Awards & Achievements

  • May, 2021

    Third Place signature division - International Society Scratchboard Artists 2021 Online Exhibition.

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  • Dec, 2020

    Finalist - Richerson75 International Animals, Birds and Wildlife 2020

    Finalist  2016 and 2014 

    Finalist 2020 - Richerson75 International Figure/Portrait

    The Richeson75 competitions offer a venue in which established and emerging artists may show their latest, best work to a wide and appreciative audience. The 75 finalists for each regular contest will exhibit their work in the beautiful Richeson Gallery and in the online exhibit. The Richeson75 online competitions also reach a wide audience with online exhibits of the 75 finalists' work. All Richeson competitions are capped off with a publication of a collectable, limited-edition, full-colour, hardcover exhibit book. These books include the work of the finalists, and also feature other meritorious entries from the competition.

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  • Nov, 2020

    Virtual Artist in Residence Award for November 2020, Highly Commended - Art4Apes - ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest​ 2020

    2016 Finalist

    The Virtual Artist in Residence Program is awarded monthly to the artist (or photographer) who has submitted 3 or more entries to the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2020 and has been selected by the Curatorial Committee as best interpreting the aims of the Contest.


    The ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest, was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. The contest receives entries from all over the world. Entry fees and proceeds support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

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  • Nov, 2020

    First Place  - Mixed media category - Contemporary Art Gallery Online 2020 Figurative/Portrait Exhibition 

    First Place  - Mixed media category - Contemporary Art Gallery Online 2016 All Animals Exhibition



    Contemporary Art Gallery Online believes in the creativity of man, the beauty an artist can share with the world and the ultimate need man has for the beauty of art. We believe this to be a simple truth and this is why we created Contemporary Art Gallery Online.

  • Mar, 2020

    Finalist -Boynes Emerging Artist Award

     The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international online art competition that is geared towards emerging artists from all over the world. Our goal is to use our platform to promote talented artists across the globe.

  • Sep, 2019

    Finalist - The Art of Conservation - International Exhibit of Nature in Art Virtual exhibit in conjunction with AFC annual festival, Vancouver, Canada


    Finalist - 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012.

    The Art of Conservation - International Exhibit of Nature in Art is one of the world's premier nature-inspired art exhibits.

    The purpose of the exhibition is three-fold; i) To support conservation through fundraising and education; ii) To showcase the extraoridary pool of artistic talent in the AFC; and iii) to expose the nature art genre to new audiences.

    The show companion book is a true coffee-table book - 10-1/4" square, 238 pages, hardbound, and printed in full-colour on FSC-certified stock.

  • Jul, 2019

    2019 Finalist - Northern Beaches Art Prize

     Special Mention - Warringah Art Prize 2015

    Finalist - 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2009

    The annual Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize) began in 1955. Since then, it has become the Northern Beaches’ most prestigious art competition.

  • Sep, 2018

    First runner up - AGRA Australian Artists Online for "Lionel on Black"

    3rd Place - 2015 AGRA Australian Artists Online for "Hear Me Purr"

    Australian Guild of Realist Artists  runs an online competition, the Australian Artists on-Line (AAOL), open to full AGRA members across Australia. AGRA members are invited to submit images of their work for seasonal AAL events. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up are also invited to exhibit in the Australian Art Excellence Awards each year.

  • Nov, 2017

    3rd place Paintings and Other Category- 7th Annual  International Nature Art Exhibition, Light, Space and Time Online Gallery

  • Oct, 2016

    Solo Art Series -Light, Space and Time #4 Exhibition 

    Light Space and Time Online Gallery announced their fourth "Solo Art Sereis" Online Art Competition. 

    The gallery jugded the top 12 artists who had the most complete "Body of Work" to show. From that group of 12 artists the gallery then awards 4 monthly Solo art exhibtions. 

    The gallery invites online submissions of 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection as one of the Gallery's 4 Solo Art Exhibtions. The gallery  encourages artists regardless of where they reside to submit thier best representational and non-representational art.


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  • Sep, 2016

    Finalist - 2016 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

    One of Australia’s richest and most prestigious art competitions the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize attracts close to 1000 entries from national and international artists. The art prize was named after Frederick George Waterhouse, one of the most eminent naturalists of his day and curator of the South Australian museum from 1860 to 1882. The purpose of the exhibition is to “promote and recognize excellence in art that depicts natural history or wildlife.”

    I feel so honoured to have my scrathboard piece "Nocturnal Treasure" selected for this outstanding exhibtion.


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  • May, 2016

    Venkat Award of Excellence - ISSA 5th Annual International Exhibition of Scratchboard Art 2016 

    Showcasing the best examples of scratchboard art in the world the 2016 annual juried show was held at the Ironwood Gallery, Arizona Desert Museum in Tucosn, Arizona, USA.

    Geraldine was awarded the Venkat Award of Excellence for her piece entitled Hear Me Purr. The Venkat Award of Excellence is a sponsored award by Venkateswaran K. Krishnan.

  • Apr, 2016

    Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Prize 

    Finalist - 2016 

    Best Scratchboard -  2014 


    Kenneth Jack was on the founding committee of AGRA and later became a patron. After Kenneth’s passing in 2006 AGRA wanted to honour him and recognise the importance he placed on drawing and so AGRA created the Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award in 2007.  


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  • Oct, 2015

    Finalist - Golden Turtle 9th International Wildlife Art Exhibition, Moscow

    The Golden Turtle festival is an official world wide event being the largest international eco-educational project, bringing photographers, designers and artists celebrating the beauty of wildlife. The festival is unrivalled in the world as one of the most significant environmental and educational activities of Russia conducted within the framework of the UN Decade of biodiversity conservation.

    The Golden Turtle contest gathers artists from all over the world, submitting artwork in three main categories and several subcategories.

  • May, 2015

    Finalist -Linus Galleries USA, International Realism Online Exhibition

    Linus Galleries is a Southern California-based online art gallery that embraces contemporary artwork of all styles and mediums. Linus Galleires thrive on showcasing raw artistic talent from call for submissions artwork of any medium by artists anywhere in the world.

  • May, 2015

     High Achievement Award - AGRA Animals in Art

  • Oct, 2014

    1st Place- 2014 Light, Space and Time 4th Annual Nature Exhibition​

    The gallery’s competition for October was the 4th Annual “Nature” Online Art Competition. International 2D and 3D artists (including photography) were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s November 2014 online group art exhibition.

    Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Nature” theme by depicting the physical world and is considered to be anything that was not created by or has been substantially altered by man.  Subjects that would encompass the “Nature” theme would include geographical subjects, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments. 

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  • Aug, 2014

  • May, 2010

    2010 AFC Conservation Artist Award - May

    Artists For Conservation selects an artist each month for artistic excellence and extraordinary dedication to conservation. In 2010 Geraldine was awarded the AFC Conservation Artist Award for May.


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