Art Expo Nelson 2014 was proud to offer artists across the South Island the chance to enter three great art awards.

Framing Rooms Paramount Art Award

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.

Finalists: Pammie Moonlight, Craig Potton, Sam Clyne, Karen Neal, Galina Kim, Svetlana Orinko, Min Kim, Fleur Woods, Jean Jackson, Georgia Barber, Tania Bostock, Tony Allain & Sue Bateup.


Fresh Choice Nelson People's Art Award 

$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.

Nikki Romney artwork on Sprig & Fern label

Nikki Romney artwork on Sprig & Fern label






Finalists: Nikki Romney, Linda Morris, Barbara Franklet, Joanne Webber, Sirpa Alalaakkola and Dana Rose.


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 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".

Dean Bradley, Crowe Howarth Business Art Award winner

Dean Bradley, Crowe Howarth Business Art Award winner