Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2017

20 October - 12 November 2017

The Waiheke Art Award 2017 is proudly sponsored by Walker & Hall in association with Casita Miro Vineyard, The Skin Institute, Book Lovers Cottage and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. This is a National Award for two dimensional works in any medium and has a Prize of $5000 as the Premier award. This years selector and judge is Simon McIntyre, Senior Lecturer Visual Arts, AUT University.

The Winner of the Premier Award is Janna Isbey with her work Plant Dust: Silk linen plant and clay pigment, ink and cotton. 

The Winner of the Michael Evans Figurative Award is Ilya Volykhine for his work Summer Children: Oil, mixed media on canvas

The Winner of the Zinni Douglas Merit Award: Rohan Hartley Mills with the work Poor Traitor: Acrylic on canvas 



Important Dates:

Friday 7 July: Entries Open

Monday 14 August: Closing date for entries

Monday 11 September: Artists advised of selection results

Monday 16 October: Selected works to have been received at the gallery. Gallery hours 10 - 4pm 7 days

Friday 20 October: Exhibition opens at 6pm. Award Ceremony commences at 7pm.$45 pp. Finalists & partners complimentary.

Sunday 12 November: Exhibition closes at 4pm. Unsold works available for collection.


How to enter: Entries open July 7 2017. From the link on our website you will be able to link to the submission page. To complete an entry you need to follow the sequence, submit up to three images (jpegs not larger than 2MB) and a current CV. If this is your first time visiting our website you will need to 'create an account'. You will also be able to pay the entry fee online.Your images go into an image gallery which is accessed by the selector. If you do not have access to a computer please contact us to submit.

Entry Criteria: The exhibition is open to any New Zealand resident upon payment of the entry fee (non-refundable) $45. Entry is limited to one work per artist. Every work must be original, the sole work of the artist, and not completed in a class of instruction. Work must not have been exhibited previously and must be completed within the last year. Work must be for sale and no larger than 1200mm in height or length. WCAG reserves the right to decline or accept a submission. Appropriate packaging, insurance, freight and postal costs to the gallery and return are the artists responsibility. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. WCAG reserves the right to reproduce exhibited entries for publicity purposes.

Presentation of Work: If your work is selected it will need to arrive at the gallery no later than Monday 16 October 2017. This is an award for two-dimensional work in any medium. Work must be presented ready for exhibition hanging and no larger than 1200mm in length or height. poorly presented work may be disqualified. Please attach to the work: The name and address of the artist, the retail price of the work (including GST) the title, size and medium. Work must be adequately packaged for return of work with pre-paid courier tickets or similar arrangements.


Exhibition opens at 6pm and the Gala Award Ceremony commences at 7pm. $45 pp. Finalists & partners complimenta

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