Artist Applications Now Open
Artist applications are open earlier than planned
Important information for artists
Please note: artists who have exhibited before, there are a couple of changes you need to be aware of. Please read all the artist information carefully, to ensure that your art complies with our terms and conditions.
16 October 2018: Artist applications open now – early
28 February 2019: Artist applications close
8 March: Selection results sent to applicants
27 May: artworks required at venue
May 31 – June 3: NZ Art Show 2019, TSB Arena, Wellington
Dates for selection
Instead of weekly selection sessions, selection will now take place AFTER applications close (28 February 2019).
Artists will receive selection results March 4 – 8.
RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award
Artists currently studying at a New Zealand art school or recently graduated can apply for the RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award.
Four awards of $2,500 available.
All info is in the Guide for Artists here
Prepare well for your application – put your best forward and wow the selection panel
The selection panel will be extremely selective.
They will be assessing originality, technique, consistency, affordability, professionalism and accessibility.
They will also be looking for current and contemporary artworks.
Send us the best images of your best work.