header en

Salt Spring National Art Prize 2019

Congratulations to the

2019/20 Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalists!

Artists were chosen from across Canada by an independent jury and all artist submissions were anonymous to the jury.

Drawing from every region across the country, SSNAP jurors have created an exhibition as inclusive, diverse and culturally rich as Canada itself. The courage it takes for artists to step forward and share their vision is commendable. When the three national jurists selected the 52 works from this diverse representation they do so solely from the image of the art and a short artist statement. 

Founding director Ronald T. Crawford wishes to extend his gratitude, “I salute the amazing, diverse, and relevant artists whose work it has been my privilege to see. The third biennial SSNAP exhibition, opening September 21, 2019, exemplifies the best in current Canadian contemporary art.”

We look forward to celebrating the talent of Canadian artists and congratulations to the finalists by region;

The Atlantic Region

New Brunswick

Justin Sappier - Island View

Anna Torma - Bale Verte


Jackie Alcock - Corner Brook

Nova Scotia

Nadine Belliveau - Church Point

Vasilis Vasili - Halifax

Central Canada


Kaley Flowers - Toronto

Richelle Forsey - Guelph

Tjalling Halbertsma - Collingwood

Ruth Lane - Elora

Tony Luciani - Durham

Steven Volpe - Orangeville

Gail Williams - Toronto

Anne Winter - Scarborough

Kerry Zentner - Toronto


Annie Baillargeon - Ville De Québec

Anna Binta Diallo - Montreal

Anne-Marie Giroux - Montreal

Kelly Rendek - Montreal

Skawennati - Montreal

Western Canada


Erika Dueck - St. Pierre  

Luther Konadu - Winnipeg


Eve Chartrand - Calgary

Violet Costello - Calgary

Tammy Salzl - Edmonton

British Columbia

Tim Alfred - Port Hardy

Bronwyn Austin - Salt Spring Island

Atefeh Baradaran - Vancouver

Mike Bernard - Vancouver

Jennifer Brant - Vancouver

Kim Cooper - Vancouver

Krystle Coughlin - New Westminster

Dennis B. Del Torre - Duncan

Rhys Edwards - Vancouver

David Ellingsen - Victoria

Josephine Fletcher - Salt Spring Island

Krysta Furioso - Salt Spring Island

(John) David James - Salt Spring Island

Jenny Judge - Whistler

Marion Landry - Vancouver

Eliza Massey Stanford - Fort St. John

Dorian Melton - Duncan

Andrew Moncrief - Vancouver

Audie Murray - Victoria

Carol Narod - Salt Spring Island

Meghann O’Brien - Vancouver

Robin Ripley - Vancouver

Klehwetua Rodney Sayers - Port Alberni

Murray Siple - North Vancouver

M.E. Sparks - Vancouver

Liam Topfer - Victoria

Christi York - Duncan

United States

Danielle Roberts - Brooklyn


SSNAP Awards Totalling $38,000



$20,000 ($15,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency) 


three awards of $3,000 selected by each juror 


three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition -

1st prize - $3,000, 2nd prize - $2,000, 3rd prize - $1,000 


for outstanding work by a Salt Spring Artist - $2,000 

for outstanding two dimensional painted artwork - $1,000


The finalists’ works will be revealed to the public at the Gala Opening Night on Saturday September 21, 2019.

The exhibition will be open daily from Saturday September 21 through Monday October 21, 2019. All finalists will be featured with their entries in a professional exhibition catalogue. All finalists’ works will be available for purchase during the exhibition.

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. 

Stayed tuned for the multitude of speakers, shows and events in tandem with our nation’s preeminent and contemporary art exhibition! 


SSNAP 2019/20 Exhibition runs September 21 to October 21, 2019 on Salt Spring Island. Stayed tuned for the multitude of speakers, shows and events in tandem with our nation’s preeminent and contemporary art exhibition! 


#followtheart #artist #canadianart #artprize












Toronto Artist Project 2018
What a great fair.

This is the poster for the Fair.


maboothducoin This is an image of my corner booth




 Gevik Gallery

www.gevik.com      Five of my paintings are on show at Gevik Gallery, Toronto                            










 A Sense of Place

of the Artist's Way Collective 

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch 2017

Grace Butland, Nadine Belliveau, Diane Clapp, Pennt Berens, Sherry Caldwell







  Art Vancouver 2017....Canada Place Vancouver


This is my booth. ...a three-day affair. What fun. I met tons of wonderful people. 






le 18 mars 2017-March 18 2017

Chanceuse d'avoir une exposition à La Shoppe Verte ,
Concession (N.-É.) En expo jusqu'à la fin du mois.

Lucky to have been able to show my work at La Shoppe Verte, Concession, N.S.

It's on till the end of the month.



















FIMA MONTRÉAL 5 juillet 2015


Me voilà à FIMA. Quelle belle expérience.


Mtl en Arts est la plus grande galerie à ciel ouvert de l’est du Canada. La GaleRue d’art s’étend sur plus d’un kilomètre sur la rue commerciale la plus importante de Montréal, soit la rue Sainte-Catherine, fermée à la circulation tout l’été dans le centre-sud. Mtl en Arts offre aux visiteurs une occasion exceptionnelle de rencontrer des artistes issus de toutes les disciplines des arts visuels, professionnels ou émergents, et de se procurer une œuvre directement de l’artiste (sans passer par une galerie ou un(e)agent.


Here I am at FIMA” What a great time.

The FIMA (Festival International Montréal en Arts) is the greatest open air art gallery in eastern Canada. The BoulevArt expands over a one-kilometre stretch of Montreal’s central artery, Sainte-Catherine Street, closed to the automobile traffic all summer. The FIMA offers festival goers a unique opportunity to meet artists from various backgrounds, professionals and emerging artists, and to purchase artworks directly from the artists (without going through a gallery or an agent). In 2012, close to 120 artists, exhibitors and performers will take the street during 5 days. Over 200 000 people walk on the BoulevArt.


 Arthur Comeau de ton nouveau dc. Merci d'avoir choisi une de mes images pour une partie de ton couvert.

Congratulations Arthur Comeau for your new cd. Thanks for having chosen one of my images for part of your cover.

Comeau-prospare-Pochette-3330 CDRf-PRES2


The Artist’s Way Collective.

 On a monté notre exposition Ruptures redéfinies à La Galerie Père Léger-Comeau de l’Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l’Église (N.-É.) Il sera en montre du début mars jusqu’à la fin avril 2015.

Here are a few images of our show Ruptures redéfinies at the Galerie Père-Léger-Comeau, Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, Nova Scotia. The gallery is open every day from 8:30 to 4:30 from March 1st to April 30th 2015.

Le 14 février 2014 This is my very first day as a blogger. Here is a photo of The Artist’s Way Collective Group that I am working with. We have been invited to create a show that will be shown in the Community Gallery of the Yarmouth Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. We will all work on a collective piece as well as individual pieces. The show called Breaking Patterns will be shown  from November 1st 2014 to January 4th 2015. We have been invited to present our creative process at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth site on the afternoon of Sunday April 27th, 2014


Pour ma première journée comme bloggeur, je vous présente le groupe avec lequel je travaille, The Artist’s Way Collective Groupe. On a été invité à créer une exposition qui sera montrée dans la salle communautaire de l’Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, le site de Yarmouth. On travaillera tous sur un morceau collectif ainsi que sur nos propres morceaux individuels. L’exposition, intitulée Breaking Patterns sera en montre du 1 novembre 2014 au 4 janvier 2015. On a été invité à présenter notre processus créatif à The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, le site Yarmouth, l’après-midi du dimanche 27 avril 2014.