Enter the next CAN Community Art Exhibition

Date: Jul 24 – Sep 11Space: Main Gallery


Hawke’s Bay Artists – here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss…

The next community art exhibition for you to enter is at CAN is ‘CANdid-50’ which will be on display in OCTOBER, during the Harcourt’s Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival! This selected exhibition promises to be an exciting addition to all of the events and exhibitions on offer during this time.

All Hawke’s Bay Artists are invited to submit up to 3 images of one piece of work in any media, for selection by the well respected and experienced Hawke’s Bay based selector Roy Dunningham. In total 50 works will be selected for the exhibition, which will be displayed in the beautiful Main Gallery from 8 October.

CAN will host CANdid-50 over 3 weeks, during the Harcourt’s Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, including the exciting ‘Nuit Blanc; Art after Dark’ event on Saturday 17 October and during the Hawke’s Bay Art Trail weekend of 24 &25 October (labour weekend) when typically Napier visitor numbers swell as tourists are drawn to the region.

So – get your skates on and download the pdf entry form and T&C :

CANdid-50 entry form and terms and conditions 2020 

or Word doc:

CANdid-50 entry form and terms and conditions 2020

Fill it in, and email us at bookings@thecan.co.nz with your accompanying image by 4pm on Friday 11 September 2020. Alternatively pick up a form from the CAN foyer next time you come in to have a look around.

The entry fee is just $15, and there will be an exciting gala opening night for you to attend on Friday 8 October. A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the end of the exhibition and all work must be for sale.

This year has brought about some challenges for the arts sector, and has noticeably affected the income of the region’s talented artists. After the Covid Lockdown was over in May, and everyone emerged from their cocoons, CAN held an exhibition in June to showcase the work that the enforced studio time had brought about, entitled ‘We CAN Celebrate’. This exhibition was a great success, not only in terms of participation and the number of pieces on display, but also with visitor numbers and sales. This support from artists and the community, and the direct connections that were made between artists and buyers reinforced and validated the function of community arts.

CAN operates at a grass roots level, providing accessibility to the Arts, not only for all visitors but by providing affordable space for exhibitors too. What it proved to CAN, was that an important aspect of our role is to connect the dots and act as a conduit to facilitiate these interactions between artists and art appreciators.

Join us – enter your work and be part of the next beautiful group exhibition at CAN. Let’s show everyone how resilient and progressive Hawke’s Bay Art can be!

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