Those who visited the exhibition in Southward’s Museum over the weekend should have felt they got their $5 worth from the excellent paintings on show, grouped by theme, and within these were a variety of styles.

In addition to the judges’ awards, visitors get to vote for the best painting in show.

According to the Paraparaumu Rotary club:

Each year 300 to 400 paintings enter this prestigious show. A range of valuable prizes are awarded by a well qualified judge for various categories.

All paintings on display are for sale and the commission retained by Rotary is lower than that charged by most art galleries.

The beneficiary of the 2018 Art Show is the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre building fund which was given a $10,000 cheque at the Friday night function.

The Beneficiary of the 2017 Art show was a $10,000 pledge to the New Mahara Gallery Building Fund to enable the Field Collection of paintings to remain in Kapiti.

The beneficiary of the 2016 show was the Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre. A $30,000  donation was made to KPAC on the opening night of the 2016 Art Show and a subsequent donation of $10,000.