82 artists submitted 550 paintings for sale as well as works from the Austen Deans collection. This was a huge jump over past events, marking the high regard in which our Artarama is held by artists. This year’s ARTarama 

Featured the following Artists

Marilyn Austin     David Barnett     Hilary Barrier     Joan Batten
Sarah Beal     John Brassell     John Bromley     Max Brown
Sheila Brown     Dawn Bultitude     Maxine Burnley     John Burtt
Ping Burtt     Russ Campbell     Jane Clark     Clive Cook
Pamela Crowther     Margaret Croy     Anna Cull     Sue Currie
Austen Deans     Livia Dias     Lindsay Durant     Cindy Evans
Juliette Fietje     Elaine Fraser     Esther Gane     Ian Gardiner
Sharon Gaynor     Michelle Green     Wendy Hannan     Judy Harrington
Peter Hassler     Brenda Hay     Jean Hayman    Raymond Hill
Pamela Hueston     Estelle Jarvis     Barry Johns     Roseanne Jones
Sook Jung     Kilmeny A Keyse     Christine King     Brenda Knight
Gray Leonard     Lyn Leonard     George Lidgett     Jo Loughnan

Alison Lowe     Rae Manson     Christine  Maynard     Joanne McDougall

Katrina McGettigan     Charlotte Mundy     Vjekoslav Nemesh     Jo Ogier

Svetlana Orinko     Mandy Palmer     Sandra Palmer     Geri Parawa

Tracy Parker     Bala Patel     Adrienne Pavelka     Maree Peate

Jenny Phillips     Charles Pickworth     Karen Pringle     Margaret Provan

Ruth Reid     Suzanne Roberts     Pam Robinson     Elizabeth Ross

Paulette Scott     Paul James Smith     Linelle Stacey     Edith van Haandel

Karen Werner     Ruby Whitty     Clare Wilcox     Deb Williams

ARTarama 2018 Competition Winners

Best in Show - Jo Loughnan

Winner of the Best in Show Award (1 of 2) $1,000 sponsored by Luney's

"Standing Alone" by Artist Jo Loughnan

Strength, Sïmplicity and Wonderful drawing skills



Best in Show - Karen Werner

Winner of Best in Show (2 of 2)  sponsored by Oliver and Sara Roberts - Duncan Cotterill

Job 39/19 by Artist Karen Werner

Water colour and Acrylic

Merit Prize - Charlotte Mundy

Winner of Merit Prize  sponsored by Robert Malcolm Flooring

Hurunui Landscape by Artist Charlotte Mundy

Water colour

Merit Prize - Elaine Fraser

Winner of Merit Prize $500 sponsored by Nexia New Zealand

Cherries by Artist Elaine Fraser


Merit Prize - Jo Ogier

Winner of Merit Prize $500 sponsored by EBS Business Solutions

The Kokako's Lament by Artist Jo Ogier


Highly Commended Prize - Vjekoslav Nemesh

Winner of Highly Commended Prize of  $250 sponsored by Global Tactics & Strategies

Birth of Pegasus by Artist Vjekoslav Nemesh 

Oil on Canvas

Highly Commended Prize - Geri Parawa

Winner of Highly Commended Prize of  $250 sponsored by Garry Hampton

Untitled by Artist Geri Parawa 

Acrylic Ink

Emerging Artist Award - Gray Leonard

Winner of The Bryce Gallery Emerging Artist Award  sponsored by The Bryce Gallery

Estonia by Artist Gray Leonard


Proceeds to Nurse Maude Hospice

Nurse Maude has been caring for the Christchurch Community since 1896.

The Nurse Maude Hospice provides specialist palliative care to patients and support to families.

Special Exhibition – Austen Deans Collection

We wish to acknowledge the support of the AA Deans Trust who kindly loaned works of art from the collection of the Late Austen Deans.

In addition, a selection of works from the trust collection was made available for sale, including works by Austen Deans.

Alister Austen Deans, always known as Austen, followed his two passions – painting and the great outdoors – throughout his life, with a career as professional artist that spanned more than 60 years.

Austen was twice the first place recipient (and once second) of the Kelleher Art Award.

Son Paul Deans has followed his father’s passion and is a Christchurch based sculptor and portrait artist.

ARTarama 2018 Judges

Judging for this years ARTarama was by renowned local artists Adrienne Pavelka and Min Kim.

Adrienne Pavelka

Adrienne is Canterbury born and bred and works from her studio/gallery overlooking Lyttelton Harbour. Adrienne’s love is watercolour paintings.

Min Kim

Min Kim who is a successful and prolific artist across the range of media and genres. She is also the new owner of the Bryce Gallery here in Christchurch. Her goal for the gallery is to continue exhibiting high-quality pieces by “hidden” artists alongside those of the region’s best-known talent.

ARTarama 2018 Sponsorship

We gratefully acknowledge support of this event by the following sponsors, without whom we would not be able to provide as much support to the Nurse Maud Hospice.

Principal Sponsor


Oliver and Sarah Roberts


Lincross Contracting

The Palms

Garry Hampton, personal travel manager, in conjunction with House of Travel

South City

of Sovereign Palms


Bala Patel


Adrienne Pavelka