Art Box is delighted to be included in the Arts and Culture section of ChristchurchNZ tourism news. We appear under 'Our Vibrant Art Scene' amongst some stunning galleries that are dotted around Christchurch and environs. We welcome tourists and visitors from all over the world (as well as local clients) physically in the gallery and also online at our website www.artboxgallery.info and social media. Thanks for supporting us and we look forward to meeting you soon!
To celebrate the arrival of our gorgeous first grandchild, we decided to have a little 'giveaway' competition. We asked our clients on facebook and our newsletter subscribers if they could tell us the colour of our branding and obviously that was ORANGE. Orange has been the colour of Art Box Gallery for 11 years and our splash logo is protected. You can see our Art Box Nissan Cube all around the city visiting homes and businesses. So thank you for all participating and congratulations to our winner. Keep following us and we might find a new excuse to have another giveaway soon!
"We love Art Box Gallery and would recommend it to anyone. Bev is welcoming and friendly, and there is a wide variety of art on display to view. It is a great place to go if you're not sure what you want and need time in a relaxed setting to look at different options. We ended up buying a Stephanie Crisp painting which we now have hanging in our dining area - it is a beautiful harbour scene that has added colour and interest to the room. Thank you Bev and Art Box Gallery!"
Christmas is just around the corner and this month until Tuesday 21st December, any clients that purchase a print or an original painting will go into the draw to win our beautiful hamper stocked with goodies. The hamper will be given away on Wednesday 22nd to one of our lovely purchasers. It is open to anyone around New Zealand whether you have purchased online or in the gallery. Good luck!
September 12th saw our Ten by Ten inch birthday celebrations at Art Box Gallery. We weren't going to let Covid-19 spoil the party so at level three we held the show online and thanks to all of our avid supporters it was a raging success. With over 100 ten inch originals from most of our lovely artists around the country we set about answering a mass of emails that flowed in to the gallery from 2pm that Sunday afternoon. With no presales it was quite a task to organise but everyone seemed to take the fun and rolled with it. We sold over 70 pieces and still are having sales afterwards so thank you to you all for supporting us over the last ten years and for celebrating with us. We had some individually wrapped biscuits made by Piper&Bloom locally and were able to hand out mini bubbles on collection. We shipped paintings by courier the following week as a complimentary service and although some clients sadly missed out on the pieces they wanted we are taking commissions. We were pleased to have an article in The Press and also Art Beat thanks to Dr Warren Feeney. It was so good to see so many little works hanging en masse and we are immensely grateful in these tough times to you all.
This year at the 57th ASA opening night (Ashburton Society of Artists) no less than four of the awards that were handed out on the night (awarded by artist and gallery owner Min Kim) were artists from Art Box Gallery! They included Christine Lang ( highly commended), Beverley Frost ( Forest and Bird) Polina Collins and Susie Millichamp. The annual art show is held in the main gallery in Ashburton, a wonderful space to exhibit in. It goes on until 30th July so if you get time you should head down for a good day out to view all of the winners and their art. Congratulations and thanks to the hard working volunteers at the ASA for a beautiful display of art, sculptures, photography and craft.
Thanks to this happy client :
Bev was really great to deal with, fast & easy communication, & helped me purchase the piece I wanted! Would definitely recommend 👍
Thanks to Treena from Swift Designs for including us in the Stuff editorial this week about favourite designs from Interior designers. We really enjoyed being asked to create commissioned artworks for these great clients locally who just love colour. It features artworks by Florence Egasse and Beverley Frost which were created with the clients in mind. (Thanks to Stuff for the images and Swift Designs)
Many of our clients wonder what art will look like in their own spaces and so we can provide a service to bring the work to your home or you can borrow it to try. However, with the clients that are further away this isn't so easy so we can superimpose the painting on your walls! All you have to do is send us a photo (straight on to your wall) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will select the work you love and place it on your wall to give you a much better idea of the end result. It helps us if you can place some post it notes on the wall so that we can judge the sizing. It's been a very effective and helpful tool to assist lots of our clients choosing what will look good on walls.
Lovely little advert in the December issue of Avenues this month. We've featured the round original work of Jody Hope Gibbons and think it looks great on the 'Objet D'Art' section.