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Tyalgum artists meggan Jack admires the winner of the children's choice award, Melanie Delaney's My Heart's a Maze, which won first prize in the mixed media section. Photo Luis Feliu
Tyalgum artist Meggan Jack admires the winner of the children’s choice award, Melanie Delaney’s ‘My Heart’s A Maze’, which won first prize in the mixed media section. Photo Luis Feliu

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The 11th annual Ocean Shores Art Expo was hailed a big success with more than 1,000 people visiting the exhibition at the Ocean Shores Public School hall over the weekend.

A total of 230 entries were hung, with organisers beaming over the increasing number of people attending and entering the competition, which is open to all people and all mediums.

Art expo committee president Ri Fraser said it was heartening also to see a huge number of school children entering the competition.

One young student, she said, was thrilled when she managed to sell her tiny oil and acrylic painting of her family caravan for $45.

Ms Fraser told Echonetdaily the art expo was vital for the community’s cultural growth and it was only the only second open art exhibition running each year in the shire, along with the Byron Art Classic, which offered such an opportunity to display works from all levels of artists.

Winners and runners-up

Mixed media: Melanie Delaney, ‘My Heart’s A Maze’, 1st; Nathalie Verdejo ‘Following The Thread’ 2nd.

Oil and acrylic: Lachlan Robertson ‘In The Woods 1st; Daniel Jurin ‘Crescent Head Creek’ 2nd.

Printmaking, drawing and pastels: Madaleine Burgess (untitled),1st; Katka Adams ‘Sierra’ 2nd.

Watercolour and gouache: Pete Pinza ‘The Farm’ 1st; Rachelle Favelle ‘Appearance’ 2nd.

Photographic and digital art: Jane Rantall ‘A Home Truth’ 1st; Rudger Wasser ‘Green Home’ 2nd.

Sculpture: Alison Allcock ‘Family & Friends (1) 1st, Anneke De Graaf ‘Industrial Bee City’ 2nd.

Krista Bernard award: Carol Atkinsen ‘Rainforest Heart’.

~ Photos Eve Jeffery

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