Aria Stone - Rick Amor Drawing finalist

Aria Stone has been chosen as a finalist for two of her artworks in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Vic. Ph: 03 5320 5858). The exhibition opens on Friday 27 April 2012 and runs to 24 June 201.

2012 Rick Amor Drawing finalist

Michael Donnelly is also a finalist in the 2012 Rick Amor Drawing Prize with his drawing which was executed during a residency at Cataract Gorge in 2010 (courtesy of Launceston City Council). The Drawing Prize exhibition is held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (40 Lydiard Street, North Ballarat, Vic. Ph: Ph 03 5320 5858) which opens on Friday 27 April and continues to 24 June

John Weeronga Bartoo in Shanghai

John Weeronga Bartoo's finals entry in the 2011 Sovereign Asian Art Prize - Dancing By The Mehi - was sold at auction by Christies on 17 February and will go on exhibition at Pearl Lam Gallery (Shanghai) from 15-24 March.

Artists selected for Rotary Art Spectacular

This year, the Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular will benefit the Cerebal Palsy League and is expected to welcome more than 35000 visitors in 2012. Artists Joyce Blanche, Adrian Hunter and Sue Hunter all have paintings selected for inclusion in the event which will be held 19-28 April at Riverside Centre (123 Eagle Street, Brisbane, Qld).

Sue Beyer on show in Melbourne and Albury

Sue Beyer's first commercial solo exhibition - Somewhere out of the world - is being held at Gilligan Grant Gallery (1B Stanley Street, Collingwood, Melbourne. Ph: 03 94177 422) and runs 23 February to 25 March with the opening on Friday 2 March. Sue also has four paintings included in the Albury Art Prize showing at the Albury Art Gallery (546 Dean Street Albury, NSW. Ph: 02 6043 5800) which is on until 4 March.

Sue Beyer in Albury City Art finals

Sue Beyer is one of 16 finalists in the Albury City Art Prize judged by Dr Gene Sherman. Four of Sue’s paintings will be presented in the exhibition and includes her work - Her spirits rose as they left the ugly city behind. The winner, who receives a $20000 international residency, will be announced on Friday the 27 January at the Albury City Gallery.

Sue Beyer a finalist in Clayton Utz

Sue Beyer's painting - A light came on in his room - is a finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Prize with the $10000 prize winner announced on October 9. Sue is now represented by Gilligan Grant Gallery in Melbourne with her first solo exhibition in Feb/March next year.

Joyce Blanche shortlisted for Fleurieu

Joyce Blanche’s artwork - Sentinels - has been shortlisted for the Fleurieu Vistas Prize as part of the Fleurieu Art Prize 2011, the world’s richest landscape painting prize. You can see all the artworks from 4 November – 5 December at D’Arenberg Winery (McLaren Vale, South Australia) with the winner announced at the Gala Awards Dinner on 12 November.

Di West in Blake Prize finals

Di West is honoured to have been selected as a Finalist in The Blake Prize 2011 for her work - Tsunami Sadness. Di has entered this prestigious art prize four times and last year was selected for The Director’s Cut. This exhibition opens 15 September to 16 October at the NAS Gallery (Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, NSW) with the winner announced on 15 September.

Dave Groom returns for Grammar's Momentum

Dave Groom is the guest artist for this year's Brisbane Grammar Art Show - Momentum. Dave Groom, who is a Grammar 'Old Boy', will return to school to exhibit his most recent paintings and pastels with the steamy, wet start to the year an inspiration for this latest body of work. Momentum is open to the public Saturday 20 August (10am-3pm) and is part of the Brisbane Grammar Open Day.

Congratulations to Abramo Papp

Abramo Papp recently won the Hangers Prize at the BIA Members Exhibition with his work - Sundowners 3. He also now has greeting cards available of his artworks - Moreton Bay Series and Nautical Themes.

Helen Malone selected for Book Prize

Helen Malone has had three artists books selected for the Artists Book Award - Books...beyond words evolution to be held at the East Gippsland Art Gallery (2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria) from 6 August to 3 September. Selected books are The River City (about the Brisbane flood), Beautiful One Day, Blown Away the Next (about cyclone Yasi) and Silence is not Golden.

Nicky Carey a Charlatan Ink Prize finalist

Nicky Carey’s painting was recently preselected as a semi-finalist (top 100) in the Charlatan Ink Prize 2011 in New York. The theme for this year’s entries was “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? The finalists will be announced at the end of July. Nicky’s painting - What happens to all the little boys who don’t say their prayers - depicts dream-like imagery and story telling from his childhood in a religious Ireland in the 70s and 80s.

Megan Jones a finalist in the Sulman

Congratulations to Megan Jones who was recently selected as a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Art Prize (exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney) with a painting entitled 'Darwinian cycle'. She has also had a painting - Narcissus - selected in the Prometheus Art Award, to be exhibited soon in Merrimac in Queensland.

Megan Jones set for the Calleen Art Award

Megan Jones has just had her fourth solo exhibition - (e)utopia; because we are what we are' - at Gaffa Gallery (Sydney) which was well received. At present one of her works is showing in an exhibition in Mosman Regional Gallery, and in April, another one will be exhibited as a finalist in the Calleen Art Award, which is in the Cowra Regional Gallery.

Nicola Moss shortlisted for Albany Art Prize

Nicola Moss' painting - No Return Address - is one of thirty finalists selected for the 2011 City of Albany Art Prize. The exhibition will be on view at the Vancouver Art Centre (85 Vancouver St, Albany, Western Australia) from 8 April to 1 May. Nicola has also joined Anita Traverso Gallery (7 Albert St, Richmond) in Melbourne. A couple of hand cut paperworks can be seen in their current group exhibition.