Alberni artist up for national art prize

Dave Parsanishi is one of 52 artists from across Canada that will have artwork included in the Salt Spring National Art Prize exhibition.

Port Alberni sculptor Dave Parsanishi is one of 52 artists from across Canada that will have artwork included in the Salt Spring National Art Prize exhibition opening Sept. 25 on Salt Spring Island.

Parsanishi’s work titled ‘Untitled Suzuki Series #12’, extinct species of walrus and local seaweed, will be on display.

The month-long exhibit runs from Sept. 25–Oct. 26 at Mahon Hall on Salt Spring.

An independent blind jury received more than 1,300 submissions from across Canada, and selected 52 works from coast to coast for the national show.

The exhibit will be comprised of works from both well-known and emerging artists.

Awards of up to $25,000 in prize money will be announced Oct. 24.