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
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.