General Meeting

Monday, June 6
7:00 pm

at the Mary Winspear Center

REMEMBER! ~ bring your name tag!
~start sorting all the art stuff you know you will never use and bring to our Annual Sell and Share Garage Sale. You set your price (including free) and you make the sale.

Bring STUFF – Bring CASH $$$

~Member Service Awards – We will be awarding  two $400 awards towards any art course for outstanding service to SPAC.
~Art you on Facebook? Join SPAC’s Facebook page and keep in touch.

More . . .

Strut Your Stuff on SPAC’s New Website!

To make the website more attractive, and because we are visual artists, we would love to show samples of members’ artwork. We are a very skilled & creative group, quite diversified in our talents & this is our chance to show the world…or just our friends!! For those so inspired, please send 1-3 images in jpg format, RGB (colour) and maximum 1 MB to

If you want to also send specs i.e. Medium, size & title, that would be fine too.

Let’s show who we are!

Mad Hatter’s Sunday Picnic

This is your official SPAC invitation to members to attend the Mad Hatter’s Sunday Picnic!

June 12th @ Island View Beach
@Noon until 4 PM or so…..

Wear a hat so we stand out as a group! Bring some food to share for lunch, a blanket, your own cutlery & plates, cups & beverages, plus any art activity or ideas to enjoy with the gang! ie: plein air sketching, painting, sculpting, jewelry making etc….

The spot is perfect, but parking is somewhat limited, so it may be a good idea to car pool if you can. Just come out and have fun!

SPAC Will Be 65 in 2017!

John Moloney, our Archives Chair, has found the following information about SPAC’s inception:
Originally formed as the ‘Saanich Peninsula Arts Centre’ it later became known as ‘Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts’, and on March 25,1977 was incorporated as the ‘Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society.’

The Board has struck a 65th Anniversary Committee to plan the celebration, & we  are looking for volunteers to join in. Help is available with ideas & access to the archives. This is your chance to help plan a special celebration for our group!
Contact Lois Brown at for more info.

Call to Artists
Sooke Fine Arts Show

Celebrating 30 Years of Art
July 22 – Aug 1, 2016
Open to all visual artists living on BC’s Coastal Islands
Submissions online from Feb 15 – June 6
Juried by an independent panel of art professionals.