ARTarama 2018 Showcase

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.

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 AwardGray Leonard

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

Estonia by Artist Gray Leonard


Proceeds went to the 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.

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.