KAC Awards for Excellence in the Arts

On Friday night June 4th, 2004 KAC gathered Kingston together to have a great party and to celebrate the lives of artists working in our community.

Thanks and many congratulations to the well over one-hundred and fifty nominees elected to be honoured by the public, to the twenty-two short-listed artists, and to the seven who received awards that night.

Visual Artist, Doris McCarthy, Actress Martha Burns, and local musician Rob Baker juried submissions for the Professional and Emerging Artist Awards.

"I continue to be amazed by the number of professional artists we have living and working in our community", said Executive Director Bonnie Long. "We are extremely fortunate to have such a rich and diverse arts scene. I am very excited that we are hosting an event that will highlight and honour some of the great artists and art supporters iin our community."

It was a wild ride between the Paparazzi on the red carpet, Bettablokka, Georgette Fry, the Blues Side Band, Wolf Tormann and Spencer Evans playing the "tunes", and the delicious, dangerous, fried foods and cocktails that made the rounds during the evening!

.In her opening monologue, Master of Ceremonies Deborah Kimmett hung our city out on a clothes line with wit and daring! The Mayor's speeches and generous consideration of the possible establishment of a "Kingston String Quartet" showed us that his office is supportive of the arts in new ways.

Awards were given to Emerging Artist, Mark Bond, Professional Artists Steven Heighton, Carl Heywood, and Otis Tamasauskas, and Community Champions Patricia Beharriell, Michael-Davies Charitable Foundation, and the Kingston Whig Standard.

KAC Annual Arts Awards
Box 1005, Kingston
K7L 4X8