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About the Artist : Frederick J. Kay

 

~AWARDS~

Frederick J. KayFrederick is no longer carving in wood but has moved on to bronze casting. We welcome all inquiries regarding this new medium.

Frederick J. Kay is a self-taught artist who has been carving for more than twenty years. He was originally inspired by the work of his grandfather, also a master carver. In the past, Most of his work was done in Arbutus wood, a hardwood native to the Pacific Northwest. Very eclectic, his subjects have ranged from fish and wildlife to Old West themes, portraits, to name but a few.

His carvings feature prominently in the collections of such distinguished Canadians as artist Ken Kirkby and scientist/ environmentalist David Suzuki and have won numerous awards, both in Canada and the US. Included in these are top prize at the Canadian Fish Carving Championships, four Best of Show, one runner-up, five Best of Division, and two "Carver's Choice" awards.

Frederick also judges carving shows and competitions and has donated a number of valuable works over the years in support of various environmental organizations.

Realism, attention to detail and life-like animation characterize the artist's work and place him among the foremost of North American carvers today.

 

~ Awards ~

Frederick Kay has just recently begun
to attend shows and competitions.
In the past three years, he has won the following awards:
   

1999

Central Fraser Valley Carver's Annual Show:
 
~ First Runner-Up
~ Best of Division/Expert
~ 1st Prize
~ 1st Prize
Angelfish & Moray
Angelfish & Moray
Angelfish & Moray
Cowboy on Bronco

Richmond Carvers Society Annual Show:

~ Best of Division, First/Expert
~ Best of Division, First/Open
Angelfish & Moray
Cowboy on Bronco


1998


Brant Wildlife Festival Carving Competition:
  
~ Best of Open
~ Best Fish
~ Best of Division/Open
Angelfish & Moray
Angelfish & Moray
Angelfish & Moray

Mid-Island Carver's Club Annual Show:

~ Best of Division/Open
~ 1st Prize
Angelfish & Moray
End of the Trail
(not shown)


1997


Canadian Fish Carving Championships:

 
~ Winner Angelfish & Moray

Richmond Carver's Society Annual Show: 

~ 1st Prize/Open
~ 1st Prize/Open
Cow Skull
End of the Trail
(not shown)

Mid-Island Carver's Club Annual Show:

~ Carver's Choice
~ Best of Open
~ Two Best of Division/Open
Angelfish & Moray
Angelfish & Moray
Angelfish & Moray

  


1996


Richmond Carver's Society Annual Show
:
 
~ Best of Open
~ Carver's Choice
~ Best of Division/Open
Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles

Quilceda Carvers (Washington) Annual Show:

~ 1st Prize/Open
~ 1st Prize/Open
Cow Skull
End of the Trail
(not shown)

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