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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.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

NZ Art Guild 2010 Exhibition information

Get you diaries out and make note of these great events that you can take part in this year. We have an exciting line up of NZ Art Guild Member Exhibitions as well as events the NZ Art Guild are managing and of course not to forget the numerous other opportunities within the NZ Art Scene which we keep you updated with throughout the year.

If you aren’t a member already – now is the time to join! There are many benefits to membership including promoting your art, professional development and of course being involved in these great events.

If that isn't enough to make you want to join - we have a special offer – join the NZ Art Guild before Friday 5th Feb 2010 and you will pay no set up fee for basic or standard membership – that’s a saving of up to $33.25 Memberships start at only $9 month. For more details go to or email

NZ Art Guild Member only exhibitions 2010

Mar - NZ Art Guild Collaborative Project 2010 announced and distributed. Check the link to see what these amazing past projects have been. Money raised from this artwork will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ – registrations close Mar 15th
May - NZ Art Guild North Island Members Exhibition – “Anything Goes” - Held at the Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland 1st - 29th May– registrations close Feb 28th
Jul - NZ Art Guild Annual Members Exhibition and Collaborative Project - Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland 1st - 30th Jul- registrations close Apr 12th
Aug - Small Artworks (2D and 3D) Dunedin Gallery (date to be confirmed)
Sep - The Great Annual Art Swap (date to be confirmed)
Dec – “Small Packages” Exhibition at the Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland 1st - 21st Dec – registrations close Oct

And not to forget the
South Island Members Exhibition - (date to be confirmed)

Art Challenges – open to non members and members
These are online art challenges which run all year. You don't have to leave your studio in order to participate. They are announced every two weeks so members please remember to check the forum regularly and non-members join our facebook page to keep up to date. These are a great source of inspiration and encourage you to think outside the box.
Members go to -
Non Members go to -

Exhibitions NZ Art Guild is managing or sponsoring – open to non members and members
Feb - ARA Art Awards - top 25 secondary school art students from the Auckland region are selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from the ARA lodge and a 1 year Subscription to the NZ Art Guild. Sophia Elise will be the guest speaker this year.
May - Peace and Remembrance Exhibition, Cassino , Italy for selected NZ Artists
Sep - Exhibition at Bruce Mason Centre for North Shore Women's Centre.
Oct - North Shore City Art Awards
Nov - Kumeu Art in the Garden Festival

3 Major Art Events to put in your Calendar – open to non members and members
April - Royal Easter Show Art Awards
June - Original Art Sale
Jul 31/Aug 2nd - Affordable Art Show (formerly affordable art sale)
Remember to check the forum and your bulletins regularly for information on other opportunities available through NZ and overseas. These are the links to use and

Venues available for member use
We still have some spaces available at the venues but get in quickly before they all get booked! These venues are all in Auckland ( Christchurch venues to come soon!) and it's a great opportunity to show your art to a wider audience without the hassle and expense of an exhibition. Check the forum for details.

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