On behalf of BrownTrout Publishers Australia, we curate and produce a variety of New Zealand art calendars: New Zealand in Watercolour, Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand, Contemporary New Zealand Art and Māori Art of Aoteaora.
Open to all New Zealand artists – both established and emerging, we usually announce the artist call outs via our Facebook page and email, between November through to January each year.
All successful artists are paid, with the final amount dependant on the format of the calendar. Artists are also supplied a couple of samples of the printed calendar, and have access to the publishers wholesale prices to buy bulk (to sell/gift to family and friends). Artists name, artwork title and website are printed in each calendar too.
Calendars are sold online and throughout New Zealand at the usual stationery outlets (Whitcoulls, Warehouse Stationery and Paper Plus, etc). For a full list of NZ stockists, please refer here.
If you’re an artist that would like to be published in one of these calendars, either follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our artist email to keep up-to-date for our next artist call out.
We do receive a large number of submissions; therefore regretfully, we can’t respond personally to every submission.
Your art is high quality, so photographs of them should be too. If the photo is too small or out of focus, or if there are issues with colour, lighting or shadows – then you’re not showing a true representation of your work.
We think the best approach is simply to hire a professional photographer. Obviously, not everyone has the budget or resources to hire a pro, so if you plan to take the photos yourself, be sure to review the following tips.