Art Exposed Jurors’ Choice Prizes Awarded

Exhibition continues to March 11 at Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street W, Kamloops)

Kamloops, BC — Jurors’ Choice prizes were awarded at the opening of the Kamloops Arts Council’s  Art Exposed Regional Exhibition on Friday, March 3. The awards came with $100 (1st) and $50 (2nd) cash prizes in each category, with a special prize of $50 in the youth age 8-14 category.

Photos of the winning artwork can be found on the KAC website.

Established Artist Category:

1st Place, 2D Established (presented by the TNRD): Debbie O’Donnell, Serpents (oil on panel)

2nd Place, 2D Established (presented by New Gold New Afton Mine): Janice Jarvis, Canyon (pastel)

1st Place, 3D Established: Christina McLean McNaney, Between Worlds (sculpture – epoxy, ceramic, paper mâché)

2nd Place, 3D Established: Kirsten Atkins, Mother Nature (textile) 

Emerging Artist Category:

1st Place, 2D Emerging (presented by Monte Creek Ranch): Cheryl Lynn Andrews, I Got Your Back (pastel)

2nd Place, 2D Emerging : Warren James, Home Sweet Home (marquetry)

1st Place, 3D Emerging: Lily Dalley, The Orchestra (automata)

2nd Place, 3D Emerging: Regina Sadilkova, Mom’s Had a Bad Day at the Office (mixed media)
Youth Category:

Youth Prize (ages 8-14, presented by Petland): Mya Morin, The Dancer (chalk/pastel)

Honourable Mentions

  • Zachary Abney, “Smoking Woman #1”
  • Megan Blackmore,”Mice on Venus”
  • Dennis Cound, “Good Tilled Earth”
  • Marie Downing,”Old Panhead”
  • Vikki Ferguson, “Cactus Wren’s Nest in Saguaro Cactus”
  • Judy Harrison, “Boys on the Water”
  • Patricia House, “Best Friend”
  • Isaac,”Eye of the Tiger”
  • Sean Jackson, “Blooddrunk (live)”
  • Paul Jaras, “Untitled”
  • Alicia McClain, “Evolutions”
  • Kieran Outerbridge, “Illuminating Wonders”
  • Kelly Perry, “Spring”
  • Jack Quin, “Wiggle Waggle”
  • Joe Ratushniak, “I’m Tripping Paddle”
  • Dale Redfern, “Damn Tomatoes” 
  • Regina Sadilkova, “Waldorf & Statler Get Fit” 
  • Emma Tranah, “Unique Polymer Clay Jewelry Experience”
  • Olivia Tranah, “Unique Chainmaille Experience”
  • Vaughn Warren, “Cybernetic Seahorse Sèance”

This year’s jurors were Christine Beaton, Trish Armstrong-Gibson and Wendy Weseen,

Art Exposed features nearly 200 works of art by 150 area artists, from youth to senior. Unique to the TNRD, Art Exposed is open; area residents are invited to submit artwork in any medium – 2D and 3D. Work by artists of all ages and levels are displayed at the Kamloops Old Courthouse for the duration of the exhibit.

Art Exposed is open 10am to 5pm daily, closing Saturday, March 11 at 5pm. Admission is by donation.

People’s Choice and Artist’s Choice will be awarded at the end of the exhibit.

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