January Coffee Party
Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 10030 Third Street in Sidney.

This year, we would like to acknowledge new members to our growing community within SPAC. See November Art Chat (page 7) re: picking up your New Member cards and getting them to our Social Convenor, Nikki Drummond. She is looking for volunteers to help out at this fun event. You can contact her at froglico@shaw.ca.

Mini-Workshops are coming up fast!
The annual mini-workshops in February have been filling up fast, but there still are some openings in some classes and new ones have been recently added. It’s so great to see all the enthusiasm!  Come join the fun!

Note that if you are currently registered for one or more classes, payment is due by January 10, after which your spot will be opened for people on the wait-list.

Our two new mini-workshop co-chairs, Lynn Calliste and Vickie Stewart worked diligently at coordinating the instructors, classes and registration. The list and description for each workshop is online (click on the link above).

The Mini-Workshops will again be held at McTavish Academy of Art,
1720 McTavish Rd., N. Saanich.


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’!