Sooke Fine Arts Show seeks submissions from Vancouver Island artists

Artists from Vancouver Island and the coastal islands of British Columbia are invited to submit work for the Sooke Art Society’s annual art exhibition.

The Sooke Art Show is held at Sooke’s SEAPARC Arena from July 29th to August 7th. Accepting submissions until June 1st.

Live music, art presentations, lectures and guided tours will complement the exhibition, making it a must-see for seasoned art lovers and newcomers curious about the art world.

There will also be hands-on activities for teens and families, activities for seniors, and a well-stocked gift shop of small artist creations. Additionally, a gallery of artwork presented during the live performance will be available for viewing online.

“With the highly anticipated call to artists every year, we have received submissions from artists who are keen to participate in this year’s exhibition,” said Terrie Moore, executive director of the Sooke Fine Arts Society.

“Artists and patrons alike have told us they are eager to experience and appreciate art in person again, and we expect a lot of exposure for our artists this year, especially after last year’s successful return to the live performance format.”

A distinguished jury will select approximately 375 original works of fine art in every imaginable material, including traditional and contemporary styles, for display and sale.

Awards in excess of $12,000 will be awarded in multiple categories, including Artistic Excellence, Social Commentary, Designer’s Choice and People’s Choice.

Artists can also contribute unique gifts for sale in the fair’s popular gallery gift shop and are encouraged to give talks, demos or guided gallery tours at the fair.

The Sooke Art Show is open to anyone creating original painting, sculpture, woodwork, photography, fiber art, ceramics and handmade jewelry on the islands off the coast of British Columbia.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit the Society’s website ( website) to learn more and submit your work online before the June 1 midnight deadline.

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