The signs have gone up, flyers are being distributed, and social media is going gangbusters.
The word is out for the fourth annual Napier Girls’ High School fundraiser, the Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition, Friday 9 – Sunday 11 March.
It all kicks off with an opening night gala event for sponsors, artists and ticket-holders on Friday the 9th of March. The exhibition will then continue on Saturday the 10th (10am-4pm) and Sunday the 11th (10am-3pm) with entry on these two days free for all.
The exhibition will give local art lovers the opportunity to purchase over 300 pieces of artwork from more than 80 professional artists from throughout Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand, as well as art by Napier Girls’ High School students and teachers. All art in the exhibition will be priced under $1000.
The funds raised from the 2018 Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition will be used to support initiatives to help Napier Girls’ High School students make well-informed choices for health and wellbeing.
Opening Night Tickets Selling Fast … Don’t Miss Out!
Tickets for opening night on Friday 9 March, 5.30-8.00pm can be purchased now at affordableartex.nz for only $35pp. The event is R18 and includes drinks and canapés by award-winning chef Terry Lowe (ex Blackbarn Kitchen) along with the opportunity to be the first to view and purchase the art on sale. The Pop-Up Gallery will also open from 6.30pm.
Check Out The Website, Facebook & Instagram Pages
More artists are being signed up every day and their bios, along with examples of their works, are being profiled on the website – www.affordableartex.nz, Facebook and Instagram pages. Artists exhibiting include: Nick Fedaeff, Barbara Franklet, Romelia Lopez Diaz, Tony Harrington, Cam Munroe, Angela Maritz, Christine Parnell, Mat Scott, Lee-Ann Dixon, and the list goes on!
More Art & Design Items $5-$150 at the Pop-Up Gallery
The 2018 exhibition will also see the return of the Pop-Up Gallery, where art and design items can be purchased for between $5 and $150. Year-on-year the gallery has become progressively more popular with many of the items on sale coming from the same artists as in the exhibition.
Five Event Raffles Valued At Over $2500
Five fantastic bumper-sized raffles with prizes donated by artists and local Hawke’s Bay businesses are up for grabs, collectively valued at over $2500. Check out the five raffle packages on the website. Tickets are $5 or $20 for a book of five at email@example.com or purchase at the school office.
On-Site Café For Top-Notch Coffee & Scrummy Treats
The exhibition’s On-Site Café will be back in action on the Saturday and Sunday of the exhibition providing barista made coffee for you to sip, and delicious homemade treats to nibble on, as you browse the art on offer.
Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition Sponsorship
The TAEE committee, on behalf of Napier Girls’ High School, wish to thank the event’s fantastic platinum sponsors, Tremains and local real estate agent Sarah Pinckney-Welch, who have this year come onboard as principal naming sponsors for the event for (at least) the next three years.
Gold sponsors include: Gemco, Somerset Smith Partners, BDO Hawke’s Bay, No.9 Marketing & Design and Printing.com. Silver sponsors are Sacred Hill and Bennett & Pearson Optometrists. Event partners are Ed, Sitetools, Eventfinda and Branded.
Posted: 13 February 2018