This annual non-acquisitive award is a highly regarded art award dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres.
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award : Painting and Drawing
Has developed over 27 years and sits credibly within the New Zealand arts community. A high standard of work is selected to form the exhibition from nation wide entries.
The award offers professional development opportunities for artists by showcasing their practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large.
To encourage and celebrate the development of painting and drawing on a national level and reward artists who create outstanding works.
To exhibit painting and drawing to the public and provide a forum within which works can be viewed, studied and evaluated.
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award: Painting and Drawing is presented by Arts Whakatāne in association with Whakatāne Museum and Arts.
The 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award: Painting and Drawing offers over $20,000 in awards.
$10,000 major award (Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust).
4 x $1000 runner up awards and 7 x $500 merit awards
New award this year - Craigs Investment Partners Youth Art Award of $2,500
2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award: Painting and Drawing - Call for entries
ENTRIES CLOSE: 5.00 pm Friday 16th DECEMBER 2016 - Entry form and digital image.
ARTISTS ADVISED OF ‘PRE SELECTION’ by email: On or before Friday 13th JANUARY 2017
OFFICIAL OPENING AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS : Friday 27th JANUARY 2017 Exhibition will opens Friday 27th January 2017