Judy Anderson

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | THE SALT SPRING PRIZE (JOAN MCCONNELL AWARD) – $12,000 + Salt Spring Island Artists Residency in 2018 to the value of $5,000 Judy Anderson is Cree from the Gordon First Nation, whose practice includes beadwork, installation, hand-made paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and collaborative projects. Her work is deeply personal with a focus on issues of spirituality, family, graffiti …

Cheryl Wilson-Smith

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Coral Trà | 4″ x 4″ x 4″ | Glass I used powdered glass to build the sculpture layer by layer, like a 3D printer would. I then fire the sculpture in the kiln to create a solid piece of glass. Coral Trà is inspired by the treasures we discover while walking on the beach, a precious gift from the …

Kathryn Schulz

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Hooked | 58″ high x 15″ wide x 18″ deep | Discarded PVC “Hooked” is a soft sculpture made from prematurely discarded PVC material. The found substance has been modified to suit the process of crochet, wherein a series of slipknots has been repeated in a spontaneous sequence to generate a novel form. A specifically fabricated metal stand suspends the …

Jessica Sallay-Carrington

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Bound | 14″ high x 7″ wide x 7″ deep | Ceramic, wire, leather My sculptures are built as solid forms. When the clay has begun to harden, I cut the figure into pieces, hollowing out each piece and reassembling it before it is fired. It is fired as one hollow piece. jessicascreatures.com

Alexandra Phillips

SSartprize Finalist 2015

It’s Your World Now | 78″ high x 16″ wide x 42″ deep | Wood, plaster, paint, metal, plexiglass This cast and constructed work in multiple media arose from my fascination with the persistence of the face in art and culture. www.alexandraphillips.ca

Corrie Peters

Corrie Peters

SSartprize Finalist 2015

WINNER | THE JOAN MCCONNELL AWARD + RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK – $10,000 + Salt Spring Island Artists Residency in 2016 to the value of $5,000 Peters is a post-disciplinary artist whose primary medium is relationship. She has learned about art and how to be in the world from the many people who have been willing to sit with her …

Dave Parsanishi

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Untitled, #12 Suzuki Series | 4.25″ high x 7.5″ wide x 2.5″ deep | Seaweed and tooth Suzukis are an ongoing series. They are an homage to Dr. David Suzuki, who I feel is one of the humans trying to help save us from ourselves. This particular Suzuki is made of seaweed from a local beach and a tooth from …

Dong-Kyoon Nam

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Just Once | 70″ high x 15″ wide | found materials With my on-going, formal application of extension cords, I have rediscovered the work – originally showed at Ace Art Inc. in 2013—with a deliberate juxtaposition of “white pedestal” and other elements of light and sound appliances within the concealed object. There is subdued tension between fixed immobility and traces …

Carolyn Mount

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Untitled 2015 | Dimensions Variable | Hand-built soda fired stoneware I committed to gifting or trading all the work I made for a year as a means and way of building community. Through one aspect of this project, I made 120 trades over a four-month period. Overwhelmed with the reception of the project, I created a cairn made from hand-built …

Jeff Molloy

SSartprize Finalist 2015

The Treaty Medals | 22″ wide x 14″ deep x 16″ high (open) | Mixed media assemblage Treaty Medals parodies the Canadian Government’s annexation of land belonging to First Nations through historic treaties that are often viewed as contentious. Lands and land rights were ceded to the Canadian government by individuals who might have lacked the authority and the understanding …