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Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Adam Portrait Awards
When: 18th April - 8th June 2008
Where: Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland.
Participating Guild Artist: Lyn Morrison
36 artists chosen from the 103 artists shown at national Portrait gallery, Adam Awards.
Preview Night 17th April 6pm
Gallery open 10am - 4.30
Ti hei Mauri Ora te motu o aotea - Maori Womesn Welfare League
When: 22th April - 3rd May 2008
Where: Artstation, 1 Ponsonby Rd, Newton
Participating Guild Artist: Margaret Ngawaka
Powhiri: 5 - 7pm 21st April
Gallery Hours: Mon - thurs 6-9pm, Sat 10 - 4pm
The Maori Women's Welfare League of Aotea (Great Barrier Island), have been hosting exhibitions on the island since 1998. The organisation plays an effective role in the cultural, social and economic development of the island's community and their exhibitions are a celebrated annual event. In 2008, the organisation extends its reach beyond the island through a group exhibition at Artstation, providing an opportunity for Auckland City residents to experience the essence of island life. As chairperson and weaver Noelene Ngawaka-Fortzer says, "We are part of Auckland City and yet we live in physical isolation from the city. This exhibition will generate and communicate the energy of the island to Auckland City viewers."
"Find Me" a Solo Exhibition
When: 30th April - 24th of May 2008
Where: Garage and Gallery, 62 Tuam St, Christchurch
Participating Guild Artist: Elissa Ramsay
"Find Me" is a journey through preserved memories of the wandering imagination. A day dream in effect, and a mindful discovery of the environmental abstractions within the landscape. Inspired by the South Islands amazing scenery. "Find Me" is an exhibition of extremely original, almost 3 dimensional, mixed media and resin works.
Solo Exhibition - Kirsty Black
When: 3rd - 11th May 2008
Where: Long Cottage Gallery, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay
Website: Kirsty Black
Located in an idyllic rural environment, just two minutes outside the village of Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay; the established Long Cottage Gallery features a range of traditional and contemporary artists. Our goal is to give art lovers in Hawke’s Bay the opportunity to view and purchase art works from many of New Zealand’s respected and aspiring artists in a peaceful, relaxed environment. http://www.longcottage.co.nz/
Seafood Cocktail Themed Art Exhibition
When: 5th - 30th May 2008
Where: The Bank, 21 The Crescent, Invercargill
Participating Guild Artist: Chavah Kinloch
Sparkling silver, gleaming gold and stunning gemstones form a luscious contrast of texture and colour in the latest beautiful collection of original jewellery designed and made by Deanna Gracie at her studio in Southshore, Christchurch. These four special pieces will be on show in the Flourish group exhibition during May.
Solo Exhibition - Anne Lengauer
When: 10th till 11th May 2008
Where: Grace Joel retirement Village, 184 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Auckland
Website: Anne Lengauer
Opening night 9th May 6.00-8.00
Artshowcase to be opened by Peter Webb of Peter Webb Galleries Ltd. This features work from members of the Auckland East Arts Council
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition
When: 10th - 25th May 2008
Where: New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Participating Guild Artists: Ronda Turk
Open themed Exhibition of selected works in all media by New Zealand artists.
Baradene College Art Exhibition
When: 16th -18th May 2008
Where: Baradene College, Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland
Participating Guild Artists: Tessa Birks, Sally Blyth, Anne Lengauer and Sarah Woodward
An annual event showcasing a wide variety of artists
Earth, Water, Fire - A Solo Exhibition
When: 24th May - 13th June 2008
Where: Arts Desire Gallery, 3 Neville Street, Warkworth, Auckland
Participating Guild Artist: Catherine Outwin
A selection of Catherine's latest works, Beautiful and Unique Mixed Media and Resin Paintings.
Solo Exhibition - Shelly van Soest
When: 26th May - 1st June 2008
Where: Gallery O, Christchurch Arts Centre, Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
Website: Shelly van Soest
Open daily 10am until 5pm.
Shelly's annual solo Exhibition is a collection of paintings in a mixture of styles and genre's all inspired by New Zealand's diverse landscape, images of popular culture and Kiwiana. The exhibition will be available to view on shellyvansoestartist.blogspot.com from the 26th of may.
Jane Bold "Toi-Toi Against a Stormy Sky"
Sophia Elise "Chalk and Cheese"
Saturday, 19 April 2008
These were the winners of the "SECRETS" theme (14/4/08)
"Throw Away the Key"
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:
Friday, 18 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
Elspeth Alix Batt
1st Prize - New Artist Award
A beginner with up to 4 years experience
'An Orchard Invisible'
2nd place in Acrylic Section
The Fine Arts Awards ceremony was sponsored by the Ara Lodge 348 Irish Constitution and the NZ Art Guild. The Award ceremony was held on Friday the 8th of February and the student's portfolios were on display. These were testaments to their artistic talents and diversity.
All the award winners are continuing their art education in various creative industries this year.
Congratulations to ......
Reid Douglas - Onehunga High School
Marcel Denize - Marcellin College
Antonina Depczynski - Avondale College
Rajbir Kaur - Otahuhu College
Yi Wen Lu - Selwyn College
Van Senefili - Mangere College
Sammy Ho - Mt Albert Grammar School
Joshua Burrowes - Dilworth School
Bobby Chen - Mt Roskill Grammar School
Marcus Brown - Kings College
Sarah Wood - Corran School
Louisa Carter - St Marys College
Sione Fifita - Tamaki College
Jordan Veth - Lynfield College
Lawrence Wong Ka Wai - Auckland Grammar School
Alice Murray - Diocesan School
Kezia Milne - ACG College
Rose Wei - Glendowie College
Olivia Barnes - Epsom Girls Grammar School
Katarina Mrsic - Baradene College
Hannah Valentine - Auckland Girls Grammar School
Edwin Foliaki - Sacred Heart College
Ashleigh Blake - St Cuthberts College
Ember Winslow - Western Springs College
Alex Dixon - St Peters College
Jessica Fitzpatrick - Auckland Girls Grammar School 
These Awards were held at the Bruce Mason Center in Takapuna, Auckland during February.
And the Winners are .........
1st Prize - $5000 and a 12mth subscription to the NZ Art Guild
Sponsored by NZ Art Guild
Elspeth Batt - Celebration of the Uniqueness of Us
2nd Prize - $1000 and a 6mth subscription to the NZ Art Guild
Sponsored by Resene
Kelly Hartley - Oritetanga
Sponsored by Albany Garden Centre
Sheryl O'Gorman - Cause and Effect
Sponsored by NZ Art Guild
Elissa Ramsay - Find Me
Finalists - 6mth NZAG membership subscription
Michele Bluck - Letterbox #5
Tony Brown - The Downward Spiral
Marisa Garau - Happy HolidaysCheryl Irwin - Here I Am
Trish Macready - Stairway to Heaven
Clare Makwana - Intuitive Wisdom
Helen McNamara - Orange TreeWendy Murphy - Stamp on them before they multiply: evolution of the best dressed
Meliors Simms - New Shroud for King Tutankhamun
Lynette McKinstrie - Transition
Silver Dunlop - There There Baby
Sally Blyth - Lasting Impressions
Sally Blyth - Walk Beside Me
General Exhibition Qualifiers
Masami IchikawaMeleane Bourke
Shan Li Chen
Shu Ting Zhang
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Members vote at the end of the challenge for the "People's Choice" and "Most Creative use of Theme" awards. The winners are displayed on the front page of the NZ Art Guild website for 4 weeks. They will now also be displayed on this blog.
"Floating Islands-Inverse Sky" by Jane Bold
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME and PEOPLE'S CHOICE
"Pictorial Mapping" by Tessa Birks
Members vote at the end of the challenge for the "People's Choice" Photograph. The "Most Creative use of Theme" Photograph is selected by the Photograph Challenge Moderator. The winners are displayed on the front page of the NZ Art Guild website for 2 weeks. They will now also be displayed on this blog.
These Photographs were the winners of the "GROUNDED" theme (7/4/08)
Amanda Cass "Anchored"
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:
Sally Blyth "Surveying Paradise"
Members vote at the end of the challenge for the "People's Choice" and "Most Creative use of Theme" awards. The winners are displayed on the front page of the NZ Art Guild website for 2 weeks. They will now also be displayed on this blog.
The following paintings were the winners of the "EVOLUTION" theme (31/3/08), incorporated with this theme was the use of a palette knife.
"...from a single seed - Golden Tree " by Jane Bold
Medium : Acrylic on stretched canvas, with palette knife, painted at sides in Indigo Black Tree highlighted in gold paint
Size : 24 cm x 30 cm
MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME
"Evolution" by Sally Blyth