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 …

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 …