January Coffee Party
This years annual Coffee Party was held Sunday, January 20 at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Sidney and once again, was very successful and a lot of fun. Food and cash donations were generous and greatly appreciated!

This year, we acknowledged new members to our growing community within SPAC. Many thanks to our Social Convenor, Nikki Drummond and her team of volunteers.

Point of View

The Point of View photo 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!

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.

~Lois Brown
Point of View Chair

SPAC Monthly Meeting
The next SPAC meeting is Monday, February 4 @ 2:00 pm at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Please note it will be an afternoon meeting. The afternoon meetings are so well attended that it’s been challenging to get to the refreshments table (an important activity!). In December, we had to move the refreshments into the lobby area!

Our featured presenter in February will be Chris Smith (glaskrafter.com), an exhibitor at the Sooke Fine Art Show. Chris creates glass and metal assemblages which should be very interesting to see and hear about his methods.

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

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 Spring Show
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 is held at Mary Winspear Centre on April 26 – April 28. See more details in Member Benefits.


SPAC and social media
SPAC has its own Facebook page which can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/1555722464680944/. Our Social Media Chair, Susan Siemens, has also set up Instagram! You can contact her at spacmem2@shaw.ca, 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’!