ANNUAL COMMUNITY ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION
Arts for Health as part of its community service hosts an annual art competition and exhibition. The purpose of this event is to develop a healthy and vibrant community using the creative arts, and to build wider community partnerships. This event is open to all members of the community and is our major fundraising event.
Arts for Health has been offering an annual community exhibition since 2013. This has only been possible through the generous support of our supporters and sponsors. These competitions have attracted a great number of entries each year, with a fabulous Opening Night and announcement of winners and presentation of prizes. Judging is undertaken by David Lloyd and he is supported by guest judges. This event is held at David Lloyd Gallery in Lake Crescent, Hamilton.
The Exhibition Opening and announcement of winners is held on Friday evening and the exhibition is open to the public for viewing and purchasing of artworks on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.
There are two categories - Adults section and Students section. To enter in the Students section you must be aged 18 and under. There is also a People's Choice award and Merit awards.
All artworks are for sale.
2018 Art Competition
Another successful Art Competition was held 17th - 19th August at David Lloyd's Gallery. We received a total of 95 entries this year - an absolute record! We sold 17 pieces of art, and awarded over 10 merit prizes. Opening night was standing room only and at its peak it was three deep outside as people waited to come in.
Congratulations to Anna Wildey who was the winner in the Adults' section with her entry entitled "Pacifica Puzzle". Anna's artwork becomes the property of Arts for Health and is held in the Arts for Health Collection. This collection is very special as it is the only grass roots community initiated collection of Waikato artists that we know of.
Congratulations Stefan Smart who was the winner in the Students' Section with his entry "My Imagination"
People's Choice Award
Congratulations Leslie Hodgson on being the winner of People's Choice Award. Trustee Jay Spencer is presenting the award
Winner of our Raffle
Congratulations to Marilyn Dunn who was the winner of the raffle sponsored by Life Pharmacy Chartwell. Trustee Glenys Steele is presenting the raffle prize
Our Judges were Jenni de Groot and David Lloyd
Jenni de Groot, David Lloyd and AFH Vice-Chairperson Melanie Odey
Judges David Lloyd and Jenni de Groot
Judges Jenni de Groot and David Lloyd presenting prize to winner Anna Wildey
A great turnout for Opening Night Friday 17th August
Many thanks to our 2018 Sponsors
MERIT PRIZE WINNERS:
2017 Art Competition
Our 2017 Art Competition / Exhibition winners were
ADULTS FIRST PRIZE: Fritz Jooste
STUDENTS FIRST PRIZE: Meg Tucker
MERIT: Riki McInman, Sharon Gleeson
Oliver Stewart, Diana Seavill
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Julie Whyman
(2 winners) Deshan Walallavita
Jennie de Groot Fine Art
2016 Art Competition
Our 2016 Art Competition / Exhibition winners were
ADULTS FIRST PRIZE: Oliver Stewart
STUDENTS FIRST PRIZE: Stefan Smart
MERIT: Sharon Gleeson
David Candy, Gloria Boulton,
Emma White, Brya Rose,
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Brya Rose
Jennie de Groot Fine Art
2015 Art Competition
Our 2015 Art Competition / Exhibition winners were:
ADULT'S FIRST PRIZE: Brya Rose
STUDENT'S FIRST PRIZE: Pawarin Permphanworawat
MERIT: Oliver Stewart, Ian Johnston, Riki McInman
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Elan Kardas