The Sooke Fine Arts Show will be held at SEAPARC Leisure Centre from July 28 to Aug. 7

Online submissions open for Sooke Fine Arts Show

Artists across B.C.’s many coastal islands are heeding the call to artists for the 2017 show

Artists across B.C.’s many coastal islands are heeding the call to artists for the 2017 Sooke Fine Arts Show, with work being accepted online now through June 5 for the jury panel’s consideration.

Online submissions opened mid-February for the show and sale, which features 375 pieces of juried original fine art in a variety of mediums – from oil painting and wood sculpture, to intricate fibre pieces and hand-formed jewelry.

Now in its 31st year, the Sooke fine Arts Show will take place from July 28 to Aug. 7, at SEAPARC Leisure Complex, transforming 16,000 square feet of arena space into a world-class fine art gallery complete with a gift shop, bistro, special events for children and seniors, daily live artist demonstrations, lectures and music.

“We’ve seen a wonderful range of submissions from traditional to contemporary and a number of new artists entering their work in the past few years,” said Christa Rossner, executive director of the Sooke Fine Arts Society.

“The range and means of expression has been truly inspiring for arts students, patrons and those who wish to glimpse our world through the eyes of today’s artists.”

This year’s jurors have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience, and are recognized nationally and internationally for their contribution to the arts.

They include:

Richard Hunt, a multidisciplinary artist who has received a profusion of prestigious national awards as well as recognition from the Royal Academy of the Arts for outstanding artistic achievement in the visual arts.

• Carol Koebbeman, a contemporary portrait and figurative oil painter and teacher, with a wide ranging background including fibre arts, jewelry and contemporary furniture design.

• Jock Hildebrand, a sculptor, painter and champion for the arts whose public installations can be found in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Artwork submitted must have been completed within the last 18 months and not have been shown in any other major juried art show on lower Vancouver Island.

Upgrades to the youth art gallery will allow 200 pieces of artwork from Sooke, Colwood and Langford area high schools to be accepted into the show.

•••

Important Dates for Artists

Deadline for Submission: Midnight, Monday, June 5

Online Submission: sookefinearts.com

Online notification of accepted artworks: Tuesday, June 13

Show Dates: Friday, July 28 – Monday, Aug. 7

 

Just Posted

‘Emma Fillipoff Is (still) Missing’

New podcast sheds some light on five-year-old case of missing Victoria woman

Tenant relocation plan recommended in Victoria city staff report

City to consider renter protection program Thursday

Oak Bay teacher wins 91.3 the Zone’s Teacher of the Month

French teacher at École Willows School wins custom Converse from Baggins and Big Wheel gift cards

New safety doors aim to protect transit drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

VIDEO: Sooke man attempts to break world record in squats to fundraise for B.C. children’s hospital

‘I’m definitely a little nervous but I know in my heart that I’ll be able to finish,’ says Kris Winther

Oak Bay teacher wins 91.3 the Zone’s Teacher of the Month

French teacher at École Willows School wins custom Converse from Baggins and Big Wheel gift cards

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

Local businesses help by replace aging wheels

Collabortive effort assists with charitable deliveries

EDITORIAL: Federal housing plan a good start

Liberal government makes big promises, if people are willing to wait

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

The shipment is part of a pilot project that could see more exports in the future.

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

Provincial government agrees to pay back more than $5.5 million in deducted fees

Stiff fine for B.C. man caught trafficking bear parts

A Cache Creek resident was charged after an undercover sting operation by conservation officers

Most Read