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NEW ZEALAND ART CALENDARS

On behalf of BrownTrout Publishers Australia, Elastic Design produce a variety of New Zealand art calendars each year.

+ New Zealand in Watercolour
+ Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand
+ Contemporary New Zealand Art
+ Māori Art of Aoteaora

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WHAT SORT OF ‘ART’ IS ACCEPTED?

Open to all New Zealand visual artists – both established and emerging.

+ New Zealand in Watercolour: Watercolour paintings are accepted.
+ Contemporary Art and Artists’ Impressions: Paintings and illustration are accepted.
+ Māori Art of Aotearoa: Paintings, illustrations, carvings and weaving is accepted. Priority is given to Māori artists.

We don’t accept: digital art, sculpture, ceramics, textile art and photography.

IS THERE A THEME?

The theme is the same every year: New Zealand – this can include landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, kiwiana, etc.

WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

All successful artists are paid, with the final amount dependant on the format of the calendar.

Artists are 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).

Successful artists name, artwork title and website are printed inside each calendar.

WHERE ARE THEY SOLD?

Calendars are sold online and throughout New Zealand at the usual stationery outlets (Whitcoulls, Warehouse Stationery and Paper Plus, etc). Click here for a full list of New Zealand stockists.

Before you hit up the stores, we also suggest reaching out to your favourite artist for a calendar they’re featured in. They might have a few calendars to sell to the public – and you’ll be able help support them directly.

FILE SETUP GUIDE

Images must be high resolution:

+ 300 ppi or higher
+ RGB
+ JPG
+ at least 3600 px width

Please name your files with your name and artwork title e.g. FirstnameSurname_ArtworkTitle.jpg.

We suggest using a DSLR camera – this will give you more creative control when it comes to the resolution, the exposure, shutter speed, aperture and the ISO settings. Smartphone images are not accepted.

All calendars are a square format and will be printed with full bleed (so no white borders). Artists are welcome to supply rectangle images, we will crop artwork to the best fit. Before sending the calendars to print we also send proofs to each artist – to check details and make sure the cropping is suitable.

Artists are welcome to submit more than one image. We provide a Dropbox link at the end of the Application Form to pop extra images in.

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

ARTWORK PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS

Maori Art Calendar 2021
ART CALENDAR | SQUARE
Māori Art of Aotearoa 2021

Featuring Michelle Estall, Lewis Gardiner, Te Maari Gardiner, Michael Matchitt, Kura Te Waru-Rewiri, Lily Kaukau, Aaron Manuel, Erika Pearce, Whare Bidois and Tane Te Manu McRoberts (cover artist).

Artist's Impressions Art Calendar 2021
ART CALENDAR | SQUARE
Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand 2021

Featuring Bryce Brown, Fiona Goulding, Jacquie Ellis, Steve Bellamy, Ian Scott, Sandra Whyte, Libby McColl, Livia Dias, Emmaline Bailey, Richard Robinson and Irina Velman (cover artist).

Contemporary Art Calendar 2021
ART CALENDAR | SQUARE
Contemporary New Zealand Art 2021

Featuring Wayne Vickers, Mauricio Benega, Livia Dias, Libby McColl, Kylie Wardlaw, Timon Maxey, Carina Orvan, Sue Currie (cover artist), Pauline Gough and Richard Robinson.

New Zealand in Watercolour
ART CALENDAR | MINI
New Zealand in Watercolour 2021

Featuring Darina Denali, Dennis Greenwood, Charlotte Hird, Joy de Geus (cover artist), David Corballis, Stewart McLennan, Ginette Wang, Dianne Taylor, Alfred Memelink, Sue Currie, Jodi Ferris and Emily Moffitt.

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