Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalists include ten ECU Alumni

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. The finalists have been announced and include several members of our community. Finalists may be selected to win one of nine awards, six selected by jurors and three selected by public vote.

The award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Night on Saturday October 19, 2019.

This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council, which represents the arts for Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, known as one of Canada’s premier arts communities.

Alumni included in the 2019/20 finalist cohort

Bronwyn Austin, Salt Spring Island (BFA, 2014)

Atefeh Baradaran, Vancouver (BFA, 2016)

Jennifer Brant, Vancouver (BFA, 2001 + MFA, 2018)

Violet Costello, Calgary (BFA, 1988)

Josephine Fletcher, Salt Spring Island (BFA, 1983)

Marion Landry, Vancouver (BFA, 2016)

Robin Ripley, Vancouver (BFA, 1992)

Danielle Roberts, Brooklyn (BFA, 2014)

Murray Siple, North Vancouver (BFA, 1994)

M.E. Sparks, Vancouver (MFA, 2016)

M.E. Sparks | Violante | 51″ x 20″ | Oil on canvas with metal grommets
Murray Siple | Salmonella | 30″ x 24″ | Acrylic on canvas
Danielle Roberts | Swan | 48″ x 36″ | Oil on panel
Robin Ripley | Retro-A-Go-Go | 20.5″ x 20.5″ | Mixed medium and assemblage on paper
Marion Landry | Flattened Box On Linen, 2019 | 42″ x 36″ | Oil paints on linen
Violet Costello | Germaine | 60″ x 48″ | Acrylic on canvas
Josephine Fletcher | Trees Forest Blue Sky | 60″ x 48″ | Oil on canvas
Jennifer Brant | Bone Stories I | 60″ x 48″ | Cotton, linen, thread, nails, wood
Atefeh Baradaran | Untitled (Hinged Take Off) | 20″ x 26″ | Acrylic on birch plywood
Bronwyn Austin | 859-853 West 17th Avenue | 24″ x 36″ | Coloured pencil on paper