Mini-Workshops Registration Now Open

To find the link to the schedule, and read up on the registration process, please visit the Mini-Workshops event information page.

Virtual January Social

Trying new things can be fun, especially if it includes socializing with friends and making new ones! We are inviting members to join us at our not-quite-traditional-this-year January Social via Zoom on January 23rd at 2:00 pm for an hour filled with conversation, virtual games, voting contests and prizes. More information can be found in the email that was sent out and in the January issue of Art Chat.

Registration will end on January 12th at 11:59 pm to allow us time to distribute a non-virtual participation package to participants. To register, please go to SPAC Meetings and look for the January Social event.

Spring Show Update

Please see the Spring Show announcement page for current information about the 2022 show. Reminder: you must be a paid-up member by Dec. 31st in order to enter the show.

Point of View Picture Chosen

Our members have spoken, and the 2022 Point of View Challenge inspiration photo has been selected! To read more about it and see the photo, Fishing Village, visit the POV page.

2021-22 Membership Now Open

To become a SPAC member for the 2021-22 season, please fill out a membership form available via the sidebar. Additionally, paper forms are available at the Sidney or Victoria Island Blue stores. Several important notes:

  • If you filled out a membership form this summer, you are already a paid-up member for this coming year.
  • You must be a paid-up member by Dec. 31st in order to be eligible to enter work for the 2022 Spring Show.
  • Only paid-up members can apply for an account on our members-only portal.

Members-Only Portal

The February 8th virtual general meeting saw the launch of SPAC’s new members-only website ( which will host resources, such as artist submissions for our show(s), 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.

You must have an account on the members-only website to access these materials. 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.