A photograph taken in Sooke of an old wheelbarrow against a stack of firewood might be the type of entry accepted for ARTIFACTS.

Call for entry: ARTIFACTS, the Art of Sooke

Sooke Region Museum's upper gallery to hold two-month show

Museum’s upstairs gallery hosts a special exhibit

The Sooke Region Museum is continuing with art shows in the upper gallery at the museum. From the end of March to the end of May, 2015, the gallery will feature ARTIFACTS, A new exhibition of works by local and regional artists.

Call for Entry

 

Open to all artists, carvers, ironworkers, fabric artists, and any person creating objects relating to the Sooke Region, including Jordan River, East Sooke, Port Renfrew and nearby regions.

Deadline

• March 15
-Entry fee: $10

– Any medium is okay, preference to entries of old artifacts, images of a “Bygone Era.”

Examples: paintings on saws, ironwork with axes or recycled farm equipment.

Entry must have the Sooke area as a theme.

Examples: birds and their habitat in Sooke, Fireweed flowers and the colonization of plants on clear cuts, fishing boats, activities on the Galloping Goose Trail and local beaches. Old photos re-scanned and modernized using tech tools. Fabric and the dying process now and compared to “olden days”, lace making, weaving. Sunsets, mountains, people enjoying the local area… seaweed, driftwood carving, etc.

• Entry must have a 15 to 50 word description of how the item relates to the area. Example: “This is a painting of an eagle, which can be found eating salmon on the Sooke River during spawning season.”

• Limited space: Maximum size 16 x 20 inches unless special circumstances.

3D or wall creations

General information

The Exhibit will run from the opening celebration on Saturday, March 28 at 12 noon until May 30. The Sooke Region Museum is open from 9 a.m. – to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

Sales

Although the museum staff can not sell your art, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a shift to be on site, sell your entry and bring your items with you to sell, such as art cards, carvings, scarfs, etc. The shifts will be coordinated so there may be more than one person there at a time.

When you are not there, your card with your description can detail where your work can be viewed and how buyers can contact you. It will be possible to rotate the items during the show, so if you do have a purchaser you will be able to make an appointment to remove your exhibit.

No item in the exhibit can be removed without prior approval.

Non Digital Entry

 

For anyone without a digital picture of your entry, phone Linda at 250-642-6745 to make an appointment to bring in your item before the exhibit, or have it viewed at your place.

 

For digital Entry

 

Enter by sending an email to hunt@shaw.ca with attached “JPG” image along with your Name, Phone, Email and info about the entry: Name of Entry and your 15 to 50 word description. 
Technical specifications: Make image resolution 72 dpi (max screen resolution) with image size no larger than 10 x10 inches or in pixel size 720 x 720 px. The image at this size and resolution should be less than 200kb.