The Sooke Fine Arts Show has closed for the season. Visit us next year from July 23 through August 2, 2021 to view a whole new collection of world class Island art.
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 – Diane Bernard
Director – Shayna Chamitoff
Director – Janet Evans
Director – Gary White
Director – Darla Stipanovich
Our 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on October 24, 2019, in the Ballroom at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort. Thank you to all who attended.
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.
Sooke Fine Arts Society is the Recipient of Two Not-For-Profit Business Excellence Awards
The Sooke Fine Arts Society is honoured to be the recipient of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce’s Not-For-Profit Business Excellence Award for 2014 and 2016.
Our dedicated army of over 300 volunteers devotes more than 10,000 hours annually to the Sooke Fine Arts Show and its related programs out of a genuine love of community and the arts. To all our volunteers and our many supporters in the business community, thank you!
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.