Support our Programs

  • Bryn Martin, 2015 Youth Art Award winner, works on a public mural on the Sooke Harbour waterfront, sponsored by the Sooke Fine Arts Society
  • JP Mitchell, 2013 Youth Art Runner Up

As a non-profit organization and registered charity, the Sooke Fine Arts Society depends on contributions from the community to produce the Sooke Fine Arts Show. Thanks to the support of our volunteers, sponsors, donors and advertisers, our mission of promoting regional artists and nurturing an interest in the arts throughout the wider community is brought to life each year.

To support the show or specific programs and funds, please choose from the online donation forms below or contact us at sfas@sookefinearts.com or 250-642-7256. Cheques can also be made out to:

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

Charitable tax receipts will be mailed for donations above $10.

Support the Sooke Fine Arts Show

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Support the Youth Art Scholarship Fund

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. We look forward to making higher education in the arts accessible to many more talented young artists.

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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Support the Jan Johnson Social Commentary Award

Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson was a long-time Sooke Fine Arts Show exhibitor and volunteer, known for metal sculptures that used powerful symbols and mythical figures to expose injustice and reveal the frailties of human nature.

Born in Wyoming on a cattle ranch, Jan turned to art after serving in the Vietnam war. Jan’s voracious reading of religion, philosophy, poetry and economics underpinned the often-complex themes of his work; and his ever-present sense of humour would in turn soften the harshness of his commentary, or lend it a searing irony. He created pieces that were in turn poignant, painful, satirical and whimsical.

Prior to his passing in November 2011, Jan and wife Mary Alice conceived of an award to encourage artists to explore the use of social commentary in their work. The $500 prize has been awarded annually to Sooke Fine Arts Show artists whose work makes a statement about human society and the thorns of our shared existence.

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Support the Vern Moore Award Fund

Vern Moore was a dedicated volunteer, supporter and patron of the Sooke Fine Arts Show for almost 30 years. Upon his passing in 2015, the Moore family created an award in his name to encourage and recognize Sooke youth who contribute to their community through arts and volunteering.

Vern was an unfailing presence at the show each year, and often attended day after day to carefully consider each piece on the gallery floor. His appreciation and support of the show, and of art in general, inspired those around him, and it is the hope of the Society that the award will aid in encouraging the same in local youth for years to come.

The $100 award is presented to the selected youth on Artist Celebration Evening each year.

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