The Wethead Blues
Visit ARTSTRATA: Fine Art Gallery of Canadian Artists and Photographers in Victoria BC
Selected for, Celebration of Trees, a juried photographic exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. http://photoplacegallery.com/in-celebration-of-trees/
"Thank you for submitting your work for PhotoPlace Gallery’s juried "In Celebration of Trees" exhibition. Juror Tom Zetterstrom has chosen 35 photographs for the gallery exhibition, and an additional 40 photographs for display in the Online Gallery on the PhotoPlace Gallery website. It’s a wonderful collection of work. We are very pleased to tell you that your work was selected for display in the Online Gallery...."
- James Barker, Director, PhotoPlace Gallery
Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces Winners From Across Canada
October 26, 2015
It is with great honour for the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) to congratulate and announce winners of the 2015 Awards. All of the SSNAP finalists showed significant impact and depth of meaning, pushed boundaries and created meaningful dialogue, bringing context to cultural issues both local and global.
The independent, three-member jury preselected 52 finalists who were anonymous to the jury, then selected the winning works in person after the month-long exhibition at Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The jurors included, curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon (The Rooms, St. John’s, NL), artist/educator Holger Kalberg (University of Winnipeg) and Salt Spring painter and former art instructor, (UBC) Ian Thomas.
Representing the best of contemporary work from across Canada, eight artists received awards from Eastern and Western Canada.
Salt Spring National Art Prize Awards as follows:
- The “Joan McConnell Award” for Best in Show went to Winnipeg, Manitoba artist, Corrie Peters, for her 3D sculpture work, “Building (All the rooming houses on my street have had their front door removed),” laser cut paper and sewing thread. The award includes a $10,000 cash prize and $5,000 artist residency on Salt Spring Island, BC.
Juror’s Choice Awards, three awards of $1,000 selected by each juror:
- Quebec City, Quebec artist, Annie Baillargeon, “Les Cannibals.” 2D photographie/peinture: Juror Vicky Chainey Gagnon.
- Vancouver, BC artist, Jessi McNeil, “Lunch Break in Les Tuileries.” 2D collage on paper: Juror Holger Kalberg.
- Vancouver, BC, artist, M.E. Sparks, “We’d Like to Help.” 2D oil and acrylic on canvas: Juror Ian Thomas.
ASA Award (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) $1,000 for best Salt Spring artist chosen by the Jury:
- Susan Huber, “Wild Horse Wind Farm.” 2D Image.
Rosemarie Behncke People’s Choice Awards with a 1st Prize of $3,000, 2nd Prize of $2,000 and 3rd Prize of $1,000:
- 1st Prize: Salt Spring, BC artist, Nicola Wheston, “Tailgate Party.” 2D oil on canvas.
- 2nd Prize: Yellowknife, NT artist, Patricia Slighte, “Changes.” 2D ink on paper.
- 3rd Prize: Vancouver, BC artist, Eric Button, “The Death of Mr. Wolf.” 2D ink on paper.
To view the selected works, artist bios and statements, please visit http://saltspringartprize.ca/2015-winners/
It is quite the accomplishment of all the Canadian visual artists who submitted to the show, and we encourage each artist to reflect on the importance of their artistic contribution to the growth of Canadian culture. And of the 52 finalists selected, it is important to note that every single piece of art exhibited received votes from the public, with over 1,400 votes cast in the People’s Choice Award.
We are delighted with the amazing success of the exhibition which ran for one month, hosted weekly artist talks, with over 2,000 visitors, including local schools, art organizations, members of the public and people who had traveled to the island to take part in the show.
On a national level the show incorporated all types of art, all mediums, all styles and all characteristics. The response has been overwhelmingly positive from here and across the country, and the arrival of a new Canadian art prize bodes well for the contemporary art scene in Canada. SSNAP is a biennial award with the next National Art Prize to be hosted in 2017.
Thank you to all of the artists and those across our country who have supported our inaugural National Art Prize.
Ronald T. Crawford, founding director
Catalogues for the exhibition may be purchased at http://saltspringartprize.ca/product/ssnap-catalogue/
For more information about SSNAP, please visit: http://saltspringartprize.ca/
Chosen by the jury as the Best Local Artist, won the Alliance of Salt Spring Artists $1,000 award.
Click here to see all the results.
2015 PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Alternative Process, juried by Amy Holmes George
Have been making collages in mixed media and they are presented on another website , ' www.susanhuberart.com '.
These represent many journeys from my mind to my fingers...they often say things things I cannot say in my subtle photographs.
Annual Meetup: Women and Their Big Cameras
Texas Photographic Society 26th Annual Membership Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas
A vision by Duane Prentice, “Les Rencontres d’Arles is a fantastic annual photo-fest held annually in Provence in the south of France and showcases great photography. Held at the same time is Off Arles, a group of photographers and galleries who for various reasons don’t participate in the main Arles event. And I felt it was time to celebrate our own work and share with photographers and lovers of photography an afternoon of seeing our work in a relaxed informal setting in a quiet garden with drinks, food and great people.”
- Duane Prentice
Bison Project: a photographic journey to the Canadian Prairies, ( Alberta and Saskatchewan), in search of Bison and their historic relationships to land and documenting their current status using three different alternative photographic processes of Wet Plate Colloidion, Daguerreotypes and analog film in MF and LF formats. The blog to see the progress and comments of the two partners; Jalo Porkkala ( Finland) and Susan Huber ( Canada) in this venture is aptly named, ' www.photobison.wordpress.com '. This is a FINN/ Can production...the first of its kind..to further our northern partnership to make the very best emotional images possible.
ARTICLE: Gulf Islands Driftwood: "Huber shares large-format passion" by Sean McIntyre, February 20, 2013
The Wethead Blues
Filmed during class at Satakunta University School of Applied Science in Finland
I am now putting together collages, click here to view them at www.susanhuberart.com!
Following link to My work will be featured in Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques, to be published June 2013 by Focal Press. PURCHASE INFO
Lulu Press introduces new paperback version of, Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, which highlights the work of over 100 of today’s most active photographers, including Susan Huber, that are working with alternative processes.
|Meetup for the Women and Their Big Cameras, Eastern Sierra, CA
|Vedos Projekti, 'Wetheads Exhibition', teaching Platinum/Palladium Processes, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences/ School of Fine Art, Kankaanpää, Finland
Click here for more information and to watch a video of one of Susan's workshops.