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!


CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS OPENING JANUARY 1, 2021

ANNOUNCING THE SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE 2021/22
PRIZE AWARDS of $41,000!

CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS OPENING JANUARY 1, 2021


SSNAP 2021/22 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.

Visit our website www.saltspringartprize.ca for full details,
and join our social media to share the news!

Here is to great Canadian Art!

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Social Media Call Poster

Announcing the launch of The Salt Spring National Art Prize 2021/22!


The official launch of SSNAP 2021/22

SSNAP is HAPPENING!

The Salt Spring National Art Prize was established in 2015 to recognize, showcase, and publicize the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists. As a biennial national art prize with over $30,000 in awards, we are committed to continuing our legacy and look toward mounting a live exhibition in September 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. The art prize 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..

Because of the present Covid situation and its uncertainty, details of the exhibition events will be announced at a later date.

The call for submissions will open January 1, 2021!

Keep yourself informed about SSNAP 2021/22 by clicking the ‘Keep Me Informed’ button on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca


Our founding director Ronald T. Crawford states, “In this unprecedented time for visual artists across the country, we are excited and proud to move forward with SSNAP 2021/2022! Although the uncertainty of Covid protocols make scheduling the events difficult to finalize, we are committed to a live Finalist Exhibition showcasing some of the best in Canadian art!”

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

All artists’ submissions must be submitted by the artist themselves and their identity will be anonymous to the jury until the exhibition opens. Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 are eligible to apply with the call for submissions opening January 1, 2021.

For more information regarding The Salt Spring National Art Prize see our website at www.saltspringartprize.ca

Here is to great Canadian Art!

Keep yourself informed about SSNAP 2021/22 by clicking the ‘Keep Me Informed’ button on our website www.saltspringartprize.ca


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The Salt Spring National Art Prize

114 Rainbow Rd

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V5

Canada

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Go Fish Go! Art Contest Winners

GO FISH GO! ART CONTEST WINNERS!

The ‘Go Fish Go!’ Facebook Art Contest is complete! Inspired by Lunenburg’s proud seafaring history, this contest’s theme was the humble COD FISH.

Our School received an incredible variety of beautiful submissions — paintings, sculptures, and even textiles! Thank you to every artist for your participation. All entries can be viewed by visiting our website lunenburgarts.org or our Facebook page @lunenburgschoolofthearts

The public has voted and we have our 3 winners. Congratulations to Philippa Borgal, Laurie Swim, and Judith Orr!


1st Place:
‘Abundance’ by Philippa Borgal. Hand-printed and painted lino block print using acrylic paint and ink on hand made mulberry paper from Myanmar.


2nd Place:
‘Broken Pen’ textile by Laurie Swim, 36″ x 18″


3rd Place:
‘Cod Fish’ watercolour by Judith Orr, 10.5″ x 14″


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Our mailing address is:
Lunenburg School of the Arts
6 Prince St. PO Box 610
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0
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Help this young Canadian Designer win a $10k “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship ~ Voting ends July 10, 2020


KITCHENER, ONT — A student at Eastwood Collegiate Institute is the only Canadian to be represented in a contest to make prom attire out of duct tape.

The Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest challenged students around North America to create their best prom outfit out of duct tape.

Lena Hart, who was one of about 400 applicants in Canada and the U.S., spent 146 hours and 12 rolls of tape to create her dress.

“I started by going through past sketchbooks that I had, and I had two prom dresses that I designed,” said Hart. “They were my dream prom dresses. So I took those two designs and combined them into one.”

The winner in both dress and tux categories will win $10,000, while the runners up will get $500 and $100-worth of products from the company.

Hart’s dress includes dozens of gold tape roses and petals. A video on the company’s website shows how she created sheets with the tape to resemble real fabric, and then cut them to shape and taped together the final product.

“I took giant pieces of paper, cut them out and put them on my body to see if they would fit and adjusted them from there, ” said Hart. “Then I made sheets of duct tape to emulate fabric, cut out those pieces of fabric from the duct tape, and taped them all together. So it’s 100 per cent duct tape.”

Hart is up against four other finalists, whose fates will be decided by voting.

Voting for the first-prize winner in each category opened to the public on June 29th, ends on July 10th, and can be accessed on the Stuck at Prom website. Supporters may vote once a day per email.

You can vote for Canadian Lena Hart at: https://www.duckbrand.com/stuck-at-prom/vote/lena-hart

Voting closes on July 10.

 

 

 

Awards Ceremony & Winners of PIPAF in ISOLATION

Congratulations again to our winners for PIPAF in ISOLATION!

 

BEST IN SHOW – “Suspended Service” (Nocturne)
by Debbie Mueller, Oil on panel, 11” x 14”, $615 CAD


A painting by Debbie Mueller of Durham, New Hampshire, “Suspended Service”, was named Best in Show at the 2020 Parrsboro International Plein Air festival today (June 28).

Mueller will receive a cash award of $1,500 CAD plus a half-page ad in Plein Air Magazine valued at US$2150.

Thirty artists from across North America participated in PIPAF in ISOLATION, which for the first time utilized an online-only format due to the COVID-19 pandemic instead of seeing the artists travel to Parrsboro, NS on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides and some of the most stunning scenery to be found anywhere.

In addition to Mueller’s win, judge Tom Forrestall named Diane Leifheit of Paul Smiths, NY as winner of the second-place award of $1,000 CAD for “Bog River Falls”, while the third-place prize of $750 went to Thomas Bucci of Washington, DC for “Caffe Pomeridiano”. The People’s Choice award of $500 went to Mueller for “Nubble Morning”.

The $300 prizes for Best Nocturne and Best Use of Light went to Wesley Lowe of Bridgewater, NS and Alison Menke of Clarksville, MD, respectively.

Honourable Mentions went to Oliver Hatton of Middle Lehave, NS, Sara Gray of Falmouth, ME, Douglas Williamson of Calgary, AB, Richard Sneary of Kansas City, MI and Henry Coe of Parkton, MD

The light is what made it (special). It stood right out,” judge Forrestall said of Muller’s Best in Show piece.

I’m beyond overwhelmed,” said Mueller. “In this year and this time, when so many have quit it was very brave and creative to do this virtual event.”

En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air” and describes the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light. It has been a popular practice for centuries and requires specific skills and techniques requires adaptability to a changing environment and a speed in applying painting techniques.

Parrsboro Creative has been hosting the event, the largest in Canada, since 2017. It’s part of the organization’s vision of developing the area’s cultural economy through the creation of a community of artists and artisans that will rejuvenate Parrsboro.

With pandemic-inspired travel restrictions in place, organizers determined to forge ahead anyway and devised the PIPAF in ISOLATION concept, which allowed arts enthusiasts to watch the artists at work in their home communities through videos and livestreaming, and to view and even buy the completed works, all online at parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation. Artist profiles, examples of their work, the awards ceremony and more are hosted on the website.


Browse Now

Watch the Broadcast

Watch the Virtual Awards Ceremony with Judge, Tom Forrestall!

PIPAF in ISOLATION | Awards Segment with Tom Forrestall


 

PIPAF in ISOLATION Exhibition is available online!

PIPAF in ISOLATION Exhibition is available online!

Vote for your Favourite

Browse Now

Watch the Broadcast

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to get instant notifications of new videos!

MEET THE ARTISTS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

http://www.parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation

PIPAF in ISOLATION Exhibition can be viewed online! Vote for your favourite piece today!

PIPAF in ISOLATION Exhibition is available online!

Vote for your Favourite

Browse Now

Watch the Broadcast

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to get instant notifications of new videos!

MEET THE ARTISTS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

http://www.parrsborocreative.com/pleinair/pipaf-in-isolation