The Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition is celebrating five years young and will once again host its unique fundraiser for Napier Girls' High School.
The fundraiser, to be held from March 29 to 31, provides the opportunity to view and buy more than 300 pieces of artwork created by more than 80 professional artists from across New Zealand.
Artist co-ordinator Maree Spackman said prices of the art will range from $1200 right up to $2000.
"Our goal is to make the 2019 exhibition better than ever and this year there are even more great reasons to visit including the return of our very popular Pop-Up Gallery with all items priced at under $200."
The Pop-Up Gallery organiser is Carolyn Neville, who says it's ideal for those wanting to start an art collection.
"This special wee gem of a gallery will be open throughout the exhibition selling prints, posters, soft furnishings, jewellery, books, photographic images, ceramics, small artworks and more, with prices ranging from $10 to $200. Artists have showcase pieces in the main Art Exhibition and prints or smaller artworks in the Pop-Up Gallery, so there really is something for everyone."
Logistics and catering Co-ordinator Anna Sabiston says the Affordable Art Exhibition will be launched with a ticketed opening night event on Friday followed by a two-day exhibition.
Also on offer throughout the fundraiser are five raffle prize packages, collectively valued at more than $2500.
Raffle co-ordinator Heidi Stiefel says this year's raffle prizes reflect a creative combination of experiences and gifts, provided by businesses eager to support the school.
Social media co-ordinator, Mandy White says all are welcome to attend the three-day exhibition at the weekend, and visitors can experience a range of creative mediums from paintings, prints and photography to ceramics, mixed media, sculpture and screen prints produced by many of the country's talented and respected artists whose work is sought after locally, nationally and internationally.
Funds raised from this year's Affordable Art Exhibition will be used to enhance student wellbeing and support an annual artist in residence programme.
Principal Dawn Ackroyd said she was looking forward to the annual exhibition.
"This year, a new initiative is the Artist in Residence programme. A group of Year 12 art students have been inspired by artist, Amanda Toner, to produce illustrative artwork for the exhibition which will be professionally framed by our new sponsor, Edges Art + Framing.
"While the exhibition is an entertaining way to involve the community and raise money for the school, the fundraiser also allows the girls to gain hands-on experience of staging a large, creative community event that requires a wide range of skill sets, co-operation, hard work and positive energy," she said.