2019 7th annual WOOF Art Prize and exhibition

Pablo the art dog would love kids and adults to paws a while and draw, paint or make a sculpture of him (or your other favourite dog) and enter his 7th annual WOOF! Exhibition.

2019 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.

Ceramics Award a special prize for a work in ceramics. $500 prize package including $200 cash and gift vouchers

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

Thank you to our dog loving sponsors:

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


How to enter and entry fees

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 (please particularly take note presentation, framing and size requirements)
3. Bring your artwork to Art Est. Art School and pay your $15 entry fee (cash) at one of the following times: Friday 20th September 2019 10am-4pm OR Saturday 21 September 2019 10am-2pm

Download an Entry Form

All artworks must be clearly labelled and accompanied by a completed entry form and entry fee.

Exhibition Opening: Sunday, 29 September 2019, 3-5pm (dog friendly)
Exhibition dates: 29 September – 14 October 2019
Gallery: Art Est. Art School and Gallery, 4/67-69 Lords Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040

Download an Entry Form

Conditions of entry:

1. Works must be the original work of the artist/s and should have been completed AFTER July 2018 and not previously displayed at Art Est. Art School.

2. ACCEPTABLE MEDIUMS: Works may be 2D or 3D. Acceptable disciplines are: drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, original prints (etching, collagraph linocut). Photography is excluded.

3. SIZE RESTRICTIONS: The maximum size for any two dimensional work (including frame) is 100cm in any one direction. The maximum size for a three dimensional artwork is 40x40x40cm.

4. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES: A maximum of 2 entries may be submitted by any artist. 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.*


  • All 2D works must be delivered ready to hang with d-rings OR have a professional hanging cord attached one third of the way down from the top edge.
  • Works on paper must be professionally framed. Unframed works on paper will not be accepted.
  • Paintings on a stretched canvas do not need to be framed but require d-rings and hanging cord
  • Paintings on a board or on canvas paper are required to be professionally framed with d-rings attached
  • 3D works must be able to be displayed on a plinth (supplied by the gallery).
  • Works that are not professionally framed or presented without d-rings and hanging cord, or works with inappropriate cord, screw eyes, other protruding metal or wire, or that exceed maximum size, will not be accepted.
  • The artist’s name, phone number, title of work and price must be marked clearly on the back of each artwork. These details must be the same as the entry form.

6. ENTRY FEE: An entry fee of $15 for each and every entry in any category is payable on delivery (in cash). This includes the $5 donation to Monika’s Doggie Rescue.

7. DELIVERY: Entries must be delivered together with a completed entry form and the entry fee/s to Art Est. Art School at one of the following times:

Friday 20 September 10am – 4pm OR Saturday 21 September 2019 10am – 2pm. Late entries will not be accepted.

8. COLLECTION: All artworks are to be collected between 10 am and 7pm Tuesday 15 October. Works not collected within 14 days of this date will be disposed of at the discretion of the Gallery.

9. SALE OF ARTWORKS: 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 and any costs associated with the delivery or 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. 

2019 Judge is Kiata Mason

Sydney-based artist Kiata Mason is a National Art School graduate, holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, with Honours and a Master of Fine Arts, Drawing. For over fourteen years, Kiata’s sensitive works have been regularly placed in a multitude of awards including the Paddington Art Prize (2018, 2015), Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2017, 2016, 2013), Mosman Art Prize (2012), Blake Prize (2011) and Dobell Drawing Prize (2012). She was also a finalist in the Sulman Art Prize (2018) and winner of the Muswellbrook Art Prize, Works on Paper (2018). She is also a huge dog lover.

Kiata is represented in Sydney by Arthouse Gallery

Download an Entry Form