• PAS2021

    covid-safe-logoWe have completed our COVID Safe plan in accordance with current Public Health guidelines. At this stage we hope to proceed with our event as planned. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and this website closer to the event for any updates.

Feature Artist

Portland Art Prize & Simply Drawing Prize

Portland Art Prize

First Prize $650  |  Second Prize $350

This year artists entering the theme section are invited to interpret


2020 has been a year that has presented many challenges, but none more than the isolation that the entire world has had to endure.

The theme for 2021 invites artists to interpret this feeling of isolation they have experienced, in any medium permissible under the entry guidelines.

Artists are also asked to submit a 50 word summary of how their work interprets the theme for the judges consideration.
The Ron Bidwell Award – First Prize $650
The Mary Hampton Award – Second Prize $350

Entries Close 12 February 2021

  • Artists are permitted one entry only in this section. Artists are permitted three entries in total.
  • The prizes will be awarded after independent judging.
  • The Judges will be announced prior to the Art Exhibition.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.

Sponsored by


Simply Drawing Prize

Prize $300

Artwork must be a drawing and can be done using
Pencil,  Charcoal or Pen. Black & White only, back to basics

Entries Close 12 February 2021

  • Artists are permitted one entry only in this section. Artists are permitted three entries in total.
  • The prizes will be awarded after judging takes place by Joe Penn & Lesley O’Shea.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.


Sponsored by Joe Penn & Lesley O’Shea

Event Details

The event will once again be held in Portland’s beautiful Crystal Theatre. The building ensures a wonderful atmosphere for you to enjoy the art show.

Please note: COVID requirements may change the below details closer to the event.


Changed Exhibition times 

With the social distancing requirements and restrictions on serving food and beverages we unfortunately will not be able to hold the traditional Opening Night Friday 5th March.

In lieu of the opening night, we are delighted to offer the opportunity for a special ‘preview’ night at a reduced charge of $5 on Thursday evening 4th March between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.  

Reservations are essential and can be made online via TicketBooth https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/portlandartshow-sponsors

Our exhibition will be open during the weekend as in past years, 9:30am – 5pm (4pm Sun) with appropriate COVID procedures. Wearing a mask is encouraged. 



Friday 5th March
6:30pm – 10:00pm

Official Opening – 7:30pm



Saturday 6th March
9:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday 7th March
9:30am – 4:00pm


$5 adults
$3 conc. & children

CWA Cafe Open




Contact Us

Chairperson: Sue Banning
Vice Chairperson: Elizabeth Irvine
Treasurer: Brian Cassell
Entry Co-ordinators: Bruce & Elizabeth Irvine
Secretary: Jodie Mason
Publicity Officer: Rich Evans

Mailing address
PO Box 43
Portland NSW 2847

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