We were very happy to host a little talk about Art Box Gallery to the Rangiora art group this week with tutor Christine Watton who is one of our artists here at the gallery. Like minded art lovers shared about their art journeys and we were glad to let them know a little about the history of how we came to be a gallery and about the artists we represent. A pleasant afternoon for all.
Now that tourists are able to travel to New Zealand again we are delighted that we are having overseas visitors return to the gallery. Recently, this lovely couple from Houston, Texas came in at the end of their trip having found us online. They chose this stunning large original painting by Florence Egasse to take home to remind them of their trip to NZ. We had a great time chatting about their travels and they enjoyed our large selection of NZ art. We were able to pack ship and insure the work via our local Pack and Send Papanui couriers and it arrived safe a little over a week afterwards!
Thank you for trusting us with your art purchases. We can assist you even if you don't live in NZ and we have lots of experience with overseas sales. Works can be placed on our shopify page so that they can be purchased easily and we can work out a quote for the shipping and insurance. easy peasy!
This lovely couple said : "We received the painting, and it looks great. I really appreciate how carefully it was wrapped--it arrived in perfect shape. We can't wait to hang it. Thank you so much for helping us with this! The painting will be a wonderful memory of our time in New Zealand!"
Congratulations to P Fox on becoming the winner of the 2023 Art Box Christmas Hamper! We hope you enjoy all the goodies enclosed over the festive season with your friends and family. Thank to all those who purchased in December and went into the draw - we will do it all again in 2024!
This new event sees over 80 artists and galleries from around Canterbury open their spaces to the public over two weekends in November (25th 26th) and December (2nd 3rd). From Cheviot down to Ashburton you can look out for the black and red flags and pop in to say hi to find out more about the artists processes and inspirations. Art Box has taken part too and we can showcase over 60 NZ artists, many of them local as well as being the Studio of Beverley Frost. From cards to original large works we have every style and colour that you can imagine. It's been great meeting new visitors and with the Arts Trail map available online (or we have physical copy) you can grab a friend and make a lovely day out. We are offering tea, coffee a nice cold glass of water and boxes of Art Box orange jellybeans!
Congratulations to one of our talented artists Sean Fietje, on winning the Malvern merit business award recently at the Darfield Art Week. His meticulous detailed original oils on canvas are amazing to behold so it was well deserved. We have some amazing prints - limited edition high quality hand signed of 50 of Seans work.
Delighted to have been able to help this gorgeous couple from the USA recently - thanks for the super review!
"We cannot say enough about Beverley and Art Box Gallery. From the moment we met her we knew she knew customer service and that we were in good hands. Our beautiful painting came to us unscathed and we are proudly hanging it in our San Jose, CA home. Thank you so much for everything. We still dream of New Zealand and hope to return soon to your amazing country and loving people."
Over the Canterbury Show weekend Art Box headed south via Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown, Clyde and Arrowtown collecting art, meeting artists, visiting studios and galleries and generally checking out the vibrant NZ art scene clocking up 1450 kms in four days. We stayed in some amazing historic homes along the way some of which dated back to the late 1800's. Here are a selection of images and paintings that we found along the way and have brought back to the gallery for you. We would be happy to share some of the beautiful places we stayed along the way and some delicious places to eat and drink too - just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can come and check out the gorgeous art soon. It's so good to be able to travel again after Covid lockdowns!
This week were delighted to be asked to supply artworks for the new Papanui branch of Saunders & Co. They have recently moved to the fourth floor at 7, Winston Ave and have updated to a contemporary bold and uplifting look. Art Box was able to visit and advise, revisit with some options and then quote and supply original New Zealand paintings all within a small timeframe. We appreciate companies such as Saunders & Co choosing to support other local businesses and especially NZ artists. We know that art not only enhances the spaces but clients and staff also benefit from vibrant colour making businesses a happier place to visit and work in. If you are a business that would like advice for affordable permanent art then don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. www.artboxgallery.info
Congratulations to our very own Livia Dias on her great article in the October/November issue of Aotearoa Artists Magazine. It's great to read about our talented artists doing well and enjoying success. We are delighted for her and even better to see her work feature on the front cover too!
Have you seen our recent advert in the monthly Art Beat? We are delighted about how much it stands out on the page and pleased to support this great quality art news publication. Since 2011 when we initially began the gallery to support local artists after the quakes, we have used this distinctive orange splash logo. You'll see it on our letter headed paper, our website, our signage and even all over our car! We often get noticed around town in our white Nissan Cube with the bright orange splashes! We have now been open for over 11 years so thank you so much for supporting our 'little gallery with a lots of art' and toot when you see us out and about.