SPAC Monthly Meeting
The next SPAC meeting is Monday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. This month is the AGM. We have a very special guest speaker, artists Lian Quan Zhen. He is giving a Master Class at SPAC October 1st to 4th and has generously offered to tell us how he has been ‘pushing the boundaries’ of his art. This session is not to be missed!

Afternoon meetings begin in November.

Time to renew your membership and we are always welcoming new members.
See red link on the right column to download membership form.

Remember to bring your name tag to the meeting. 

Special Fall Day Trip
Once again, SPAC is organizing a day long trip to Vancouver – this time it’s to visit Circle Craft Market. Started 45 years ago, Circle Craft is one of the most successful Craft organizations in Canada.

The Market is taking place this year Nov 7 – 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and our group is planning on attending opening day, Wednesday Nov 7. There are 300 artisans participating and selling the highest caliber works. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Oct 1 meeting for $11 (instead of $12-$15). More information will be available at our general meeting Oct.1 and in the Art Chat newsletter.

Guaranteed to be a lot of fun and full of inspiration!

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Art Exhibit
Next changeover is Tuesday Nov 6, 11am – 1pm. See link in Member Benefits (drop down menu) for more information. Also, see link to exhibit form in right column.

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’!