This year’s Ocean Shores Art Expo attracted almost 200 entries despite disruptions created by the pandemic.
Art Expo president Elizabeth Tomlinson said the organising committee had been delighted to receive so many entries.
“The backup plan of moving to an exclusively online expo to avoid the challenges of Covid lockdowns has been successful,” she said.
“We have many talented artists in our community.”
The winners, announced on October 9, have shared more than 7000 in prize money, including three recipients of the inaugural Byron School of Art Development Award, funded by the Art Expo.
The Expo also donated $1000 this year to the Mullumbimby branch of disability support group REDInc to enable it to buy art supplies.
The Art Expo will be open for online viewing and sales until November 9.
Ocean Shores Art Expo prize winners:
Coral Larke, Lockgown
1st Megumi Watanabe, Moth II
2nd Darren Gallagher, Echoes of Time
Highly Commended Craig O’Brien, Light one up
1st Peter Faulkner-Roberts, Emu Dreaming
2nd Dave Hickson, Brunswick Heads Breakwall
HC Kate Knowles, River jumper
Oil & Acrylic
1st Karena Wynn-Moylan, My Feet followed the Light
2ndJohn Corby, Late Afternoon Panuara
HC Alanah Ramsay, Alanah’s Cat
HC Konstantina, Ken Done’s Aboriginal Aunty
1st Jenna Balk, Nostalgia
2nd Janet Halliday, Natives Still Life
HC Dellene Strong, Summer Curl
1st Gala Jane, I’m An Artist
2nd Elizabeth Bates, Chinny Charge – Anything Goes
HC Heather Matthew, The 44
1st Chelle Wallace, Purple Banksia and Magpie
2nd Greg Hughes, Concrete Poetry
HC Tomas Trinkl, Demasking the Tyrants and Puppeteers
1st Carla Thackrah, Self Portrait #1
2nd Cameron Pitcher, Fertilitree
HC Col Dyte, Mormor’s Birdhouse
Brisbane School of Art Development Award:
Carolyn Rose, Fawn – Sculpture/3D art
Zion Stewart, Down by the River – Oil and Acrylic
Michelle Walker, Fire’s on (Mt Nardi) – Mixed Media
Media contact: Elizabeth Allen