BILL SNIDER’S ” 12 ” Exhibition of new mixed media paintings.

Pictured below Bill with a work from last years exhibition.

Bill @ kz

His new series ” 12 ” series plus some smaller works are still hanging at Kaan Zamaan Gallery, don’t miss them before they come down March 8th.  Bill’s home studio in Russell is also open to view. To make an appointment call him directly on 09 403 8574.

Some of the new mixed media on board works  ( 1200mm x 1500mm ). Last three images are smaller works, approx 500x500mm

About the Artist :

Bill calls himself a “hardware store artist”. He makes his own plywood surfaces to paint on, a wood base is necessary because of his technique of sanding & scarping back layers , a process that is repeated over and over until Bill is happy with the result. Once everything feels right, more clear layers are added and then the whole surface is finished with 0000 steel wool, buffed with polishing compound and waxed. Bill likes to think of the resulting finish being something like an old piece of lacquered furniture, and they are very invited to touch, one can’t resist !

Bill graduted from the University of Colorado USA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a focus on sculpture and film making.

From 1969 — 1974 he owned and operated two art galleries which featured personal works, in Denver and Aspen Colorado.

From 1975 — 2003 Bill owned and operated Oak Creek Films Inc. which produced documentaries, commercials and public relations films for clients world wide. He also served as Director of Photgraphy for non Oak Creek Film productions.

1989 — 2002  Bill stocked motion footage represented by Corbis, a Bill Gates company. His film images are still being used in a variety of film and television productions.

2003 Bill retired from the film and television industry to concentrate on his art work.

Bill has participated in group shows at Kaan Zamaan for many years now, and had a very successful solo exhibition in 2013. He has since exhibited widely in the USA. This is Bill’s second solo in Kerikeri, we do hope you’ll come and see it.

Opening Preview Friday 30th January, 5 — 8pm, all welcome.


From March 8th until April 5th, there will be a Showcase Exhibition of gallery artists, works from previous exhibitions you may have missed in the winter.

Next New Exhibition opens Friday April 10th : For The Fallen, a group exhibition by selected artists for the centinial of Anzac. Mark your calendars for this !

anzac final Art News


WE CARE exhibition

A Special Fundraising Exhibition for the Children of Gaza was held 3 — 8th October. The total amount raised is now just over $12 000 ! Some of the unsold works are still on display in the stockroom area of Kaan Zamaan & some are on display in the window downstairs on Hobson Ave next to Odd Mother. Artwork is still selling , so final count will be annouced at Christmas. $12 000 has been passed on to help with medical supplies in Gaza already. THANK YOU everyone for your generosity, it was an AMAZING effort, let’s hope we bring just a little relief to some of these desparate children’s lives.   for a view of the opening night, thank you Sophi for the video.

Some of the works still left: 


In the Stockroom & Reception there is a wide selection of  art by Herb Foley,Laurence Aberhart ‚Richard Adamas, Rob Anderson,Lee Brogan, Frank Habicht, Rhonda Halliday, Scott McFarlane, Rachel Miller, Keri Molloy, Fran Leitch, John Papas, Bill Snider, Kathy Shaw Urlich , Sally Bristow, Sally Simons, Keri Molloy, Aaron Hoskins , MTK  , Sue Foster , Minhal al Halabi, Rich Hewson, Dulcie Draper, Marie Powell, Chris Wilkie, Julia Reinholt, Judy Soutar and others.

The gallery is open 6 days,  10am — 4pm Tues — Fri, 10am — 2pm Sat & Sun. Call 09 4075191 for hours or 021 1634478 after hours or to make an appointment. Peter Sharp will be available for framing consultation Tues — Fri 10am — 4pm or by appointment 027 4059908.

Some of the artwork in stock: