SSNAP 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition

Work by forty-nine outstanding Canadian artists will feature in the month-long Finalist Exhibition at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island. Come along to see these exciting new works, and choose your favourite to win the Peoples’ Choice Award. The Finalist Exhibition is open daily from September 23 to October 22, 10am-5pm. All works will be revealed to the public …

Parallel Art Show 2017

During the month of the SSNAP Finalists’ Exhibition, there will also be a Parallel Art Show at ArtSpring. The show will feature local Salt Spring artists, demonstrating why Salt Spring Island is one of the premier arts communities in Canada. The show runs from Friday September 29 – Sunday October 22, 10am-5pm daily. Admission is free. Join us for the …

Panel event 2017 – The Creative Mind: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences

Panellists from the worlds of arts and science will explore the nature of creativity, what are its essential elements, and where the creative spark comes from. How do people conceive novel and original ideas for a sculpture, a musical score or a scientific breakthrough? What is the creative process like? Is exceptional creativity “born” or can it be nurtured? Under …

SSNAPy Saturdays Drop-in Art Making Workshops

Drop in to the annex art room at Mahon Hall while you’re visiting the Finalist Exhibition. Have fun exploring or create art related to your experience of SSNAP. Saturdays September 23, 30, October 7, 14 11:00am – 3:00pm in the Mahon Hall annex. All ages welcome. Admission is included with your entry to the Finalist Exhibition

Young At Art

Celebrating all ages of creativity among the Salt Spring community, an exhibition featuring work created by the island’s children and youth. Open daily, from Friday September 29-Tuesday October 31 (except October 28 and 29). 10am-5pm, ArtSpring lobby. Admission is free.

Maudie (2016, Aisling Walsh)

Maudie, based on the true story of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, …

SSNAP 2017 Art Auction Fundraiser

Showcasing the excellence of art on Salt Spring Island, in support of the Salt Spring National Art Prize Exhibition and the Salt Spring Arts Council.

Official SSNAP 2017 Launch

The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize launches on Thursday January 12, 10:00am, at the Inn At Laurel Point, Victoria, BC. Guest speakers include the 2015 SSNAP winner Corrie Peters, Gary Holman MLA Saanich North & The Islands, and sponsor of the Jurors’ Choice Awards Stephen P Roberts. Submissions also open on January 12 – see our Submit page for …

Countdown to 2017 Gala Opening

September 2017 is just around the corner. Our last prize attracted over 3,000 people. The Gala Opening of the 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition takes place on Friday, September 22. We hope you can join us to see some of the best new work in Canada.

Already dreaming about SSNAP 2017

I am not a visual artist. Your average four-year-old could put my stick-man efforts to shame. I am also not educated in the fine arts, except for some Canadian art history sprinkled into my undergraduate studies a few decades ago. Despite those two sad facts, one of my favourite things to do locally and beyond is to see fresh new …