CALL FOR ENTRIES! Entry Forms available to download now Registration: 1st Sep – 16th Oct. November is coming: it’s time for another much anticipated annual Kumeu Arts Award, recognising and celebrating New Zealand artists and linking Kumeu to wider arts communities.
1st PRIZE - $1,000 + $100 New World Voucher + Subscription to Art News
Runners Up X2 1- $100 New World Voucher 2- $100 New World Voucher
People’s Choice Award $100 Hallertau Voucher + Subscription to Art News
Young Artist (13-18yrs) $80 Cash donated by Creative Matters
EXHIBITION DATES: Monday 5th – Saturday 23rd November 2018 Awards Night: Saturday 3rd November 2018 Venue: KUMEU ARTS CENTRE (300 MAIN ROAD. KUMEU)
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The first inaugural Kumeu Art Awards was a big success. In total 70 artists entered 113 artworks. The awards ceremony on Saturday the 11thof November was attended by over 100 people, including artists, local board members, sponsors and families and friends. Wine from local winery, the Hunting Lodge and Beer from local brewers Hallertau was served at our bar (donated for the night by local props company Rollercoaster) and food was given to our guests.
It was a lovely occasion and opportunity to celebrate our creative community. KACI Chair Christine Rose spoke to a packed out Kumeu Arts Centre. She talked of about Kumeu Arts Centre’s journey and our desire to expand. She also, thanked all our sponsors, such as, Gordon Harris, The Picture Framers NZ, Art News, as well as the Local Board and Creative Communities who supported this event. Judge Andrew Rankin awarded prizes.
Prizes were awarded on the night as follows: 1st - Terry Prince for 'The Fisherman, Kare Kare'. 2nd - Gavin Chai for 'Gazed Away'. Highly Commended- Barbara Von Seida for 'Coastal Sunset'. Highly Commended - Kiri Abraham for 'Tent' Runner-up Leomie Willougghby-Ellis for 'When the Tide Retreats'. Runner up- Madelaine Abey-Koch for 'Ceramics on an antique Obi'. Young Artist - Andrew Marmont for 'Star Lit Driftwood'. The people’s choice awarded to Anna Filimonova for her painting ‘Opportunities IV- Kea over Mt. John’.
The exhibition was attended by approx. 800 people who left comments in our visitor’s book such as; ‘Fabulous Show’, ‘Such an impressive array of work and great to see Kumeu Arts Centre moving forward’, ‘Wonderful display of diverse, competent works.’ We sold six artworks totaling $2800.