Online Submissions Now Open For The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)
January 12 to May 31, 2017
Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration to the Salt Spring National Art Prize, offering in its second year, $30,000 worth of awards.
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.
Winners will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.
SSNAP Is Offering Awards Totaling $30,000:
THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD for OUTSTANDING WORK: $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artists residency)
THE STEPHEN P ROBERTS JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS: three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror
THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: with a 1st Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $2,000 and 3rd Prize of $1,000 determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition
THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ISLAND ARTIST: $1,000
50 final works will be selected, exhibited and for sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 through to October 22, 2017. The list of finalists will be announced by July 19, with winners announced at the awards gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
SSNAP is one of the few national, juried competitions in the country. Our accomplished jurors, David Garneau (associate professor of visual arts at the University of Regina), Denis Longchamps (artistic director and chief curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington), and Naomi Potter (director/curator of Esker Foundation Calgary) share a deep knowledge of Canadian art while holding different areas of expertise and perspective on the artistic submissions to this national art show.
The call for submissions is now open to May 31, 2017, with details and entry forms at The Salt Spring National Art Prize.
Please support this endeavor, and share with your networks. To easily share on Facebook click http://tinyurl.com/SSNAPCall2017
Ronald Crawford – founding director
For more information about SSNAP, including artist submission and selection process, jury bios and event dates, please visit www.saltspringartprize.ca.
This exciting endeavor is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities.