shhsymbolsArtist Submission Guidelines

We are always open to artist submission. Sooke Harbour House’s Art Gallery represents local, Vancouver Island artists. We are interested in all contemporary media including painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. The gallery welcomes submissions from artists seeking representation throughout the year. Due to the volume of submissions we ask that you follow these guidelines closely.

Please send your submissions by email: (subject line in the email should read “Gallery Submission”)

  • Step 1 : Send Website Information (Preferred) or description of your artwork , contact information, artist curriculum vitae and artist statement.
  • Step 2: We will contact you to complete submission or for an interview.Upon acceptance please follow to the step 3.
  • Step 3 : Prepare and complete your submission

You will need to supply:

  • 3 electronic images in 2 versions – 1 high and 1 low resolution.
  • High res images must be .jpg max 8″x10″ at 300dpi, low res images no higher or wider than 400px and 72dpi.
  • Blyth02Images must be of good (preferably professional) quality – 3D artwork on white or neutral background without other objects visible in the photo, flat art cropped exactly to the edges no frame or glass.

Email us your submission:– low res images with titles and descriptions of size, price, media, etc. – a bio/curriculum vitae and artist statement in a MSWord document or a PDF (Photoshop PDF is not acceptable). Please only use basic formatting in your documents.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your submission and we wish you success in finding gallery representation.  


shhsymbolsReception Opportunities

We do encourage Artists to host a reception in one of our event rooms; the price is based on a minimum order of $300 per reception. We offer a wonderful range of goodies from which you can pick.

Please note: We do not allow outside food or beverages.


  • Bar service is available for both Host and Cash Bars.
  • Bartender Fee: $25 per hour at a minimum of 4 hours

Beverage Price List (tax excluded)

  • White/Red wine — per bottle     from $35.00
  • Sparkling wine – per bottle        from $50.00
  • $6.00  Beer – local microbreweries
  • $9.00  Cocktails & Highballs (standard brands)
  • $14.00  Doubles
  • $6.50  Non- alcoholic Herbal Spritzer  – per glass
  • $8.50  Alcoholic Herbal Spritzer  – per glass
  • $4.50  Tea/Coffee service – per cup
  • $2.75  Self-serve coffee urn – per person
  • $3.00  Soft Drinks
  • Seasonal Fruit Punch

$80.00 for 20 / $160.00 for 40 / $240.00 for 60 / $250.00 for 80+ people

Choose any 4 to create your own hors d’oeuvres menu

Platters and Add on:

  • Specialty Artisan Cheese and Cracker Platter   $125.00 for 10 people         / $250.00 for 20 people
  • $75.00 for 20 people  Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter                                                
  • $190.00 for 20 people  Mediterranean Antipasto Platter
  • $75.00 for 20 people  Local Vegetable Crudite Platter
  • $2.50 each  Hand Rolled Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Sweets by the Dozen:

  • Pastries $30.00
  • Biscotti $20.00
  • Croissants $25.00
  • Cookie Platter $24.00

A la Carte Desserts:

1 selection for $9.00 per person or 2 selections for $15 per person

  • Dark chocolate mousse garnished with whipping cream
  • Bread & butter pudding with hazelnuts & cranberries
  • Apple tartlettes with caramel sauce
  • Garden flower jelly glazed champagne mousse
  • Double chocolate mashed potato brioche with amaretto caramel

To enquire about artist submission and to book your reception, please email us at


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