Vern Moore Youth Art Award

Youth in Sooke Fine Arts Show to benefit from yearly award

An award has been established for young artists entering the Sooke Fine Arts Show Youth Art Gallery in the name of arts lover and volunteer vern Moore.

The Sooke Fine Arts Society is now accepting donations for a new youth art award established to honour one of the show’s most dedicated volunteers and art-lovers, Vern Moore.

 

Vern was a dedicated volunteer, supporter and patron of the Sooke Fine Arts Show for the better part of three decades. The Moore family thought an award in his name, to encourage and recognize young talent, a fitting tribute — commemorating not only his appreciation of the region’s outstanding arts but his dedication to promoting cultural literacy among Sooke’s youth.

The $100 award will be presented to a Sooke youth artist whose work is accepted into the 2015 Youth Art Gallery, on display during this year’s Sooke Fine Arts Show (July 24 to August 3).

Vern, who passed away in April, will be missed by so many in the Sooke Fine Arts family. He was an unfailing presence at the show each year, and he is remembered with much fondness for returning day after day to review each piece on the gallery floor with genuine consideration. His true appreciation and dedicated support were an invaluable part of the show’s volunteer core, and just one of the many ways Vern loomed large in the life of the community.

 

It is the hope of the Society the award will recognize young talent for years to come. 

To help contribute to the Vern Moore Youth Art Award, please contact sfas@sookefinearts.com or 250-642.7256. Cheques can be directed to the Sooke Fine Arts Society. Please note “Vern Moore” with your contribution.

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