Sooke Fine Arts Show 2013

Sooke Fine Arts Show 2013

Jurors selected for fine art show

Sooke Fine Arts Show getting ready for selection process

A chief curator with more than two decades’ experience, a dedicated instructor of plein air and studio art, and a noted gallery owner (of Duthie Books fame) make up this year’s panel of jurors for the 28th Annual Sooke Fine Arts Show, which features over 375 pieces of juried original fine art.

The panel, composed of Toronto-native Michelle Jacques, newly-appointed chief curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV); Salt Spring Island gallery owner Celia Duthie of Duthie Gallery; and artist and painting instructor at the Vancouver Island School of Art and Design, Jeremy Herndl; were selected by the Sooke Fine Arts Society’s adjudication committee for their complement of experience and expertise in Canadian historical and contemporary fine art.

Artists residing on Vancouver and the province’s coastal islands have just one more month to submit work for adjudication before the June 9 deadline.

“What the (Sooke Fine Arts adjudication) committee tries to achieve each year in selecting jurors is ultimately to ensure works submitted across seven different categories—everything from paintings to jewellery—receive the attention to detail and understanding of the medium each deserves. We’re looking for a panel that can collectively sift out what they deem the finest work in the region,” explains the show’s Executive Director, Catherine Keogan.

Carefully selected from than two-dozen potential jurors, the 2014 panel will review high resolution images of works submitted online over four consecutive days in June. Jurors vote separately on each piece and submissions can sometimes go through more than three rounds of jurying before being accepted for exhibition.

“Before online submission coastal island artists would have made about four ferry trips just to have work considered,” says Bev Petow of the adjudication committee. “This new online process has allowed a much broader range of artists to participate. We had a record number of works submitted last year, with greater numbers of submissions coming from the more remote reaches of the islands, which goes to show just how much talent is here in our region — and deserving of recognition.”

Video tutorials and an informative FAQ section on the homepage (www.sookefinearts.com) can help. For artists requiring a little more assistance submitting online, Keogan says staff are more than happy walking artists through the process, step-by-step.

There’s always a cry of joy when you help complete a submission with, for example, she says, a less than tech-savvy 82-year-old artist with more than 40 years’ painting but near-zero online experience.

“It’s one of the most satisfying parts of this whole process,” she says.

Deadline for Submission: Monday, June 9.

Online Submission: www.sookefinearts.com

Accepted works announced: Tuesday, June 17.

Show dates: Friday, July 25 – Monday, August 4.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Activists from the Fairy Creek Blockades hold the injunction application notice which was submitted by logging company Teal Jones to the B.C. Supreme Court. The application, which asks to have blockaders removed from the sites that stop access to cut blocks, is set to be heard on March 4. (Photo contributed/Joshua Wright)
Activists hunker down to protect Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew from logging

Forest company Teal Cedar applies for injunction to remove seven-month-old blockades

The application proposing to rezone Western Speedway was passed by Langford’s planning, zoning and affordable housing committee Feb 8. A petition has since been started by residents of Trudie Terrace, hoping to stop the proposed residential portion of the development plan. (CBRE Victoria)
Petition opposing Western Speedway development proposal gains steam

Save Thetis Heights Neighborhood petition aims to stop extension of Trudie Terrace

The City of Victoria filed a petition with the Supreme Court of B.C. March 2 to have it clarify whether, under the Trustee Act, Beacon Hill Park can be used for temporary sheltering. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria asks court to clarify if Beacon Hill Park can be used for sheltering

City of Victoria filed petition to Supreme Court of B.C. March 2

Boma Brown won the Emerging Leader Award for her work founding the Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour. (Courtesy of Boma Brown)
Victoria SNIWWOC founder up for national women’s award for volunteer efforts

Victoria’s Boma Brown is a semi-finalist in the running for the L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth award

Older rental apartments are prime candidates for renovations, and could result in lost affordable housing stock. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
B.C.’s renoviction overhaul a good start, but won’t preserve affordable stock, lawyer says

And still no protection for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19

(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
B.C. WHL teams to hit the ice with Kelowna, Kamloops hub cities

Kelowna, Kamloops centres chosen to host B.C. WHL teams for 24-game regular season

.
LETTER: Anti-semitism definition lacking

Re: We must identify anti-Semitism and combat it (Online, Feb. 26) I… Continue reading

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (File photo)
Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

(File photo)
RCMP arrest man after report of gun-toting threat-maker near Parksville schools

43-year-old man taken into custody; students at nearby schools were asked to stay inside

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

The machines are located in four cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Victoria

Kelowna’s lakefront visitor centre is one of 130 around the province. Tourism businesses have been hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions on travel. (Destination B.C.)
Tourism, small business getting COVID-19 help, B.C. minister says

$300M grant program has delivered $50 million so far

Most Read