Closing May 31, 2016
The Salt Spring Island Potters Guild invites emerging and established ceramic artists and potters from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to enter their work in its inaugural ceramic awards competition. The Salt Spring Island Ceramic Awards (SSICA) will offer $4,200 in prize money to creators of the region’s compelling sculptural and/or functional ceramic works made from clay.
Entries, which will be accepted until May 31, 2016, will be promoted and exhibited in the juried regional exhibition at Mahon Hall in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, from October 6 to 16. Submitted works will be considered anonymously by a three-member jury who will select works based on their originality, creativity and technical skill.
The top prize of $3,000 will go to the best work by an established artist, with a $500 prize for best emerging artist, a $200 People’s Choice Award by visiting guests to the exhibit, and honourable mention prizes up to a total of $500.
The Salt Spring Island Potters Guild member Judy Weeden reflects, “Being one of the oldest Potters Guilds in Canada, our intent is to celebrate and honour these ancient tradtions practiced with such excellence on our West Coast Islands.” The awards will be presented at the Gala event Sunday, October 16 at Mahon Hall.
Details for submissions may be found at here.