About SNAP Gallery & Printshop
The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. As a print production and exhibition centre, SNAP is unique in Alberta, and exceptional in Canada. Since its inception in 1982, SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking, providing a unique forum for community collaboration, education opportunities and professional artistic production and exhibition. SNAP plays an important role in the support and development of artists at all stages of their career.
SNAP is a diverse collective of artists, members, and patrons who strive to connect with and create contemporary culture through the fine art of printmaking.
SNAP provides accessible and inclusive opportunities for creative practice, exhibitions, learning, and building community.
We believe that printmaking is a vital form of contemporary art and that, through the arts, we can build diverse, creative, and engaged communities.
SNAP is a non-profit artist run centre dedicated to printmaking in all of its traditional and contemporary forms, carrying out the following:
• Maintains a publicly accessible printmaking studio facility to enable artists and members of the community to work in a creative environment that is safe and inclusive.
• Programs a public gallery featuring print and print-related works by local, national, and international artists.
• Offers a wide range of public educational programs in the processes of printmaking and related media.
• Connects with the larger arts and culture community in Edmonton and beyond through a publications program.
• Produces community events and outreach programming in cooperation with other organizations and partners.