The Kootenay Boundary Regional Art Exhibition has moved into the 21st century by going digital for their 30th annual exhibit. Traditionally, the Kootenay Boundary Regional exhibition has been an annual themed art exhibition, hosted by a different community in the West Kootenay each year.
The exhibition is an open call show where works are exhibited to the public and jurors provide feedback to artists through individual critiques and by selecting works to receive awards. This year, for the 30th anniversary, they broke tradition and embraced technology to offer an online exhibition to share the rich culture of the West Kootenay with the world. Information about next year’s exhibition, hosted by the Revelstoke Arts Council at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, will be available in early 2010.
" We want to thank this year’s jurors, Richard Reid of Christina Lake and Paul Crawford of Penticton, as well as to the generosity of the sponsors: Cowan’s Office Supplies, Island Mountain Arts and the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council. Thanks also to the artists, who have provided their “personal best” for you to experience," said Krista Patterson, co-ordinator for the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council.
Please vote for the People’s Choice award at the link below by December 31st, 2009.
Prizes in the following categories will be awarded by the jurors:
Exceptional artistic achievement in the Established Artist category
Exceptional artistic achievement in the Emerging Artist category
Scholarship award to the “2010 Tony Onley Artist’s Project”
generously donated by Island Mountain Arts in beautiful Wells BC. For more information about the 2010 Toni Onley Artists Project please check out their website at: www.imarts.com/artschool
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1930, Richard Reid now lives in Christina Lake, British Columbia, 300 miles east of Vancouver. His work concentrates on the human figure but also includes landscape and abstract paintings. He works primarily in acrylic, oils, watercolour and intaglio printmaking.
He received his BFA at the University of Manitoba in 1955. He lived and worked in Mexico and then for several years in Europe, returned to Canada in 1964. From 1970-79, he was with the Fine Arts Department at UBC, as Assistant Professor and Chair of the BFA Programme. After leaving Vancouver, Richard became the founding Director of the Grand Forks Art Gallery (1984-2003) and a teacher in ECCAD’s Outreach Program. His work has been exhibited widely, nationally and internationally in over 75 solo and group exhibitions.
For further information about Richard Reid visit his web site www.richardreid.ca
Born in Vancouver, Paul Crawford now lives in Penticton, British Columbia. He is an art collector and is the Director/Curator of the Penticton Art Gallery. In 2004 to 2008 he was the Curator for the Grand Forks Gallery. He is the co-founder and host of the One Minute Play Festival, which is part of the Artswells Festival.
He graduated from the University of Victoria, 1994, with a degree in Fine Arts. He has owned a gallery in Victoria, has worked as a private art consultant for both corporate and private clients, and frequently tours and lectures about his collection around the province. His collection contains over 1500 works and includes Canadian art history from the thirties, until the present day.