2022 Exhibition – Artfully Yours – cancelled
Some Good News
Firstly some great news. We have found a new naming right sponsor. For the next few years, the exhibition will be named the ‘Bostock New Zealand annual Art HB exhibition”. Being a major producer of organic produce, and based largely in Hawke’s Bay, Bostock New Zealand has graciously offered sponsorship for the next three years. Art Hawke’s Bay is lucky to be sponsored by prominent Hawke’s Bay organisations and will be proud to fly the Bostock flag for the next three years!
But now the Bad News
After a long discussion covering many factors, the committee voted to cancel the 2022 Artfully Yours – Art HB exhibition. This decision has not been made lightly but, because of the Covid situation, we must face reality. We had to cancel once before (in 2020), a week before the exhibition was to open. We got through after that, with a grand 2021 exhibition (see photos) and we will get through this one and rise again in 2023!
Again we got so close to holding the exhibition this year, with funding in place from sponsors and fund providers. Our grateful thanks to you all for your generous support. The decision to cancel was made before we had spent your money (apart from a few minor expenses) so we are able to make refunds.
A huge thanks also to those who had committed to the exhibition, to our selectors Kate McKenzie and Glen Colechin, to our venue Arts Inc Community Arts Centre and to our suppliers, caterers and musicians for opening night. To artists and sculptors, including the secondary schools, who support the exhibition with your wonderful works – we are sorry we couldn’t provide a showcase (and competition) this year and look forward to doing so again, so keeping painting and sculpting!
Art HB Pop-Up Shop 2022
Some good news again! The committee has booked CAN in Napier from 28 October to 10 November 2022 to hold a pop-up shop for our artists, this time in Napier. The rules are still to be considered. CAN will take a commission on sales and Art HB pays for the venue. It will be a ‘cash and carry’ principle. We have good hopes that this event will take place. The committee will look at ways to promote the event. We will keep you updated.
It was lovely to see so many artists and supporters come along and enjoy the art and sculptures. Many thanks to all our many guests, artists, committee & volunteers. Thank you to the Woodford House students who played so well, and their staff. Our two selectors, John Brown and Susan Mabin did a wonderful job working through so many entries – thank you! A special thank you to our generous sponsors and grant providers, without whom there would not be an exhibition.