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Judy Anderson.
This one brings me the most pride…,
3D installation

Calgary’s Judy Anderson Wins Top Award of the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize

The second annual Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) concluded Saturday, October 21, 2017 with Calgary artist Judy Anderson winning the Salt Spring Prize for her work, “This one brings me the most pride”.

Anderson’s mixed media work is hailed as a piece worthy of the National Gallery of Canada. The 3D installation, combines beads, moose hide, otter skin and a goalie mask and draws on Indigenous teachings, knowledge and ways of making to honour the people in her life, in particular her youngest son, Riel.

The Salt Spring Prize (The Joan McConnell Award) includes a $12,000 cash prize and $5,000 artist residency on Salt Spring Island, BC. Eight awards totalling $30,000 were presented at a gala awards event at historic Mahon Hall, on Salt Spring Island.

The prestigious jury, who showcased the exhibition, chose the winning works in person. The jurors included, David Garneau, associate professor of visual arts at the University of Regina; Denis Longchamps, artistic director and chief curator of the Art Gallery of Burlington; and Naomi Potter, the director/ curator of the Esker Foundation of Calgary.
Juror, Naomi Potter says, “In only its second year, it’s exciting to see where the Salt Spring National Art Prize goes.”

Representing the best of contemporary work from across Canada, seven artists from Western Canada took home eight awards as follows:

THE SALT SPRING PRIZE: THE 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…”

JURORS' CHOICE AWARDS: THE STEPHEN P ROBERTS

Three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror;

1. 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

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

3. 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)"

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE, three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition:

1. WINNER | 1ST PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, $3,000
Garry Kaye, Salt Spring Island, BC, for “Roadside"

2. WINNER | 2ND PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, $2,000
Peter McFarlane, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, for "Reclaim Saw"

3. WINNER | 3RD PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, $1,000
Dave Parsanishi, Port Alberni, British Columbia, for "Mamaaɫni (A Transformation Mask)

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST: THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists); $1,000

Garry Kaye, Salt Spring Island, BC, for “Roadside"

SSNAP 2017

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is one of the largest visual arts competitions in the country. In this second year, SSNAP provided artists with $30,000 in awards, as chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council SSAC, which represents the Arts for Salt Spring Island, one of Canada’s premier arts communities. The third edition of the Salt Spring National Art Prize will take place in 2019.