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Local artists – why not enter the Friends Art Awards

2022 is a Friends of Pātaka Art Awards year! So, why not enter an artwork. It’s a great way to share your inspirations with others and be part of the greater local artistic community.

The awards are open to artists living, working and/or studying in the Porirua area. Entries are through submission of an original artwork completed within 24 months of the date of entry. All entries must be available for purchase. One work per artist. Entry fee is $10 for students, $20 all others.

A range of prizes is offered:

Open Award$1,000 – Sponsored by the Smith Family
Highly Commended Award$750 – Sponsored by Tommy’s Real Estate Mana
Jane Hyder Painting Award$750 – Sponsored by Jane Hyder
Creativity and Promise ScholarshipA six-month Level 4 Certificate at the Learning Connexion
First Time Entry Award$500 – Sponsored by Leina Isno
Viewers’ Choice Award$500 – Sponsored by Friends of Pataka

Many of the Friends of Pātaka Art Awards winners have gained the confidence to further their art and those who win the Open Award are supported to use the facilities at Pātaka as the Artist in Residence for a month. 

How to enter an artwork in the Art Awards

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All past Friends of Pātaka Art Awards winners