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Artist Exhibitions


Aug 5th 9am - 5pm and Aug 6th 10am - 4pm 2017

Collingwood Arts & Music Festival (CAMF) – APPLICATION DEADINE MAY 31ST TO BE LISTED ON OUR BOOKMARK. This Juried outdoor show is held at the Station (Museum Grounds) and is a Family Event with a children’s workshop – details to follow, Artist Demos and great Music.

This is a Juried Show to gain entry. It is also a “Judged or Juried show on the weekend with 5-7 “Jurors” checking out your artwork. Winners receive Cash awards of $200 (1st), $100 (2nd) and $50 (3rd) with the winner (at BMFA member price) receiving free entry into CAMF 2018.

We welcome a group of three (BMFA MEMBERS) or more ARTISTS in one tent at $50 each, two to a tent at $75. each or one at $85. Any tables or screens are extra. We do have some tents available for rent at $100. A copy of our Site Map is attached. If you have a preference for location it is on a first come first basis with the Site Manager having final say. There are times when last minute changes must be made to accommodate municipal by-law changes and/or growth of surrounding bushes and trees. Confirmation will be sent last week of July.

We will hold a 50/50 silent auction (sale price to be split between artist and CAMF) open to all CAMF vendors and any member of the BMFA. This will be held on the Saturday only to give CAMF a chance to contact winners to come and pay on the Sunday.

DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS to be listed on the bookmark is May 31st, but we will still receive applications up to one week before the event. All members will have their work listed on the website under CAMF. New Vendors please forward two photos and a bio to Returning vendors please send new artwork and an updated bio.

We are also looking for anyone who might be interested in volunteering to present an “Art Demo” either Sat or Sun. The demo is based on a 1 hour time limit with 10 min set up and 10 min take down. Volunteers will be available to help the artists during their demo. If you are in the show you are welcome to do the demo from directly in front your own tent(booth) or go on a schedule to present in the Art Demo tent. Please contact Yvonne if you are interested.

Click here for Application Form. OR  Click here to pay on-line.


Online Submissions Now Open For The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP)

January 12 to May 31, 2017

Canadian artists and permanent residents of Canada are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration to the Salt Spring National Art Prize, offering in its second year, $30,000 worth of awards.

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.

Winners will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada and artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

SSNAP Is Offering Awards Totaling $30,000:

THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD for OUTSTANDING WORK: $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artists residency)

THE STEPHEN P ROBERTS JURORS' CHOICE AWARDS: three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror

THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: with a 1st Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $2,000 and 3rd Prize of $1,000 determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition


50 final works will be selected, exhibited and for sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 through to October 22, 2017. The list of finalists will be announced by July 19, with winners announced at the awards gala on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  

SSNAP is one of the few national, juried competitions in the country. Our accomplished jurors, David Garneau (associate professor of visual arts at the University of Regina), Denis Longchamps (artistic director and chief curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington), and Naomi Potter (director/curator of Esker Foundation Calgary) share a deep knowledge of Canadian art while holding different areas of expertise and perspective on the artistic submissions to this national art show.

The call for submissions is now open to May 31, 2017, with details and entry forms at The Salt Spring National Art Prize.

Please support this endeavour, and share with your networks. To easily share on Facebook click

Yours sincerely,

Ronald Crawford - founding director   

 For more information about SSNAP, including artist submission and selection process, jury bios and event dates, please visit  


Ploverpalooza brings 3 Art Workshops to Wasaga Beach

We are excited to announce the 10th anniversary of Piping Plovers at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. Our summer long festival, entitled Ploverpalooza, is a notable event as it celebrates our program’s success at protecting this tiny, endangered shorebird. As part of our Ploverpalooza festivities, we are hosting three art workshops throughout the summer. Our featured artists, Rose Tanner and Sam Paonessa, will be focusing their classes on the wildlife of Wasaga Beach - most notably the Piping Plover.

Rose Tanner -June 19th & 20th from 9:00-4:00 for the two-day intensive workshop
and June 17th 3-5 for the paint and sip, both at Nancy Island.

Sam Paonessa - July 1st & 2nd from 9:30-4:30 en Plein aire, location to be announced.

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Let us know if you have shows or events coming up.