New Zealand's winner calls on countrymen to compete in the 2009 Cricket Art Prize

Jane Kellahan, the winner of the 2009 Cricket Art Prize has called on her nations artists to submit an entry. With only 2 months to go until entries close she asks Kiwi artists to ‘give it a go’.

The artist demonstrated that it’s not about who you are or the country you come from, it’s about what the judges perceive to be good art.

The Cricket Art Prize competition has an impartial judging process i.e. all entries are viewed without knowing the country of origin and the identity of the artist, to ensure impartial judgment of paintings. 

Entries will be judged purely on the basis of composition, narrative, technique, and aesthetic values.

Jane Kellahan is an internationally exhibited artist who's painting "White Wickets" won the inaugural Cricket Art Prize in 2009 and will be serving on the judge’s panel in 2010.

“Kiwi artists can easily compete on an international level…  all artistic pursuits add to the rich tapestry of life and stimulate our sensibilities and take us through the whole range of emotions - to laugh, cry, feel contented and inspire ideas.  This has always been the role of the artist in society and good art prompts a response and dares to be different” said Kellahan.

This annual art prize competition offers AU$20,000 to the winning artist, AU$2000 for the Highly Commended and AU$1000 to the Peoples’ Choice with international exposure for the finalists in the travelling exhibition.

The judges for 2010 are comedian and author Steve Abbott; art collector Dr. Dick Quan; art-critic John McDonald and last years winning artist - Jane Kellahan.

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