Artist Call Opens, SSNAP Jurors Announced


The Salt Spring National Art Prize’s call to Canadian artists
opens January 1, 2021!

SSNAP OFFERS $41,000 IN AWARDS, 10 prize awards,
with the first prize of $15,000
and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) recognizes, showcases, and publicizes the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists and advances public appreciation of visual arts. We encourage artists whose work demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity to submit pieces with real visual impact and depth of meaning. We are committed to mounting a live exhibition in September 2021 while respecting public health protocols in place at that time.

SSNAP will showcase approximately 50 finalists chosen by a national jury. The call to artists opens January 1 and extends to May 31, 2021. The identity of artists in the selection process will be anonymous to the jury.

 

Our esteemed Jury


Judy Anderson is an Associate Professor of Canadian Indigenous Studio Art at the University of Calgary. Anderson is the winner of the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize and a REVEAL: Indigenous Art Award. She has had residencies at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, and the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London, England.

David Diviney is the Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. David has taught courses at the Alberta College of Art and Design, University of Lethbridge, Thompson Rivers University, and Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Ydessa Hendeles is a German-born Canadian artist-curator and philanthropist. She is the director of the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation in Toronto, Canada. Ydessa is a graduate of the University of Toronto, the New School of Art, Toronto, and the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She earned a doctorate cum laude from the University of Amsterdam’s School for Cultural Analysis and is currently Adjunct Professor in University of Toronto’s Department of Fine Art. Dividing her time between studios in Toronto and New York, she is represented by Barbara Edwards Contemporary in Toronto.

Michelle Jacques is the Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, responsible for guiding a curatorial and education program that links contemporary practices, ideas and issues to the Gallery’s historical collections and legacies. She has held various roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and has taught at NSCAD, University of Toronto Mississauga, and OCAD University. She begins a new role as the Head of Exhibitions and Collections and Chief Curator at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon in February 2021.


SSNAP OFFERS $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

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 call for submissions opens January 1, 2021, and 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 or three-dimensional work for consideration. An exhibition of the finalists’ work will take place in Sept/Oct 2021 at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Conditions of entry found on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca/submit

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Let’s celebrate great Canadian Art!


Artist Call – Artist in Residence (AiR) Program Opportunity


Artist Call – Artist in Residence (AiR) Program Opportunity

 NOVEMBER 2020

 The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artists in Residence Committee are pleased to announce the fifth year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

 The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. As in previous years the Winter Residency is open to all Canadian and International professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers.

In addition, SSAC and AiR are pleased to announce the launch in 2021 of the Summer Residency. This is a new Residency aimed at providing an affordable option for visual artists under 30, who have studied in their field at a post-secondary level, and who are interested in developing a body of work as a portfolio towards future study or for exhibit. The Summer Residency is open to national and international applicants and welcomes eligible Salt Spring artists to apply.

 The AiR program invites artists to engage with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island. Within the spirit of this framework, collaborative proposals by members of the Salt Spring arts community which involve off-island artists are actively encouraged.

 The intent of the AiR program continues to be the provision of time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. Residencies are awarded based on artistic merit, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and available facilities.

 In the last four years AiR has welcomed artists living as far away as Thailand and from as near as Victoria. Our juried artists this season are Nigerian-born multidisciplinary artist, Chukwudubem Ukaigwe, Winnipeg, 2019 SSNAP winner and multi-media artist Luther Konadu, Winnipeg, author Julie Burtinshaw and ceramicist and print maker Alexandra Box McCoy, both from Vancouver. In anticipation of the new Summer Residency Tai Whelon, a multi-disciplinary Salt Spring artist and recent graduate of Concordia, was chosen by the AiR Committee as a start-up artist for this Residency intended for young professionals.

 As in previous years, as well as working on their own projects, the artists will share their expertise and enthusiasm for information about these artists and events go to: http://ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/ All AiR events and activities are required to conform to BC health COVID guidelines in place at the time of the event.

 2022 application dates for the AiR program are November 15, 2020 – March 1, 2021.http://ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/

Email: air@ssartscouncil.com
Web: http://ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/

NOW OPEN – Applications for Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, BC

Salt Spring National Art Prize

NOW OPEN – APPLICATIONS FOR

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program

on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. The intent of the program continues to be the provision of time and space for creativity and productivity for the chosen visiting artists and to introduce them to Salt Spring Island and its arts community. We welcome both National and International applicants to the program.

All submissions are juried with residencies awarded based on artistic merit, available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community and associated collaborative opportunities.

Our residents this year are Joyce Majiski from Whitehorse, working on a multi-media installation “Song of the Whale,” painter Claudia Wilholt from Hanover, Germany, working with egg tempera on canvas, and writer Julie Burtinshaw working on her next book: Petit Treason: One Women’s Journey to the Gallows.

As in previous years, as well as working on their own projects, the artists will share their expertise and enthusiasm through presentations, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, enriching our island with their work and ideas, interacting with Salt Spring artists and enjoying our unique island lifestyle. For information about these artists and events go to; ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/residencies/

The AiR program invites artists to engage with the creative cultural community of Salt Spring Island. Within the spirit of this framework, collaborative proposals by members of the Salt Spring arts community which involve off-island artists are actively encouraged.

In 2021 the annual SSAC presentation Easter Art Show will centre on an exploration of colour, artists who feel their work, explorations, and timing might fit into this scenario should make note of this on their application.

Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15th. 2020 for tenure between January 2021 and April 2021. Application information is available at ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/

For More Information:

Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, Salt Spring Arts Council

114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada V8K 2V5,

Email: air@ssartscouncil.com

http://ssartscouncil.com/artist-in-residence/