Nelson City Framers Paramount Art Award

Award winner received $2000

This year's Paramount Award is proudly presented by the Nelson City Framers.  All artists selected for  Art Expo Nelson 2015 may enter this award.  Between ten and fifteen finalists will be chosen and their  selected artworks will be displayed together in a separate area at Art Expo Nelson. Applications close Monday 12 October.  Click here to apply.
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Sprig & Fern People's Choice Beer label 

$1000 prize money and the winning artwork on the label of a popular Sprig & Fern beer rigger

Applications for this award are now closed.  People keen to vote on the final four choices, can do so by visiting one of seven Sprig and Fern Taverns in the Nelson region or their two Sprig and Fern taverns in Wellington.  Onsite purchases are not necessary but support of businesses who support the arts is always appreciated!

The finalists’ originals will be displayed and available for sale at Art Expo Nelson 2015.  The most popular entry as voted by Sprig & Fern tavern patrons will be announced at the Crowe Horwath Awards Night on Saturday 24th October. The winner will also receive $1000 in prize money.

Sprig and Fern brewery is owned by “the Queen of NZ Breweries", Tracy Banner. A multi-award winning craft beer brewery, Sprig and Fern now supplies its delicious brews to nine taverns bearing the same name.The varieties of S&F beers are available throughout New Zealand in supermarkets and all good bottle stores.

 The beer chosen for the winning label is Pilsener, a high quality premium lager with hoppy overtones. The winning entry will be an artwork that reflects the true essence of craft beer and encapsulates the creativity and spirit of the region’s top craft brewery.


Nikki Romney artwork on Sprig & Fern label

Nikki Romney's winning artwork on Sprig & Fern beer label 2014


Crowe Horwath Business Art Award

Business Art Award - win $500

Again this year Crowe Horwath are sponsoring the Business Art award.  The ethos of this award is "a piece most suited to a business environment".  This award will be chosen from the art presented  at  opening hour of Art  Expo Nelson and the award will be announced at the Crowe Horwath Awards on the Saturday evening, 24th October 2015.
Dean Bradley, Crowe Howarth Business Art Award winner

Dean Bradley, Crowe Howarth Business Art Award 2014 winner