2023 Members' Awards
Applications are now open for the 2023 Members' Awards!
The Members' Award is an annual show celebrating the work of our Feilding and District Art Society members. They are an opportunity to share your latest work, and celebrate the achievements of your fellow members.
All entries will be reviewed and assessed by local judges who represent excellence in their own artistic fields. Together, they will assign seven winners across five categories. There are no monetary prizes for the Members' Awards. Instead, winners will be awarded trophies to keep for one year, and can take pride in receiving the recognition of their peers.
If you would like to take up this great opportunity to share your best and newest pieces of art, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions before submitting your entry form.
Thursday 20th April: Final date for the submission of artworks, entry forms and fees. No further entries will be accepted after this date.
Monday 1st May: Judging to take place.
Friday 5th May at 5pm: Members’ Awards prize-giving and exhibition opening.
Wednesday 31st May: Final day of Members Awards exhibition.
Thursday 1st June: All unsold works must be collected between 10am and 4pm.
Terms and Conditions
All entrants must be current financial members of the Feilding and District Art Society.
A non-refundable entry fee of $15.00 (incl. GST) per artist applies. The fee must be paid upon registration.
A limit of three artworks may be submitted by any one artist, with no more than two entries per category.
All entry forms, fees, and works must be received by the Feilding and District Art Society by 4pm on April 20 in order for works to be eligible for display.
All work must be for sale. Artworks will be sold exclusively through the Feilding and District Art Society. During the exhibition, these artworks cannot be available for sale elsewhere.
Each item must be clearly labelled with: Artist’s name, Title, Item number (see Entry Form), Category, Section and Price.
All works must be presented ready for display.
Hanging works must be framed or mounted, complete with D-rings and cord. D-rings should be positioned no more one-third of the way down the frame.
Freestanding artworks must be suitable for display on a plinth (no floor-mounted work)
All work must be wholly original and adhere to copyright laws - Where an artist has used a reference image not their own, their source must be clearly labelled.
Works must have been completed within the last 12 months and not previously exhibited.
Whilst all reasonable care will be taken of exhibits, it is the responsibility of the artist to insure their work. The Feilding and District Art Society takes no responsibility for damaged artwork.
The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence entered into.
Judges reserve the right not to award a prize in any given category.
All work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
A 30% commission will be charged on all sales.
Artwork sales will be communicated on the last day of the month in which the work was sold, and net sales proceeds debited into the artist’s nominated bank account on the 20th of the following month.
In the case where a work is sold on layby, the artist will receive payment on the 20th of the month after the artwork is paid for in full.
All works not sold are to be uplifted no later than 4.00pm, Thursday 1st of June.
The Feilding and District Art Society reserves the right to exclude from display any artworks which:
Cannot be accommodated due to inadequate wall or floor space,
Display themes or images which it deems offensive.
Any artwork not compliant with the Terms and Conditions will be rejected with no refund issued.
Additional Conditions - 3D Art:
Pottery, ceramic art and bisque ware, which has not been manufactured by exhibitor, must be acknowledged.
Additional Conditions - Textile Art:
Knitted, crocheted and woollen articles must be made from homespun wool, and specified if not the work of the exhibitor with credit to be given to the source (this does not apply to weaving, where accent thread is allowed).
Work to be pressed and rolled, if possible, to prevent creasing.
Fibre work must have a care and content label attached – for clothing items, this label must be sewn into the garment.
Additional Conditions -Outside the Square:
To enter, the work submitted must be in a category that the Member does not normally exhibit in.
An entry fee of $15 (incl. GST) per artist applies, regardless of the number of entries.
Once you have completed your entry form, an invoice will be emailed to you. Internet banking is preferred but you can choose to visit us at Feilding Art Centre and pay in person, using your debit or credit card - be sure to being a copy of your email invoice for reference.
A. Oils and acrylics
1 m x 1 m
C. All other painting / drawing media
2. 3D Art
Paper tole, ceramics, glass art, sculpture, woodwork, porcelain painting, miniatures.
Within 1 cubic metre
3. Textile Art
All fibre art, including needle craft.
Within 1 cubic metre
4. Photography and Digital Art
Photographs must be printed on high quality paper and presented framed behind glass or Perspex.
1 m x 1 m
5. Outside the Square
Must be in a category that the Member does not normally exhibit in.