The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian contemporary visual art. Offering $50,000 in awards, SSNAP is one of Canada’s largest celebrations of contemporary art. Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 are eligible to submit to SSNAP. Submissions may be two- or three-dimensional works and must not have been previously shown in a juried exhibition.
Established in 2015, SSNAP recognizes, showcases, and advances the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists. SSNAP 2023/24 received 2158 entries. The independent jury selected 52 finalists for the exhibition.
Artworks may be purchased at the exhibition or online.
An art panel discussion will be held on October 19, 7pm at Mahon Hall. This will be an in-depth discussion and a fabulous opportunity to learn more about the artists and their work.
Noon-hour artist talks will be held in the annex of Mahon Hall each Wednesday during the month-long exhibition. Be sure to attend!

The SSNAP 2023/24 Finalists

Sarah-Mecca Abdourahman – Ottawa, ON
Peter Adams – Collingwood, ON
Greg Allen – North Saanich, BC
Katy Biele – Victoria, BC
Martin Blanchet – St-Emile-de-Suffolk, QC
Jillian Bogan – Saskatoon, SK
Sara-Jeanne Bourget – Vancouver, BC
Michaela Bridgemohan – Kelowna, BC
Nicki Brooks – Toronto, ON
Norman Busse – Guelph, ON
Glenna Cardinal – Tsuut’ina, AB
Rydel Cerezo – Surrey, BC
Anna Binta Diallo – Winnipeg, MB
Samantha Dickie – Victoria, BC
Gerry Dotto – Sherwood Park, AB
Miranda Bellamy & Amanda Fauteux – Sackville, NB
Braxton Garneau – Edmonton, AB
Jennifer Globush – Balmertown, ON
Michael Greer – Dartmouth, NS
Xin He – Richmond Hill, ON
Martin Herbert – Salt Spring Island, BC
Connie Higgs – Perth, ON
Marlene Hilton Moore – Hillsdale, ON
Susan Huber – Salt Spring Island, BC
Shinae Kim – Toronto, ON
Lynn Kodeih – Montréal, QC
Daniel Labutes – Medicine Hat, AB
Cheyenne LeGrande ᑭᒥᐊᐧᐣ – Edmonton, AB
Chris McQuilkin – Richmond, BC
Iryna Merkulova – Montréal, QC
Virginia Morgan – Hazelton, BC
Robert Moss – Salt Spring Island, BC
Agnes Neufeld – Niverville, MB
Maureen O’Connor – Toronto, ON
Annie Pillaktuaq – Gatineau, QC
Deseré Pressey – Calgary, AB
Meghan Price – Montréal, QC
Esther Rausenberg – Vancouver, BC
Laura Rosengren – Chilliwack, BC
Tammy Salzl – Edmonton, AB
David Shepherd – Hamilton, ON
Guntaj Singh – Vancouver, BC
Nicole Sleeth – Carbonear, NL
Douglas Smith – Vancouver, BC
Alicja Swiatlon – Salt Spring Island, BC
Barrie Szekely – Victoria, BC
Francis Tiffany – Vancouver, BC
Brenna Tomas – Sault Ste Marie, ON
Bruce van Slyke – Burnaby, BC
Tlehpik Hjalmer Wenstob – Ty-Histanis (Tofino), BC
April Winter – Mayne Island, BC
Zoey Zoric – Toronto, ON

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is administered by the not-for-profit Salt Spring National Art Prize Society, a charitable organization. The society respectfully acknowledges its exhibitions take place within the ancestral and unceded traditional territory of the Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples.

Thank you to our volunteers who make this exhibition possible!