We are delighted to announce new dates for PIPAF Atlantic! Mark down the new dates to explore the shore with us from September 16-19.
Stay tuned for updates on our webpage:
I’m pleased to announce the launch of Maritime Art Info! I was so sad when I read that the Maritime Art List would be closing down; it’s such a valuable resource for our area (I’m an artist living and working in the valley). The more I thought about it the more I thought I could find a way to build a replacement (the service used by Maritime Art List is shutting down so I had to figure out a new option). It took longer than I expected, and was more of a headache than I expected, but it’s working :-) It’s not exactly the same as the Art List, but it’s as close as I could get it to be. There is a small fee to receive the daily emails – every provider I could find charged money so I need the fee to cover costs. It’s very reasonable, and you can choose the amount you’d like to pay. It’s free to list on the website so please sign up and post your news and events! There is also an instruction guide if you’re not very techy :o) If there is another aspect to the service that you think would be a good addition please let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love for this to provide the same service as the Art List has, but for that I need the community to come with me. Will you come? :o)
Twenty of Atlantic Canada’s best plein air (outdoor painting) artists, comprised of eight invited returnees from last year’s online-only event plus 12 others selected by a jurying process this year, will make their way to Parrsboro, NS for the June 17-20 event, painting some of the most picturesque scenes in Canada along the Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy shores.
Since 2017, Parrsboro Creative has annually attracted 30 artists from across North America, but last year, due to COVID-19, the event was changed to an online-only format. This year, again with the virus in mind, organizers determined to showcase the best artists from within the ‘Atlantic Bubble’.
“We are thrilled with the quantity and quality of the submissions this year,” said Jocelyn Li, Parrsboro Creative’s executive director. “The jurors had to make some hard choices.”
Of course, virus-related lockdown regulations may cause the event to be rescheduled entirely.
“Nothing is certain where the virus is concerned so we’ve tried to plan for every eventuality,” said Li, “recognizing that some Atlantic borders may be closed or restricted in ways that make it difficult for some artists to attend. We can only hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
As discouraging as recent provincial announcements may be, we remain realistic (with a dash of optimism) and will adapt as necessary to showcase plein air while keeping (the artists) and our community safe.”
Nova Scotian artists competing this year are: Sharon Fox Cranston, Lunenburg; Christopher Gorey, Ingonish; Anne Wedler and Gail Sutherland, Bedford; Andy MacLean, Kate Brown-Georgallas and Adam Tragakis, Antigonish; Susan Paterson, Dartmouth; Donald Pentz, Halifax; Joy Snihur Wyatt Laking, Bass River; Denise Lanterman, Fall River; Grant Lounsbury, Mcphersons Mills; Kim Aerts, Prospect; Michel Doucet, Weymouth; Oliver Hatton, Middle LaHave; Alexander Koltakov, Hubley; and Wesley Lowe, Bridgewater.
New Brunswick artists competing are: Simone Ritter and Theresa MacKnight, St. Andrews; and Louise Hicks, Sackville.
They’ll be competing for cash and product prizes worth $7,500, along with recognition as being among the best in their field and the opportunity to sell their work both on-site and online. Ian Muncaster, director of Zwicker’s Gallery in Halifax, will be their judge, announcing the winners at a Gala and Exhibition June 19 at 8 pm at The Hall in Parrsboro.
Li said it is only with the support of sponsors and supporters that Parrsboro Creative is able to host the event again this year.
Visitors and artists are encouraged to visit the new home page for the plein air festival announcing the judge and artists: parrsborocreative.com/pipaf-atlantic.
For more information go to www.parrsborocreative.com/opportunities
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS UNTIL MAY 31, 2021
$41,000 IN AWARDS
THE SALT SPRING NATIONAL ART PRIZE
The Salt Spring National Art Prize OFFERING 10 prizes totaling $41,000
First prize $20,000
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 jurors
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE AWARDS
four awards determined by a vote of exhibition viewers
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
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 recognizes, showcases, and publicizes the accomplishments of Canadian visual artists and advances public appreciation of visual arts. 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.
Finalists will enjoy the prestige of becoming a finalist in one of Canada’s largest national art prizes. Finalists’ artwork will be exhibited online and at a month-long live exhibition to be held September 24 – October 25, 2021. Respecting Covid protocols in place at this time, finalists will be encouraged to participate in artist talks and associated events such as the opening and closing galas.
Artists will be featured in our catalogue, in national and regional press, and by highlighting subsequent accomplishments through our growing social media channels.
We are also pleased to announce that artists from the Southern Gulf Islands who have submitted to SSNAP are automatically eligible to be selected by a three-person jury for the Parallel Art Show (PAS) running concurrently with the SSNAP Exhibition at the ArtSpring Gallery from September 22 to October 17, 2021.
With the support of the Salt Spring Arts Council, the popular Parallel Art Show was developed and created by Salt Spring artists and our arts community to showcase the amazing talent of the Southern Gulf Islands’ artists during the SSNAP Finalist event.
Exhibition finalists will receive up to $200 towards shipping expenses.
SSNAP will showcase approximately 50 finalists chosen by a national jury. The identity of the artists will be anonymous to the jury during the finalist selection process.
This year’s national jurors are:
As one of Canada’s largest and most diverse national art prizes, we encourage artists across Canada to take part in this wonderful opportunity for Canadian Art!
$41,000 in awards I Artist Call closes May 31, 2021!
Submit to the prize here www.saltspringartprize.ca/submit