Publicity officer Nira Roberts said there would be more than 200 paintings in watercolour, oil and pastel mediums on show in a range of styles and subjects to suit all tastes, many by award-winning artists.
�A discerning eye will appreciate this diverse and passionate display of the way we view the world around us, whether it be nearby or from afar in abstract, realistic or contemporary styles,� Roberts said.
�Opening night will provide the first opportunity for the public to view and purchase original artworks in this eagerly anticipated exhibition supported by the local and wider community � don�t miss out.�
She said more than 600 visitors were expected over the weekend.
�We�re a community-based organisation performing a valuable function and at present have an open membership,� she said.
Entry is free, while a $2 donation will provide an opportunity to win an original painting by acclaimed local artist Judith Jordan.
Jordan, a founding member of the Wanneroo Art Society and a member of the Trigg Art Club, has won many prizes for her work. Born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1938, some of her fondest childhood memories are of sketching and painting familiar objects and scenes, forming part of the lush Waikato landscape.
Most of her subjects are found in nature and, in particular, in Australia�s rich and abundant flora and marsupials, reptiles and amphibians.
The society�s exhibition will be held at the West Coast Drive venue in Sorrento. Opening night is Friday at 7pm and it will be open 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.