Monday, 19 January 2015

The Salt Spring National Art Prize

The Salt Spring National Art Prize

To recognize, showcase and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual art, Salt Spring Island is establishing one of the few national, juried competitions in the country.

Located between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Salt Spring Island is the most populous of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. Set in the stunning Salish Sea ecosphere and internationally renowned for its strong arts and crafts movement and creative enterprise, the island has established an enviable reputation as one of North America’s most highly regarded small arts communities. 

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with a real visual impact and depth of meaning. This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island. The Finalist exhibition will be held on the island from September through October 2015.

The inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize offers $24,000 worth of awards;

Best Work
The Joan McConnell Award and Residency for the best work in the competition
$10,000 + Salt Spring Island Artists Residency in 2016 to the value of $5,000

Jurors Choice
Three Jurors Awards representing the individual choices of each Juror
$1,000 each

Local Artist
The Alliance of Salt Spring Artists (ASA) Award

People’s Choice
Three Rosemarie Behncke (People’s Choice) Awards
(determined by a vote of exhibition visitors)

1st Prize of $3,000
2nd Prize of $2,000
3rd Prize of $1,000

For more information or to enter please visit

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