Newsletter May 15: Gala sold out – but we have loads of other goodies

Tickets for the Gala have sold out!

But never fear; if you still wish to go to the Gala, you shall. Just sign up as a Friend of the 2017 NZ Art Show and you will get guaranteed access into the Gala.



Image:  ‘Floating Dreams’, hand-drawn Ink Pigment on 100% Cotton by Donna-Marie Patterson. Donna-Marie is exhibiting as part of the Emerging Artist Project – see story below



By becoming a Friend you will enjoy all the benefits of the 2017 NZ Art Show and support our vibrant community of NZ’s emerging artists

Also available with your Friend membership:

  1. Thursday 1st June, 12noon – 2pm. Exclusive preview of the show. Be among the first to see the 2017 NZ Art Show, with the opportunity to purchase.
  2. Thursday 1st June, 5.30pm: VIP access to the Gala evening
  3. Complimentary show day tickets
Don’t miss out on the Art Party of the year!!


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Be in to win with Brendan Foot Supersite

Thanks to Brendan Foot Supersite you could win a $500 voucher to spend at this year’s show. They have two vouchers to give away and they are also giving some show day tickets away. Thank you Brendan Foot Supersite for supporting the show for 9 years.

Entries close Sunday, May 21.

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[one_half][/one_half][one_half_last]Bolton Hotel Special

If you are coming to the show and you’re from out of town, you’ll need somewhere nice to stay.

For luxury accommodation, stay at the 5-Star Bolton Hotel in Wellington over Queens Birthday weekend and receive a 20% discount … add NZArtShow as the promo code when you make your booking.
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Be In To Win With West End Precinct

Buy tickets to the 2017 NZ Art Show from now until May 26 – you’ll go in the draw to win a fabulous gift package, valued at over $1,000

Includes vouchers for boutique eateries in New Plymouth’s vibrant West End Precinct and luxury accommodation in the King and Queen Hotel Suites. PLUS MORE!

You’ll get full details of prize pack on our website when you purchase tickets.

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Award Artists to Feature at Show

The NZ Art Show is pleased to announce the Emerging Artist Project as part of the 2017 NZ Art Show. Nine artists who have excelled in previous shows as participants of the RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award will exhibit in a dedicated gallery space at the show.

The Emerging Artist Project celebrates the RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award and the artists who have benefitted from the award since the award’s inception. The participating artists are in various stages of their art career and some are completing their art studies and this exhibition is a great chance to see their progress.

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[full_width]ASB and Artists in Residence

Bruce Mortimer has started his Artist in Residence tenancy this week, in the Lambton Quay ASB branch, Wellington. He will be there until May 26.

May 22 – 26: Tatyana Kulida will be Artist in Residence in the  Willis St ASB branch.

We are delighted to have Tatyana on board this project. Those of you who attended the 2016 NZ Art Show may remember her as she was demonstrating at the show.

Tatyana was born in Russia and graduated from the Florence Academy of Art, which is probably why her artworks are reminiscent of the old masters.

Bruce will be creating a work to be auctioned on the gala evening, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House.
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‘Daffodil Day’, oil on marble by Tatyana Kulida.[/one_half_last]


The NZ Art Show wishes to thank the following for their support.