I just got this email. I don't think I will submit but thought some of you, especially those more in that area, might.
"Dear E. M. Gist
I am writing to advise you of a Call for Entries for the Conflux
international art show, which will feature AUD $6000 (approx. US $4500 / UK
£2520) in art show prizes for science fiction, fantasy, horror, surreal,
astronomical, comics, manga and related art.
Prizes include one AUD $2000 (approx. US $1500 / UK £840) award for Best in
Show, two AUD $1000 (approx. US $750 / UK £420) awards for Best
International and Best Australian, and four AUD $500 (approx. US $375 / UK
£210) awards for Best Student, Best Comic, Best Manga and Best Digital.
To enable the greatest participation by international artists, artwork will
primarily be displayed as prints from digital format (printed by a
professional art printer) or in a projected slide show. The show will also
feature traditional media artwork.
The Conflux art show is attached to one of the largest science fiction
conventions ever held in Australia. The show will run from 2-12 June 2006,
including one-week prior to the Conflux convention, during which time it
will be open to the general public at the National Museum of Australia
(www.nma.gov.au), an outstanding venue with extensive experience in
presenting major exhibitions. The show is being promoted widely and
exhibiting artists will receive excellent exposure and opportunities to sell
I would encourage you to exhibit in the show, and to visit
www.conflux.org.au/2006/artshow.shtml and download the art show rules,
submission guidelines, and application form at your earliest opportunity.
Please note that applications and images of artwork must be received by
March 27 2006.
Please feel free to email any queries to me at this address, or to the art
show director at email@example.com. I would also be grateful if you
could pass on this information to others who may be interested in submitting
to the show."