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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

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Summer School - TLC - Where creativity happens

Summer School Holiday Programme 2011

TLC are offering a fantastic range of 1 and 3 day creativity courses over the Summer holidays, Click here to find out more.

Courses are due to start:
One day class: Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th of January
3 day class: Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th of January

NZ Art Guild Challenge #39

Every fortnight a challenge is issued to our guild members and also to members of our Facebook Fanpage

These challenges are completely voluntary. Submissions must be original and be completed during the 2 week time-frame. Participants may choose to interpret the theme in any way they wish.

For this challenge artists were asked to create a work of art inspired by:
"The 12 Days of Christmas"


" Three Fulla's a'Fushin " - Mike Greenwood


"7 Chook's clucking" - Mike Greenwood

"4 Duck's a quacking" - Mike Greenwood

"Last Seagull standing" - Mike Greenwood


"5 Fat pigs" - Nicky Artist

The next challenge will be available via our Facebook Fanpage - after 9th January 2011, we will be taking a small break from the challenge's over the Christmas period, check it out for yourself and give it a go!

(you must be logged into facebook to view this page, if you are not currently a member of our group or facebook please feel free to join)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

NZ Art Guild Member - Catherine Roberts

New Artist Residency on Wellington’s South Coast

The New Zealand Affordable Art Trust has launched a new Artist in Residence programme in Lyall Bay, Wellington, in the historic building formerly occupied by Plunket NZ.

NZ Art Guild Member from Wellington, Catherine Roberts is the first artist to take up residency, where she will paint, exhibit and sell her art up until March 2011.

Located immediately on the waterfront the newly opened Maranui Gallery is flanked by Wellington’s iconic Maranui Surf Life Saving Club and Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club buildings. The premises were previously occupied by the Maranui Surf Life Saving Club while they awaited the reconstruction of their building after it was devastated by fire in August 2009.

The residency is just one of a string of initiatives devised by the NZ Affordable Art Trust to assist emerging artists. Other projects to their credit include the New Zealand Art Show, $15,000 NZAAT Artist Grant, $5,000 Signature Piece Art Award, wine label commission and the ASB Children’s Art Competition.

For Catherine this opportunity comes at a crucial stage of her artistic development. The Miramar based artist has been painting part-time for 17 years but never had the confidence to pursue art as a viable full-time occupation.

However, two successful years showing with the NZ Art Show (formerly the NZ Affordable Art Show) gave her a much-needed boost of confidence, compelling her to follow her passion seriously.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Small Packages Exhibition

The NZ Art Guild proudly presents:
"Small Packages" 2010

An exciting collection of small yet striking artworks. Cash and Carry exhibition.

1st - 22nd December 2010

Bruce Mason Centre
Cnr Hurstmere Road and the Promenade
Takapuna Beach
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-4pm

NZ Art Guild Members:

Amy Mackiewicz, Caroline Viesnik, Chris Cruickshank, Deanna Hulme, Dennis Clark, Helen Parsons, Jac Connely, Jane Bold, Jo Mallinger, Lorraine Beattie, Marimba Powley, Nancy Tschetner, Nanette Randall, Natasha Shackleton, Paula Richa, Rewa Walia, Sarah Marks, Sharlene Schmidt, Sheryl Eustace, Sophia Elise, Tanya Dann, Teresa MacLean, Teresa Rodger, Veronica Young, Victoria Anderson

Other NZ Artists:
Audrey Coles, Bev Goodwin, Deb Jardine, Diane Gardiner, Elaine Law, Felix Torres, Isla Osborne, Janis Vingrys, Larnie Nicolson, Mary Prema, Nicky Hart, Rene Demegilio, Shannon Olsen, Valentine G

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Presenting - Lorraine Beattie - Stamford Plaza

Photographic Art collaboration with Innovative Travel .

Lorraine Beattie has had a successful opening on 1st December to an exciting exhibition at the Stamford Plaza .
The exhibition showcases a collection of images from her recent journeys to Libya and Turkey. The images include fabulous landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage archaeological Roman & Grecian sites such as Leptis Magna & others along the Mediterranean Coast, WWII cemeteries at Tobruk, plus Gallipoli with all its poignant glory & Kiwi association.

The works are stunning and the exhibition runs until the morning of December 11th and can be viewed in the lobby area adjacent to reception at the Stamford Plaza, Albert Street, City.

Lorraine’s works are all Limited Editions, untouched and original & she is also available for commissioned work.
Contact Lorraine on 0274 743597 for further information.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Presenting.. A Story Untold - Jess Foote

An Exhibition By Jess Foote
Preview evening and Gallery Opening
December 4th - 7:30 pm
Jessie Rose Gallery
265 Kamo Road, Whangarei