Sunshine Coast Council today announced the closing date for artists to enter the nationally acclaimed Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) has been extended until Sunday 14 April 2013.
SCAP is produced by Sunshine Coast Council to encourage artistic excellence and to bring quality artwork to a regional audience. The award provides a distinguished contribution to the national art calendar, attracting talented artists from around the country to enter contemporary 2D and 3D art.
Now in its eighth consecutive year, SCAP has achieved national acclaim for its annual representation of contemporary Australian art offering prizes valued over $46,000 in 2D, 3D and T3 (Tertiary) categories.
A selection of 40 finalists will be chosen from the entries in each of the national categories submitted to the pre-selection panel and will be presented in exhibitions at each of council’s galleries with the winners of the 2D and 3D categories each receiving $15,000 cash prize.
In addition to the top awards, other prizes include:
- Two non-acquisitive ‘Highly Commended’ prizes in the 2D and 3D categories, each to the value of $2,500, will also be announced at the official exhibition launches
- A non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize in each of the 2D and 3D categories, to the value of $2,500, to be awarded to the artists who receive the most votes from visitors to the SCAP 2D and 3D exhibitions.
Sunshine Coast’s emerging tertiary students will be showcased through SCAP T3, a non-acquisitive art prize that includes $3,000 for a 2D category and $3,000 for a 3D category.
To apply online for the 2013 SCAP or for more details visit council’s website.