SSNAP 2017 launches in Victoria BC

The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize had its official launch at the Inn At Laurel Point, Victoria, BC. The Gulf Islands Driftwood covered the event. Photo: Susan Batchelor Fishbowl Magazine featured an interview with 2015 SSNAP finalist Sophia Burke. January 12, 2017  

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 …

Galleries West Digital

Our friends at Galleries West magazine have switched to an all-digital publication available exclusively online as a free mini-magazine published every second Tuesday. You can subscribe here to receive an email prompt whenever a new issue is available. Galleries West has been a strong supporter of SSNAP and the arts communities in Western Canada. We’re looking forward to the great …

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 …

Press covers SSNAP winners

Canadian Art magazine features SSNAP winner, Corrie Peters in the news – Tuesday 27 October 2015. CBC News Manitoba notes “Winnipegger Corrie Peters has won a $10,000 prize for an artwork that uses a representation of a door to explore power structures in our society” – Tuesday 27 October 2015.

SSNAP exhibition in the news

Victoria Times Colonist arts writer and SSNAP Arts panelist Robert Amos impressed by the success of SSNAP – Sunday 11 October 2015. “Salt Spring National Art Prize tempers Canadian art’s big-city bias”, according to CBC Arts – Wednesday 30 September 2015. HarbourLiving.ca, Vancouver Island’s events web site, provides detailed information about the exhibition and associated SSNAP events.

Salt Spring National Art Prize announces finalists

Fifty-two artists from across Canada have been selected as Finalists for the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize. Chosen from over 800 artists and 1,367 works, these artists will contend for $25,000 in prize money. Read the full press release. 14 July 2015 (PDF 77kb)