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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.
Maori Art Calendar 2021
Artist's Impressions Art Calendar 2021
Contemporary Art Calendar 2021
New Zealand in Watercolour

WHAT SORT OF ‘ART’ IS ACCEPTED?

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

  • Paintings and illustrations are accepted.

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

IS THERE A THEME?

The theme is the same every year: New Zealand.

This can include landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, kiwiana – essentially anything relating to New Zealand.

WHAT CALENDARS ARE BEING PUBLISHED?

  • Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand
  • Contemporary Art of New Zealand

Unfortunately, the following titles have been cancelled for 2023:

  • New Zealand in Watercolour
  • Māori Art of Aotearoa

However, we would still like to invite Watercolour or Māori artists to apply this year – as your artwork might also be suitable for the other titles.

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.

WHAT ARE THE PERKS?

All successful artists are paid, with the final amount dependent on whether their artwork is selected for the cover.

Payment options include:

  • Receive NZ$120 per image, or
  • Receive x30 calendars (RRP NZ$25.99).

Regardless of which option is chosen all successful artists receive couple of samples of the printed calendar, and have access to the publishers wholesale prices to buy bulk (to sell/gift to whanau and friends).

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

Subscribe to our artist email to keep up-to-date for our future artists call outs.

FILE SETUP GUIDE

Images must be high quality and 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.

Artists are welcome to submit more than one image. We provide a Dropbox link at the end of the Application Form to upload your images into. Please don’t fill out the form multiple times.

All calendars are a square format and will be printed with full bleed (no white borders).

You are welcome to supply rectangle images, we will crop artwork to the best fit.

Before sending the calendars to print we also send PDF proofs to each artist – to check details and make sure they’re happy with the image cropping.

THINGS TO NOTE

  • Smartphone images are not accepted. 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.
  • No submissions via email – to be included in the selection process please fill out our Application Form as this includes our Licensing Terms.
  • We only accept one submission per person – if you have multiple images to upload pop them into our Dropbox folder provided at the end of the Application Form.

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.

If you plan to take the photos yourself, be sure to review our Artwork Photography tips.

APPLICATION FORM

Submissions closed: Sunday 9 January 2022, 11:55 pm (AEST).

PAST CALENDARS AND ARTISTS

ART CALENDAR | SQUARE
Artists’ Impressions of New Zealand 2022

Featuring Heimler & Proc, Lindsey Baker, Haihui Wang, Timon Maxey, Richard Robinson (cover artist), Jo Gallagher, Fiona Goulding, Libby McColl, Livia Dias, Marilyn Andrews and Rosslyn Johnson.

ART CALENDAR | SQUARE
Contemporary New Zealand Art 2022

Featuring Ira Mitchell, Terry Bennett, Timon Maxey, Mauricio Benega, Caroline della Porta, Tim Spindler, Verena Tagmann, Julie Greig, Lindsey Baker, Jacquie Ellis, Marc McKinlay (cover artist) and Richard Robinson.

ART CALENDAR | MINI
New Zealand in Watercolour 2022

Featuring Jodi Ferris, Charlotte Hird, Desmond Bovey (cover artist), Smita Upadhye, David Corballis, Alan Collins, Alfred Memelink and Annette Straugheir.

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.

Maori Art of Aotearoa calendar 2020
ART CALENDAR | SQUARE
Māori Art of Aotearoa 2020

Featuring Todd Couper (cover artist), Madia Purvis, Vendelas Illustrations, Arohanoa Mathews, My Nesian Art Dan Irvine), Saber Stainton, Janie Tuapawa-Hitaua, Ani Huia Ligaliga, Sam Mangakāhia and Tania Lewis-Rickard.

Subscribe to our artist email to keep up-to-date for our future artists call outs.