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.
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.