Registration Information for Artists

Please Note: 2020 Expo is cancelled. Refunds will be made for this year’s registration fees.

Please be sure to return next year for a happy and healthy Expo 2021.

Applications for Artists are now closed for the 13th Annual Manawatu Art Expo presented by the Feilding & District Art Society (FADAS). If you are interested in displaying and selling your original work next year, please read the information below and come back soon to download a 2021 registration form and take part in this popular celebration of local and regional art!


There are three categories for registration:

Artists may hang a maximum of five artworks.

Approximately 1.95m x 3m
You are encouraged to man your bay. Demonstrations are permitted.

Approximately 4.3m x 3m
You are encouraged to man your bay. Demonstrations are permitted.

The accepted mediums for this show are:

Watercolour • Oil • Acrylic • Ink
Pastel • Pencil • Charcoal
Mixed Media

All artwork must be able to be hung, or if sculpture, be freestanding and not exceed the artists bay area. All work MUST be original and for sale. The Manawatu Art Expo is a cash and carry sale. A 30% commission fee applies to ALL sales.

Regretfully we can not accept the following:

Composite paintings which span multiple frames
Photography • Prints • Cards
Functional Utilitarian 3D work
Computer Generated work
Art Class or School works

All artworks are subject to a scrutineer team who may reject any work not meeting desired standards of quality, presentation or other criteria. All decisions are final.


Located in the centre of the city of Palmerston North, next to Te Manawa Art Museum, Square Edge Art Space and the great cafes and restaurants of George Street and The Square.

Palmerston North Convention Centre
354 Main Street
Palmerston North

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The Manawatu Art Expo is held in July. Regretfully due to COVID-19 and the risk to our patrons and artists, the Expo has been cancelled and will return in 2021. Please visit the Feilding Art Centre and keep in contact with the Feilding and Districts Art Society for exhibitions and updates on next year’s Manawatu Art Expo

Please check back to download the 2021 Manawatu Art Expo Registration Form.