Celebration of Poppy in Flowers

The 2023 Ocean Shores Art Expo Continues Online until 4th December 2023.

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. 

The exhibition will remain online for another 4 weeks providing further opportunities for sales. Over the 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.

The Winners

Unite a Nation
"Unite a Nation" by Mark Stovin won the Frank Mills Award
Byrrill Creek
"Byrrill Creek" by Dave Sparkes won the People's Choice Award
New Perspectives
"New Perspectivesar by Inara Kent won 1st Prize in Mixed Media
Celebration of how the Sunlight Plays on her Hair
”Celebration of how the Sunlight Plays Upon her Hair” by Barry Voevdin won 2nd Prize Mixed Media
Golden Rain Cascading
“Golden Rain Cascading” by Bonny Shore was Highly Commended in Mixed Media
“Presence” by Cate Cormack won 1st Prize in Oil & Acrylic
Cabarita Hill Littoral Rainforest
“Cabarita Hill Littoral Rainforest” by Brenda Bryant won 2nd prize in Oil & Acrylic
“The Big Pineapple” by Leonie McIntosh won 2nd Prize in Oil & Acrylic
Walking on the Beach in the Dark
“Walking on the Beach in the Dark” by Jenevieve Beves was Highly Commended in Oil & Acrylic
Standing Tall
“Standing Tall” by Lindy Margan won First Prize in Printmaking, Drawing & Pastels
“Nightcap” by Rachel Dun won 2nd prize in Printmaking, Drawing & Pastels
The Big Scrub
“The Big Scrub” by Dellene Strong won 1st prize in Watercolour & Gouache
Celebrating Rainforest
“Celebrating Rainforest” by Lorraine Rogers won 2nd Prize in Watercolour & Gouache
Daydream 301
“301 Daydream” by Habitat Legit won First Prize in Photography & Digital
Liquid Silk
“Liquid Silk” by Elliot Kirkwood won Second Prize in Photography & Digital Art
“Cool Burn Koonyum Range Scribbly Gum #2” by Julie Ryan was Highly Commended in Photography & Digital Art
Regent Theatre
“The Regent Theatre” by Col Dyte was Highly Commended in Photography & Digital Art
“Mound” by Cindy Alice won First Prize in Sculpure / 3D Art
The Many Sentiments of Variation
“The Many Sentiments of Variation” by Sharon Shostak 2nd Prize in Sculpture / 3D Art

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