SPAC Winter/Spring 2018

SPAC Monthly Meeting
The next SPAC meeting is Monday, May 7 @ 7:00 pm at Mary Winspear. The featured artist will be Luthier Robert Anderson. Robert makes specialty Schoenberg guitars and is a member of the Island Luthiers’ Guild. His presentation is guaranteed to be both fascinating and exciting!

Remember to bring your name tag to the meeting. You must have it
to win one of the door prizes!

***NOTE: We are back to evening meetings.
     •  May, June
        EVENING   7-9 pm
All meetings will continue to be on the first Monday of the month.

SPAC Spring Show 2018
It was another very successful SPAC Spring Show of Art and Craft held on April 28th and 29th at Mary Winspear Centre. Patron’s night was very well attended and trays of food and refreshments were enjoyed by all. The attendance was very high for the entire weekend and reflected in the sales. Saturday evening was the ‘Meet the Artists’ night with a wine and cheese reception. A huge thanks to all the troops of volunteers that contributed their time and effort and especially to Donna Jean, the show convenor (for her final year?!). And Bob Chernoff for gathering the immense amount of volunteers that helped make the show such a success.

February Mini workshops
The February Mini Workshops were an overwhelming success this year with a record number of participants and a new facility – the McTavish Academy of Art (MAOA) on McTavish Rd. The classroom was roomy enough for students to have lots of space as well as the instructors to teach and demonstrate. SPAC is already booked for next year and in a bigger & better room!

Many many thanks to Arli Law for her tireless work of coordinating all the workshops, instructors and attendees.

January Coffee Party a real hit!!



Saanich Peninsula Hospital Art Exhibit
Next changeover is May 8, 11am – 1pm. See link in Member Benefits (drop down menu) for more information. Also, see link to exhibit form in right column.

SPAC celebrating this year!!
New and exciting things are happening in the new 2017-2018 SPAC year. See below for updates on our 65th Anniversary celebration! The guest artist workshops for the next year have  been announced (see workshops page) and there are some very talented & well known artists who will be sharing their expertise with us.

The Board has a 65th Anniversary Committee who is very busy planning the year long celebration & looking for volunteers to join in. There are several special events taking place throughout 2018.

•  June 25 – July 1   ‘SPACTIVITY’ – a series of art related activities all week: an art show, demonstrations, en plein air competition (with prizes); children’s painting area; a raffle and an information tent.  Held at Tulista Art Centre.

This is your chance to participate and celebrate a major milestone for SPAC!

SPAC and social media
SPAC has launched 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’!