The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is pleased to announce the CALLEEN ART AWARD 2021 acquisitive prize for painting exhibition of finalists will take place from 3 October to 21 November 2021.

The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive painting prize in any subject and style. The award was founded in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible by the generous support of the Calleen Trust. The winner of the Calleen Art Award 2021 will receive $25,000 and the winning artwork will join the Calleen Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

An entered artwork must be an original and unaided painting by the artist in any painting medium including oil paint, acrylic or watercolour and produced in the last two (2) years prior to the closing date (refer to the conditions of entry for more information).

The Calleen Art Award is open to artists living and working in Australia (over 18 years). All entries submitted will be presented to a panel of art professionals to select the shortlist of finalists for exhibition. An independent guest judge is invited to select the winner of the Calleen Art Award from the finalists.

People’s Choice Award

A non-acquisitive People’s Choice Award of $1,000 is awarded at the end of the exhibition courtesy of the Friends of the Gallery.

Key dates

  • Entries close: 19 July 2021, 11.59PM (AEDT)
  • Official opening: Saturday, 2 October 2021
  • Winner announced: Saturday, 2 October 2021
  • Exhibition dates: 3 October–21 November 2020

Entry Form

For the online entry form and conditions of entry click here.

Artists can also request a Printed Entry Form from the Cowra Regional Art Gallery by calling (02) 6340 2190. Please complete it with the required details and either post/hand deliver to the Gallery street address, or scan and email the Printed Entry form (with required details as attachments) to cowraartgallery@cowra.nsw.gov.au.