Call to local artists

Gallery space for shows

The Sooke Region Museum is calling on artists from the Sooke region to put a proposal together for a show and sale in the upper gallery at the museum.

“I am not looking for “a show” because I want the work to be sold and taken as it sells. We get a lot of visitors that want to take the purchase with them,” says Val Henderson, coordinator for the museum’s gift shop.

The gallery will be available from June to September during the peak tourist months.

Henderson will choose the work/pieces she feels would be the most saleable and interesting. An appointment is necessary and interested artists/craftspeople are asked to call or email Val Henderson at shop@sookeregionmuseum.com or 250-642-6351 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

“The museum has visitors from all over the world who are interested in local art,” she said.

Artists considering a show/sale should be prepared to replace items that sell.

“I usually have back up art from most artists so that I can replace what sells right away.”

The museum’s upper gallery has been the venue for many art exhibits over the past few years.  It has shown everything from the museum’s sports artifacts to the Provincial Police exhibit, photographs, paintings, dolls, metal work to ceramics and jewelry.

The Sooke Region Museum is located at 2070 Phillips Road.