Newsletter March 2019

OS Art Expo prize totals $8000! New $2000 Vale Award, $1000 Golden Jubilee Award plus new category “Digital Art”

The Ocean Shores Art Expo Committee is delighted to announce that our patron Elizabeth Tomlinson has doubled the Vale Award to $2000, so with the 2019 $1000 Golden Jubilee Award & $5000 for the 7 category prizes, prizemoney now totals over $8000.

A new 7th category, “Digital Art”, is now separate from Photography. It too will attract $500 for first prize & $200 for second prize.

To be eligible for the Golden Jubilee Award, artists will need to create a work in any of the seven Art Expo categories which applies the theme “Celebrating A Moment” to an aspect of the history of Ocean Shores.* This work will also be eligible for all other awards.

*Ocean Shores and district refers to the coastal area north of the Brunswick River, up to the Tweed border at Wooyung Road.  This is the extent of the northern land purchases made by Wendell West. The town of Ocean Shores and the villages of Billinudgel, South Golden Beach and New Brighton, plus rural areas of The Pocket, Middle Pocket, Yelgun, Wooyung make up this district of The Pocket Valley and Northern Byron coast.

NB. The February newsletter has a brief description of the history of Ocean Shores.


On Saturday 30th March 2019, a celebration the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Ocean Shores is the Golden Jubilee Dinner Dance at the Country Club, 6pm for 7pm. Tickets are $39 per person. Pre dinner drinks and nibblies, wine and choice of two dinner menus, music, entertainment, Ocean Shores Public School Choir, historical displays all included. Phone 0431 477445 to reserve your tickets, or website

Enjoy creating to the 2019 theme “Celebrating a Moment”

Richard Heazlewood-Ross