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Ocean Shores Art Expo 2024

Theme: Myths & Stories

With the recent Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon celebrations, we began to consider the myths and stories we live by.

In Korean culture, the Dragon is a deity presiding over water, ocean embodying the water  or rain god. In our Indigenous Culture, the Rainbow Serpent represents one of the great and powerful forces of Nature and Spirit. We live in a multicultural community with many myths and stories as the basis of our everyday lives.

This year the OSAE invites you to contemplate these stories. This is only a guideline to provide some direction for your creativity and artistic talent.

Please, we are not asking for art works of dragons and serpents, but a life story behind these myths as these stories can be represented in many ways.

Important Dates

Entries Open: 1st June 2024

Entries Close: 27th October 2024
Delivery of art works will be to Room 1 Ocean Shores Community Centre from 11:30 – 6pm on  Thursday 21st November 2024.
11:30am – 1:30pm: Oil & Acrylic
1:30pm – 3pm: Watercolour & Gouache; Printmaking, Drawing & Pastels
3pm – 4pm: Photography & Digital Art
4pm – 5pm: Mixed Media
5pm – 6pm: Sculpture
EXPO at the Ocean Shores Community Centre, 55 Rajah rd (across from the shopping centre)
Opening Night: Friday 22nd November 2024 6pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 23rd November 10 am – 6pm
Sunday 24th November 10am -4pm
Collection of ALL art works is between 4-6pm on Sunday 24th November from the Ocean Shores Community Centre.
Art works online for 4 weeks to 22nd December 2024

2023 Winning Entries

The Ocean Shores Art Expo celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the appropriate theme “Celebration”. This year there were 172 art works in the Open Category from over 150 artists, 99 Primary School works, and 158 Secondary School works, all exhibited in the main hall of the Ocean Shores Community Centre. The Judges stated the works were of a very high quality for a local Community art exhibition. Over 250 patrons came through the door for Opening Night, with many more over the following two days. Over the exhibition weekend, 10 wonderful works were sold. The highest prize of $2,000, the Frank Mills Award was won by Mick Stovin with a charcoal on paper, # 83: “Unite a Nation”. The Expo included many performances including very young talented dancers from the Brunswick Valley School of Dance to the magnificent vocals of The Songbirds, all showcasing their creative talent.