The Napier Girls’ High School Affordable Art Exhibition will take place again this month, with some exciting additions to a format that has already proved popular with art lovers.
The school fundraiser, to be held 17-19 March, provides the opportunity to view and purchase over 300 pieces of artwork created by more than 60 professional artists from throughout New Zealand, as well as art by the school’s students and teachers.
Artist Co-ordinator Maree Spackman says with every piece of artwork priced at $1,000 or less, the exhibition provides a chance to take home top New Zealand art at affordable prices.
“Our goal is to make the 2017 exhibition better than ever, and this year there are even more great reasons to visit including the return of our Exhibition Café and the addition of a Pop-Up Gallery of items priced at under $150,” she says.
Overseeing the Pop-Up Gallery is Carolyn Neville, who says it’s ideal for those wanting to start an art collection, or add to their creative treasures.
“This special wee gem of a gallery will be open throughout the exhibition selling prints, posters, soft furnishings, jewellery, books, photographic images, ceramics, small artworks and more, with prices ranging from $10 to $150.
“Some artists will only be seen in the Pop-Up Gallery, while others have showcase pieces in the Art Exhibition itself as well as prints or smaller artworks in the Pop-Up Gallery, so there really is something for everyone.”
The Exhibition will be launched with a $30-a-head opening night event followed by a two-day exhibition (Saturday and Sunday), with entry by gold coin donation, where visitors can experience an exciting range of creative mediums from painting to mixed media.
Also on offer throughout the fundraiser is a raffle of five fabulous prize packages, collectively valued at over $2,000.