The Queen Street Art Prize - A $16,000 Acquisitive Prize

December / 2023


The Queen Street Art Prize

The Color Queen Gallery at 136 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney is providing a prominent platform and opportunity for artists at various points in their careers, ranging from emerging to more established professional.  The exhibition will encompass 50 Finalist Artist’s  2D oil and acrylic paintings on canvas (only) with the theme “Native Australian Botanicals”. 

Created by The Color Queen Gallery founder and fine artist, Concetta Antico, known worldwide as  “The Color Queen”, Concetta aim is to install an added love of Australian nature and colour into the arts and public communities through her prize.  As a scientifically endorsed Tetrachromat, Concetta sees 100 million more colours than regular vision, therefore she has emphasised a focus on colour and natural earthly beautyfor this art prize. 

The Queen Street Art Prize theme is hence  “Native Australian Botanicals” as Concetta understands the Australian flora is paramount in creating a healthy ecosystem in our natural environs. “Our unique Australian native plants provide sustenance and habitats for a wide variety of local wildlife, and are necessary to sustain this life in this country.  I encourage artists to submit work with this focus in mind and with an emphasis on colour”, she states.

The finalists’ works will be on public display from 27th April  – 17th May 2024 at The Color Queen Gallery, 136 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney and the announcement of the prize winners will take place at the opening night of the exhibition on 27th April at 7pm.   The winners will be announced online as well. 

As we celebrate our inaugural year, we enthusiastically offer an invitation for you to take part in this exciting event which guarantees a memorable experience for all involved.

Magic Was Cast At Spellbound!

January / 2024

The stars aligned at The Color Queen Gallery in Sydney on January 13 to celebrate the latest exhibition of The Color Queen – Concetta Antico, at her spellbound show! Several works were coveted by collectors including the beautiful “Solar Halo 22” which will hang in the Blue Mountains soon! 
Many dignitaries attended including the deputy mayor of Woollahra , Ms. Sarah Swan. The community turned out and revelry and enjoyment were had! Concetta announced that her next show would be an immersement in peacocks and their colours, peacocks being one of her favourite subject matter. 
The Gallery is being well received by the locals who are finding their way in and are awestruck by the colours and uniqueness of the 100 million hued Tetrachromatic oil on canvas master works! 

The Color Queen Gallery Grand Opening A Huge Hit!

November / 2023

All the celestial and earthly stars were out on November 11, as well as a good cheer and a lot of colour! Hundreds turned up to support the new creative venture on Queen Street, Woollahra. 
We were all honoured by the presence of deputy mayor Sarah Swan of Woollahra at the festivities as well as  Professor Branka Spehar of the University of New South Wales, who gave a lecture on Art and Karla and the science of vision.  Other dignitaries included Glen-Marie Frost OAM, Wendy Boynton of ABC and Mr. Michael Yabsley. 
Concetta’s The Color Queen Gallery is now officially open and she warmly welcomes you to climb the stairs to a new art  paradise in her home town to view her 100 million more colored oil on canvas artworks! 
Opening hours: 
Wednesday through Saturday 11 to 5 pm & by appointment

The Color Queen Gallery - Grand Opening 11.11.23

August / 2023

Returning to her native Sydney, (after 30 years operating her USA galleries), master artist Concetta Antico unveils her rare super vision gift at her new bewitching realm.

The Color Queen Gallery will enchant with original otherworldly masterpieces manifested with 100 million more colors than can be seen with regular vision.
Scientifically endorsed & venerated worldwide as “The Color Queen”, Concetta shares oil painted “windows” imbued with the true colors existing in our world. Now you may see them too…

Unique offerings inc. merchandise, prints, & stationaries. As muse, Concetta offers very limited tarot readings & coveted private instruction.

Visit The Color Queen Gallery, to experience what worldwide media are raving about!

The Color Queen Farewells Tooraloo And Lands In Her Own Home Town!

July / 2023

The Color Queen has made a significant move, bidding farewell to Byron Bay after successfully selling the historic dairy farm she lovingly restored. Antico has now relocated to the bustling city of Sydney, aiming to immerse herself in the vibrant art scene and expand her audience. This transcontinental shift from San Diego to Sydney marks a new chapter in Antico’s artistic journey, as she seeks to connect with a broader range of art enthusiasts and further establish her presence in the international art community. Antico’s move to Sydney signifies her dedication to reaching new heights in her artistic endeavors and embracing fresh opportunities for creativity and collaboration.

Farewell to Tooraloo Farm


New endeavours for my art career in Sydney!

A big welcome to Sydney, my beautiful hometown!

The Color Queen Accepted As Premium Signature Artist With Nava, Australia

June / 2023

In an exciting development, acclaimed artist Concetta Antico, known as the “Color Queen,” has been accepted as a Premium Signature Artist with NAVA, Australia. NAVA, the National Association for the Visual Arts, has been a prominent advocate for the Australian visual arts, craft, and design sector since 1983. As a Premium Signature Artist, Antico joins the ranks of esteemed creatives supported by NAVA, further solidifying her position as a recognized and influential figure in the art world.

By accepting Concetta Antico as a Premium Signature Artist, NAVA acknowledges her exceptional talent and artistic achievements, while also providing her with a valuable network and resources to support her ongoing artistic endeavors. It is a significant recognition for Antico and further solidifies her position as a respected artist within the vibrant Australian arts community.

New Acquisitions for The Color Queen

January / 2023

Artist Concetta Antico’s captivating artworks are in high demand worldwide. Recent purchases include the mesmerizing “Devoted – Swan Lake” and “Hollyhock Gate” original oil on canvas paintings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Art enthusiasts in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, acquired prints of “Twilight Out The Palms” and “River Rock Gully“, while a beautiful “Lilac Roses” print now graces a collector’s wall in Montezuma, Iowa, USA. Antico’s talent shines internationally with the acquisition of “One Glorious Gladioli” in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and “Jellyfish” in College Station, Texas, USA, accompanied by the book “All This and Heaven Too!” Collectors worldwide continue to be enchanted by Antico’s masterpiece “A Sea Full of Stars“, showcasing her exceptional vision and creativity.

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