Entry forms to BDAS and Awards and Prizes

A NEW PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF ENTRIES TO BDAS PRIZES &  EXHIBITIONS

 

We are always looking for ideas to streamline the way we manage exhibitions, and suggestions are welcome and will be duly considered by the exhibitions team of volunteers.                                                               

Currently, payments can be made by bank transfer, by cheque, in cash or by credit card.  With cash or credit card payments, most entries need to be handled in the office, requiring attention by a staff member to take money, give change and write receipts.  Even with extra help,  the office on some days is crowded and busy, keeping our administrators away from their many other duties.

 

If you wish to deliver your entry form and payment to the office, please place the form and fee inside a sealed envelope and deposit it into the box outside the office.  These will then be attended to  by the exhibitions team,  and not our busy office administrators.  Please have the correct amount for cash, as we will not be able to give change.  Receipts will be available when you deliver your works, attached to your entry form.

 

If you pay by bank transfer ensure that you include your NAME so we can identify the payment.

2021 Wingecarribee Prize for

Landscape Art

Sponsored by Wingecarribee Shire Council

Judge:  Charmaine Pike

First Prize:  $3,000   Second Prize:  $1,500

BDAS invites entries from artists under the following guidelines:

Landscape works are the personal interpretation of the artist predominantly of

the natural world but inclusive of the built environment.  Works may be realistic

or abstract.   The work must be an original signed drawing, painting or of a

print-making medium, excluding photography, not previously shown with this

society, and completed in the past 12 months. Reproductions of work will not

be accepted.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM:
15 - 23 May, daily from 10am to 4pm
OFFICIAL OPENING:

Saturday, 15 May at 4pm

ENTRY FORM & FEE:
To be received by the BDAS office, 1 Short St, Bowral by 4pm on

Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
WORKS TO BE DELIVERED:
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short St, Bowral on Wednesday, 12 May

between 10am & 1pm  

Late entries will not be accepted
WORKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED:
Sunday, 23 May between 4:15pm & 5:15pm

Entry forms may be downloaded here...

2019 Winner - Robyn Kinsela "Rainy Day"

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Winner People's Çhoice vote Wingecarribe

People's Choice Winner - Claire Primrose " Flow"

2021 Waterbrook Drawing Prize 

Sponsored by Waterbook Bowral

Judge:  Noel Thurgate

First Prize:  $3,000   Second Prize:  $500

BDAS invites entries from artists under the following guidelines:

The work must be an original signed drawing of any medium on paper

or canvas,  not previously shown with this society, and completed in the

past 12 months.  Reproductions of work will not be accepted

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM:
24 July to 1 August,  daily from 10am to 4pm
OFFICIAL OPENING:

Saturday, 24 July at 4pm

ENTRY FORM & FEE:
To be received by the BDAS office, 1 Short St, Bowral by 4pm on

Wednesday, 7 July, 2021
WORKS TO BE DELIVERED:
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short St, Bowral on Wednesday, 21 July

between 10am & 1pm  

Late entries will not be accepted
WORKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED:
Sunday, 1 August between 4:15pm & 5:15pm

Entry forms may be downloaded here...

2018 Winner Lily Cummings "Into the Studio"

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Julie Bradley Epherera Mount Ainslie.tif

2nd Prize winner - Julie Bradley "Ephemera - Mt Ainslie"

BDAS Prize Exhibitions

There is an exciting year of Members & Prize Exhibitions ahead, and there are some changes to the "Conditions of  Entry".  

 

Please read ALL entry forms carefully as there can be different Conditions of Entry for each exhibition.​

  1. Note new information (below) regarding Copyright.

  2. Note:  It will be a requirement for all prize exhibitions, with the exception of the Portrait prize,  that all works must be for sale.  Commission is 30%

  3. Open Members Exhibitions will allow for works to display NFS (Not for Sale).

  4. Entry fees have been increased for 2019.  Fee per work is $25 for Members and $35 for non-members of the BDAS.

  5. Cash payments with entry forms need to be the correct amount, and placed in an envelope in the locked box outside the office.  Receipts are attached to the entry form and will be available for collection if required.

 

COPYRIGHT

  • The artist entering a work in a BDAS exhibition must warrant that they are the original author of the work.  Furthermore, the work does not, to the best of the artist's knowledge, infringe the copyright or moral rights of any third party.

  • The copyright remains the property of the entrant.  

  • Artists selected to be exhibited grant to the BDAS a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free copyright licence to reproduce images of their work for the non-commercial purposes of the promotion of the BDAS,  of future BDAS exhibitions and art prizes and for the BDAS on-line catalogue and social media platforms.

  • No alterations will be made to the image without the artist's consent.

  • The Artist will receive credit and be identified as the owner of the work.

 

INSURANCE

BDAS will exercise every care with works submitted, but will not be responsible for the loss of, damage to, or breakage or damage caused by of any exhibits in its’ custody or for the insurance of exhibits either in transit or on exhibition. Exhibitors may wish to arrange their own insurance.

Definitions for each exhibition

Art is an interpretive medium, but some guidelines are helpful when determining the work for exhibition. The BDAS Committee have defined each prize format as follows:

 

LANDSCAPE PRIZE

A traditional definition of Landscape is a work of art depicting views of natural scenery; including seascapes and even cityscapes: views of an urban setting.  Contemporary exhibitions often have a very broad view of what constitutes a landscape painting.

 

The criteria for BDAS Landscape Prize Exhibitions is :

" Works which are  the personal interpretation of the artist  predominantly of the natural world but inclusive of the built environment.  Works may be figurative or abstract".

 

The work must be an original signed drawing or painting or print making medium excluding photography, not previously shown with this society, and completed in the past 12 months.

 

STILL LIFE PRIZE  "Anything that does not move or is dead" (Tate Gallery)

 

The criteria for BDAS Still Life Prize Exhibitions is :

a work of art depicting inanimate objects  which may be natural or man-made.

 

The work must be an original signed drawing or painting including mixed media, or 3D work,  or of a print making medium excluding photography prints, not previously shown with this society, and completed in the past 12 months.  Reproductions of work will not be accepted.

 

PORTRAIT PRIZE

The criteria for the BDAS Portrait Prize is:   

"The work must be an original signed drawing or painting or of a print making medium excluding photography, of a person known to the artist who has consented to be the subject;  not previously shown with this society, and completed in the past 12 months.

 

DRAWING PRIZE

The criteria for the BDAS Drawing Prize is:   

"The work must be an original signed drawing;  of any medium on paper or canvas; not previously shown with this society, and completed in the past 12 months.  Reproductions of work will not be accepted.

BDAS Exhibition Policy

The society always aims to mount a professional exhibition of the highest standard. 

 

Member’s exhibitions are an annual event and are OPEN class, all works are displayed. 

When gallery space is available  a second Member’s exhibition may be mounted, to give Society members further opportunities to exhibit their work.

The policy with `Young Artists’ and `Kids on Show’ is to display all work. 

 

Prize exhibitions are an important part of the BDAS Calendar. These exhibitions are sponsored by local businesses, organisations, and individuals and attract a high standard of work from artists throughout NSW. Each exhibition focuses on a different genre and media. 

BDAS prize exhibition policy is to invite one judge for each exhibition selected with a view to their credentials and standing in the field. The name of the judge is usually nominated on the entry form. 

 

Any work, which does not fulfill the entry requirements, will not be accepted.

 

The Gallery may also be hired by individuals or organisations to mount their own independent exhibition. 

 

BDAS Judging Policy

BDAS appoints a Curator each year to oversee all member and prize exhibitions.

 

The judge and curator of each exhibition jointly select the works to be displayed, based on the quality and integrity of the works, as well as the need to mount an exhibition that best fits the space available and which allows each work to be viewed to its best advantage.  

 

As far as possible, the identity of individual artists is undisclosed. 

 

The judge makes the final selection of prizewinners and the judge’s decision is final.

 

To ensure an unbiased process, any BDAS, or committee member, who is exhibiting in a prize exhibition will not be present while judging is in progress