SPAC NEWS

Point of View Display!

Our virtual POV Challenge display is now ready! A hotly anticipated annual event, the highly creative artworks based on a chosen photograph from the Sidney Shutterbugs are traditionally displayed at the Winspear Centre in April. This year, however, we are bringing the POV show to you! To read all about it, follow the link to our Virtual Point of View Display

Check Out Our Virtual Spring Show!

Dear art aficionados,

To bring some joy into your homes during these unsettled times, we are pleased to present a virtual tour of a smaller SPAC Spring Art Show. Please visit our Spring Show page to check it out!

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Exhibition Update

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital art exhibition will NOT changeover as scheduled in May. ALL hospital volunteer roles, including our art volunteers, have been put on hold until further notice and volunteers are not permitted on-site at this time.

The art turnover will hopefully happen in the summer of 2020, but this is not a guarantee as it will be dependent on the health care situation and recommendations from Island Health.

Message from the SPAC President

Positive greetings to all SPAC members from your 2020 Board. We hope
that you all continue to be well. During these unusual and difficult times,
we want to encourage all of you to look forward to returning to our meetings and events in the future. However, keeping social distance seems to be a key way to win our fight against the Covid 19 pandemic. Because of this, we are cancelling the May and June 2020 SPAC General Meetings, with the hope that we may be able to come together again earlier in the fall this
year.

Donʼt miss the SPAC Virtual Art Show and Point of View (see above).
To quote Queen Elizabeth: “Keep calm and carry on”!

– Heather Corbitt

2020 SPAC Spring Show Cancelled

It is with regret and caution that the Executive of the SPAC board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 SPAC Spring Show due to the Covid-19 novel coronavirus. Artists will be refunded their submission fees and Patrons likewise. Details about the actual mechanisms and timings of these refunds will be forthcoming over the next couple of days. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Also, if you brought in a donation for the draw at the show, it will be available for pick up on Tuesday morning, April 7, at the Mary Winspear Center.

Workshops-by-the-Sea Updates

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of several workshops due to concerns about the health and safety of our members:

If you have registered for any of these workshops, please check your email as information about a refund has been sent to you and requires your immediate attention.

Sooke Fine Art Show

The Call to Artists for the 2020 Sooke Fine Arts Show (July 24 – Aug 3) is still open (until June 1), but they are going to be putting on some kind of virtual show. Visit their website for more information.