This non-acquisitive award is highly regarded and dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres. The Award 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 by three pre-selection judges
For participants, 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.
Presented by Arts Whakatane and Museum and Arts,
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.
The 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Painting and Drawing
Expected to offer over $20,000 in awards.
Entries open : 1st August 2018
Entries close : 1st December 2018
Exhibition opens : 16 February 2019
Arts Whakatane has been presenting the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Painting and Drawing since 1991
Whakatane Museum and Arts
Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust
Akel Family, Marion and Jack Schulte, Craigs Investment Partners, Arts Whakatane, Gordon Harris Ltd, Law Creative, 4 Art Sake Gallery, Law Creative.