Eric Button

SSartprize Finalist 2015

WINNER | 3RD PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – $1,000 Eric Button is an artist living and working in Vancouver. He has a BFA with a major in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nature and Canadian culture are common themes in his work, which he explores with a sense of humour and a touch of cynicism. www.ericbutton.com …

Sophia Burke

SSartprize Finalist 2015

In The Studio, Self Portrait | 20″ high x 30″ wide | Archival inkjet print “In The Studio, Self Portrait” acts as both a still life and self-portrait. The photograph shows my studio during residency last summer. During that time I grew interested in the tradition of self-portraits for the first time. Visible is the self-portrait, the small mirror used …

Mike Bernard

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Cypress – 2015 | 20.5″ high x 48″ wide | Fujitrans transparency mounted in lightbox This image was taken at Cypress Park in the spring of 2015. The panorama is made up of left and right images taken using a 50mm lens at f1.4. Additional light was added by hand to the foreground during exposure. Photographs from this series consider …

Peter Adams

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Earth Scars #12: Mirny Diamond Mine | 36″ x 36″ | Mixed media Traditionally an oil painter, this series has allowed me to further my experiments in mixed media. Inspired by the massive Mirny diamond mine in Siberia, this particular piece features conte, acrylic washes, paint markers, oil sticks and oil paint. I am interested in the duality between revealing …

Cole Bazin

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Draping Cloth. Jutting Jags | 35.5″ x 30″ | Oil on wood cradled panel When I painted “Draping Cloth. Jutting Jags” I was interested in investigating how this screenbased language can inhabit both the exterior spaces, and the internal. How it manifests within culture as object, within a monitor as concept, or even internalized and emotive. www.colebazin.com