// THE 2016 BLUETHUMB ART PRIZE

Raise your profile. 1st Place wins $10,000.

The 2016 bluethumb Art Prize is a continuation of our mission to connect artists with art lovers. Back in 2009, we didn’t want Australia to have to wait until our artists made it into a gallery to discover their stories, and so bluethumb was born. Now in 2016, we’re going one step further with great exposure and a $10,000 prize for the best bluethumb profile picture.

The 2016 bluethumb Art Prize is open to all Australian artists. The artwork can be realistic, abstract, a landscape, self-portrait… anything really, as long as it's a signature piece that represents you and your style.

How will you raise your profile with artistic self-expression? Your best feature? Your secret place? Your alter ego?

SEE SHORTLIST

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$10,000 2016 bluethumb Art Prize: Artists, what you need to know.

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// Event

The bluethumb Art Prize Exhibition

20 January 2017 – 29 January 2017

@ No Vacancy Gallery34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, Australia 3000

The bluethumb Art Prize has exceeded all expectations of what is possible in its inaugural year. With 1140 artists submitting exclusive originals, our new art prize on the block is bigger than the Archibald in term of submissions. The exhibition showcases 25 finalists selected by an eclectic judging panel of 12 industry experts, including Penny Griggs, General Manager of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival); June Mills, Indigenous music star, visual artist and traditional owner of Larrakia land; and qualified art curator and Real Housewives of Melbourne star, Gina Liano. Read more about the finalists and judging.

Opening Night - 6pm Friday 20th January

- Refreshments and nibbles provided
- Meet the artists and judges
- The winner will be announced at 7.30pm

We hope you can all make it to the opening and announcement! RSVP.

All Judges >

// JUDGING PANEL

Leigh Robb

Leigh Robb is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Galle...

Penny Griggs

Penny has dedicated her career to the arts industry. Currently...

Greg Ackland

Gregory Ackland is Principal Lecturer – Visual Art, and Studio...

Gina Liano

Gina Liano is a Criminal Barrister, a qualified Art Curator an...

// FINALIST ENTRIES

85cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Wood
$799
20cm (W) x 29cm (H)
Ink pen on archival paper
$630
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$6,500
1500cm (W) x 1500cm (H)
Acrylic enamel oil sticks
$1,650
120cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$823
80cm (W) x 80cm (H)
oil on timber panel
$2,400
75cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Watercolor on Arches cotton paper
$7,480
57cm (W) x 39cm (H)
Oil on primed hardboard
$2,380
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Oil, acrylic & graphite on board
$1,580
100cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic paint on stretched cotton canvas
$1,400
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$2,650
96cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$2,833
120cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Archival ink, acrylic and graphite on Birch panel
$2,700
61cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$724
36cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil on Board
$1,050
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$2,700
91cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on fine linen
$3,700
76cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$2,315
92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil on Linen Canvas
$2,800
76cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$2,250
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil on Linen
$2,750
100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil on Italian Linen
$12,500
100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$3,350
25cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$380
120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on heavy duty 12oz Canvas
$3,900
120cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$6,000
180cm (W) x 130cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$5,150
92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic paint on cotton canvas.
$1,300
41cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Marker and pencils
$1,200
65cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$2,000
79cm (W) x 79cm (H)
Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas, Framed in Oak, Lime Stain
$2,245
62cm (W) x 204cm (H)
Oil on board
$7,150
91.4cm (W) x 152.4cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$13,600
89cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
$2,350

// SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

61cm (W) x 51cm (H)
acrylic paint on a canvas panel, framed in a guilded timber frame with an offwhite slip inlay, framed size 75cm x 65cm x 4cm
$980
76cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic and Oil on canvas
$2,250
85cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Wood
$799
62cm (W) x 49cm (H)
Old Holland oil paint on sealed, gesso'd MDF with backing support, UV varnished
$664
20cm (W) x 29cm (H)
Ink pen on archival paper
$630
40cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Watercolour paint, watercolour pencil and white acrylic on Archer's watercolour paper.
$730
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$6,500
60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$295
40cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Ink and gouache on Paper
$350
90cm (W) x 125cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$4,950
152.5cm (W) x 102.5cm (H)
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
$8,750
98cm (W) x 98cm (H)
Coloured Pencil, Acrylic and Lacquer on Lasercut Panels
$1,850
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic on timber
$1,220
1500cm (W) x 1500cm (H)
Acrylic enamel oil sticks
$1,650
91cm (W) x 120cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
$600
76cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic and Oil on canvas
$700
52cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Acrylic Paint on Plywood
$1,450
153cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$4,000
101cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylics on Canvas
$650
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on Linen
$4,500
55cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Indian Ink on mixed media board with backing frame resin coated
$580
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
acrylic on stretched canvas.
$900
120cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$823
90cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil and pigment on canvas
$1,400
80cm (W) x 80cm (H)
oil on timber panel
$2,400
75cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Watercolor on Arches cotton paper
$7,480
25cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil on Board Framed
$1,500
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$850
121.9cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic mixed media‚ texture on stretched canvas
$1,250
57cm (W) x 39cm (H)
Oil on primed hardboard
$2,380
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
$630
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas
$725
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Professional quality oil paint on hand stretched linen
$450
76cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Oil, acrylic & graphite on board
$1,580
85cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
$2,900
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Mixed media on Linen
$3,050
100cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic paint on stretched cotton canvas
$1,400
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$2,650
127cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
$1,750
102cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$3,150
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas. This painting needs to be framed or stretched.
$1,075
180cm (W) x 200cm (H)
Oils, acrylics, spray paint, pastels and charcoal on canvas.
$1,300
96cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$2,833
120cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Archival ink, acrylic and graphite on Birch panel
$2,700
61cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$724
70cm (W) x 47cm (H)
Graphite, Pastel, Gold leaf, Palladium Leaf, Acrylic Paint on Arches Paper
$750
36cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil on Board
$1,050
64cm (W) x 64cm (H)
oil on cotton fabric and canvas
$790
51cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Graphite and Oil Paint on Gallery Cotton
$2,930
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$2,700
40cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Acrylics ,Inks & Polmar Paint
$480
150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil on quality gallery wrapped canvas
$1,450
91cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on fine linen
$3,700
121cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$2,400
100cm (W) x 50cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
$1,980
170cm (W) x 122cm (H)
For this Humpback whale calf I used soft pastel on gatorboard coated with pastel primer
$12,550
60cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$568
76cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
$2,315
102cm (W) x 67cm (H)
Oil Paint on Linen
$3,050
70cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Pastel and Gouache on black cotton rag paper
$4,950
92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil on Linen Canvas
$2,800
76cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$2,250
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil on Linen
$2,750
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Resin and Mixed Media on Timber Art Board
$2,000
76cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Oil on deep edge canvas
$900
100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil on Italian Linen
$12,500
101cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Ink applied with stick, gesso , acrylic glazes, collage of ink prints and acrylic paintings.
$2,550
55cm (W) x 23cm (H)
Watercolour on Waterford 140lb CP
$1,300
100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$3,350
25cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$380
122cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$2,495
120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on heavy duty 12oz Canvas
$3,900
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Hydrocryl Acrylics on Belgian linen
$1,800
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
acrylic and gold leaf on poly/cotton canvas
$8,500
120cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$6,000
180cm (W) x 130cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$5,150
92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic paint on cotton canvas.
$1,300
150cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
$680
51cm (W) x 41cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$950
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic on Linen
$3,700
57cm (W) x 72cm (H)
Oil on Board
$1,780
137cm (W) x 81cm (H)
Mixed Media & Oil Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
$2,300
41cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Marker and pencils
$1,200
65cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$2,000
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas
$1,900
79cm (W) x 79cm (H)
Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas, Framed in Oak, Lime Stain
$2,245
62cm (W) x 204cm (H)
Oil on board
$7,150
180cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Multi panel (12 pieces) Watercolour on rag paper. Dimensions as pictured: H; 90cm (45cm x 2) W: 90cm (15cm x 6)
$1,200
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on canvas
$1,350
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil paint on gallery quality stretched canvas
$7,100
200cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic and ink on premium stretched canvas
$3,510
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
acrylic paint on board
$980
92cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on linen
$10,900
91.4cm (W) x 152.4cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$13,600
102cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$2,245
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$2,080
89cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
$2,350
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil and acrylic paint and shellac on black edged canvas.
$850
All Entries >

// RECENT ENTRIES

61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil and acrylic paint and shellac on black edged canvas.
$850
102cm (W) x 76cm (H)
OIL ON CANVAS - NEEDS TO BE FRAMED
$1,600
58.5cm (W) x 53.6cm (H)
Ink, Marker and Pencil on Paper.
$550
183cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
Resin, Ink & pigment on Rectangular round edged board
$999
60cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic painting on texture canvas.
$250
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$2,080
100cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Acrylic on Convas
$1,950
61cm (W) x 31cm (H)
emboss with texture white and acrylic on canvas
$357
45cm (W) x 50cm (H)
collage of assorted papers, acrylic paint, gold acrylic paint textured background
$225
102cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$2,245
62cm (W) x 82cm (H)
Encaustic (hot beeswax & damar resin) and oil - framed
$2,100
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylics, pencil and ink on wooden panel
$530
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas
$300
74cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Collagraph on Printmaking paper
$850
23cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
ink on wood artist board- ready to hang
$130
76cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on quality stretched canvas ready to hang.
$860
122cm (W) x 42cm (H)
QUALITY STUDIO COTTON CANVAS WITH SOLID PINE FRAME AND QUALITY ARTIST PAINTS; HIGH GLOSS FINISH AND SIDES PAINTED MATTE WHITE FOR CONTRAST; READY TO HANG.
$290
40cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$850
110cm (W) x 85cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
$1,450
42cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$280