COMPETITION is fierce for the $10,000 prize offered in the inaugural Wilson Visual Art Award, to be exhibited at Trinity Catholic College later this month.
According to one of the award's organisers, Lismore artist Katka Adams, entries have come in from every state in Australia.
Katka is personally offering a People's Choice award of $1500.
"Our panel has now selected the 85 artworks that will be exhibited, from a field of more than 300 entries," Katka told The Echo.
"We've had entries in all forms of media, from DVDs to paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics."
About half of the entries selected for the exhibition were created by Northern Rivers' artists.
The exhibition and prize are being auspiced by Trinity Catholic College as a vehicle to showcase the talent of local and national artists and to expand, promote, and document Lismore's role as a leading arts destination.
The judge will be Peter McKay; curator of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.
The exhibition will run from August 23-25, from 10am-6pm.
The prize announcement will be made during the official opening ceremony, being held on Friday, August 24 from 6.30-9pm. Bookings are essential for opening night tickets, which are on sale for $30 from Trinity College. Phone 6627 6600.
Katka Adams Peoples' Choice announcement will be made on Saturday, August 25 at 3pm.
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