Award of Excellence Deadline is April 30th

Every two years, MERA is honoured to present the Award of Excellence in Fine Arts and Fine Crafts to a local artist who demonstrates excellence in their work. The deadline for this year’s award is April 30, 2019. To apply for the MERA Award of Excellence in Fine Arts and Fine Crafts you can e-mail Trina at or click here to download the application and guidelines form. This is an Adobe PDF format file that you can save and print.

The MERA Award includes a cash prize of $1000 to the winning artist who is chosen by a jury of three visual arts professionals. Additionally, each MERA Award recipient and runner(s) up is given the opportunity to publicly present his or her artwork at the time the prize is awarded, this year on June 16th, at the MERA Schoolhouse. MERA Members are welcome to attend. Complete details will be posted on the online calendar at a later date.

This prize is funded in large part by the generous donation to the Perth and District Community Foundation (PDCF) made by Chris and David Dodge who conceived the Award in 2008. An anonymous donor and MERA also contribute financially to this prestigious award.

Please feel free to apply, or forward the  Application and Guidelines and electronic rack card to people you know who qualify as per the attached guidelines.

For more details please visit the website page at