Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Press Release: Victoria Sketch Club 111th Annual Art Show and Sale, March 17-22, 2020

The Victoria Sketch Club (VSC) is celebrating its 111th year, the oldest art group in continuous operation in Western Canada. Founded in 1909, the VSC was formerly named Island Art and Craft Society and in 1952 was renamed the Victoria Sketch Club.

The club’s past members have included many esteemed artists including Emily Carr, Jack Shadbolt, Max Maynard, Samuel Maclure, and Ted Harrison. Continuing the tradition of excellence, the Club membership today includes many fine artists, some with international followings. Current members, several of whom are prize-winning members of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), produce outstanding works of art, many of which are hanging in galleries and private collections throughout Victoria and indeed much farther afield. To view older works of some of the members go to the VSC website: and follow the tabs for contacts and members. Note: the paintings illustrated are not previews of works offered in the upcoming 2020 Art Show.

Victoria Sketch Club is delighted to announce that The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia will be on hand to open our 111th Annual Members Art Show & Sale, March 17, 2020. 

The 2020 VSC Annual Art Show and Sale of original and new works of art will be held in its long- established location at Glenlyon Norfolk School, 1701 Beach Drive, Oak Bay, Victoria from March 17 to March 22, 2020. Because of demolition and construction on the school premises the show has been relocated to the large green temporary gymnasium just inside the school property.
Throughout the Show there will demonstrations by member artists. The opportunity to win door prizes of chosen works are offered with the completion of a ballot.

Opening Night is Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. From Wednesday to Saturday the show will be open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. On the closing date, Sunday, March 22, the show will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Please join us for the celebratory opening of the show and enjoy greetings and refreshments on the Tuesday evening, March 17, beginning at 7:00 pm.

The VSC would appreciate if you would publicize our annual 111th March show. 
Thank you for your anticipated attention to this request

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