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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

Friday, 19 June 2009

National Opportunities

(Application deadline: ASAP!)

Invites artists to attend a Free two hour workshop

You will learn how being part of a regional arts website can help you get the best exposure of your work in the national and international market. They will show you how to use the website to resize and change images & text, add your exhibitions and maximise your marketing to promote your art and the region.

Wednesday June 24th
Waihi 9.30am to 11.00am
Thames 2pm to 3.30pm

To Register for this FREE WorkshopPhone Maggie or Sonya on 07 863 6326
Or email


Arts Enterprise Seminar - Corban Estate Arts Centre
(Application deadline: ASAP!)


WWW The New Marketing Frontier

Thursday July 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm
$15 per person.
Includes light refreshments.

Topics covered include Web-based marketing tools; the advantages and pitfalls of creating your own website, joining an online gallery, blogging and networking on line, email marketing and the Anti-Spam laws.

Speakers to be announced
Bookings essential or (09) 838 4455


Waitakere New Graduates Annual exhibition - Call for Applications
(Application deadline: September 11, 2009)

Waitakere New Graduates Annual exhibition
November 20th 2009 - January 2010, opening Thursday November 19th , 6pm

Are you graduating at the end of 2009? Corban Estate Arts Centre are looking for Waitakere based or bred artists for their annual Recent Graduates exhibition.

Please submit images and information about your work and yourself to the curator, Lisa Rogers at , before the 11th of September 2009.


Annual Affordable Art Exhibition -Works on Paper CALL FOR ENTRIES
(Application deadline: September 11, 2009)

Annual Affordable Art Exhibition - Works on Paper
November 20th 2009 - January 2010, opening Thursday, November 19th, 6pm

This year's theme for the Annual Affordable Art exhibition is Works on Paper. Submissions are not limited to 2D works - sculptural pieces are also encouraged - the only stipulation is that they be made from paper and priced within the following parameters. The works must be available for sale; there is no size limit but the works must be priced at $300 or under. There is no limit to how many works each artist submits for inclusion, but dependent on response, these may not all be included in the exhibition. Inclusion is at the discretion of the Curator.

Please submit images and information about your work and yourself to the curator, Lisa Rogers at , before the 11th of September 2009.


Taranaki Art Awards
(Application deadline: September 14, 2009)

In recognition of the success of an intimate, creative annual art review and the appreciation of local New Zealand artists, the coastal Taranaki village, Opunake, presents the recently renamed art competition,

The Taranaki Art Awards!

24 October - 7 November 2009

Venue: Sandfords Event Centre, Tasman St, Opunake

Entries close September 14, 2009

For more information, terms and conditions of entry go to:


National Youth Art Award

Open to all NZ visual artists aged 15-27.
Prizes include $2000 for first place, $1000 for second, and $300 each for best 2D, best 3D and best use of repurposed materials.
Deadline for entries is 15 August.For more info and forms go to:


The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2010
(Application deadline: October 19, 2009)

The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2010 $20,000

Entries Close October 19, 2009

For entry forms and more information go to:


Wallace Art Awards - Open for Entries
(Application deadline: August 13, 2009)

The Annual Wallace Art Awards aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary art and artists. 18 years ago James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards. These awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, amounting to over $100,000. The prize winners receive valuable residencies at prestigious international studios. Many of the winners and finalists of the Awards are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection.

For more information and to download an entry form go to:


Waiheke Art Award - Call for Submissions
(Application deadline: September 7, 2009)

Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award
23 Oct - 16 Nov 2009
Two-dimensional works in any medium

The Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award is the gallery's major annual award exhibition. This award is for Two Dimensional work in any medium. The Award Prize is $5,000 and up to two Merit Awards are also presented. Past winners have been Rebecca Wallace for 'Fold' in 2008, Kushana Bush for 'Love Painting' in 2007, and Simon Esling for his Untitled work in 2006.

Closing date for entries: Monday September 7, 2009

For more details and entry forms go to:



Spark 09 international festival of media, arts & design is gathering momentum ... This year the festival runs from 3-7 August 2009.

Sneak preview of the Presenter line-up with more speakers to be announced soon:

Paul Seawright - award winning documentary photographer & Chair of Photography at Ulster University, Belfast. His work is held in major art collections around the world.

Guto Barra & Beco Dranoff - A&R music producer & journalist turned film makers bring their film ‘Beyond Ipanmena' - NZ premier at Spark 09

John Pule is a painter, poet, novelist and printmaker using techniques including lithographs, woodcuts and etchings. He has exhibited extensively NZ, Australia, Europe and the United States.

Denise L'Estrange-Corbet - co-director of maverick NZ fashion label, WORLD

Many more speakers to be announced soon.

This year's t-shirt design competition is launched today .... what better way to warm the soul - for those of us in the southern hemisphere - but to get creativity flowing and have fun coming up with a t-shirt design for the festival!
Check out the website for more information

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