National Exhibition 2019
September 13 @ 10:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
The National exhibition is a juried show and works are selected by blind judging by a panel of jurors from digital photographs. Selected works are hung in the exhibition and then judged on site, again with no identifying artist details, for the various awards.
As the quality of the images is of utmost importance we plan to run an article in the May Emag on how to prepare your images.
In the last decade the quality of entries for our National exhibition has steadily lifted as more Antipodean artists engage with the art of mosaics. We are seeing more Antipodean mosaic artists exhibit and be recognised internationally for their innovative work.
In 2019 we are refreshing the structure of prizes to match the shift in our members’ practice. These changes are modelled upon the prize structures of other international mosaic associations. Our prize structure has previously awarded wall hanging and sculptural work with the same financial awards presented across Ist, 2nd and 3rd prizes. However, historically, the entries to our National exhibition are predominantly wall hanging with a much smaller proportion of sculptural.
The new prize structure brings the sculptural and wall hanging categories into one category as well as giving scope for jurors to reward pieces that demonstrate something extra.
The awards for 2019 are:
- Best in Show: Prize Amount: $1500
This work exhibits overall excellence above all others. It demonstrates excellence in the representation of its intent (the idea) and equally, excellence in the works resolution (how well the idea is conveyed in the selected material and approach).
- New Horizons Award – Prize Amount: $1000
Work that demonstrates experimentation in mosaic and successfully pushes the boundaries of mosaic art. The selected work also exhibits conceptual strength (clearly demonstrates an idea) that is communicated through an accomplished innovative approach to mosaic.
- Juror’s Choice Awards: $750 per juror
Awarded by each juror to work that in their opinion warrants a special mention and makes a valuable contribution to the exhibition.
- Peer Award: $500
Delegates at the Symposium will each receive a voting slip enabling them to make their vote at the exhibition. Voting for Members’ choice opens after the prize giving announcements and excludes works already acknowledged in the previous awards.
Please download and read the information sheet (click here) before filling out the entry form below. Please note your entry cannot be finalised unless you complete the PayPal check-out process.
Entries Close: Tuesday 30th July (extended from Mon. 15th July)