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.

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

Panelists 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 …

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 …

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 premiere arts communities in Canada.

Artist Talks 2015

Learn about life and work of some of the Finalists at our SSNAP artist talks. Artists will tell their stories and share their thoughts about art. Ten of the SSNAP Finalists will present lunchtime talks at Mahon Hall in the month of October. Check out the schedule and learn more about the artists in the list below.

Gala Awards 2015

The Gala Awards night saw a huge turnout of visitors, locals, volunteers, artists and several SSNAP Finalists at historic Mahon Hall. Guests once again enjoyed appys by Rosemary’s In Season Foods and local wines from Garry Oaks Winery and Mistaken Identity Vineyards. Frank Huether, keyboard player of local jazz ensemble, Sky Valley, entertained guests at the bar.

Opening Night 2015

The opening night of the inaugural Salt Spring National Art prize at historic Mahon Hall boasted the largest crowd seen at an art opening on the island. 27 Finalists joined Salt Spring locals, visitors, volunteers and organizers to celebrate a night to remember. Guests enjoyed appys by Rosemary’s In Season Foods and local wines from Garry Oaks Winery and Mistaken …

Finalists’ Exhibition 2015

Prestigious jury shortlisted works from over 1,300 submissions… Salt Spring Island, BC – July 14, 2015 – Fifty-two artists from across Canada have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP). Chosen from over 800 artists and 1,367 works, these 52 artists will contend for $25,000 in prize money and have an opportunity to elevate …