Boyan, Walsh win Merit Awards in All Alaska Juried XXXV show

Bead artist Kate Boyan and film artist Michael Walsh, both of Homer, have won $500 Merit Awards in the All Alaska Juried XXXV show at the Anchorage Museum. Boyan’s “Dipnet Group” and Walsh’s “Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel” were part of a group of five artists selected for the award. Anchorage artist Cody Swanson won the $1,000 Juror’s Choice award selected by visiting juror Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, curator of the Portland Art Museum. Homer ceramic artist Cynthia Morelli also had two works selected for the show, “Small Untitled Universe” and “Untitled Universe.” Laing-Malcolmson selected 40 works by 28 artists out of 167 artists who entered the show. The exhibit opened on Nov. 7 and shows through Feb. 1.