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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, 30 April 2011

NZ Art Guild Featured Member ~ April 2011

NZ Art Guild member Toni Dolan Interview as Artist of the month

Click on above picture for larger readable view of her achievements this year, and what the Art Guild means to her.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Invitation to: Reflections of Italy

In May 2010 10 New Zealand Artists spent time in Italy.  They were exhibiting at the Legato Exhibition in Cassino - spreading the message of world peace and commemoration of the Battle of Cassino. 8 of these artists have come together again to share with you their artworks inspired by that journey.

Jon Stevenson, Sharlene Schmidt, Sophia Elise, Cath Sheard, Theresa Cashmore, Margherita Giampietri, Lorraine Beattie and France Rookes would like to invite you to join them at the opening night.

Reflections of Italy
Academy of Fine Arts
1 Queens Wharf
Free Entry,
Opening night ~ 16th May 5:30 -7:30pm
Wine and Nibbles

We look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Marimba Powley ~ 2011 Southland Festival of the Arts 8th May

Lil Black bird - Marimba Powley

2011 Southland Festival of the Arts
Anderson Park Art Gallery Inc presents
Art Alive

Ignite new passions for artistic expression when Anderson Park Art Gallery presents an afternoon of demonstrations in a variety of media.

Throughout the gallery you will find :
Marimba Powley (wonders of wire sculpture)
Maree Beker (accomplishing acrylics)
Deow (Danny Owen)(images from a spraygun)
Jim Gilmore(calligraphy:cutting reed pens & illuminated lettering)
John Husband (pen and wash techniques)
Rata Koning (mixed media sculpture intracacies)
Melanie Larsen (versatility of the pencil)

Anderson Park Art Gallery, 91 McIvor Road, Invercargill
Sunday 8th May, 2pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Invitation to ~ From the Heart ~ 8th-28th April

NZ Art Guild Member Lauryne Hart is taking part in:


The Monterey Art Gallery warmly invites you to the Exhibition of


A Group Exhibition April 8 – 28th

Featuring the work of : Helena Blair, Crispin Korschen, Carole Hughes, Lauryne Hart, Sue Schaare, Dalene Meiring, Alison Greenhorn, Mandy Emerson, Anna Starr, Lyndy Wilson.

For immediate sales enquiries please contact the gallery.

Ph 532 9022

5 Cook Street Howick

Painting for the stage ~ Linda Paul

NZ Art guild member Linda Paul spent the Christmas period Designing the backdrops for the successful Shakespeare play held at the Pumphouse on the North Shore, over Jan – Feb 2011. The canvas was 26ft by 7ft drop. It took Linda several days to complete, and it was a great success.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

You're invited to the NZ Art Guild "Pocket Rockets" Exhibition

Top - Helen Parsons, Collette Fergus, Amanda Cass, Tanya Dann
Bottom - Lei Wen, Toni Dolan, Ron Esplin, Sue McPhee, Anni Morris

The NZ Art Guild Presents

9th - 22nd May

The Art Station
Otago Art Society
First Floor
Dunedin Railway Station
22 Anzac Avenue
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm, 7 Days

An exhibition proudly showcasing
almost 100 small artworks
from 19 talented new zealand artists

Participating Artists:
Amanda Cass, Amy MacKinnon, Anni Morris, Chris Cruickshank, Collette Fergus, Gerda Smit, Helen Parsons, Isla Osborne, Jane Tan, Jane Bold, Kylie Duncan, Lei Wen, Natasha Shackleton, Peter Augustin, Ron Esplin, Sofia Spirtova, Sue McPhee, Tanya Dann and Toni Dolan

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Invitation to: Artist In Action ~ Art Auction ~ 100% proceeds to CHCH appeal

Gala Auction Night: 8th April 5:30pm, Auction starts 6:30pm

Exhibition: March 23 - April 10

There will be refreshments and finger food starting at 5.30pm on the 8th April so hope to see you all there - ready to support this awesome cause! (Nelson Artists supporting the Christchurch Earthquake appeal!) With 100% of donations going to the cause!

Mckee Gallery in the Suter.

03 548 4699

208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Monday, 4 April 2011

NZ Art Guild 2011 Challenge #5 ~ Best Friends ~

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

Best Friends.


Artist: Cath Sheard

The next challenge is available now via our Facebook Fanpage - 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)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Invitation to ~ Diverse Divas ~ 4th- 10th April 2011

You are invited to join me at the OPENING of DIVERSE DIVAS!

Opening Monday 4th April from 5.30 – 7.30pm

Open 10am-6pm Weekdays

Open 10am-7pm Weekends

cnr Cuba and Arthur Streets


~ Presenting four Diverse Artists ~

Kayla Pritchard, Michele Courage, Rosie Harper, Susan Skelton