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The Salt Spring National Art Prize $41,000 in Awards Call for Artist Submissions

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The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial juried competition of Canadian visual art offering over $40,000 in awards. Inception 2015, our fourth juried art exhibition.

What Makes this event different?

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) was established in 2015 to recognize, showcase, and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists and to advance public appreciation of visual arts. Through this initiative, we encourage Canadian artists whose work demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity to submit significant pieces with a real visual impact and depth of meaning. As a biennial national art prize with $41,000 in awards, we are committed to continuing our legacy and look toward mounting a live exhibition in September 2021, respecting public health protocols in place at that time. Multiple past winners have received incredible recognition for their accomplishments.

Announcing The Salt Spring National Art Prize's 2021/22 prize awards of $41,000!

 
CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS OPENING JANUARY 1, 2021

 
SSNAP OFFERING $41,000 IN AWARDS

 
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
four awards determined by a vote of viewers of the exhibition
1st prize – $3,000
2nd prize – $2,000 
3rd prize – $1,000
Youth Vote – $1,000

 
SALT SPRING ARTIST AWARD
for outstanding work by a Salt Spring artist – $2,000
 
 
 
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) was established in 2015 to recognize, showcase, and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists and to advance public appreciation of visual arts. Through this initiative we encourage Canadian artists whose work demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity to submit significant pieces with a real visual impact and depth of meaning. As a biennial national art prize with $41,000 in awards, we are committed to continuing our legacy and look toward mounting a live exhibition in September 2021, respecting public health protocols in place at that time.

 
With the call for submissions opening January 1, 2021, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2020, are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. SSNAP will showcase approximately 50 finalists chosen by a national jury. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will take place in Sept/Oct 2021 at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, B.C.
 
All artists' submissions must be submitted by the artists themselves and their identity in the Finalist selection process will be anonymous to the jury.

 
Keep yourself informed for updates by clicking the ‘Keep Me Informed’ button on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca

 
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Here is to great Canadian Art!

 

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