Art Expo Nelson 2014 was proud to offer artists across the South Island the chance to enter three great art awards.
Award winner received $2000
Every Art Expo Nelson selected artist had the chance to enter this award. Thirteen finalists were chosen and their works displayed together in a separate area at Art Expo Nelson. The 2014 winner was Galina Kim, of Christchurch.
$1000 prize money and the winning artwork on the label of a limited edition beer
Six finalists were chosen and their artworksdisplayed at Fresh Choice Nelson City, Collingwood Street where the public could vote in a ballot for their favourite art piece. Over 750 people cast their votes with the winner, Nikki Romney, announced on Opening Night. Nikki received $1000 and her win was celebrated on the night with the special edition Pale American Ale on sale as soon as the announcement was made. All six finalists' artworks were exhibited and for sale at Art Expo Nelson over the three days July 11-13, 2014 at Saxton Stadium.
Crowe Horwath Business Art Award
Business Art Award - win $500
Crowe Horwath was proud sponsors of a new award at Art Expo Nelson 2014. The award was judged by artist, Lisa Chandler www.lisachandler.co.nz and Crowe Horwath Business Manager, Paul Rosonowski on the opening evening. All art displayed on panels that night was eligible for judging, with the winner being Dean Bradley, of Nelson. The ethos of this award is "a piece most suited to a business environment".