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The 42nd Camden Art Prize 2017

This years Camden Art Prize is shaping up to be a great one with a very special guest on opening night, a new "Art after Dark" initiative and other planned events including the Greg Frawley Retrospective in the gallery, together with the regular school visits, opening night and of course the high calibre of artworks we receive each year. Following the Sculpture Sections success last year, it will be returning as a section this year.

Keep an eye on our new website, and don't forget to like us on Facebook,  as we update information and keep you informed on what the 2017 Camden Art Prize has in store this year.


Open Section                            $1,250

Traditional Section                   $1,250

Local Artist Section                 $1,250

Watercolour Section                $1,250

Works on Paper Section           $1,250

Photography Section               $1,000

Sculpture Section                        $1,000

Entry Fee $20.00 per exhibit
Maximum of 2 entries per exhibitor
Prize money is exclusive of GST



2017 sees the launch of the first

To be held on Tuesday and Thursday
of the exhibition from 6.30pm

This initiative is a result of many requests we have received from people who have missed the exhibition during normal opening hours. 

The concept of  "Art after Dark"  is for an accomplished artist to guide you through the exhibition and share with you their love and passion for art.

Wine and nibblies will be included.

More information to follow...


Camden Art Prize Committee Inc. Acquisitive Prize
The Camden Art Prize will be selected from all Sections and the winning entry will be purchased to a maximum value of
$3,000(GST inclusive)

Committee’s Choice Award
The Camden Art Prize Committee selects, via secret vote, favourite artwork entry.
$250 Prize Money

Marjory Baker Memorial Youth Award
Sponsored by ADFAS - Camden
Australian Decorative and
Fine Arts Society Camden Inc.
Open to Youth aged 16 to 25 only
$750 Prize Money


Brett Atkins © 2017-00079 wionnerOPEN SECTION
Bruce Ferguson OAM Open Section
Any Medium

2016 Open Section Winner
'Scarborough Coast'
  David Manks

Brett Atkins © 2017-00030 winnerTRADITIONAL SECTION
Any Medium
Seascape, Landscape, Still Life

2016 Traditional Section Winner
'After Seurat'
   Murray Sinclair

Brett Atkins © 2017-00006 winnerLOCAL ARTIST SECTION
Liz Kernohan AM Memorial
Local Artist Section

Any Medium - Any Subject

2016 Open Section Winner
'Breaking Storm'
  Helen West

Brett Atkins © 2017-00058 winnerWORKS ON PAPER
Works on Paper Section

Any Medium

2016 Works on Paper Section Winner
'Sally's Walk'
  Helen Bailey
OVERALL 2016 WINNER of the

Brett Atkins © 2017-00048 winner wcWATER COLOUR
Water Colour Section
Traditional Transparent Media only
Works on Paper - Any Medium

2016 Watercolour Section Winner
'Forbes River'
  Glo Hill

Brett Atkins © 2017-00067 winnerPHOTOGRAPHY
Photography Section
Any Subject

2016 Open Section Winner
  Chris Stimson

Brett Atkins © 2017-00015 winnerSCULPTURE / 3D
Sculpture / 3D Section
Any Medium

2016 Open Section Winner
  Carlos Arimon

Brett Atkins © 2017-00040 winnerYOUTH
Marjorie Baker Memorial Youth Award
For Youth aged 16 to 25 years - Any Medium

2016 Youth Award Winner
'Chris and Nelly' 
 Camille Gillyboeuf

Please ensure you read these conditions of entry to the 2017 Camden Art Prize before filling in entry form.
Please note: Conditions of entry may be subject to change each year.


Entries must be on the entry form and received by
4.00 pm Thursday 13th April 2017
together with the entry fee of
$20 per entry.

Note: This is the day before Easter Long Weekend

Please Note:

  • Late entries will incur a $10.00 penalty per entry.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Committee will hang works at their discretion;
  • Not all works will necessarily be hung.

Please complete and forward with entry fee to:
Camden Art Prize
PO Box 171
Camden NSW 2570.

Artists may personally deliver
entry form and entry fee to the
Camden Civic Centre
from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm,
on Thursday 13th April 2017.

Note: Due before the
Easter Long Weekend