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New and innovative artists who believe they have what it takes to make an impact in the art industry are encouraged to enter the 2013 Sasol New Signatures art competition before the closing date.

Recognised as the longest running national art competition in South Africa, the Sasol New Signatures art competition offers an opportunity for artists to showcase their artwork and build their profile in the industry. Through this competition, artists can win fantastic cash prizes and the overall winner will hold a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum next year.

Emerging artists should not miss out on the opportunity to take their careers to new heights by submitting one or two artworks at one of several collection points around the country before Wednesday, 3 July 2013. The competition is open to artists who are 18 years and older and have not held a solo exhibition (a body of at least 20 works exhibited in a commercial gallery) except for academic purposes.

The winner of the competition will win a cash prize of R60 000, the runner up will walk away with R20 000 and five merit winners will receive R5 000 each.

“The Sasol New Signatures art competition is one of the most prestigious national competitions for emerging South African artists and provides an ideal platform to showcase the undiscovered talent that our country has to offer,” said Richard Hughes, Sasol’s Sponsorship Manager.

“This year, entrants are encouraged to reveal their talent and a spirit of innovation with work that can connect to the ever evolving South African arts industry,” added Hughes.

Regional judges will select approximately 100 works that will be exhibited at the official opening of the Sasol New Signatures exhibition and prize-giving ceremony, which will be held at the Pretoria Art Museum on Wednesday, 28 August 2013. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, 13 October 2013.

Entries must be submitted at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 and Wednesday, 3 July 2013. No entries will be received before or after these dates.

For more information regarding the competition, visit www.sasolsignatures.co.za
or contact Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts Pretoria on 012 346 3100/083 288 5117 or email artspta@mweb.co.za.



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