The theme for 2022 is

Looking Back, Moving Forward


‘Looking Back’ references the wonderful work and passing of our local historian Frank Mills with his incredible collection of stories, images and documents. The Vale Award has become the Frank Mills Historical Award in recognition of his contribution to the Community and the early years of the Art Expo.

‘Moving Forward’ references the spirit and resilience of our community moving forward after Covid and the recent floods.

We invite you to develop works that reflect this theme in the 7 different categories: Watercolour & Gouache; Printmaking, Drawing & Pastels; Oil & acrylic; Mixed Media, Sculpture / 3D Art; Photography; and Digital Art. Read more about the categories.

Entries open the 1st July and close 30th September 2022. The Exhibition will be held at the Ocean Shores Country Club over the weekend of the 5-6th November, 2022.

Please read the Conditions of Entry before entering.