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Wild Things, "Feral Frankie" and "Boney Noni" set the mood for The Ocean Shores Art Expo. Photo Contributed Contributed

Ocean Shores Art Expo on it's way

THE Ocean Shores Art Expo is coming up next month, with just a few weeks left to get your Wild Things art work registered.

All artists of all ages are encouraged to unleash the wild within.

With categories ranging from watercolour and gouache, sculpture, drawing, oil and acrylic through to photography and digital art, mixed media, pastel and printmaking, there's a myriad of mediums and an infinite number of artistic possibilities to dabble in.

This is a chance to showcase your talent, to sell your work and you could also win one of the many prizes on offer, with $700 up for grabs in each category.

Last year's winner of the Mixed Media section, Melanie Delaney said the expo acted as a springboard for her artistic career.

The Expo gave her the chance to test the water with her unique art style that uses rolled up tiny pieces of coloured paper to create a mosaic-type effect.

"Winning and selling a piece validated my work and gave me the confidence to plan my future as an artist. Much as I love art in an aesthetic sense, it's important to view it as a viable form of income," she said.

Ms Delaney is busy working on her next entry for the Expo.

Expo secretary, Mary Bernard said the event was "getting bigger and better each year."

"It's a very exciting, colourful expo that brings out the best in a community," she said.

"This year's theme is particularly exciting. It's a chance for everyone and anyone to unleash the wild thing within and let their imagination run wild."

Register your entry by August 2.

The Ocean Shores Art Expo runs from Friday, August 28 to Sunday August 30 at the Ocean Shores Public School.

Answer the call of the wild and visit the Ocean Shores Art Expo website on www.osartexpo.com for more details on how to enter.

To sponsor the event, contact Clency Bernard on 0432 374 662


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