The Point of View Challenge is taking place once again this season. Thanks to the Sidney Shutterbug Camera Club, we had a wonderful selection of photos to choose from. By popular vote of SPAC members, this year’s inspiration work is “Peggy’s Cove”, by Sharon L. O’Brien.

Now the fun begins! Your mission is to create your own masterpiece in a 2 or 3 dimensional art form using Peggy’s Cove as your inspiration. Your interpretation may or may not be a direct copy of the scene. Perhaps only certain elements of the photo speak to you. Maybe it triggers other thoughts, feelings, places or ideas that are meaningful to you. Our creations will be put on display at the Mary Winspear Centre for the months of April and May, 2024. 

In the New Year you will receive further instructions as to the actual requirements for your works of art.

So put on your thinking caps. Mull it over. Sleep on it. Let those creative juices percolate. Get excited about the Challenge! 

SPAC & The Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club:
A Creative Collaboration

The Point of View (POV) Challenge is a yearly event involving members of SPAC and our good friends at the Sidney Shutterbugs Camera Club.

Each fall, the Sidney Shutterbugs sponsors a club competition that kicks-off their membership year. From the member-submitted photographs, the Shutterbugs vote for the top ten qualifiers which are then presented to SPAC members who, in turn, vote for one winning image. This Artists’ Choice serves to inspire artistic creations by SPAC members in any medium, from painting to drawing, pottery to fabric, wood to paper, using the chosen photograph as a jumping-off point.

To learn more about the Sidney Shutterbugs and their activities, visit their website at Use their “SPAC Point of View” menu to view a collection of the POV Artists’ Choices and Qualifiers from the last few years. Their site also features several other image galleries of Shutterbugs’ photography as well as their event calendar and other club information.