Calleen Art Award 2022 - Finalists Announced

Published on 27 August 2022

Calleen Art Award 2022 Finalists

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is pleased to announce the finalists of the Calleen Art Award 2022 acquisitive painting prize in any style or subject worth $25,000. The Calleen Art Award is open to artists across Australia and entries must be an unaided artwork in any painting medium including oil paint, acrylic or watercolour. The Calleen Art Award encourages originality, creativity and excellence in the visual arts.

The Calleen Art Award was founded in 1977 by Art Patron Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible with the generous support of the Calleen Trust. The Calleen Art Award finalist’s exhibition at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery is a signature art event in the central west region of NSW.

This year the Gallery received 321 entries and 49 works have been selected as finalists by the pre-selection panel of art professionals. The selected artworks consist of a diverse range of visually compelling, thoughtful and challenging paintings. The winning work will join the Calleen Collection housed at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery and visitors to the Calleen Art Award exhibition can vote in the People’s Choice Award. This is announced at the end of the exhibition. 

The opening night and announcement of the winner of the Calleen Art Award 2022 is on Saturday 8 October 2022 from 6pm and promises to be a memorable and enjoyable event. All welcome.

Exhibition dates are 9 October to 20 November 2022 at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 77 Darling Street, Cowra. Open: Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm and Sun 10am – 2pm. Admission free.  

Calleen Art Award 2022 - List of Finalists

Deirdre Bean

Michael Bell

Joe Blundell

GW Bot

Kate Briscoe

Annabel Butler

Anthony Cahill

Jane Canfield

Ian Chapman

David Collins

Raphe Coombes          

Tony Costa

Bruce Daniel

Katie Daniels

Inel Date

J Valenzuela Didi

Tracy Dods

Ashley Frost

Melissa Guest 

Joanne Handley

Alan Harding

Geoff Harvey

Greg Hill

Jude Hotchkiss

Tim Hutchinson

Wendy Jagger

Kerry Johns

Dylan Jones

Solomon Karmel-Shann          

Dominika Keller

Fiona Kent

Yasmin Khadembashi

James Lai

Graham Lupp

Angela Malone

Marie Mansfield

Nic Mason

Kerry McInnis 

Matilda Michell

Annabel Nowlan

Derek O'Connor

Amanda Penrose Hart

Hal Pratt

Petra Reece

Wendy Teakel 

Ross Townsend

Sally West

Judith White

Sarah Yee





Details of the finalists will be posted on the Gallery website from Monday 29 August 2022.

For more information contact Brian Langer, Gallery Director, Cowra Regional Art Gallery on 0429072282 or email