The Harcourt Applefest Art Show is intimate and distinctive exhibition for smaller works.
The exhibition of high-quality original art has become central to the festival. With awards and acclaim to be won, the Show has a history of impressive entries and esteemed exhibitors.
The Applefest 2022 Ticket grants every Applefest-goer access to the works on display at the ANA Hall.
The grand opening and awards night will be held on Friday 11 March 2022, from 7.30pm. Art works will remain on display for Applefest-celebrations and throughout the Labour Day long weekend.
Categories and sections
There are five open award categories, including
- Best in Show
- Best Oil/Acrylic—Cameron Lang Memorial Award
- Best Watercolour—Shirley Stewart Memorial Award
- Best Other Medium
- Best Local Subject—a work, in any medium, depicting an object, event, person or place within the Mount Alexander Shire
The Harcourt Applefest Art Show is also unique for having a significant Junior section. The engaging works submitted by younger artists ensure that the Art Show committee is always delighted by emerging styles and fresh perspectives.
- Best Junior & Highly Commended, 12 Years and Under
- Best Junior & Highly Commended, 13 – 18 Years
Harcourt Applefest 2022 Art Show Schedule
- Wednesday 23 February 2022—Entries close. Fees and forms submission cut-off date.
- Monday 7 March—Deliver works to ANA Hall, Harcourt between 8.30am to 12 noon, or 5pm to 6.30pm.
- Friday 11 March 2022—7.30pm to 9.00pm—Official opening & Presentation of Awards
- Saturday 12 March—9.00am – 4.00pm—Exhibition open to the public
- Sunday 13 March—10.00am – 4.00pm—Exhibition open to the public
- Monday 14 March—10.00am – 2.00pm—Exhibition open to the public
How to Enter
It’s easy to enter your art into the Harcourt Applefest 2021 Art Show.
Check out the Conditions of Entry and Sale and then, either:
Then, pay the entry fee by 23 February. Deliver your art work to
Fees to Enter Your Art
Fees for entries by adults are $5 per item. Fees for entries by juniors (aged 18 and under) are $1 per item.
Adults must make payment when entry form is submitted. Juniors may pay the fee on delivery day.
Pay by direct debit/EFT (details below) or by Cheque payable to ‘HVH&TC Heritage Committee’.
Direct debit details:
Account Name: Harcourt Heritage CentreIn the transaction comments, type the phrase ‘Art Show’ and the artists name.
Account number: 02106885
Entry forms and fees must be received by Wednesday 23 February 2022.
Completed works must be delivered to ANA Hall, Harcourt at a later date: Monday 7 March 2022 from 8.30am to 12 noon OR from 5pm to 6.30 pm
Conditions of Entry and Sale
Artworks must be smaller works, less than 40cm by 40cm, including frame. All works must be original paintings created by the artist
Entry forms and fees must be submitted by Wednesday 23 February. Adults may submit up to 3 entries. Juniors may submit up to 2 entries.
Deliver works to ANA Hall, Harcourt on Monday 7 March between 8.30am to 12 noon, or 5pm to 6.30pm.
At the time of delivery, artworks must be dry, ready to display and securely wired for hanging. They must be clearly labelled on back top right hand corner with artist name, title of work, medium and price.
Commission: 20% will be deducted from all sales.
Collect works on Monday 14 March from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
Harcourt Heritage will exercise all reasonable care with works submitted but, will not be responsible for the loss or damage to any work while it is in its custody or for insurance on works either during transport or on exhibition.
Harcourt Heritage will hang all works if space allows and reserves the right to reject any exhibit; no correspondence will be entered into.
Images of works may be used on the Applefest web site and/or for the purpose of promoting sales. Such images would be of low resolution to protect artist’s copyright.
Depending on the details of the artist, the subject and the medium, entries may be eligible to be considered for one or more of the award categories.
Harcourt Heritage will notify winners of award-winning exhibits. The Judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Harcourt Heritage will forward cheques for sold works to entry-form address within 14 days of show closing.
Please direct further enquiries to George Milford: 0400 916 527.