PPAA Competition and Exhibition

The Penny Paniz Acquisitive Arts (PPAA) Competition and Exhibition is our annual art event attracting hundreds of locals and interstate visitors to see over 120 artworks on display and for sale, each Easter long weekend in Leeton.

After a bumper 2021 exhibition with 150 entries, held at the Leeton Museum and Art Gallery (LMAG), LASI are once again holding the event in 2022.

The opening night is set for Thursday April 14 2022. The exhibition will continue from Friday April 15 through to Saturday April 30 2022.

Other Key dates include:

Monday March 14 2022 - entries close. Entry forms online

Monday April 11 2022 - entries received at LMAG for judging

2015 - Scott McGrevy

2016 - Lynne McQuillan

2017 - Sheldene Visage

2018 - Lynne McQuillan

2019 - Elaine Heffer

2021 - Dorothy Roddy


PPAA Acquisitive Prize Winners


Former Judges

LASI has had the honour of hosting well known regional artists who have risen to high levels of recognition in our local, state and national art communities. Former judges include:

2015 - Ray Wholohan, Jenny Newbound

2016 - John Beattie, Carol Stewart

2017 - Jennifer Forster, Raymond Wholohan

2018 - Melanie Baulch, Carla Gottgens

2019 - Hape Kiddle, Jennifer Forster

2021 - Sarah McEwan, Yianni Johns

2021 - Sarah McEwan, Sues Vos, Yianni Johns.


The Penny Effect

“The Penny Effect”, developed by artist and nephew of Penny Paniz, Mr Glenn Saddler,  highlights the influence that accomplished artist and former Art Society member, Penny Paniz, had on the development of visual arts in Leeton. 

The short video is a collection of Penny’s artworks, Prize winners of the PPAA over the past 7 years, and a record of the memories of those who worked and created alongside Penny, and is an important resource for the Leeton Art Society Inc and its members for years to come.