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EXPERIENCE 2020 AND 2021 WAIMARINO ART AWARDS

Our 17th Year of Celebrating Arts and Photography

WAIMARINO ART AWARDS

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

PLANS FOR WAA 2020 CONTINUE

This year we've looked at restructuring WAA after the June event was cancelled and we lost our two important managers, Robyn resigned from the Board and Paula was already managing the load of many people outside our fantastic volunteer team.  We needed to rethink how we could continue to work with the awards and make them more beneficial for everyone involved.    In Lockdown we've been a little restricted and we're planning for end of October 2020

Thanks for your patience and continued support.  We'll continue working through this site and update you shortly.—13th May 2020

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2020

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

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ABOUT WAA

Waimarino Art Awards Expo

Founded in 1997 by our longest standing member and acclaimed artist Dot Barnes, we ran as the Ohakune Art Awards until 1998 when we re-branded under Waimarino—meaning "Still Waters" in Maori. In 2018 we went National, targeting regional NZ.

Our mission is to enable artists and photographers of all ages and skill to showcase their creativity, gain experience, be recognized and have a chance to compete for prizes awarded by our expert judges.

WAA gives locals, visitors and those passionate about creative arts and culture an opportunity to experience, enjoy and even purchase artistic works by our creative talent in New Zealand. Many of our participants are already recognised artists; many more artworks will be valuable assets in the future.

Our exhibition and new online outlet for the sale of affordable, local  and varied works of Art, benefits creators, curators and collectors of Fine Arts and Creativity Products.

We collaborate with organisations and stakeholders to facilitate creativity projects that build community relationships, enhance our towns, environment and wellness in the lives of our people.

MANY OF OUR WEBSITE IMAGES ARE THE ARTWORKS OF PREVIOUS YEAR ENTRANTS—VIEW MORE IN OUR GALLERY

MANY AWARD CATEGORIES

View the Great Prizes to be Won Here!

 OUR SPONSORS PROMOTED

EXHIBITION OF WORKS

Raising the Profile of Community Talent

A WEEK EXPO IN RAETIHI AND ONLINE EXHIBITION

AWARDS DINNER PREMIER

Thanking Judges, Sponsors and Volunteers

AWARDS PREMIER AND FUNDRAISING DINNER.

WAA LEADERSHIP

SPONSORS

Waimarino Art Awards is currently managed by Tobassa Conscious Flow who is also major sponsor/partner under Flow Trust.  Tobassa has approximately 25 years of Arts, Social Development, Cultural Relationships and relevant managerial expertise.  The Awards and events are funded by grants, sponsorship and revenue gained from Award activities. 

OUR KEY PEOPLE

Our Valuable Organisers and Volunteers that Make it Happen

We are grateful for the involvement and assistance of an amazing team of people in our community and creativity culture benefactors beyond our region.  We welcome others to get involved and support community wellness and prosperity through creativity and culture.

Key Sponsor

SPONSOR

RUAPEHU DISTRICT COUNCIL

NEW WORLD OHAKUNE

ROTARY CLUB

WPI TIMBER AND PULP

LILBURN AND SONS

JENNY DEKKER

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM

ANGEL LOUISE

MITREDALE

RAETIHI HOLIDAY PARK

BRIAN AND LORETTA EADES

STRANGE DOG PRINT AND DESIGN

Thanks to our Contributors

We are currently confirming and updating our list of new and regular supporters; to display all sponsor logos shortly.  Would you like to offer your involvement and/or financial support?  Please drop us an email or phone call, and learn more of our sponsorship promotion benefits.

OUR KEY PEOPLE

Our Valuable Organisers and Volunteers that Make it Happen

We are grateful for the involvement and assistance of an amazing team of people in our community and creativity culture benefactors beyond our region.  We welcome others to get involved and support community wellness and prosperity through creativity and culture.

Schools Coordinator

JULIE BEZETT

WAA LEADERSHIP

Waimarino Art Awards (est. 1997) is autonomously managed as a community Social Enterprise Not for Profit initiative for cultural relationships and community economic development.

Raetihi Promotions Charitable Trust (NZ) also applies for grants on behalf of WAA and provides public governance accountability.

Raetihi Promotions Trust Chairperson

GEOFF ANDERSON

SPONSORS

Thanks to our Contributors

We are currently confirming and updating our list of new and regular supporters; to display all sponsor logos shortly.  Would you like to offer your involvement and/or financial support?  Please drop us an email or phone call, and learn more of our sponsorship promotion benefits.

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