WANT TO EXHIBIT?

NZ ART SHOW 2021

Due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, the 2020 show was cancelled. All artists selected for the 2020 show have been offered exhibition space in the 2021 NZ Art Show. Therefore spaces are limited and we are not considering any artist applications at present.

However, if you are interested in exhibiting with us, please email artists@artshow.co.nz: send us your artist profile and at least 6 x images of your current artworks. Please include: name of artworks, medium, dimensions and sale price (even if the artwork is already sold). You’ll find full information about exhibition categories and costs below.

You’ll be placed on a waiting list and should any places become available we may contact you.
Please read on for full artist information

GUIDE FOR ARTISTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW THE SHOW WORKS

  • The NZ Art Show is a large-scale exhibition: all artists are allocated their own space including an artist name sign.
  • All art is sold through the NZ Art Show: artists receive payment, minus commission, after the show.
  • Cash-n-carry: as an artwork sells it is taken off the wall and replaced by another artwork, held in a storage area, by the same artist.
  • Large sculptures which cannot be moved easily and artwork by award finalists remain in place until the end of the show.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

  • Exhibition fees: there are varying exhibition costs for all selected SAW and SOLO artists—details of costs are in the next section. Artists will be invoiced when they get selected.
  • Application fee: $30 – non refundable. This is an admin fee will get added to your invoice if you are selected.
  • Variable costs: selected artists will have other costs to consider, like freight, wrapping materials, transport, and accommodation.
  • NZ Art Show retains 25% commission from each sale.

ALL ARTISTS — IMPORTANT

  • Size limit: your artwork must be no larger than the panels and/or plinth you have selected. If your works do not fit this size criteria please contact the Artist Liaison to discuss other options that might be available.
  • Each panel measures 1.2m (w) by 2.3m (h).
  • Plinths measure approx. 1m (h) x 60cm x 60cm top.
  • Large sculptures must be approved by the NZ Art Show to ensure they meet our health and safety standards. These works must be delivered to the venue and installed by the artist and, after the show, collected by the artist who must also organise delivery to new owner.
  • All artworks that require electricity must be tagged with an up-to-date testing tag.
  • Hanging system: a Velcro hanging system is used at the show. These are available to be borrowed at the show.
  • All artists are invoiced their exhibition fees after the selection process. Participation is not confirmed until the invoice is paid in full.

TWO CATEGORIES TO CHOOSE FROM

1. SINGLE ARTIST WALL

2. SOLO PANEL

SINGLE ARTIST WALL (SAW)

  • You manage your space and your art
  • You are on-site for the duration of the show
  • As your art sells you replace with stock from your designated storage area
  • A wonderful opportunity for you to meet and promote your work to an enthusiastic audience
  • You get to attend the gala evening—THE ART PARTY OF THE YEAR

SAW EXHIBITION FEES

Four options

  • 2 panels measuring 2.4 (w) x 2.3 (h) in total—$600
  • 3 panels measuring 3.6 (w) x 2.3 (h) in total—$850
  • 4 panels measuring 4.8 (w) x 2.3 (h) in total—$1100 (maximum)
  • 3D artists: discuss your requirements with the Artist Liaison—artists@artshow.co.nz

SAW ADDED EXTRAS

  • Assistant pass—$100. You may bring ONE person to help over the show. Your assistant attends the gala evening and show days
  • Plinth—for promotional material (optional)—$60. You may supply your own but this must be approved by NZ Art Show

SOLO PANEL (SOLO)

Up to 6 artworks in total

  • NZ Art Show manages your space and art: you are not an on-site exhibitor
  • Artworks that do not fit in your space in the initial hang will be stored. Once an artwork sells, NZ Art Show staff will replace it with work from your storage area.
  • You have complimentary entry to any one of the show days—gala evening not included
  • If you attend the show you may not attend to your space and/or art

SOLO EXHIBITION FEES

Three options

  • 1 panel measuring 1.2m (w) by 2.3m (h) in total—$150 (minimum)
  • 2 panels measuring 2.4 (w) by 2.3m (h) in total—$300 (maximum)
  • 3D artworks (no wall space required):
  • Plinths = $60 each / minimum = 2, maximum = 5
  • Large free-standing sculptures—$50 each

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