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. Along with the more than 8,000 annual visitors who attend, the 11-day show draws hundreds of art patrons from British Columbia, western Canada, and the United States.
The Show, coming into its 27th year, is Vancouver Island’s longest-running juried art show and the Island’s premier summer arts event.
Become a Patron of the Arts
Supporting the Sooke Fine Arts Show means supporting emerging and established artists across BC’s coastal islands, encouraging young artists to explore their creativity, and building community ties that make a lasting impact. Now is your chance to become a patron of the arts – contact us today to find out how.
Call to Artists Open to June 7, 4pm
All artists resident on Vancouver Island or any of BC’s coastal islands are invited to submit their work for consideration to this year’s Sooke Fine Arts Show. Online submissions will remain open until 4pm, June 7. Submissions will be reviewed by our independent panel of jurors – Nigel Prince, Ellen Manning and Mary Jo Hughes – and results on accepted artwork will be posted online Monday June 24. Further details can be found in the Submission Guidelines and Guide for Exhibiting Artists.
Submitting Artists: Helpful Tips for Photographing Artwork
A good photograph can go a long way toward showing the quality of artwork. Artists may wish to consult our page on Photographing Artwork for helpful hints on how to take clear, representative photos of their artwork for submission.
2013 Show Dates
The 2013 Sooke Fine Arts Show will run from July 26 – August 5; please visit our Show Calendar for hours of operation and special events.
Behind the Scenes
To gain some insight into the Sooke Fine Arts Show’s long history, from its ambitious beginnings to the world-class exhibition it is today, take a look at the wonderful video produced by Lovett Pictures for the 25th anniversary celebration in 2011. It truly takes a community!
Would you like to sign up to our volunteer roster? Send your contact info to email@example.com or give us a call at 250-642-7256.