Long serving members are honoured with Life membership and artist members who have served the Academy and made a significant contribution to the arts nationally are also honoured by the Governor-General Art Award, by which the artist becomes a Fellow of the Academy.
The Academy annually reviews new Elected Artist candidates whose names have been put forward because of consistent high standards of work and
regular support of the Academy. After a selection process the successful artists become Elected Artists of the Academy, and an exhibition showcasing their work is held.
Starry Crown of The Forest, Clematis Paniculata
Watercolour + Conte Pencil
From Gran’s Garden,Chrysanthemums
The Turning Point to Spring,
Acrylic on Canvas, 2012
Pencil & watercolour 2015
Phlox - Art Shades
Acrylic on canvas, 2007
Anemones From The Saturday Market
Watercolour + Conte pencil, c 2010
To view a copy of Wendy's Artist Statement, please click here.
The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts uses a three tier system to honour its members, whether artists, council members, staff or volunteers.
Governor-General Art Award recipients are
bestowed this honour for their significant
contributions to the Academy and the Arts.
An honour bestowed on artists and other members of the Academy who have either served in an official capacity or supported the Academy as a volunteer.
Artists who attain a consistently high standard of work and for the regular support that they give to the Academy.