SPAC Island Artist Retreat

Workshops-by-the-Sea presents the first of its kind!

Friday September 23 through to Monday September 26, 2022 at Cedar Beach Resort

Artists working in any medium are welcome – there will be something for watercolourists, acrylic creators, oil artists and mixed media creators.  Our artist-facilitators will be there to offer critique and guidance on composition, colour, contrast etc. This is a chance for artists to create together with other artists, offering support and comradeship to each other under light facilitation. To learn more and register click here.

Summer Member Exhibits

Mary Fitzzaland: Curvaceous Art

Exhibition & Workshops

July 15 – 21, 2022 – 10 am to 4 pm – ArtSea Gallery, Sidney, BC

“This July I will be exhibiting my best, and most recent, artwork at the ArtSea Gallery. I invite you to come and explore a world of intricate lines and vivid colours. Whether it’s from outside inspiration or purely imagination, I’m excited to share my work in my debut solo show.”

More information at

Arts & Music in the Gardens

SPAC will have an information booth at the upcoming Arts & Music festival at the Gardens of the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific. Drop by and say hello to our ambassadors and check out one of our live demonstrations.

Click HERE to see a map of the gardens and where to find us (booth 28).

An Invitation to Participate

The Truth Gym Gallery in Victoria will host a 2022 Christmas juried art exhibition and SPAC members working in all media and disciplines are welcome to enter. Submitted works will invite the viewer to explore a contemporary approach to the art in relation to the human body, its pliability and movement. Alternatively, work in various forms of artistic expression which study the wellbeing of the planet, and our environment will be considered. An emphasis will be given to works highlighting how our existence, survival and dependence are closely related to the evenness and strength of our planet.

Works will be exhibited between December 8, 2022 and January 10, 2023. The entry deadline will be November 23, 2022. More information about this exhibit can be found in the Call for Artists here.

The Show was a Success!

The SPAC 2022 Annual Spring Show was a huge success, with the event supported by our members and the public alike. The building came alive as old friends were able to greet one another in person once again! 

Thank you to Wendy Woollard, the Show Chair, and Lois Brown, our Co-Convener, along with their large team of volunteers for putting on an event to remember.  

Wendy’s focus, determination and vision for the future introduced online registration that reduced the workload on our volunteers, along with the introduction of barcodes for this year’s gift shop checkout which sped up transactions.  

To the committed team of volunteers: thank you for the amazing job you did making this all work, and, for the months of planning, I commend everyone’s dedication and effort in the face of uncertainty. 

It is worth emphasizing: this show was possible due to the hard work of a wonderful group of volunteers, so please consider joining your Board and/or show team next year, because, as they say, Together Everyone Achieves More! 

Thank you and congratulations to the SPAC Spring Show team! 

Members-Only Portal

You must have an account on the members-only website to access the members-only website. This is completely separate from your SPAC membership, although you must be a paid-up SPAC member already to get an account on the members-only website. To join, you must fill out the application form and wait for approval (so we can verify your SPAC membership). To start the application form, click on the Register for Access link at the top of the side bar. To jump to that site, click on the Go to Portal link, also on the side bar.