Congratulations to NZ Printmakers in NZPPA 2015

Finalists have been announced for New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2015
Choosing from almost 370 entries submitted by New Zealand artists,
Judge Dr Anne Kirker selected 50 finalist artworks for the 2015 Awards.

From the list of  2015 finalists I recognise many NZ Printmakers' names, so congratulations to:
 Philippa Bentley (Auckland), Beatrice Carlson (Auckland), Neil Emmerson (Dunedin),
 Prue Mac Dougall (Auckland), Rosemary Mortimer (Wellington), Toni Mosley (Auckland),
 Olav Nielsen (Dunedin), Kheang Ov (Auckland), John Pusateri (Auckland),
 Nicol Sanders-O'Shea (Tauranga), Sheyne Tuffery (Wellington), Janna van Hasselt (Christchurch).
For the full list of finalists see: Waikato Society of Arts website

The winner of the $20,000 prize will be announced on 13 February 2015 at the awards ceremony;
there will also be two merit awards presented.
The public are invited to vote for the Peoples’ Choice award during the exhibition.
The exhibition is the major visual arts event at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival and is FREE to the public. The exhibition will run from 14-26 February 2015, so put it in your diary now.