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 …

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 …

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.