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.
Join us for the exhibition’s exciting Opening Reception and get a first look at the artworks.
SSNAP representatives and many exhibiting artists will be in attendance. The Frank Allen Four will grace us with an outdoor performance. This is a catered event with a cash bar by donation.
We gratefully thank the Country Grocer group of companies for providing bar service, Salt Spring Island Cheese for providing cheese and South End Sausage Ltd. for providing sausage for this event. Thank you to Neil Casey for catering the event and the FitzGibbon family for the use of their tent. Thank you to Neil Casey for catering the event and the FitzGibbon family for the use of their tent.
Artworks may be purchased at the exhibition or online.

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!