Virtual Spring Show

Great News! We will be going ahead with our second SPAC Virtual Show, opening no later than June 1st, 2021, and running for one month. We will be using a SPAC-branded website where clients will be able to view the artwork on display and make purchases.

Eligible members—those registered before December 31st, 2020—can, as of April 1st, submit up to 4 artworks for the show, with submissions now closing April 17th. The registration fee will be $20, with registration forms and fees accepted electronically only.  (There are no plans to charge a commission at this point.) Members will also be responsible for having their work photographed and for arranging shipping/delivery/pickup with the purchaser.

More information and the artist submission form are available on the members-only portal, See below for more information about this website.

Workshops-by-the-Sea News

  • The date for the workshop with Denise Sturmwind has been changed to May 30, 2021.

Workshops-by-the-Sea Schedule

San Pen Hospital Update

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Exhibition Chair & Co-chair are working on a process to remove the exhibit in the hospital. As we are not allowed into the building, we are working with the Admin Assistant in a way to take out the paintings over a period of a few weeks with her help.

We will be contacting contributing SPAC artists as we receive their work in order to organize a pick up or drop off.

When all Covid protocols have been removed from the hospital, we look forward to hanging a new show. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions please contact

POV Exhibit Now On

The Point of View was set up on Saturday, March 27 and will be on display for the months of April and May. Read more about the winning image, the POV Challenge, and our association with the Shutterbugs on the POV page.

New Members-Only Portal

The Feb. 8th virtual general meeting saw the launch of SPAC’s new members-only portal which will host resources, such as back-issues of Art Chat, governance material such as Board minutes, and even a forum for the exchange of art ideas, art-related tips & techniques, as well as a buy & sell section. And more will be coming as we ramp up this member resource.

To join, you must apply and wait for approval (so we can limit access to just SPAC members). To start the process, click on the Register for Access link on the side bar. To jump to that site, click on the Go to Portal link, also on the side bar.

SPAC 2021 “In Person” Spring Show Update

We are extremely disappointed to announce the cancellation of the “in-person” 2021 SPAC Spring Show in April, mainly due to restrictions and organizational issues related to Covid-19.

Thanks to all my volunteers who have done so much work already. Much of this preparation will be used in our next show!

Wendy Woollard
2021 SPAC Spring Show Chair