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Ocean Shores Art Expo overall winner Mary Maccarthy's image Bapi and Gutharra. Photo supplied.
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The fourteenth Ocean Shores Art Expo was another huge success, co-organiser and artist Rosie Kaplan says, with 50 art works sold by local artists, 16 up from last year. 

‘The theme “Spirit of The Land” brought out the best in all of the exhibiting artists, with some of the school work of an exceptional quality. The Rainbow region is creating spectacular new artists.’ 

Choosing a winner by committee is often a difficult task she says; however, this year the committee’s Expo Prize choice was unanimous with Mary Mccarthy’s Bapi and Gutharra (Snake and Grandchild).

Other prize winners include Janet Mackay (mixed media), Johann Sobotta (watercolour), Libby Valentine (oil and acrylic), Alison Allcock (sculpture), Liz Barker (printmaking, Drawing and Pastels) and Rose Dadon (photographic and digital). 

‘A huge thanks to our generous and talented judges Michelle Dawson, Ken Ball, Catherine Lane, Zom Osbourne and Virginia Reid.

‘The whole event could not happen without input from countless volunteers or support from Sponsors. The committee is very grateful for everyone’s support.’


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