APPLICATIONS will open again February/March 2018.  Follow us on Facebook for updates.


Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. 3-5 examples of your artwork (max 5MB each) must accompany your online application.

Please note: artwork submitted for the application does not need to be the actual pieces you intend to exhibit at Art Expo Nelson, but they should be an accurate reflection of your chosen medium and subject matter(s).

A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required within 3 working days of submitting your application. Payment options: Internet banking: SBS account 03 1355 0711244 00

Particulars  Code  Reference
Surname & Initials  2018 Expo  Appn Fee

By cheque payable to: ART EXPO NELSON, posted to PO Box 1731 Nelson. Successful applicants will receive an additional exhibition invoice following notification.  

If you have trouble applying online, please email your details as in the application form and a minimum of three images to

Before applying, please read our 2017 Art Expo Nelson Artist Prospectus.

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Brief description: sculpture, multimedia, etc. NB: Artworks should be original (incl limited edition prints). To submit giclees or other reproduction formats please contact us before applying.

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Please select one only. All prices exclude GST.

Examples of Artwork

Please upload 3 to 5 images of your artwork. A minimum of 3 images are required for your application to be considered. Accepted file types include .jpg, .gif, .png and .pdf. If you are having trouble uploading images please make sure the file names have NO spaces or unusual characters or punctuation marks included. E.g. Tom's house.jpg should be tomshouse.jpg.


Please label image: lastname_firstname_001. Maximum size 1MB.


Please label image: lastname_firstname_002. Maximum size 1MB.


Please label image: lastname_firstname_003. Maximum size 1MB.


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Terms and Conditions

Artist Selection Process 1. Artist online applications open on 1 March 2017. 2. Artist selection will be though a comprehensive selection process to ensure a consistent art quality standard. 3. Artwork must not have been exhibited at previous Art Expo Nelson shows. 4. During selection consideration will be given to works to ensure a wide cross section of styles, subject matter and mediums. 5. The application administration fee payable by all artists is $20 inc GST (non refundable). Selected Artists 1. The selection process will be held in mid May, with all artists notified upon completion. 2. The invoice for panels will be sent out following selection. 3. If payment is received by 20 June 2017 the artist is eligible for a 5% prompt payment discount. Full details will be on the invoice provided. 4. The final date for payment of the panel invoices is 20 JULY 2017. 5. No artist will be permitted to exhibit if the fee has not been paid in full. 6. All fees are non-refundable. 7. Artwork entered in Art Expo Nelson may be reproduced by Art Expo Nelson for advertising and/or marketing purposes. 8. Artists should bring sufficient artwork to replace sold work. 9. If an artist sells all stocked artwork and their panel is empty, the panel(s) becomes the property of Art Expo Nelson to utilise. 10. All artwork must be an accurate reflection of what is submitted in the application form. 11. Artwork must be the artist’s original work and not a copy of another artists work. 12. Display of giclees and prints are to be negotiated with the Art Expo Nelson team prior to the show. 13. All artwork must be individually labelled, signed and be ready to hang/exhibited. 14. Artwork prices are recommended to be between $100-$5000 per work. Other pricing structures (e.g. for jewellery and ceramics) must be negotiated with the show’s management team. 15. Artists should price all their own work and the price must include GST (if applicable) and commission. 16. Art Expo Nelson will charge commission of 20% plus GST on all sales. The commission will be deducted from the final payment to the artist. Final payment to artists less commission will occur by 30 SEPTEMBER 2017. 17. Art Expo Nelson will act as agent for the artist during the show. Ownership of the artworks remains with the artists until the art is sold. 18. Artists are required to hang their own works. 19. Artists cannot pack up any unsold work on their panels before 4pm on Sunday 20 August 2017. 20. All unsold artwork and display material must be collected and removed from the venue on Sunday 20 August 2017 between 4-6pm. If this is not possible for artists from other regions alternative arrangements can be made for a courier company to return artworks, the fee payable by the artist. 21. Pack-down (by the Art Expo Nelson team) of artworks of absent artists will incur an extra minimal charge. 22. On the final day artists should pack down their own panels and remove all screws and hanging equipment from their panels. 23. The artist shall not sublet the exhibition space to another artist. 24. The Art Expo Nelson management team will maintain full curatorial control of the Art Expo Nelson show. 25. If an artist is selected and, on arrival, the standard or subject matter of their work does not satisfy the selection team, then Art Expo Nelson reserves the right to withdraw any or all of the works. 26. In the case of art awards (or prizes), the judge’s decisions will be final. 27. Art Expo Nelson and the Trafalgar Centre provide no insurance for artworks. Artists are advised to use their own insurance. This will cover work in transit, in storage pending exhibition or awaiting return to the artist from outside of the region. All risks on loss or damage to artists property, fixtures, fittings and all other property of a similar nature such as personal effects whilst in the exhibition venue must be fully covered by the artist. The artist will indemnify Art Expo Nelson and the Trafalgar Centre in respect of each and every claim and all actions, proceedings, costs, claims and demands in respect thereof. Art Expo Nelson will ensure utmost care and responsibility to avoid all risks. 28. This contract shall be governed by New Zealand law and the parties must consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts in all matters regarding it.

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