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The Sabah Art Gallery organizes annual exhibitions and events that promotes work by local and international artists. Annual Art Selection is conducted to encourage local talent and to increase the collection of the Gallery.

The Sabah Art Gallery Conservation Building is located in Kota Kinabalu and is first 'Green' building in Borneo, with distinctive design it's an attraction in itself.

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Karya Pilihan Tahunan Negeri Sabah – KPTNS

Sabah Annual Art Selection

A state wide art selection program to increase the collection of the Sabah Art Gallery and discover and encourage creative individuals to follow their passion in art. Entry forms are available at the Sabah Art Gallery and all submission centers around Sabah.

A major annual art works exhibition involving all the selected and awarded art works by local artists from secondary school students and professional artists where participation opens to all Malaysian who is residing in Sabah. The award-winning works featuring masterpieces on varied subjects and topics are all related to Sabah giving them a distinctive ethnic theme.


Majlis Anugerah Karya Pilihan Tahunan Negeri Sabah
Sabah Annual Art Selection Award

The highlight of Sabah Annual Art Selection is on the Award night where selected artworks are exhibited and awards giving ceremony to the selected participants.

The show is also held as part of the Head of State’s Birthday Celebration and will be officially graced by the Head of State himself.

Karya Pilihan Tahunan Negeri Sabah ke-35, 2020
35th Sabah Annual Art Selection 2020

The 35th Sabah Annual Art Selection Award is now open for participation. Please refer to the Participation Form for more details. Forms are available Online or at the Sabah Art Gallery, Sabah Cultural Board, and all submissions centers. 

KPTNS (Peringkat Bahagian)
KPTNS (Divisional Level)

Selected artwork in the Divisional Level are qualified to be selected in the State Level.

Peringkat Bahagian
Divisional Level
Pusat Penerimaan
Submission Centres

Zon Pantai Barat Utara North West Coast Zone - Kota Belud, Kota Marudu, Pitas, Kudat, Ranau

Kota Belud, LKNS Cawangan Kota Belud  TBC

Zon Tawau Tawau Zone - Tawau, Kunak, Semporna, Lahad Datu

Tawau, LKNS Cawangan Tawau TBC

Zon Sandakan Sandakan Zone - Sandakan, Labuk Sugud, Kinabatangan, Tongod

Sandakan, LKNS Cawangan Sandakan TBC

Zon Pantai Barat Selatan South West Coast Zone - Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Penampang, Papar

Penampang, Pusat Kebudayaan Sabah Penampang TBC
Zon Pendalaman Atas Upper Interior Zone - Tenom, Keningau, Nabawan, Tambunan

Tenom, Pusat Kebudayaan Murut Sabah, LKNS Tenom

Zon Pendalaman Bawah Lower Interior Zone - Beaufort, Membakut, Kuala Penyu, Menumbok, Sipitang



KPTNS (Peringkat Negeri)

Anugerah KPTNS 2020 sempena Hari Jadi Rasmi TYT
Sabah Annual Art Award Ceremony In conjunction with Sabah Head of State's Birthday

Kota Kinabalu TBC



+60 88-268 748
88300 Kota Kinabalu,


  • Malaysian ( 13 years & above): RM5.00
  • Children ( 7-12 years old): RM2.00
  • Students: RM3.00
  • Non Malaysian ( 13 years & above ): RM15.00
  • Non Malaysian ( 7- 12 years ): RM10.00
  • For special needs & senior citizens: free admission

Opening Hours

9am - 5pm, open daily except for Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Labour Day, Christmas, New Year