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 for details!

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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

Here is to great Canadian Art!