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Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards 2022

ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION

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DATES & TIMES

19 March - 24 April 2022

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

With a major cash prize, and a solo exhibition up for grabs, the Ashburton Art Gallery and the Zonta Club of Ashburton are thrilled to announce the call for entries for the annual Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards (ZAFAA) and exhibition. Open to all emerging and mid-career female artists, or those who identify as female artists, residing in Canterbury, the award seeks to raise the status of female visual artists and recognises excellence in fine arts practice.

“Female artists face many challenges towards creating full-time careers in the art world,” says Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum Director Shirin Khosraviani. “Opportunities to participate in awards like this, and then to have a solo exhibition, can be career forming, and pivotal, especially for those in the early to mid-career stages.”

Together with the Premier Award is a Young Generation Award for female artists between the ages of sixteen and twenty. This cash prize will acknowledge outstanding potential in visual art with the aim to encourage further creative endeavours, an outcome well suited to Zonta – a global organisation of women working together to advance the status of women worldwide.

Ashburton Zonta committee spokeswoman Linda Petrie says, “Empowerment is the keystone of ZAFAA. The Zonta Club of Ashburton and the Ashburton Art Gallery aim to empower female artists by providing the opportunity to partake in a dynamic exhibition and have the opportunity for career development. Along a similar line, the Young Generation Award aims to foster and support the journey of empowerment in young women.”

ZAFAA22 entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges comprised of three art sector professionals. The awards will be announced by the judges on the opening night on Friday 18 March 2022.  The ZAFAA22 exhibition will be accompanied by a solo show from ZAFAA21 Premier Award winner, Christchurch-based artist Jacquelyn Greenbank.

ZAFAA22 entry forms are now available here: ZAFAA TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY_2021 (Final)

Entries close Sunday 28 November 2021.

ZAFAA22 is supported by Zonta Club of Ashburton, Ashburton District Council and Creative Communities Grant, Forsyth Barr, ANZ Bank, Bushey Park Trust, Everist Gilchrist Lawyers, Straight 8 Estate Wine, David Montgomery Agribusiness Consultants & Valuers, and Samantha Rose Flowers.

 

Key dates for entering ZAFAA22:

  • 17 September 2021 | Entries Open
  • 28 November 2021 | Entries Close
  • 18 January 2022 | ZAFAA22 finalists and judges announced
  • 1—12 February 2022 | all finalists works to arrive at the Gallery
  • 18 March 2022 at 7pm | Exhibition opening
  • 24 April 2022 | ZAFAA22 exhibition ends

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19 March - 24 April 2022

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

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