Canada | Call For Artist Submissions – The Salt Spring National Art Prize

SSNAP - Saltspring National Art Prize logoThe Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces the 2017 Call For Artist Submissions Offering $30,000 Worth Of Awards

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased to launch its second national juried competition 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.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2017

SSNAP Awards Totaling $30,000:

THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK:
$17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)
THE JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDS:
Three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror
THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS:
Three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition;
1st prize – $3,000 I 2nd prize – $2,000 I 3rd prize – $1,000
THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST:
$1,000

Calendar of Events:
The call for artist submissions opens January 12, 2017 and closes May 31, 2017
The list of finalists will be announced by July 15th
Original works will be exhibited and presented for sale at the Finalist Exhibition at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 to October 22, 2017 (Open daily from Saturday, September 23)
Gala Opening, Friday, September, 22 2017
Winners announced at the Gala Awards on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Guidelines and submission details to be found on our website saltspringartprize.ca

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC), which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities. Please may you share this announcement with your networks and newsletters. To easily share on Facebook click http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017Call to share!
We thank you and look forward to celebrating the talent of Canadian artists!