Information for Artists

Entries Now Closed

Thank you to each and every artist that submitted artwork in this year’s exhibition. The response for our 40th year has been tremendous!

Entries are now closed but we invite all of our creative community to visit over the Artfest weekend.

Key Dates

Closing date
Friday 20.October 2023

Delivery of works
9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm Wednesday 8.November 2023

Opening Night
Friday 10.November 2023

Confirmation of sales & collection of unsold works
3:30pm-5pm, Sunday 12.November 2023

Entry Fee & Commission

Entry fee is $15 for the first piece of work entered and $10 each for subsequent works up to the limit of four (4) artworks per entrant. Fee is to be paid on Wednesday 8.November during delivery of Artworks.

Artfest will take a commission of 25% of the sale price of each artwork sold. This commission from sales goes directly to supporting Wentworth Falls Public School.

For full details, please refer to the Conditions of Entry below.

Prizes

2D Artwork Award  $500

3D Artwork Award  $500

2D & Photography $500

People’s Choice Award $300

General

  • All artworks are to be submitted for sale;
  • Artworks are to be exclusively for sale through Blue Mountains Artfest (BMA) for the duration of the exhibition and cannot be sold on any other platform during that time;
  • Artworks must not have been previously shown in this exhibition;
  • Artworks must be the original work of the entrant;
  • Digital and Photographic works must be limited edition, numbered prints;
  • All artworks must have the Artist’s name, address, price and title of the work clearly marked on the back;
  • Limit of four (4) artworks per Artist.

Entry Fees, Commission & Payments for works sold

  • Entry fees are $15 for the first piece of work entered and $10 each for subsequent works up to the limit of four (4) per entrant.
  • Entry fees may be paid by by cash, cheque or EFT at the time of delivering artworks. Alternatively, cheque payable to Wentworth Falls Public School P&C may be sent with entry forms.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • A commission of 25% of the sale price will be charged on all works sold.
  • Artists will be paid for works sold, less BMA commission, via EFT into their nominated bank account.
  • Entries are only confirmed as received upon receipt of a confirmation email from the Blue Mountains Artfest Committee.

Framing & Presentation

  • Artworks cannot exceed 900mm x 900mm, due to hanging limitations.
  • All 2D works must be supplied ready to hang. For our hanging systems artworks will be strung using D-hooks or staples.
  • Any artwork requiring repair or deemed unsuitable for hanging will be rejected.
  • 2D works must be mounted, framed or stretched over a frame, with suitable hanging system attached (see above).
  • Artists must supply a suitable plinth to exhibit 3D works.
  • All paintings must be suitably finished (i.e. dry) and ready for hanging. Wet paintings will not be accepted for hanging.

Curating

  • BMA reserves the right to select works to be exhibited.
  • Due to space limitations not all entries will be displayed. Every attempt will be made to display at least one artwork per artist. The Entry Form will ask artists to nominate an order of preference for hanging. Any entry fees will not be refunded.
  • Works not selected for hanging can be collected at the nominated collection time;
  • BMAC reserves the right to determine the way in which selected artworks are hung. 

Insurance & GST

  • Exhibitors are advised to insure their artworks. While every possible care will be taken when handling entered artworks, no responsibility is accepted for loss, theft of damage while in custody or transit, nor for works collected outside the nominated time.
  • GST is the personal responsibility of artists, should their works be sold.

Cancellation

  • Should the event be cancelled prior to the event opening due to events outside of our control, including but not limited to fire, flood, or COVID-19 outbreak, all artists will receive a full refund of any entry fees paid.
  • In the instance the event is cancelled after the official Opening Night has commenced, artists will not be eligible for entry fee refunds.

Delivery & Collection of Artworks

  • Artworks are to be delivered to the school on Wednesday 8.November 2023 between 9am and 12pm or 3pm and 6pm. Earlier entries will not be received.
  • All exhibiting artists are expected to present in-person for collection of unsold works and confirmation of sales between 3:30pm and 5pm on Sunday the 12th of November. Please note, uncollected works cannot be stored.

Conditions of Entry

Acknowledgement of Conditions
is a requirement for entering artwork
in Blue Mountains Artfest 2023.