Tasman National Art Awards 2019

The 2019 exhibition is running until 4.30pm on Saturday 12th October
Open daily - free of charge - 9.30am to 4.30pm
Community Hall - Mapua, near Nelson in the Tasman Region.

About the event

Scratch the surface of Mapua to find an abundance of activities. Potters, weavers, spinners, artists; watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, they are all here. And with the recently renovated, outstanding community hall to showcase talent, is it any wonder that national events want to be visible in this thriving, ‘Top of the South’ village?

‘Impressions’ of Richmond, picture framers and art suppliers, is the proud sponsor of the annual National Art Awards and Exhibition open to all New Zealand residents. Originally held in Nelson, for the last two years the chosen venue has been Mapua Community Hall.  It has been growing steadily in terms of visitors and the number of exhibits, so much so that a new committee has formed to make the forthcoming event of October 2019 an even more memorable experience.

Entries of all forms of two dimensional art media (no photography - see the application form for the full details) are submitted in jpg format for a three-member selection panel to make the decision on which paintings will be eligible for the exhibition. 

These paintings will be further assessed by three judges in terms of technical expertise and creative excellence to determine the winning entrants for 2019. Awards are presented as three merits plus the supreme winner.  In addition there is the popular ‘NBS people’s choice’ award. This year will see a focus on wildlife/animal art with its own individual award of $500 kindly donated by local artist, Janet Marshall. The judges and Janet will decide which of the submitted works are eligible for this latter award.

All artworks on display will be for sale with a few financial pointers relevant to exhibitors and potential purchasers.  Insurance of the artworks is at the discretion of the exhibitor.  Purchases can be made with cash, EFTPOS or direct credit.  Unfortunately, at this stage, we won’t be able to accept credit cards.

We look forward to seeing you.