By David F. Rooney
Local artists Andrew Stacey and Kip Wiley were among the winners of this year’s Kootenay-Boundary Regional Art Exhibition, which opened Friday at the Visual Arts Centre
Wiley was the overall winner and was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Island Mountain Arts to the 2011 Toni Onley Artists’ Project for his darkly imaginative stereopticon image, They’re Good For Your Eyes.
Stacey, always a quirky artist, won the award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement by an Established Artist in the Three-Dimensional Category for his kinetic sculpture, TK101 Planetary Destabilizer, which looked like it was plucked from a Looney Tunes cartoon starring Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian. Jason Keerak won the same award for the Two-Dimensional Category for Matches, his cautionary image of a baby playing with matches.
The awards for Exceptional Artistic Achievement by Emerging Artists went to Patrick McIvor of Kelowna for his marvelous metal sculpture, Skeletal Salmon and to Nyla Raney of Penticton for her drawing, Memory.
You can see images of the show below and here: https://legacy.revelstokecurrent.com//2010/08/04/artists-consider-things-your-mother-warned-you-about/.