Image: Peter Gardiner Landscape 2010 No. VIII 2010, Oil on canvas 210 x 180cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Image: Peter Gardiner Landscape 2010 No. VIII 2010, Oil on canvas 210 x 180cm. Image courtesy the artist.

22 April to 2 June 2012

Always exciting and entertaining, the awards aim to foster and encourage originality, creativity and excellence. The Calleen Art Award was established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan, OA M. During the past 35 years, the Award has developed into a major national acquisitive art prize for painting. The 2012 Calleen Art Award is worth $16,000 and the winning work will become part of the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. The Central West Regional Artists Award is for painting and drawing and is non-acquisitive. The Award was established in 2009 and the winner in 2012 will receive $2,000 and the opportunity of an exhibition at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery during 2013/2014.

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