Vote for a local in the Queensland Regional Arts Awards

 Detail from Gerard Kearney's  Serenity , one of the local works in the 2018 Qld Regional Art Awards.

Detail from Gerard Kearney's Serenity, one of the local works in the 2018 Qld Regional Art Awards.

Eleven Central Queenslanders are among your options in the People's Choice category in this year's Queensland Regional Art Awards.

The awards are an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote parts of the state.  This year's theme was "wanderlust", which country Queensland artists addressed in every medium from oils and charcoal to found object sculptures, animations and textiles.

Voting is open until Friday, September 6.  Our local contenders, in order of appearance in the slideshow of entrants, are:

  • Sophie Czarcowski, Yeppoon: Dream Big
  • Margaret Worthington, Calliope: Returning Shorebirds
  • Carmen Beezley-Drake, Rockhampton: Travelling Country Roads
  • Emma Ward, Rockhampton: Along the Way
  • Gail Meyer, Rockhampton: Out There to the Ocean
  • Peta Lloyd, Coowonga: Romancing the Train
  • Gerard Kearney, Rockhampton: Serenity and Rock On
  • Erin Dunne, Rockhampton: Destination Duaringa
  • Emily Szilveszter, Yeppoon: Shelving Bay
  • Sue Kraatz, Rockhampton: Island Hopping
  • Joe Botica, Gladstone: Awoonga Sunset (youth section)

Click here to view all the entries, make note of your faves, then head here to cast your vote.