SPAC Spring Art Show
The excitement is building as the 66th Annual Exhibition and Sale gets closer and volunteers are signing up. We are thrilled that Wendy Woolard is our new Chair of the 2019 Spring Show. Her co-chair is Myrna Borleske and they have both been gleaning as much info as possible from our long time chair Donna Jean.

The show will be held at Mary Winspear Centre on April 26 – April 28. You can download the entry forms and patron forms from right hand column.

For more detailed information, see Spring Art Show tab above.


SPAC Monthly Meeting
The next 2 SPAC meetings are Monday, April 1 and May 6 @ 7:00 pm at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Please note the meetings are back to evenings.

Our featured presenter for April will be Melanie Golder, driftwood artist and jeweller.

Walter Collins (above), a very talented sculptor and acrylic artist from North Saanich, was our March presenter. He is quite a prolific artist as well as very entertaining. He is new to the south Island and we are hoping he will join SPAC as he would be an inspiring addition!

Remember to bring your name tag to the meeting for a chance at winning one of several ‘artsy’ door prizes. 

Point of View Show
Point of View is due at the April 1 general meeting or morning of April 2 at Mary Winspear – when the show will be hung. The show will stay up until the end of May.

The Point of View photo (see below) was taken in Canoe Cove and is one of 10 that were submitted by Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club – all photos this year had a local theme. All members of SPAC are encouraged to MAKE ART using this photo as your inspiration. All mediums are welcome. Creativity is encouraged. Imagination gone wild!

Canoe Cove

Due to space limitations, we request that the size is about 18X20 maximum.

The Point of View display is one of our most anticipated shows of the year so please have fun with your creativity. Mary Winspear staff say more people come in specifically to see the Point of View than any other regular display they offer. Sales are good as well!

~Lois Brown
Point of View Chair

February Mini Workshops
The annual February Mini Workshops were very successful and well attended – despite the surprise winter weather challenges. Thank you Sean, of MAOA, for being not only the most gracious and welcoming host, but a smiling parking valet as well! See Mini Workshop tab for more info and photos of classes (also March Art Chat). Kudos to Vickie Stewart and Lynn Caliste for an extraordinary job keeping everything running as smooth as possible!


Saanich Peninsula Hospital Art Exhibit
Fall changeover was Tuesday Nov 6 with a record 142 beautiful pieces of art! A huge thank you to Cathy, Melinda and Nicola for all their efforts at coordinating, hanging and promoting the Hospital Exhibit. The art will remain on display for 3 months and we’re all anticipating record sales!

Next changeover is Tuesday May 7, 11am to 1pm.


SPAC and social media
SPAC has its own Facebook page which can be found at Our Social Media Chair, Susan Siemens, has also set up Instagram! You can contact her at, subject line ‘Social Media‘  or on the facebook page.

This is really exciting as we can all show samples of our artwork on it – a perfect and easy way to show our talent to the world. There will be lots of links to art magazine articles, seminars & videos and tips on art making. Everyone is invited to contribute. FYI – Susan will help with ‘technical issues’!