Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival
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Are you an emerging artist looking for a platform to showcase your talent? Look no further! 🎨🖌️

Apply now to be a part of the 2024 Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival as an Emerging Artist!

👇 Selected artists will enjoy:
✨ Two full-day workshops to unleash your creativity.
✨ Showcase your masterpiece in our Festival gallery—let attendees experience your artistic journey firsthand!
✨ Opportunity to sell a selection of your other works at the Festival hub, Bloom in the Bay, alongside fellow Emerging Artists.

Don't miss this chance to elevate your artistry and connect with a broader audience. Your talent deserves to be discovered and appreciated! 🙌

Apply below today and be a part of an unforgettable artistic experience 🏃‍♀️
www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz/artist-registration-expression-of-interest/

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Are you an emerging artist looking for a platform to showcase your talent? Look no further! 🎨🖌️

Apply now to be a part of the 2024 Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival as an Emerging Artist!

👇 Selected artists will enjoy: 
✨ Two full-day workshops to unleash your creativity.
✨ Showcase your masterpiece in our Festival gallery—let attendees experience your artistic journey firsthand!
✨ Opportunity to sell a selection of your other works at the Festival hub, Bloom in the Bay, alongside fellow Emerging Artists.

Dont miss this chance to elevate your artistry and connect with a broader audience. Your talent deserves to be discovered and appreciated! 🙌

Apply below today and be a part of an unforgettable artistic experience 🏃‍♀️
https://www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz/artist-registration-expression-of-interest/

🌸Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival 14-17th Nov 2024

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"Artists at Palmers Bethlehem Series" - 2nd and 3rd March"
Artist John East was born in NZ and enjoys living by the sea in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. He studied at Elam, his artwork is focused on New Zealand birds, flowers, and horses. John finds by using acrylics he can capture his subjects in full bold colours, always trying to make each piece of art have a point of difference. You will see his stunning original works plus indoor, outdoor prints at the Festival, and you can enjoy them even sooner by visiting Palmers Bethlehem this weekend!
See more of John's work at www.johneastnzart.co.nz
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Artists at Palmers Bethlehem Series - 2nd and 3rd March
Artist John East was born in NZ and enjoys living by the sea in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. He studied at Elam, his artwork is focused on New Zealand birds, flowers, and horses. John finds by using acrylics he can capture his subjects in full bold colours, always trying to make each piece of art have a point of difference. You will see his stunning original works plus indoor, outdoor prints at the Festival, and you can enjoy them even sooner by visiting Palmers Bethlehem this weekend!
See more of Johns work at www.johneastnzart.co.nz
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Pamela Lines is a landscape/ seascape watercolour artist based in the beautiful town of Waihi beach. She is influenced by her environment and her art represents the tide, the coast, the water and the local landscape. Her working mantra is “ Keep it simple. Feel the essence.” Colour and movement play important roles within her art where the image is reduced to its abstract form, allowing the viewer to experience the work in its purest state.
Returning for this year's festival, Pamela said she is "looking forward to showing my new works and as always, meeting people who are interested in my art and catching up with other artists and collectors of my work."
You can enjoy more of Pamela's artworks at www.pamlines.com
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Pamela Lines is a landscape/ seascape watercolour artist based in the beautiful town of Waihi beach. She is influenced by her environment and her art represents the tide, the coast, the water and the local landscape.  Her working mantra is “ Keep it simple. Feel the essence.” Colour and movement play important roles within her art where the image is reduced to its abstract form, allowing the viewer to experience the work in its purest state.
Returning for this years festival, Pamela said she is looking forward to showing my new works and as always, meeting people who are interested in my art and catching up with other artists and collectors of my work.
You can enjoy more of Pamelas artworks at www.pamlines.com
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A love of nature provides the perfect creative inspiration for local artist Lynda Soutar. Lynda creates sculptural works using reclaimed material, where possible. Her small indoor artworks draw on her love of nature, where she fashions flaxes and flowers in spheres, and tussock grasses. Her outdoor artworks are mainly spheres in copper, using natural themes. As a returning artist for 2024 she said she is "excited to be back again, to catch up & meet the visitors & share my work with them."
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You can enjoy more of Lynda's work at www.lyndasoutar.com
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A love of nature provides the perfect creative inspiration for local artist Lynda Soutar. Lynda creates sculptural works using reclaimed material, where possible. Her small indoor artworks draw on her love of nature, where she fashions flaxes and flowers in spheres, and tussock grasses. Her outdoor artworks are mainly spheres in copper, using natural themes. As a returning artist for 2024 she said she is excited to be back again, to catch up & meet the visitors & share my work with them. 
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You can enjoy more of Lyndas work at www.lyndasoutar.com
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Local artist Shaun Ryan will be back this year to wow us with his distinctive artworks! Shaun paints seascapes, beaches, native plants and birds using acrylics on canvas. He grew up in Tauranga, and has been painting as a career since 2007. Much of his inspiration comes from local scenery. He creates his work by using multiple layers of paint to create vivid, saturated compositions that draw the viewer in. His paintings can be found in collections around NZ and internationally.
Of this year's festival, Shaun said "I'm excited to catch up with some of my collectors who I haven't met in person before as well as the familiar faces. I'm also looking forward to showing off all of my works in progress that no one has seen yet. It's always fun chatting with the other artists at the festival too."
Discover more of Shaun's art at www.shaunryan.co.nz
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Local artist Shaun Ryan will be back this year to wow us with his distinctive artworks! Shaun paints seascapes, beaches, native plants and birds using acrylics on canvas. He grew up in Tauranga, and has been painting as a career since 2007. Much of his inspiration comes from local scenery. He creates his work by using multiple layers of paint to create vivid, saturated compositions that draw the viewer in. His paintings can be found in collections around NZ and internationally.
Of this years festival, Shaun said Im excited to catch up with some of my collectors who I havent met in person before as well as the familiar faces. Im also looking forward to showing off all of my works in progress that no one has seen yet. Its always fun chatting with the other artists at the festival too.
Discover more of Shauns art at www.shaunryan.co.nz
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Our amazing gardeners across the bay are busy at this time of year, planting and planning for this November's Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival Trail! For those who's gardens are new to the trail, it's all the big questions running through their minds.....what will be flowering then? What do I need to add? Will my cats dig up my garden right before the festival starts? All serious stuff! 😁😻😂
Vanessa Laval-Glad's garden in Ohauiti is one of those new gardens, and we are delighted to share some of the photos that she has just sent us.
Nestled with breathtaking views of Tauranga and the Kaimai Mountain Range, the Glad + Grace garden is a haven of natural beauty. Explore enchanting spaces like the fairy garden and rose garden, or wander through the wildflower and annual cutting garden, all overlooking a picturesque young avocado orchard.
Vanessa is the cGlad + Grace behind Glad + Grace and the Splatter Shed, of which we will share more about in the coming months!
I'm sure you'll agree, Vanessa has nothing to worry about as a first timer (even with a Maine coon cat), as her garden is already perfection 👌
www.gladandgrace.farm
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Our amazing gardeners across the bay are busy at this time of year, planting and planning for this Novembers Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival Trail! For those whos gardens are new to the trail, its all the big questions running through their minds.....what will be flowering then? What do I need to add? Will my cats dig up my garden right before the festival starts? All serious stuff! 😁😻😂
Vanessa Laval-Glads garden in Ohauiti is one of those new gardens, and we are delighted to share some of the photos that she has just sent us. 
Nestled with breathtaking views of Tauranga and the Kaimai Mountain Range, the Glad + Grace garden is a haven of natural beauty. Explore enchanting spaces like the fairy garden and rose garden, or wander through the wildflower and annual cutting garden, all overlooking a picturesque young avocado orchard. 
Vanessa is the creative soul behind Glad + Grace and the Splatter Shed, of which we will share more about in the coming months!
Im sure youll agree, Vanessa has nothing to worry about as a first timer (even with a Maine coon cat), as her garden is already perfection 👌 
www.gladandgrace.farm
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"Artists at Palmers Bethlehem Series" - 17th and 18th February"
Put it in your calendar to visit Palmers Bethlehem this weekend to see the beautiful artwork of Anne Bailey! Anne has always loved pattern and colour and her work is an exploration of these. She has studied botany, zoology and fine art, but it is her love of all things handmade that has led to the creation of her unique mixed media pieces. Each piece is painstakingly hand cut and assembled in a collage technique that Anne developed, with each picture telling a distinctive New Zealand story.
See more of Anne's artworks at www.annebailey.co.nz
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Artists at Palmers Bethlehem Series - 17th and 18th February
Put it in your calendar to visit Palmers Bethlehem this weekend to see the beautiful artwork of Anne Bailey! Anne has always loved pattern and colour and her work is an exploration of these. She has studied botany, zoology and fine art, but it is her love of all things handmade that has led to the creation of her unique mixed media pieces. Each piece is painstakingly hand cut and assembled in a collage technique that Anne developed, with each picture telling a distinctive New Zealand story.
See more of Annes artworks at www.annebailey.co.nz
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Acrylics are known for their vibrant hues, John East uses them to great effect to capture the beauty of the New Zealand native wildlife in full bold colours. He is also able to draw inspiration from his surroundings to capture birds in their natural habitat with soft flowing colours.
The beauty of the New Zealand’s Godwits are captured in John's stunning acrylic painting. The soft colours and intricate details of the Godwits feathers are truly breathtaking! It's a perfect reminder of the beauty of nature and the importance of preserving our native species.
John will be returning for our 2024 event and said "The opportunity to be a part of the Garden and Art Festival has been amazing. Being able to display art in the beautiful surroundings of a garden is very inspirational while being able to meet so many wonderful people from all over New Zealand and overseas has been unforgettable."
John is also really looking forward to being our feature "Artist at Palmers Bethlehem" on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March between 8.30am and 3pm.
See more of John's work at www.johneastnzart.co.nz
@John East NZ Art
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Acrylics are known for their vibrant hues, John East uses them to great effect to capture the beauty of the New Zealand native wildlife in full bold colours. He is also able to draw inspiration from his surroundings to capture birds in their natural habitat with soft flowing colours.
The beauty of the New Zealand’s Godwits are captured in Johns stunning acrylic painting. The soft colours and intricate details of the Godwits feathers are truly breathtaking! Its a perfect reminder of the beauty of nature and the importance of preserving our native species.
John will be returning for our 2024 event and said The opportunity to be a part of the Garden and Art Festival has been amazing.  Being able to display art in the beautiful surroundings of a garden is very inspirational while being able to meet so many wonderful people from all over New Zealand and overseas has been unforgettable. 
John is also really looking forward to being our feature Artist at Palmers Bethlehem on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March between 8.30am and 3pm.
See more of Johns work at www.johneastnzart.co.nz
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🌸Garden and Art Trail partner Palmers Bethlehem
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🌸Principal Festival Partner Bayleys Bay of Plenty 
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#bopgardenandartfestival #Bayofplenty #nzartists #nzgardens #bloominthebay #gardenandarttrail

Not every home proudly offers visitors a gin deck, and the one in this garden looks like the ideal spot to enjoy a late afternoon tipple! New to the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival is this gem located in Matua. If you're looking for inspiration of what can be achieved in a small garden, look no further.
Cherie and Alf Weston's garden is both sub tropical and productive, with raised organic veggie gardens and over 21 varieties of fruiting trees and vines, all on a section of 282sq meters. It offers a generous courtyard for entertaining, a 'wine deck' and a 'gin deck' for relaxed evenings. It has been 9 years in the making from a blank canvas, and the owners are happy to share how they have created this haven. Be sure to add this to your must-go-to Garden and Art Trail list for 2024. 😍
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Not every home proudly offers visitors a gin deck, and the one in this garden looks like the ideal spot to enjoy a late afternoon tipple! New to the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival is this gem located in Matua. If youre looking for inspiration of what can be achieved in a small garden, look no further. 
Cherie and Alf Westons garden is both sub tropical and productive, with raised organic veggie gardens and over 21 varieties of fruiting trees and vines, all on a section of 282sq meters. It offers a generous courtyard for entertaining, a wine deck and a gin deck for relaxed evenings. It has been 9 years in the making from a blank canvas, and the owners are happy to share how they have created this haven. Be sure to add this to your must-go-to Garden and Art Trail list for 2024. 😍
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🌸Garden and Art Trail partner Palmers Bethlehem
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🌸Principal Festival Partner @Bayleys Bay of Plenty 
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#bopgardenandartfestival #Bayofplenty #nzartists #nzgardens #bloominthebay #gardenandarttrail
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