Geraldine, Sue and Jim Bouthilier at AGGV

SFAS members get un-serious at the AGGV art social in April.

Join the Sooke Fine Arts Society! Members receive advance notice and special discounts on our “Art Socials”, and receive a 10% discount in the Gallery Gift Shop during the Sooke Fine Arts Show. Members are also entitled to vote at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, held at the end of October. An annual membership in the Sooke Fine Arts Society is available for just $10, valid through December 31st.

Memberships are payable via Paypal (below) by credit card in person or over the phone at 250-642-7256, or by cheque to:

Sooke Fine Arts Society
PO Box 471
Sooke, BC   V9Z 1H4

Please consider donating to our charity. Your donation will help support affordable programs that bring the arts into our community. If you would like to support a particular program please let us know in the comments line.

Donations over $10 are eligible for charitable tax receipts.

Society members pose at the Phillips Brewery's special exhibition of artwork by Kay Lovett, part of the "Gallery & Pub Crawl" event last April.

A lively tour of Kay Lovett’s 2014 exhibition at the Phillips Brewery.

Art Socials

The Society’s Member Services committee organizes fun, art-based events open to the public. Members receive discounts and early-bird invites to these events, which are held throughout the year.

Call 250-642-7256 to register and pay (MC/Visa accepted) or use the Paypal links below.

Going Against the Grain: Wood as an Artist’s Medium
March 17 @7pm | Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Members $10, non-members $15
Registration deadline March 9

Learn about the beauty, craft and artistry of woodworking from three local wood artists:


  • Alfons Laicher has been a cabinetmaker and boat builder.  He worked in Germany as a journeyman cabinetmaker before moving to B.C. in 1998 and now has his own cabinet making business, but his true love is in making finely honed furniture, works of art in their own right.
  • David Cunningham is a wood carver with formal training in studio art and art education. During his teaching career he had the privilege of working alongside a master carver. Now David spends his time carving house posts, ceremonial bowls and masks.
  • Barry Bell is a whittler and a carver who works on small hand-held carvings. He can turn the smallest piece of wood into an intriguing and detailed figure.  After a career in the RCMP, Barry settled in Sooke where he spends some of his time teaching the art of hand-held carving.

Register for Working with Wood Art Workshop