ART PRIZE 2019
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ABOUT THE PRIZE
Following the success of our inaugural competition commemorating 160 years of country racing, the Mansfield District Racing Club is proud to host the National Equine Art Prize 2019 ~ celebrating
'The High Country Horse'.
The High Country region is synonymous with horses of various character, including: Brumbies, Mountain Cattlemen and their horses, The Rodeo, Draught Horses, Trail Riding, Country Racing Thoroughbreds.
The Art Prize is open to all Australian residents working to capture a realistic two-dimensional (2D) representation of the High Country Horse.
Works may be in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pencil, ink or mixed medium.
Sculptures, photography and non-realistic intepretations of the High Country Horse will not be admissible.
40 finalist works will be selected and showcased at The National Equine Art Prize Exhibit, held in an exclusive marquee OPEN to all, as part of the MDRC Mansfield Cup Day Races on Saturday April 6th 2019. Each finalist is entitled to a complimentary ticket to attend the Race Day.
An Awards Presentation to announce the winners will be held trackside after the final race with our Bars open and nibbles provided.
Total cash prize monies on offer total $6,000 including:
$4,000 Winners Prize;
$1,000 YENCKENS People's Choice Prize;
$500 WATSONS TRAIL RIDES Highly Commended
$500 PICNICBET Local Artist
(Mansfield Shire Residents)
(Plus a TOPFODA People's Choice $500 Prize for all who judge this category will be randomly drawn on the day)
This year's judge is renowned Australian artist Richard Watson who is also the founder of the Mansfield Easter Art Show ~ one of the largest regional exhibitions in the country.
Aug 1st 2018 > Entries Open
Aug 1st - Nov 1st 2018 > Registrations of Interest Invited
February 23rd 2019 > Entries Close for Digital Images & Details
February 26th 2019 > Finalists chosen and announced
March 23rd 2019 > Shipped and Hand-delivered Art due
April 6th 2019 > Art Exhibition at Mansfield Cup Day Races
April 6th 2019 > Winners accounced at Mansfield Cup Day Races
April 6th 2019 > Collection of unsold works at end of Cup Day Exhibition
April 8th 2019 > Collection of remaining unsold works from Mansfield Race Club