Newsletter June 4: Another Record Breaking Year for the NZ Art Show

We are over the moon!

We are happy to report record sales at this year’s show.
Thank you to all those who helped make the show a great success: artists, Friends, Partners, volunteers, staff and visitors to the show. We sincerely hope you all had a great time.

Read more about the 2017 NZ Art Show here.

Image: Sculptures by Jon Clarke. Jon was a Single Artist Wall artist this year.

Opening Night Gala – Art Party of the Year

Nearly 1,500 people enjoyed the opening night Gala. With fine wine by Spy Valley wines, delicious cocktail food by Ruth Pretty Catering and live music by the Drinking and Dancing Society, a great time was had by all.

See photos of the Gala here.

Congratulations to roOm – Winner of Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award

Wellington photographer roOm won the $3,000 Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award with his moody nightscape ‘Less is Less 05’

Read about the winning artwork here.

Congratulations also to all the finalists. Read about them here

 

Image: “Less is Less 05”,  lightbox photograph by roOm

 

 

And, of course, the Stars of the Show – the Artists

250 artists and nearly 3,000 art works.

There was a stunning array of art to lose oneself in: paintings, photography, sculptures, acrylic, oil, watercolour, wood, stone, metal . . . and much, much more.

View images from the show here.

 

The Show is Over, But the Art Lives On: Go Online

View some more great NZ art online: loads of artists to discover, many of them were at this year’s show.
Deal directly with the artist – order something from their NZ Art Show online gallery site or commission an artwork.

Buy art online here

Image: ‘Muzza’, oil on plywood by Kate McKenzie

Image: ”Pacifica 1′ by Michelle McIver. Michelle has a gallery on the NZ Art Show online gallery here.

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Victoria Vincent from A Beautiful Photo and Carla Russell

 

Platinum Partner ASB has been supporting the show since 2004

Courtesy vehicles provided by Silver Partner Brendan Foot Supersite

Artworks by Holly Thomas, Maria Lloyd, Catherine Cattanach, Bruce Stilwell, Kate McKenzie, Blue Bell Club and Paul Vincent

“Dapper Chimp” by James Brewer

New purchase: artwork by Barbara Franklet

Media Partner: Wellignton’s The Breeze

Sydney based artist: Tetyana Khytko

Tauranga artist Megan Collier

Wellington artist duo Heimler Proc

Gold Partner Intergen

Artwork by Nelson artist Bruce Stilwell

Artwork by Wellington artist David Ellis

“Untitled (rat with mango from Countdown)2017” by Auckland artist Antoinette Ratcliffe

Admiring the art of Auckland artist John Goodey

Exclusive Wine Partner Spy Valley Wines

Admiring the art of the Auckland artist Sam Sun

Corporate Partner MSH

Silver Partner Staples Rodway