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NZ Art Show

Date: Wed Dec 27 – Mon Jun 4Time:

Heading into its 15th year, the NZ Art Show continues its reign of success: over 10,000 attendees each year cementing the show as New Zealand’s number 1 show of its kind; around $1 million dollars in art sales each year sees around $750,000 going back to the artists.

Applications for the 2018 show are now open and we are seeking contemporary artists with something fresh and interesting to offer art lovers. The show is one of the best platforms for artists to showcase their art to thousands of people; and it’s popular with art buyers as nothing is more than $5,000.

Artists can head to our website for all information about exhibition categories and exhibition fees,  and application form – http://www.artshow.co.nz/artists/: our application process is very simple but it does include a small application fee.

Emergent 2018

Are you currently studying art at a recognised art school, or recently graduated? You might like to apply for our new initiative Emergent 2018

  • A special section dedicated to art students
  • Limited to 40 artists
  • Artists currently studying at a recognized art school, or recently graduated, are eligible
  • No fees to apply or exhibit – but commission on sales is 35%
  • You may apply for both Emergent 2018 AND the show itself

o   If selected for both, you may exhibit in both

  • All participating artists are automatically entered in the draw for one of the RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards – four awards of $2,500

o   Established in 2012 by Wellington businessman and philanthropist RT Nelson


The RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award:

  • Four prizes of $2,500 for art students
  • Established in 2012 by Wellington businessman and philanthropist RT Nelson
  • Artists participating in Emergent 2018 are eligible for this award

Brendan Foot Signature Piece Art Award

  • Formerly the Signature Piece Art Award, we are fortunate to have the backing of Brendan Foot Supersite sponsoring the award.
  • Cash prize of $3,000 for the best artwork in the show as voted by the attendees
  • All artworks in the show are automatically entered in the draw for this award – no need to make a formal application
  • Just prior to the show opening to the public, the jury panel select their top ten artworks
  •  Attendees vote for their favourite from the top ten over the course of the weekend

Apply now to be a part of New Zealand’s largest and best-loved art show.

Please note that all applications go though a selection process, so making an application does not automatically guarantee entry into the show.

The Aesthetica Art Prize


Date: Tue Feb 6 – Fri Aug 31Time:

The Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world. The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts.

Enter for your chance to win £5,000 and showcase your work to wider audiences!

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2018. Visit: www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize

Call for Entries!

Taupo Museum, Taupo

Date: Fri Feb 16 – Mon Apr 2Time: 10am – 4pm

ART CLASSES 2018 with Christine Lemin

13 Ormond Rd, Hospital Hill, NAPIER 4110

Date: Tue Feb 20 – Tue Aug 28Time: 12.45pm – 9.15pm

Christine Lemin 13 Ormond Rd, Hospital Hill, NAPIER 4110

06 835 8738      021 252 9798      www.christineleminart.co.nz

Facebook: Christine Lemin Art

Hi to you all.  I hope you had a lovely break over Christmas and New Year and feel ready to pick up a paint brush and do some creating- of the artsy kind!

Classes begin Tues 20th  February – two classes:-

  1. Tuesday afternoon 12.45pm – 3.15pm
  2. Tuesday evening 6.45pm –  9.15pm

Currently there are 3 spaces left in each class. Please let me know asap with confirmation of which class you would like to attend.

Changing Threads Contemporary NZ Fibre & Textile Art Awards 2018.

Refinery Artspace, Nelson

Date: Fri Mar 2 – Sat Mar 24Time: 10am – 4pm

Showcasing Contemporary New Zealand Fibre & Textile Arts at the Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson. 2nd – 24th March 2018.

 ‘Encouraging fibre & textile artists to produce creations which challenge the public perceptions of work that is traditionally associated with fibre and textile practice’
We are thrilled that ‘Bernina Sewing Centre’, Creative Journeys and MMP have continued their greatly valued Award sponsorships for the 2018 event:
The  Bernina Award for the most creative entry using a sewing machine‘. Cash Prize of $2,000.
The MMP People’s Choice Award
The Creative Journeys Award For the ‘most creative entry with a contemporary twist on a traditional technique’.              
Further Awards are currently being negotiated and will be added….
Details will be confirmed on our website once they are finalised.

​ENTRY TO THE 2018 CELEBRATORY SHOWCASE IS FREE. However, artists selected for the final showcase will be charged an exhibition fee. Please see Terms & Conditions & Entry Form below
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.



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Below: – The 2017 Bernina Award Winning work ‘Imagine’ by Christine Wingels 

Sculpture Artists of Hawke’s Bay

Cheval Rooms, The Racecourse, Hastings

Date: Thu Mar 22 – Sun Mar 25Time:

You are invited to submit an entry in MCL Art Hawke’s Bay Exhibition being held 22 – 25 March 2018.
In past years sculpture artists were invited to be our guest exhibitors.
Now sculpture will be part of the selected exhibition! There is a prize of $250 for the winner of the sculpture section.
Entry is limited to one per person, with the dimensions of art work to
be no greater than 750cm x 500cm x 1800cm height. They can of course be smaller.
After this, please send images of 3 sides of sculpture to Sheryl Eustace 50sheryle@gmail.com – no later than 8 March 2018.
Initial selection will be made from these images, then the final
selection and winner will be judged at the venue by our guest selector. You will be asked to bring your sculpture to the venue (Cheval Rooms at the racecourse) on 18 March at 3pm.
You will be notified by 20 March if your sculpture has been selected.
Entry forms are on the website www.arthawkesbay.co.nz
The entry fee is $10.
Please email your expression of interest to 50sheryle@gmail.com
before 10th February 2018.

Download the information below:

Sculptures letter 2017-18 amended copy

Art Expo Nelson

Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Date: Fri Aug 31 – Sun Sep 2Time: 10am – 5pm

Calling all artists! Applications are now open for Art Expo Nelson 2018 (31 August-02 September 2018).  4500+ visitors, art prizes, public adoration and a promotional opportunity too good to miss.  For more information and to apply online go to: https://www.artexponelson.co.nz/artists/application-form-2018/

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