The Obi Art Prize is a National Art Prize which Encourages Artists to submit works around a new theme each year. The theme focuses on social issues that need highlighting in a positive way.
The Theme for 2017 is RESPECT and the social issues you can choose from to create a positive work around are:
JUDGING PANEL 2017
Jandamarra Cadd – Winner of Sunshine Coast Art Prize David Paulson – Archibald Finalist Chris Hughes – Director of the Antique guild and Art Dealers Association.
Have your works help to motivate positive social Change.
$3000 acquisitive Obi Prize 19+ Sponsored by MALENY IGA
$2500 Peoples Choice Open Age Sponsored by KEN MILLS TOYOTA
$1500 Youth Award 11 – 18
$250 Encouragement Award Up to 10 years
The Art Prize is part of the Obi Arts Project which raises funds for the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre to run Social Programs.
Sing for Change, and Creative Writings for change use the theme of the Obi Art Prize for Singer Songwriters and creative writers/poets to submit works for social change. Professional or Amateur can submit.
Ian Dicko Dickson will MC the Obi Painte Tie Event which will be the winners Announcement of the Obi Art Prize.
The deadline has been extended to the 30th of April 2017. Go to www.obiartprize.com for more information