WOOF!


[detail] 'Pepper was always optimistic' by Tricia Trinder

6th annual WOOF Art Prize and Exhibition 23 September to 16 October 2018

Each year, Pablo the Art Est dog asks kids and adults to paws a while and draw, paint or make a sculpture of him (or your other favourite dog) and enter his annual WOOF Exhibition.

This year we are delighted to have artist and sculptor Geoff Harvey as our judge.

The 2018 WOOF exhibition will run 23 September to 16 October 2018. Entries are now open.

Dog friendly opening event Sunday 23 September 3-5pm

How to enter

Three easy steps to enter

1. Create your canine inspired artwork – draw, paint, sculpt or come up with another creative way of creating your very own dog masterpiece.

2. Complete your entry form and ensure you have read the terms and conditions

3. Bring your artwork to Art Est. Art School and pay your $15 entry fee at one of the following times: Friday 14th September 2018 10am-4pm OR Saturday 15 September 2018 10am-2pm

Every effort will be made to display ALL entries, however due to space restrictions it may be necessary to limit the number of entries accepted.

2018 Prizes

Open Category for a work by an artist 18 years and over. $1000 prize package including $500 cash, hampers and gift vouchers.

Youth Category awarded to an artist aged 17 and under. $500 prize package including $200 cash, hampers and gift vouchers.

People’s Choice Award voted by visitors to the gallery and facebook. Derivan prize pack valued at $250.

Other prizes to be announced.

Thank you to our dog loving sponsors:

Main sponsors

Supporting sponsor

We are delighted to be supporting Monika's Doggie Rescue with a donation of $5 from every entry.

View the artworks from our 2017 competition our facebook gallery

Conditions of entry:

1. Works must be the original work of the artist/s and should have been completed AFTER July 2017 and not previously displayed at Art Est. Art School.
2. Framing of artworks. All works on paper must be professionally framed and with d-rings on the back. You do not need to frame paintings painted on a stretched canvas, however paintings on a board or on canvas paper are required to be professionally framed with d-rings attached.
3. The artist’s full name, phone number, title of the work must be clearly marked on the back.
4. Works may be 2D or 3D. Acceptable disciplines are: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, original prints (etching, collagraph linocut). Photography is excluded.
5. The maximum size for any 2 dimensional work is 100cm in any direction. The maximum size for a 3 dimensional artwork is 40x40x40cm.
6. Every effort will be made to display all entries, however due to space restrictions it may be necessary to limit the number of entries accepted.
7. An entry fee of $15 applies for each entry in any category. We are pleased to donate $5 from each entry to Monika’s Rescue
Entries must be delivered together with a completed entry form and the entry fee of $15 to Art Est. Art School at one of the following times:
Friday 14 September 10am-4pm or Saturday 15 September 2018 10am-2pm
Late entries will not be accepted
8. All artworks are to be collected after the exhibition between 10am and 7pm Wednesday 17 October. Works not collected within 14 days of this date will be disposed of at the discretion of the Gallery.
9. Works can be for sale unless marked NFS (not for sale). A 25% commission will be retained from the selling price of any work sold by the Gallery. Artists should be aware of their GST obligations and commitments to representing commercial galleries or agents prior to setting the sale price of their artworks and completing their entry forms.
10. Delivery and collection of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist.
11. All due care will be taken however the gallery accepts no liability for loss or damage during transit or during the exhibition.
12. Art Est. Gallery reserves the right to photograph works exhibited in the exhibition for the purposes of documentation and promotion. All necessary acknowledgements will be made.