The Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalist Exhibition of Canadian Visual Art
Date: Saturday Sep 25, 2021 - Monday Oct 25, 2021
Community: Salt Spring Island
(Category: Artists & Fine Art Artisans, Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Arts Community, Events/Festivals, Arts Association, Arts Group)
Join us for The Salt Spring National Art Prize Exhibition of Canadian Visual Art live at historic Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC, September 25 - October 25, 2021!
Viewers across Canada will also have the opportunity to view finalists' artworks on our website, revealed to the public, on September 24, 6pm. In addition, in-person and online visitors will have the opportunity to vote in the BMO People's Choice Awards and to purchase the finalists' artwork!
A national jury of four selected 52 finalists based on 2756 artworks submitted by Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The names of the artists were anonymous to the jurors.
Finalists may be selected to win one of ten awards totalling $41,000—six selected by jurors and four selected by public vote.
We invite you to VOTE in the BMO People's Choice Awards!
This year, for the first time, the voting for the BMO People's Choice Awards goes national.
This category of awards provides an opportunity for us all to be members of the SSNAP Jury!
During the exhibition, people over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to cast one vote for their favourite of the 52 artworks exhibited, online or in-person, with awards totalling $6,000. We are also pleased to add the opportunity for youth under the age of 18 to vote in person at the exhibition. The BMO Youth People's Choice Award is $1,000.
Voting for the BMO People’s Choice Awards will open on Friday, September 24 at 6pm.
Voting ends at 5pm, Friday, October 22, 2021.
In early 2022, the winning artworks will travel to Victoria, BC, for an exhibition at the Victoria Arts Council Gallery and thereafter to Vancouver for an exhibition at The Pendulum Gallery.
Associated with the SSNAP exhibition, The Parallel Art Show (PAS) was developed to showcase the amazing talent of some of the Southern Gulf Islands' artists during the SSNAP Finalist event.
The PAS jurors selected 51 artworks from the 143 Southern Gulf Island artists who submitted to SSNAP.
All finalists' artworks for both The Salt Spring National Art Prize and The Parallel Art Show will be available for sale online or in-person at the respective galleries.
The SSNAP and PAS award winners will be announced at the SSNAP Gala Awards Night, Saturday, October 23, 2021.
Events at Mahon Hall
166 Lower Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T2
SSNAP Opening Gala of the Finalists' Exhibition*
Friday, September 24 I 6pm - 10pm
Online and in-person voting for the BMO People's Choice Awards
Begins: Friday, September 24 I 6pm
Closes: Friday, October 22 I 5pm
SSNAP Finalist Exhibition
Saturday, September 25 - Monday, October 25 I Open Daily 10am - 5pm
SSNAP Gala Awards Night*
Saturday, October 23 I 6pm - 10pm
Award Winners Announced
Associated Events at the ArtSpring Gallery
100 Jackson Ave, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8
Parallel Art Show
Saturday, September 25 To Sunday, October 17 I Open Daily 10am - 4pm
Parallel Art Show Opening Gala*
Sunday, September 26 I 6pm - 9pm
Parallel Art Show Award Winners also announced at the SSNAP Gala Awards Night.
Noon Hour Artist Talks Series
Featuring 2021/2022 SSNAP Finalists
at Mahon Hall;
12:00pm to 1:00pm | Free with exhibition entry / $5 Single / $10 Season Pass
Join SSNAP finalists as they talk about their work and share some of their insights into the art world.
To find more information about each artist visit their websites below.
Monday, September 27
Jacqueline Huskisson www.jacquelinehuskisson.com
Tuesday, September 28
Christine DeVuno www.christinedevuono.com
Thursday, October 7
Ed Hughes "Art is who we are" www.eghughes.ca
Friday, October 8
at Steffich Fine Art Gallery;
Klehwetua Rodney Sayers, www.rodneysayers.com
Wednesday, October 13
Connie Kuhns, www.geist.com/kuhns-connie
Monday, October 25
Noelle Hamlyn, www.noellehamlyn.com
All Covid Protocols set by the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer will be respected.
Entrance for the SSNAP Exhibition at Mahon Hall is $5, a month-long pass, $10;
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Entrance to the Parallel Art Show Exhibition is free;
Open daily 10am – 4pm
* Tickets to the Opening and Closing Galas are currently reserved, respecting the need to operate at 50% capacity to limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19. After 7:30pm, tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door for each event.
All Covid Protocols set by the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer will be respected;
For a full roster of events, live on Salt Spring Island, BC, visit www.saltspringartprize.ca and find out more!