Sooke Fine Arts Society Update – March 27, 2020

Hi everyone,

After much thought and careful consideration the Sooke Fine Arts Society has made the decision to suspend the live version of the 2020 Sooke Fine Arts Show, and instead, move forward with the possibility of a virtual show. It is important to us that we continue to support the arts and our artists during these precarious times. Hosting a virtual show is one way we can do that.

We plan to remount the live show again next year with gusto for our 35th anniversary. 

We will continue to post information here and through Facebook and Instagram. Artists – you can continue to submit through the submission system (see below). In the meantime, stay well and thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the details.

–  Terrie Moore, SFAS
Executive Director & Eileen Badiuk, SFAS President

Media Release:
Sooke Fine Arts Society Considers Virtual Fine Arts Show for 2020 


Submissions remain open for the 2020 Virtual Show

We wish submitting artists all the best for our 34th year! We highly recommended that all artists review the 2020 Submission Guidelines before submitting, as there have been some changes since last year.

To go directly to the submission system, click here.


World-Class Island Art

The Sooke Fine Arts 11-day Show and Sale draws 9,000+ art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad to the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke, BC. More than 380 works of original island art are on display in a stunning, 17,000-square-foot gallery.

Celebrating it’s 34th anniversary in 2020, it is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried fine art show, and the region’s premier summer arts event. The Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. 

Visitors can also enjoy daily artist demonstrations, talks, guided tours, live music, and gift shop. See our special events page, which includes some special kid-friendly events.


Check out Shaw TV’s coverage of the 2017 Sooke Fine Arts Show