The 2012 Jacaranda Acquistive Drawing AwardThe 2012 JADA received 418 entries, near the record set in 2008 of 439. Everyone associated with the award is delighted with the entries which came from all states and territories in Australia.
The selection panel, Sandra McMahon, Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery, John Walsh, Director, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Angela de Martino Rosaroll, Curator, Grafton Regional Gallery and myself chose with much debate 52 drawings by 52 artists.
A great variety of media and content will see the 2012 JADA challenge and excite all our visitors at the Grafton Regional Gallery and consequently on its nine venue tour through Queensland and New South Wales over the next two years.
So there are 52 happy artists getting their works framed and delivered to the gallery by mid October for the big opening on Friday 26 October. Our official opening is always one of the biggest events in our events calendar - everyone wants to know who will win the $15,000 first prize and what the further $15,000 of acquisitions are! See you there!