‘Celebrating a Moment’ is the theme of this year’s Ocean Shores Art Expo. There are 276 entries and 200 student artworks that are featuring in this year’s exhibition.
The Ocean Shores Jubilee Committee award, that focuses on celebrating the founding of Ocean Shores 50 years ago, has 101 entries. The prize will go to the artist who best captures an aspect of Ocean Shores’ history.
The Art Expo takes place over three days from Friday 23 August till Sunday August 25 in the Ocean Shores Public School Hall from 10am till 4pm daily.
Friday’s awards night captures the creativity of the community with Alex Moss’s spectacular ‘Vivid’ style lightshow projected onto the facade of the school hall.
There will be $8,400 in prizemoney awarded across the categories as well as the prestigious $2,000 Vale Award that is chosen by the Expo committee. The awards night wiil be catered by Mullumbimby High School hospitality students.
‘The exhibition now attracts artists from across the region and culminates with the Grand Finale on Sunday afternoon featuring the Dangerously Poetic performers, the Mana Aloha Hula Troupe, and the Bowlo Choir,’ said Ocean Shores Art Expo president Richard Heazlewood-Ross.
‘The Art Expo aims to bring the community together and support local artists.’