The Salt Spring Island National Art Prize winners showcase will open with a public reception at the Victoria Arts Council (1800 Store St.) on Friday, Jan. 10 from 6-9 p.m., with the show continuing through Feb. 22. Don’t miss this chance to see work by some of the artists being talked about across this country.
For the first time the SSNAP winners will be showcased in Victoria in an exhibit of diverse media, including: carving, ceramics, beading, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles.
The winner of the 2019 SSNAP is Winnipeg-based Luther Konadu, whose approach to portraiture merges the solitary studio practice with intimate snapshots of his community, often challenging the limits of the photographic device by offering numerous picture grounds in a single composition.
Other artists in the show include Kaley Flowers, Audie Murray, Skawennati , Tony Luciani, Steven Volpe, Tim Alfred (People’s Choice Award winner for his four-foot diameter carving, Blue Moon Mask), Erika Dueck, Carol Narod (whose textile, Married and single – a visual metaphor for the transitions that occur in life – took home the Salt Spring Artist Award), Atefeh Baradaran, Jim Holyoak, Karin Millison, Donna Hall, as well as local artists David Ellingsen and Liam Topfer.