Welcome to the Sooke Fine Arts Show

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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.


Important Dates for 2016

Call to Artists: Feb 15
Submission Close: June, tbd
Show open to public: July 22 – Aug 1
Purchaser’s Preview: July 21 (ticket sales open online in June)
Artist Celebration: July 23


2015 Sooke Fine Arts Show Concluded

Thank you to the thousands of artists, volunteers, sponsors and visitors that made the 29th season of the Sooke Fine Arts Show such a tremendous display of talent, creativity, and community spirit.We hope to see you all next year for our 30th anniversary celebration!

After tallying thousands of votes, we are pleased to announce the winners of the People’s and Children’s Choice Awards:

"Resurrection", by artist Alfons Laicher, is a corner armoire made of reclaimed maple and scavenged beach glass, which, in the artist’s words, "fashion a piece that is evocative of the West Coast's natural surroundings and breathes new life into forgotten objects.”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: “Resurrection”, by artist Alfons Laicher, is a corner armoire made of reclaimed maple and scavenged beach glass, which, in the artist’s words, “fashion a piece that is evocative of the West Coast’s natural surroundings and breathes new life into forgotten objects.”

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CHILDREN’S CHOICE AWARD: “Millie”, an oil portrait of artist Steve Milroy’s rescued Maltese mix, is a mosaic image of 48 popular dog breeds.


First SFAS Youth Art Scholarship Awarded

The Sooke Fine Arts Society is delighted to announce that William Kacki, a graduating EMCS student and the first Youth Arts Scholarship recipient is receiving 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.

Youth Art Scholarship Donation

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Your donation will go toward a young artist’s education through the Sooke Fine Arts Youth Scholarship, a $750 purse awarded annually to a graduating high school student to pursue post-secondary studies in the arts. Help give the means and the confidence to young talent, and support the next generation of artists!

All donations above $10 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt from the Sooke Fine Arts Society (R852375765RR0001).

All donations above $100 will be recognized in the annual Sooke Fine Arts Show catalogue, and on our website, provided the donor does not request anonymity.

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Donation Total: $50.00