2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize Award Winners!

49 Artists were chosen from across Canada by an independent jury for the Finalist Exhibition. All artist submissions were anonymous to the jury.

SSNAP gave awards totalling $30,000 to the following recipients;

THE SALT SPRING PRIZE (JOAN McCONNELL AWARD): $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)
Judy Anderson Calgary, Alberta, for “This one brings me the most pride…”

THE STEPHEN P ROBERTS JURORS’ CHOICE AWARDS; three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror;

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, DAVID GARNEAU – $2,000
Jan Little, Kaleden, British Columbia, for “Jael Suddenly Found Herself With That Beard She’d Long Dreamt Of”

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, NAOMI POTTER – $2,000
Katherine MacNeill, Oliver, British Columbia, for “Offroad East of Oyama BC”

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, DENIS LONGCHAMPS – $2,000
Diana Thorneycroft, Winnipeg, Manitoba, for “Guard on the Edge (of the forest and the night)”

THE ROSEMARIA BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition:

1st Prize of $3,000
WINNER | PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, 1ST PRIZE – $3,000
Garry Kaye, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, for “Roadside”

2nd Prize of $2,000
WINNER | 2ND PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
Peter McFarlane, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, for “Reclaim Saw”

3rd Prize of $1,000
WINNER | 3RD PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
Dave Parsanishi, Port Alberni, British Columbia, for “Mamaaɫni (A Transformation Mask)”

THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST; $1,000
Garry Kaye Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, for “Roadside”

CBC News Coverage

Visit our website for images and details of award winners and finalists – saltspringartprize.ca.

We wish to thank all submitting artists and finalists for their tremendous contribution to Canadian Art.

SSNAP winners’ exhibition at the Bau-Xi Gallery Vancouver

The seven winning works of the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize will travel to Vancouver for an exhibition at the prestigious Bau-Xi Gallery.

More Information: SSNAP winners’ exhibition at the Bau-Xi Gallery

The exhibition – in the front upper gallery room – opens on Saturday November 4th, and runs until Saturday November 18th. Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5:30pm, and Sunday from 11am to 5:30pm (PST).

It runs concurrently with an exhibition of Sylvia Tait’s new abstract paintings on the main floor. There will be an opening reception for both exhibitions on Saturday November 4th from 2-4pm.

Bau-Xi Gallery
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9
Tel: 604 733 7011
https://bau-xi.com/

Thank you to director Riko Nakasone for welcoming the SSNAP award winners to the Bau-Xi Gallery.