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Alexis Kondra

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Porch 1 | 11″ x 9″ x 3″ | Mixed media, handmade minaitures “Porch 1” is a representation of a fictional 1960’s home or farm house with an enclosed porch filled with old objects and dead plants. The house and its belongings are composed almost entirely of every day items such as popsicle sticks, paper, cardstock, sand paper and embroidery …

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Tia Halliday

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Sideshow II | 52″ x 46″ | Aluminum dye sublimation “Sideshow II” is an artifact of an ongoing investigation of how performance can be used to physically negotiate paradigms of painterly abstraction. This research includes physically performing common painterly tropes under dynamically sewn fabric garments which mimic the skin of a painting. The performances are then a re-materialized and pictorially …

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 …

Carl White

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Casablanca | 36″ x 36″ | Oil on canvas Casablanca is born of poetry. Reverberations are experienced, established, and reconciled in the figurative manipulations of paint. While alluding to the grand tradition of Romanticism, as well as Kantian notions of the sublime, Casablanca is simultaneously working towards a neoteric realization of beauty. www.carlwhiteart.com

Caitlin McCann

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Bad Weekend | 48″ x 48″ | Acrylic, photo transfer, patchwork and glow-in-the-dark paint on canvas “Bad Weekend” is a study of how memory, trauma and spectatorship culture affect private space. Glow-in-the-dark elements stand in for the radiation of past happenings, while layers of whitewashing and patchwork embody ongoing self-editing and healing. Bad Weekend invites viewers to consider what makes …

Joanne Madeley

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Untitled | 15″ high x 19″ wide | Intaglio etching The imagery for this etching gradually came to me like a quiet dream. This piece is a metaphor for fishing where you cast out a line and wait to see what you catch. When attracting a quarry, the fisher considers carefully the type of bait that will be desirable in …

Kimberly Heacock

SSartprize Finalist 2015

961 Squares | 26″ high x 31″ wide | Intaglio My print is intaglio style, more specifically copperplate etching. Using an acid bath and oil-based markers, I embedded this image onto a copperplate and printed it using the chine-colle technique. My image is targeting the theme of beauty in mundane objects through dumpsters. www.facebook.com/artistkimberlyheacock

Gerry Dotto

SSartprize Finalist 2015

If Not Then, Then Before Then | 23.25″ high x 34.5″ wide | Digital print on photo paper This piece is a photograph from the series “Flow of Traffic Theory,” a project that originated from my fascination with the simplicity and universality of the imagery used on road signs. Specifically, signs whose symbols had become obscured or distorted in some …

Anne-Laure Djaballah

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Still Snow | 60″ high x 48″ wide | Acrylic on canvas For me, painting is intimately connected to place—the landscape, the seasons and the weather that trigger memories, alter moods, and slowly come to inhabit me as I walk the paths that become my routine. Moments both familiar and yet surprising call me to stop and pay attention. I …

Holly de Moissac

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Undiminished | 12″ high x 13″ wide x 2″ deep | Linocut and silkscreen on rag paper, book box “Undiminished” is an artist’s book, comprised of relief print and silkscreen, narrated by the artist in the form of her poem, A Moment of Silence for Myself, then Ellis. It extends an invitation to enter into an evolving experience of the …