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
Interim President – Katherine Sutherland
Vice President – Janet Evans
Treasurer – Debbie Clarkston
Secretary – Alison Hogan
Director – Shayna Chamitoff
Director – Darla Stipanovich
Director – Gunny Tennese
Director – Margaret-Elizabeth Schell
Director – Alison McKay
Our 2023 AGM will be held at 7pm on Thursday, October 19, 2023 (location TBD).
Executive Director – Terrie Moore
Event Coordinator – Jen Hayward
Membership in the Sooke Fine Arts Society is available for an annual fee of $25. Click here to find out more about the benefits of membership and how to become a member of the Sooke Fine Arts Society.
Each summer, SFAS hires students to gain work experience in our office leading up and during the show.
For the summer of 2023, we are seeking the following positions:
Deadline for applications: June 2, 2023
E-mail [email protected] with a one-page cover letter and a current resume and indicate the position in the subject field.
YOUTH ART SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
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 Youth Art Scholarship Award is selected at the end of May each year and presented via at the Artist Celebration Event during the show.
2023 Submission period for applicants: Closed May 15, 2023. Successful applicants will be notified on or before May 31, 2023.
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 territory of the T’Sou-ke First Nation, upon whose land we gather in celebration of the arts.