Welcome to the Sooke Fine Arts Show
The Sooke Fine Arts Show provides the opportunity for the finest artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands to showcase and sell their work. The Show, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016, is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried fine art show and the Island’s premier summer arts event.
The 11-day art show and sale draws more than 8000 art lovers from Canada, the US and abroad. More than 375 works of original island art are on display in a stunning, 17,000-square-foot gallery at the SEAPARC complex on Sooke Harbour. Visitors can also enjoy daily artist demonstrations, talks, guided tours, live music, gift shop and bistro.
Purchaser’s Preview Tickets Now Available
Thursday July 21, 7—10 pm
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO AN IMPENDING CANADA POST STRIKE TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Until normal postal service is available, tickets will be available for pickup at the SEAPARC office, or held at the door.
Can’t wait to see the show? Do you want to be the first to find a unique and beautiful piece of art? Join us for Purchasers’ Preview Night.
Enjoy a savoury selection of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments during your exclusive preview tour of the Show. Sit in the Bistro area and take in the live music. Tour the art show. Enjoy the work of some of the best artists from Vancouver Island and BC’s coastal islands.
Thank you to the many talented artists that submitted work for consideration to this year’s Sooke Fine Arts Show. Artists whose work is accepted into the show can refer to the Guide for Exhibiting Artists for information on preparing the artwork, drop-off and pick-up dates, artist demonstrations and more. Exhibiting artists will also have the chance to submit additional works for sale in the Gallery Gift Shop – please review the Gallery Gift Shop Guide for more information on this exciting benefit.
Exhibition fees must be received no later than Saturday, July 9, and can be paid via Paypal below, or by cheque to:
Sooke Fine Arts Society
PO Box 471
Sooke, BC V9Z 1H4
Please note: you do not need a Paypal account in order to pay these fees online; simply select “Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit” on the checkout page to proceed without an account.
If you are not registered and would like to receive our annual Call to Artists and other notifications, please email us to be added to our database.
$30 for 30
As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, we are launching a “$30 for 30” campaign to help us raise funds for a public art sculptural project, to be unveiled in 2017. The sculpture is planned as part of a series centred on Sooke’s history and culture, in collaboration with local arts and culture organizations. What better way to celebrate three decades of community achievement than with a tangible legacy in the community, for the community.
Whatever your level of support, we are asking you to contribute a little extra toward this special project to help us mark this important milestone. Donations to this campaign will be earmarked and all donors recognized publicly for their contributions unless otherwise requested.
Yes! I would like to donate to the 30th Anniversary campaign!
First SFAS Youth Art Scholarship Awarded
The Sooke Fine Arts Society is delighted to announce that William Kacki, a 2015 graduating EMCS student and the first Youth Arts Scholarship recipient, has received a $750 bursary toward his arts education at Camosun College, where he is now enrolled.
The Youth Arts Scholarship fund was established in 2014 to assist young artists in pursuing post-secondary studies in the arts, and has been made possible through private donations and events such as Appetite for Art. We wish William every success in his studies, and look forward to making higher education in the arts accessible to many more talented young artists. Donations over $10 to this fund are eligible for a charitable tax receipt – click here to learn how you help shape a bright future for young talent!