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2012 TCAC Emerging Artist Awards


Wed 25 Jul 2012, 10:00am–4:30pm
Thu 26 Jul 2012, 10:00am–4:30pm
Fri 27 Jul 2012, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sat 28 Jul 2012, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 29 Jul 2012, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Upstairs Art Gallery, Level One, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Opens Thursday 5th July 6 – 8 pm, on display until Sunday 29th July.

Our 5th Emerging Artist Awards exhibition for those that are still finding their 'art feet' with two fortunate artists coming away with an arts grant to help further their arts careers.

Two respected judges will award grants to fresh new talent – one $1000 Arts West Grant, including a plaque that the artist will hold for one year and one $500 Arts West Grant.

This concept was developed to bring out our hidden (emerging) talent – the ones that have had little or no exposure to the public - and assist them by guiding them through a number of processes they will need to understand as they emerge: applications for awards, competitions, funding – exhibiting – advertising – building databases of buyers, galleries etc.

The Emerging Artists Awards Grants have a mandatory ‘accountability process’ that the recipients will also be guided through. The grants must be spent to further artistic endeavour (not to catch up on unpaid fines etc).

Up for grabs:
• 20 finalists - Exhibited in the Upstairs Gallery for 3 weeks.
• One winner - $1000 Arts West Grant, plus $150 Resene gift voucher, $150 Gordon Harris voucher
• One runner up - $500 Arts West Grant, plus $100 Resene gift voucher, $100 Gordon Harris voucher
• 18 finalists - $20 Resene gift voucher
• 20 finalists - Profiled in a special edition of Gallery36 the ezine showcasing Emerging Artists
• One People’s Choice Award Winner - $100 MyCanvas voucher

TCAC Emerging Artist Definition
• The TCAC Emerging Artist is: coming into view; coming into existence; coming to maturity.
• The artists should not yet be contracted by a commercial gallery.
• They should not yet have had major exhibitions (mainly referring to solo exhibitions) in museums and exhibition halls.
• There are no requirements for academic standards, e.g. Self taught artists are welcome to apply.
• The artists should now be ready to present their work on the exhibition market.
• The TCAC Emerging Artist Awards does not discriminate in terms of the age of the applicants and hereby invites artists of all age groups who comply with the application criteria and the definition of an emerging artist to send their applications.

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