Art by the ocean

Artist terms and conditions

Art by the Ocean 2023 is an online Art auction and Exhibition to raise funds for Motion By The Ocean Inc. to create community connections and celebrate our environment.   

Open to all Western Australian artists (please note the requirement to deliver artwork to the purchaser in Perth).

Entries are limited to 3 per artist with separate online entries required for each artwork. 

All artwork must be:

  • The original work of the exhibitor and completed in the past three years
  • Dry / stable
  • Each artwork entry requires 3 x high-resolution images of your artwork – front, back, and in situ including any framing or mounts (eg. on a wall, or against an item for size perspective)
  • The image must be a faithful representation of the completed work.

The online entry form will be available from 17 July 2023.

Please contact the event organisers if you require assistance with your application. We are happy to help!

There are two categories of entry:

Open Artwork

  • $25 application fee per artwork 
  • Reserve price set by artist
  • 25% commission payable on sale or donation options (excluding GST if applicable)

Pocket Art

  • No application fee    
  • Fixed price of $200 for all artwork
  • Smaller in size, maximum 30mm x 30mm.
  • 50% commission payable on sale or donation options (excluding GST if applicable)

All  Artwork entries will be selected at the discretion of the Art on the Move Organising Committee.   Successful applicants will be notified no later than Tuesday 15 August 2023.

Exhibiting artists agree to the promotion and reproduction by print or electronic media of their artwork for the purposes of promoting Art by the Ocean and the artist.

There is no drop off or pick up required for unsold artwork. 

Sale proceeds, less commissions, will be paid to artists within 21 days after the close of the auction (subject to art handover).

There will be an opportunity for artists and buyers to meet after the close of the auction at a ‘Presentation of Artworks event’ mid-October 2023.

This event is intended to create a unique connection between artists and buyers and celebrate our passengers, volunteers and supporters that create meaningful connections in our community.

Artworks remain the property and responsibility of the artist at all times until handover to a buyer, after receipt of confirmed payment. 

If an artist is unable to attend the event, every effort will be made to find a suitable, mutually agreeable time for artwork handover. If this is not possible, the artist must organise postal / courier delivery to the address of the buyer. 

Award categories:

  • Best in Show – Emerging Artist (judged by a professional artist)
  • Youth (under 25 years category)
  • People’s choice award as voted by the public online.

Theme Criteria

Submissions will be accepted and awards will be given to artwork that has captured the exhibition’s themes of:  

  • A strong & vibrant community where everyone feels included
  • Sights and sounds of our ever-changing coast
  • Intergenerational relationships.

Important Dates:

Artists entries open

Monday 17 July 2023  at  9am

Artists entries close

Monday 7 August 2023 by 4.30pm.

Successful Artists advised for online auction

Tuesday 15th August 2023

Online Art Auction open

Friday 8 September 2023

Online Art Auction closes

Tuesday 18th September 2023

Closing Event 

Mid October 2023

Sponsored by:

Mural by Peter Ryan
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