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Welcome to the NZ Art Guild blog - here you will find the news updates, links to members art, information about art exhibitions and events, art challenge winners etc.

For full information about the NZ Art Guild, its services and to become a member go to NZ Art Guild

Sunday, 1 July 2007

How to become a member

What does the NZ Art Guild provide Members?

The NZ Art Guild provides a strong, friendly and supportive on-line community by offering New Zealand artists a public & private website for members to congregate and share their love of art.

Utilising the on-line environment, NZ artists of all skill levels are able to share information and experiences, offer encouragement and companionship, and have access to advice, challenges and other opportunities in the art community. We also provide member-only benefits. As a result, the NZ Art Guild and its members continue to grow, adapt and mature.

What are the Membership benefits?
  • Private message board forum accessible 24/7
  • Information on national art awards, events, reference material etc
  • Ability to promote yourself and your website on the NZAG public website.
  • Ability to promote your exhibitions and events on the NZAG public website.
  • Access to the NZAG exclusive exhibition venues at Tauranga and Auckland.
  • Ability to participate in annual exhibitions and collaborative projects.
  • Membership cards which entitle you to discounts on art supplies, photography,canvas and more. Both instore and online.
  • Theme challenges with free promotion rewards
  • Social gatherings and art critique groups with other like minded people .

Subscription costs

These prices are current from 01/04/07 until 31/03/08:

  • General Membership: $50 6mthly or $95 annual
  • Students: (10% discount) $45 6mthly or $85.50 annual
  • Over 60 years of age: (10% discount) $45 6mthly or $85.50 annual

Please note that applicants are required to:

  • Reside in New Zealand,
  • Practice some type of visual art-form on a regular basis - whether asan amateur or as a professional artist,
  • Complete an application form
  • Provide samples of your work by either providing a website link or emailing 3 images of your artwork.

NZAG membership acceptance is subject to the above criteria and at the sole discretion of the NZAG Managers.

Application Form

The application form is found on our Membership Page of our Public Website.

NZAG Annual Exhibition "Off the Brush"

When: 2nd - 29th August 2007

Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland

Participating Guilds Artists: Christine Dempster - Wendy Matthews - Moira Marshall - Lisa Brook - Noleen Sommerville - Tracey Stringer - Marilyn Davies - RifRaf - Anni Morris - Julia Dungan - Sophia Elise - Tanya Dann - Antonia Marino - Lyn Morrison - Paulette Shepherd - Ronda Turk- Donna Steel - Carol Winterburn - Pam Mayos - Lisz Bodsworth - Tineswari Maruthamuthu - Amanda Cass - Fi Woods - Sher Green - Angela Laby - Nigel Morgan - Debbie Morgan - Ingrid Boot - Eleanor Wenman - Lyn Hurring - Andy Elliot - Leao Tildsley - Cath Sheard - Toni Eyre - Tash Shackleton - Catherine Outwin - Hillary Ramage - Tessa Birks - Claire Burton - Marlene Faithfull - Natalie Makeef - Cairyn Tomokino - Ann Jermaine - Shu Zhang - Shelly van Soest

Last year the NZ Art Guild brought you a fantastic array of art "Straight from the Heart" this year they are following on with more amazing art straight from the soul.Don't miss the NZ Art Guild's second Annual exhibition, "Off the Brush". This exhibition is inspired by Henry Beechers quote "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures".If the individual art isn't enough to entice you in, then you have to see the newest Collaborative Project "PatchWorks" they have created - an artwork made up of over 80 individual artworks which will guarantee to 'touch your soul'!Opening Night: Thursday 2 August, 6:30pm