The Salt Spring
National Art Prize
2021/2022

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— About the Artist

Connie Kuhns
Salt Spring Island, BC


Connie Kuhns has a forty-year history as an essayist, journalist, photographer, and broadcaster. Her essays have been finalists for a National Magazine Award, a Western Magazine Award, Best American Essay Series, Prism International, LA Review Literary Awards, and the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize. Her photographs have appeared in the Washington Post, Globe and Mail, Geist, the Georgia Straight, Herizons, and other periodicals. Exhibitions include “True Nature’s Child” at Chernoff Fine Art and “Salton Sea” at POD Contemporary--part of Salt Spring Island’s 2019 Photofest. She was a regular presenter at David Wisdom’s Summer Slide Shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

— The winning piece

Canadian Farmhouse 1

Photograph, framed

8" x 12"

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Artwork Statement


I simply take what I can see. One morning I saw a painting.