The Salt Spring National Art Prize Awards Exhibition and Calendar of Events


The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize invites you to an incredible series of events coinciding with the 2017 SSNAP Finalist Exhibition which runs from September 22 to October 22, 2017

Salt Spring Island, BC

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

SSNAP Offering awards totalling $30,000

Calendar of Events

SSNAP Opening Gala
Fri. September 22
6:00pm I Mahon Hall $15 / inc. one month exhibition entry
Gala opening of the 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition

SSNAP 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition
Sat. September 23 – Sun. October 22
10:00am – 5:00pm I Mahon Hall I $5 single / $10 one month entry
Forty-nine artists from across Canada will feature in this jury-selected exhibition

SSNAPy Saturdays Drop-in All Ages Art Making Workshops
Saturdays September 23, 30, October 7, 14
11:00am – 3:00pm I Mahon Hall I Free with exhibition entry
Drop in to the annex art room. Have fun exploring or create art related to your experience of SSNAP.
All ages.

SSNAP Parallel Art Show (PAS)
Fri. September 29 – Sun. October 22
10:00am – 5:00pm I ArtSpring Galleries I Free

PAS opening reception
Sat. September 30
6:00pm – 8:00pm I ArtSpring Galleries I Free
Featuring local Salt Spring Island artists

Young At Art
Fri. September 29 – Tues. October 31
Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm I ArtSpring Lobby I Free
An exhibition of work created by Salt Spring Children and Youth

SSNAP Panel Event
Sat. October 14
7:30pm I ArtSpring Theatre
The Creative Mind: Creativity In The Arts & Sciences, with three panellists from the world of arts and science – Atom Egoyan (director), Arthur B McDonald (2015 Nobel Prize in Physics), Meaghan Ogilvie (photographer)
Tickets $25 at http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017TheCreativeMind

Film screening “Maudie” (dir. Aisling Walsh, 2016)
Wed. October 18
7:30pm I ArtSpring Theatre I $10
Based on the true story of Nova Scotia folk painter Maud Lewis, with Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke (a Salt Spring Film Festival screening)
Tickets available shortly

SSNAP Awards Night & Closing Gala
Sat. October 21
6:00pm I Mahon Hall I $15
Presentation of eight awards and the SSNAP 2017 closing celebration

Stay tuned also for the calendar of finalist artist talks taking place throughout the exhibition. Artist talks are free with admission.

For more detailed information visit our events page found at http://saltspringartprize.ca/category/events/

Join our FB events page for updates! http://tinyurl.com/SSSNAP2017Events