Thank you Stanthorpe
THE Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018 was a huge success thanks to our community.
We were very fortunate to have sponsorship from the SDRC, many of our local businesses and, of course, the overwhelming backing of our volunteers and the local community.
This support enabled so many positive outcomes for artists, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery and our community.
The Stanthorpe Art Prize is often an important part of an artist’s career and offers recognition, validation and exposure for artists.
This year we had record entries which ensured that the standard of the art work was at the highest level.
There were 21 pieces of art sold and five pieces acquired.
This was the highest number of works sold to date.
This confirmed that artists had both acknowledgement of and remuneration for their hard work.
This year, one of the acquisitions was Bedrock Elysium by local artist Denis Brockie.
Denis is a much celebrated artist with many awards for his work.
Opening night was sold out with 258 guests attending and many utilising excellent local accommodation, restaurants and other businesses.
There was a record 2500 visitors to the gallery during the exhibition.
Stanthorpe Art Prize has helped put regional Australia on the map within the arts community.
These outcomes are a result of the hard work and commitment from gallery staff and volunteers, great community support and the generosity of our sponsors.
The team is committed to the ongoing improvement of the Stanthorpe Art Prize and there are plans to make the Stanthorpe Art Prize 2020 even better, hosting more events during the exhibition and bringing more visitors to the region.
Thank you again Stanthorpe. — Mary Findlay, Gallery Director, Chair of the Stanthorpe Art Prize Committee
SOLD: Bedrock Elysium by Denis Brockie was sold through the art prize show.