Call to Artists NOW OPEN – $40,000 in Awards
The Salt Spring National Art Prize is one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes, offering $40,000 in awards!
Submissions for the 2019/2020 SSNAP awards now open, January 10 through to May 31, 2019.
SSNAP Awards Totalling $40,000:
SALT SPRING PRIZE – THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD + RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK– $20,000 ($15,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)
JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS – four awards of $3,000 selected by each juror
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE AWARDS – three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition – 1st prize – $3,000, 2nd prize – $2,000, 3rd prize – $1,000
SALT SPRING ARTISTS AWARD for outstanding work by a Salt Spring Artist – $2,000
Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2018 are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional work for consideration.
Guidelines and submission details to be found on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca
The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art.
The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning.
Approximately 50 finalists will be selected by an independent jury of four from across Canada to participate in the Finalists’ Exhibition on Salt Spring Island. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.
Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote. Finalist works are exhibited and for sale at the historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island from Sept 21st to Oct 21st 2019, with the award winners announced at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday, Oct 19, 2019.
This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities.