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TCAC Emerging Artist Awards 2014

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Titirangi Community Arts Council Upstairs Art Gallery
25 Jul 2014
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Visual Arts, Literature & Publishing, Screen & Sound


Registrations close Friday 25th July.

Exhibition opens Thursday 14th August 6 – 7:30 pm — On display daily 10-4:30 until Sunday 7th September

Our 6th 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 two grants to fresh new talent – one $1,000 LJ Hooker, Titirangi Arts Grant, including a plaque that the artist will hold for one year, and one $500 Salvino Ghio Arts 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 endeavor (not to catch up on unpaid fines etc :-)).

Up For Grabs

20 Finalists :
Exhibited in the Upstairs Art Gallery for 3 weeks.

One Winner :
$1,000 LJ Hooker, Titirangi Arts Grant, plus
$250 Corban Estate Arts Centre, Class/Workshop or Summer School Voucher, plus
$150 Resene Gift Voucher, plus
$100 Gordon Harris Voucher, plus
The Titirangi Years 1953-1960 by Peter Simpson thanks to McCahon House Trust, plus
Blast! Pat Hanly - the painter and his protests, thanks to Lopdell House Gallery

One Runner Up :
$500 Salvino Ghio Arts Grant, plus
$100 Resene Gift Voucher, plus
$100 Gordon Harris Voucher, plus
The Titirangi Years 1953-1960 by Peter Simpson thanks to McCahon House Trust, plus
Len Castle - Making the Molecules Dance, thanks to Lopdell House Gallery

18 Finalists :
$20 Resene Gift Voucher,
12 Months Membership of TCAC, Upstairs Art Gallery.

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. Eg. 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.

Download full details and entry forms from our website www.upstairs.org,nz or email gallery@upstairs.org.nz

Key skills

Emerging Artists of all mediums. Must be Auckland resident.

How to apply

Upstairs Art Gallery
Level 1, Lopdell House
418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland
(09) 817-4278

Written by

The Upstairs Gallery

4 Jul 2014

The Upstairs Gallery is a community gallery with a light and airy space and boutique shop. We promote not only our established members, but new artists fresh to the arts scene.