Heads up Artists! The Call for Submissions for the 2021 Virtual Sooke Fine Arts Show opens March 17, 2021. Check back here for more information, or add your name to our Artist List to be kept in the loop!
Sooke Fine Arts Society
About the Society
The Sooke Fine Arts Society is a not-for-profit organization created to encourage and promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts by organizing an annual art show, as well as hosting public learning opportunities to demonstrate artistic technique and expertise. The annual art show, held at the end of July and early August of each year, is Vancouver Island’s premier adjudicated art show. It brings artists, volunteers, visitors, and art patrons together in an 11-day celebration of the arts.
Board of Directors
President – Eileen Badiuk
Vice-President – Elaine Thrale
Treasurer – Debbie Clarkston
Secretary – Wayne Fritz
Director – Shayna Chamitoff
Director – Janet Evans
Director – Darla Stipanovich
Our 2020 Annual General Meeting was held on October 22, 2020, via Zoom. Thank you to all who attended.
Our 2021 AGM will be held on October 21, 2021 (location tbd).
Executive Director – Terrie Moore
Event Coordinator – Jen Hayward
Membership in the Sooke Fine Arts Society is available for an annual fee of $10. Click here to find out more about the benefits of membership and how to become a member of the Sooke Fine Arts Society.
Summer Student Work Experience
Each spring, SFAS hires students to gain work experience in our office. If you think you might be interested, please email the SFAS Office.
YOUTH ART SCHOLARSHIP
The Youth Art Scholarship Award 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.
The 2021 Youth Art Scholarship Award will be selected at the end of May and will be presented via the live-streamed Artist Celebration Event on Saturday, July 24th. Application information will be posted here mid-March 2021.
History of the Sooke Fine Arts Show
The Sooke Fine Arts Show stems from humble beginnings when the Sooke Region Museum would feature artwork from local artists in their upper gallery. In 1986, spurred by the buzz of that year’s Expo, a committee of five local artists conceived of a show to bring attention to art and artists of the region, and thus the inaugural FINE ARTS ’86 was born…
The Sooke Fine Arts Society is a non-profit organization created to encourage and promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts by organizing an annual art show, as well as hosting public learning opportunities to demonstrate artistic technique and expertise.
2168 Phillips Rd
The Sooke Fine Arts Society respectfully acknowledges the traditional territory of the T’Sou-ke First Nation, upon whose land we gather in celebration of the arts.