Registration Information for Artists

Applications for Artists are now open for the 14th Annual Manawatu Art Expo presented by the Feilding & District Art Society (FADAS). If you are interested in displaying and selling your original work, please read the Information Sheet here.

The registration form to take part in this popular celebration of local and regional art is available to download here.

There are three categories for registration:

Artists may hang a maximum of five artworks.

Approximately 1.95m x 3m
You are encouraged to be present in your bay. Demonstrations are permitted.

Approximately 4.3m x 3m
You are encouraged to be present in your bay. Demonstrations are permitted.

If you are interested in purchasing a Bay please contact us before completing the Registration Form to ensure availability, as priority will be given to last years bay holders.

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 and Function Centre
354 Main Street
Palmerston North, 4410

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The Manawatu Art Expo will be held this year on the 16th, 17th and 18th of July, 2021 with an evening preview on the 15th of July.

Set up and delivery details for participants can be found here.

The 2021 Manawatu Art Expo Registration Form is available for download here.