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Sooke Fine Arts Show 2023: artist’s call

The 2023 show will run July 29 to August 7.

Wednesday March 15, 2023 | SOOKE, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends | ISLAND SOCIAL TRENDS – CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Artists on BC’s Coastal Islands are invited to submit artworks for consideration to the 2023 Sooke Fine Arts Show.

  • The show will again be held at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex in Sooke.
  • Submissions close midnight, June 1, 2023.
  • Submitting artists are required to read the current Submission Guidelines before applying.
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A full house of art patrons at the 2022 Sooke Fine Arts Show Artists Celebration on July 23, 2022. [Mary P Brooke / Island Social Trends]

Detailed information on eligibility, submission requirements, important dates and more can be found under the section For Artists on the SFAS website. The Artist FAQ also answers some common questions.

Benefits to artists:

  • Over $12,000 in juried art awards
  • Ability to sell smaller works in the Gallery Gift Shop
  • Simultaneous exposure via our online gallery
  • Access to our loyal purchaser base
  • A chance to share & promote your talents via Talks, Demos, and Tours
  • Listing in the show catalog, distributed to over 9,000 visitors

Fixed dates for artist submissions:

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The Sooke Fine Arts Society presents the annual Sooke Fine Arts Show.

A big change for the show is a fixed date schedule for the Artist Call for Submissions.

Starting this year, it will always be open March 15 and close on June 1. This will help artists plan ahead. | Click here for 2023 Submission Guidelines.

Shorter show:

Perhaps the most notable change for loyal returning patrons will the 10-day show window, instead of 11 days.

This year’s show will run July 29 to August 7. Once again, at the SEAPARC Leisure Complex arena, which becomes professionally transformed into a world-class art exhibit for the Sooke Fine Arts Show each year.

There is a shift to Friday nights (from Thursdays) for the two biggest social events of the show: Purchaser’s Preview and Artists Award Night. The Purchasers’ Preview will be on Friday July 28 (7 pm) and the Artist Celebration will be on Friday August 4.


The Sooke Fine Arts Show welcomes sponsors.

Island Social Trends has been an annual sponsor since 2017, and in 2023 will again be a Platinum sponsor. | Profile of 2022 Sponsors



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Mary P Brooke, Editor, Island Social Trends

Island Social Trends is a professional news portal at islandsocialtrends.ca . Fully online since mid-2020, Island Social Trends emerged from the extensive groundwork of previous print publications in the west shore: MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), and West Shore Voice News (2014-2020).

Since 2008, journalist and editor Mary P Brooke has taken a socioeconomic lens to news analysis about the west shore and south Vancouver Island region, including BC provincial news, and national news impacts. That falls within the publication’s mission of providing thought-leadership in the region.

Island Social Trends has been a sponsor of the Sooke Fine Arts Show each year since 2017, at the Platinum Level in 2022 and 2023.