Art Expo Nelson are proud to offer all exhibiting artists and artists across the South Island the chance to enter three great art awards.

Framing Rooms Paramount Art Award

Award winner receives $2000

Every Art Expo Nelson selected artist has the chance to enter this award for a $20 entry fee. Upon payment you will need to send RADi an image of your selected piece for the award. Up to fifteen finalists will be chosen and their works displayed together in a separate area. This award will be judged on July 10, 2014 and announced  at the Opening Night Function.  Click here for the application form


Fresh Choice Nelson People's Art Award 

$1000 prize money and a beer label

Six finalists have been chosen and their artworks were displayed at Fresh Choice Nelson City, Collingwood Street where the public could vote in a ballot for their favourite art piece.  The votes have been counted and the most popular art piece as voted by the public, will be announced on Opening Night, July 10. The winner will receive $1000 AND their artwork will be displayed on a beer label of a special edition Sprig and Fern American Pale Ale.  All finalists' artworks will be 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 is proud to announce a new award at Art Expo Nelson 2014. The award will be judged by artist, Lisa Chandler and Crowe Horwath Business Manager, Paul Rosonowski on the opening evening.  All art displayed on panels that night will be judged. There is no application required.

The ethos of this award is "a piece most suited to a business environment". Any queries please email