Salt Spring Island Potters Guild announced the launch of the Salt Spring Island Ceramics Awards, featuring the best in ceramic art from the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.
The aim of this award is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, creativity,and technical skill resulting in work with depth and visual impact.
Awards will be in the following categories:
SSCIA Established Artist. 1st $3,000
SSCIA Emerging Artist, 1st $500
SSCIA Honourable Mentions,$500
SSICA People’s Choice Award,$200
Original works will be exhibited and for sale at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from Oct. 6 to Oct.16, 2016, with winners announced at the Gala Awards on Oct. 16, 2016.
SSICA welcomes emerging and established ceramic artists and potters from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to prepare for and submit original sculptural and/or functional ceramic work, consisting of fired clay, with the call for submissions opening Jan. 15 to May 31, 2016.
Category and submission guidelines will be found on our website.
For more information, go to www.saltspringislandpottersguild.com