The Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society (SPAC) is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to offering promotion, support, education, marketing and socializing for over 400 member artists living in the Greater Victoria region, the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands. Volunteers run SPAC, and every member is encouraged to participate to help maintain the Society’s vibrant life.

Click here to view the activities and member benefits of joining SPAC.


It’s time to renew your SPAC membership for 2024! Log into the members-only website with your email and password – then click “Your Account” in the top menu to apply online, paying securely with credit/debit card. Or download the application form in PDF and mail in with cheque payment.

Newcomers Art Show

At the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park, Sidney. Right in time for holiday shopping! Newcomers Art Show December 8-18, 2023. Find that something special and meet the artists. Acrylic paining, ceramics, wood carving, wood turning, scroll saw art, Christmas ornaments and gifts.

Artist in Residence – Fairmont Empress Hotel

For the month of December, 1-31, visit SPAC member Carol Bednarski at the Fairmont Express Hotel in Victoria. From 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm daily. Live painting Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information visit carolbednarski.com.

Central Saanich Branch Library Exhibition

The Central Saanich Library and Cultural Centre, located at 1209/1229 Clarke Road, hosts an ongoing, rotating exhibit of the work of SPAC’s talented members.

Now Exhibiting – Susan Shaw (View Bio)

Want to be an exhibiting artist at the Central Saanich Branch Library? Just contact the Chair at exhibits@spacsociety.com.

You’re Invite! Art Shows with Mara Szyp

Oak Bay Learning Centre – 2121 Cadboro Bay Road Victoria
Coast Capital Offices

Social Media

Please like, follow and share our new social media platforms. They will be utilized to promote SPAC activities, like the Spring Art Show, member shows, and workshops. We will also be building links with other, like-minded organizations like the Sooke Fine Art Show to cross promote.

For now, until the other, unused accounts are closed down the handles are:


Facebook: http://bitly.ws/zRSG
or look it up in Facebook under Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society.

2023 Workshops-by-the-Sea Calendar is Now Available!

As your Workshops-by-the-Sea Chair, I am dedicated to arranging safe, productive opportunities to learn new art skills and hone existing ones. So checked out the 2023 Calendar of exciting workshops. Registration opens January 21, 2023.

Space is limited and classes fill quickly so register early!

The next workshop is the Andrew McDermott – City Night Lights and Reflections, November 4-5, 2023.

Kathryn Compton
Chair, Workshops-by-the-Sea

Members-Only Website

To access the SPAC members-only website, you must have an account. Once you have renewed your 2024 membership or joined for the first time, your account is automatically set up. You will receive an email with your login and temporary password.

Once logged in, you can change your password to something easy to remember by going into Your Account on the left hand side of the top menu.