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.


Call to Artists – Community Mural

The District of Central Saanich is seeking an artist, or artists, to create a mural in Brentwood Bay/ W̱JOȽEȽP this summer on a blank wall at the Cultural Centre! For details and to apply, click here.

2023 Spring Show Slide Show

Watch a great presentation on SPAC by Heather Maciak that was shown at the 2023 Spring Show!

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.

Call for Artists

14th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition at the Museum of Northern History

Call for Submissions! Deadline for digital submission: June 1st, 2023. Please read the Call for Submissions fully for more details.

This year’s theme is “Mystique & Reality”. This call for submissions intends to motivate the creation of artwork in many pathways. The subjects of these works can represent social, political, and historical events or embrace an aura of mysticism subject to reality. The approach to this call opens multiple possibilities and juxtaposes images from the fantastical to the real, actual or tangible. Open to 2D, 3D, performance, video and any other contemporary approaches.

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 with Harold Allanson, Painting Reflections on Water – May 13-14, 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 2022-2023 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 right hand side of the top menu.