Artist applications for 2020 show open

Calling all New Zealand artists!
Applications for the 2020 show are now open

New Zealand’s most inspirational art event

The NZ Art Show is the best platform for artists to get their art in front of thousands of art lovers. We now invite you to apply to be a part of New Zealand’s best and largest art sale.

The dates for the 2020 NZ Art Show are:

  • Queen’s Birthday Weekend – May 29 – June 1
  • Gala evening: Thursday May 28
  • Show days: Friday May 29 to Monday June 1

Lock these dates into your calendar now

Artwork: ‘From the X Works series’, mixed media by Auckland artist Wendy Hannah
Image: ‘Lego Man’, photograph by Hawkes Bay artist roOm

Why Exhibit?

It’s New Zealand’s best, most professional and successful show of its kind

  • More than 10,000 attendees
  • More than $1 million in art sales
  • $4,500 in art awards
  • Network with art collectors
  • Network with other artists

Applications are open 1st November 2019 to 29th February 2020

Changes are afoot

For those who have exhibited with us before, you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve made some great changes to a couple of our processes:

  1. Set up date for SAW artists has moved to Wednesday – during daylight hours
  2. Prints: we have increased the number permitted to a limited edition run of 30, this includes reproduction copies
  3. Reproduction copies: we’re removing the confusion around original printmaking and printed copies of original artwork
Image: ‘Not My Chief’, oil on board by  Wellington artist Monique Richards
Image: ‘Kowhai Vase’, photographic print by  Auckland artist Paula Petherick

All artist information is on our website

If you are new to the show please take the time to read all the information – especially the Guide for Artists and the Terms and Conditions which are very helpful.

But if you have any queries that can’t be answered by our website please feel to contact us:
Artist Liaison – / 04 387 4370

Image: ‘Kowhai Vase’, photographic print by  Auckland artist Paula Petherick

The NZ Art Show thanks the following businesses for their invaluable support: