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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

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Theme Week Challenge - Blue (22/3/09)

Every fortnight members are given a theme. They have the next 2 weeks to create an artwork that represents that theme. These will often incorporate a certain technique, style, colour etc as an additional challenge for members, this weeks added challenge to artists was to use anything apart from a paintbrush to create their work. These challenges are completely voluntary. Submissions must be original and be completed during the 2 week time-frame. Members may choose to interpret the theme in any way they wish.

These were the winners of the "BLUE" theme (22/3/09)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:

Helen Sherrock - "Complimentary Butterflies"

MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:

Angela Laby - "Untitled"

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Guild Members Exhibitions - April 2009

The following are some of the amazing exhibitions being held by NZ Art Guild Members during the month of April. If you are in the area please stop by and have a look - support New Zealand Artists!!!


Bring The Outside In - Academy Galleries, Summer Exhibition
When: 14/03/2009 to 5/04/2009
Where: 1 Queens Wharf , Wellington
Participating NZ Art Guild Artists: Ronda Turk
Several artists exhibiting different series of artworks.

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The WOW Factor
When: 30/3/2009 to 11/4/2009
Where: Hewson Gallery, Mairangi Art Centre, 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Participating NZ Art Guild Artists: Kelly Poulton

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Exhibition 'itsanneart'
When: 1/04/2009 to 28/04/2009
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna Beach, Auckland.
Participating NZ Art Guild Artists: Anne Lengauer
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri - 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm

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Solo Exhibition
When: 1/04/2009 to 30/04/2009
Where: Horowhenua District Council, Oxford St, Levin
Participating NZ Art Guild Artists: Sharlene Schmidt
Hours: 9:30-5 Monday - Fri

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In the Shadow of Greatness
When: 17/04/2009 to 5/05/2009
Where: Square Edged Gallery, 47 The Square, Palmerston North
Participating NZ Art Guild Artist: Linda Dickens

Linda Dickens solo exhibition is based around global warming.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri - 9am - 6pm and Sat 10am - 3pm
Opening Night: April 17th 4pm - 6:30 pm

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Also if you happen to be in Howick, Auckland this week you can catch:

Solo Exhibition by Lauren Worsley
on until Friday 20/03/2009
Where: Uxbridge Gallery, Howick's Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland
Participating NZ Art Guild Artists: Lauren Worsley
For more information go to http://www.uxbridge.org.nz/

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Or stop by one of our NZ Art Guild dedicated venues - currently showing are:

Albany Garden Centre, Flat White Cafe, Pizza da Casa Restaurant, Albany, Auckland
Exhibitors: Jane Bold, Michelle Whitehouse, Julia Dungan and Sophia Elise
Open 7 days from 8am til late

Mercure Hotel Windsor, Queen Street, Auckland City
Exhibitors: Melissa Muirhead, Kirsty Black, Julia Dungan, Lauren Worsley and Cath Sheard

Mercure Hotel, Customs St, Auckland City
Exhibitors: Jill Bryce, Julia Dungan, Janet Marshall, Jane Bold, Terri Dangen and Gail Boyle

Masters Month Challenge - Robert Motherwell (16/3/09)

Every month members are given an artist to study. They have the next 4 weeks to paint/create something inspired by the work of that artist. These challenges are completely voluntary. Submissions must be original, be of any size, medium or style, must adhere to copyright laws and be completed during the 4 week time-frame.

This painting was the winner of the "ROBERT MOTHERWELL" theme (16/3/09)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:

Cath Sheard - "After Motherwell"

MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:

Cath Sheard - "Motherwell 1"

Photography Challenge - Fruit (16/3/09)

Every fortnight members are given a theme. They have the next 2 weeks to take a photograph that represents the theme. These challenges are completely voluntary. Submissions must be original and be completed during the 2 week time-frame. Members may choose to interpret the theme in any way they wish.

Here are the winners of the "FRUIT" theme (16/3/09)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:

Jane Bold - "Fruit on the Window"

and

Cath Sheard - "Kiwifruit Fluff"

MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:

Helen Sherrock - "Bearer of Fruit"

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Theme Week Challenge - Feelings (8/3/09)

Every fortnight members are given a theme. They have the next 2 weeks to create an artwork that represents that theme. These will often incorporate a certain technique, style, colour etc as an additional challenge for members, this weeks added challenge to artists was to encorporate poetry into their work. These challenges are completely voluntary. Submissions must be original and be completed during the 2 week time-frame. Members may choose to interpret the theme in any way they wish.

These were the winners of the "FEELINGS" theme (8/3/09)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:

Jane Bold - "Rangitoto Dreaming"

MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:

Chavah Kinloch - "I Believe In Love"

Rifraf - "Beginnings"



Photography Challenge - Windows (2/3/09)

Every fortnight members are given a theme. They have the next 2 weeks to take a photograph that represents the theme. These challenges are completely voluntary. Submissions must be original and be completed during the 2 week time-frame. Members may choose to interpret the theme in any way they wish.

Here are the winners of the "WINDOWS" theme (2/3/09)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:

Helen Sherrock - "Stained Glass"

MOST CREATIVE USE OF THEME:

Marlene Faithfull - "Mirror Image"