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The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces the 2017 Call For Artist Submissions

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Offering $30,000 Worth Of Awards

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is pleased to launch its second biennial juried competition of Canadian 2D and 3D visual art.

The intent of the Salt Spring National Art Prize is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity, resulting in significant work with a real visual impact and depth of meaning.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years and older (as of January 1, 2016) are 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.

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
2nd prize – $2,000
3rd prize – $1,000

THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST; $1,000

Guidelines and submission details to be found on their website www.saltspringartprize.ca

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

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.

We look forward to celebrating the talent of Canadian artists!

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