SPAC 2022 Spring Show

Call for Artists

CONTENTS

Important Dates & Times

Artist Submission Period (including virtual show)
Opens: Tuesday, February 15th
Deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday, March 20th

Art Intake
2D & Gift Shop
Wednesday, April 20th, from 10am to 3pm

3D & Jewelry
Thursday, April 21 from 10am to noon

Private Patron Gala
Friday, April 22nd
Patrons & Guests: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Artists & Guests: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm



Public In-Person Show Hours
Saturday, April 23rd – 10am to 8pm
Sunday, April 26th – 10am to 4pm

Virtual Show Dates
Patrons-only Preview: 4pm April 21st 4pm – 4pm April 22nd
Public Viewing & Sales: April 25th – June 15th, 2022

Sold Art Pickup by Customers
Sunday, April 24th from 4:30pm

Unsold Art Collection by Artists
Sunday, April 24th – 5pm NOT EARLIER!

Show Policies and Procedures

You MUST read the following guides prior to submitting an application to the main gallery, gift shop or virtual show:

Show Standards

Show Standards – Addendum for Jewelers

Main Gallery Submission Instructions

Gift Shop Submission Instructions

Volunteer Sign-up

Sign-Up Genius is now available for volunteering at the Spring Show. Please click on this link to go to the show’s SUG page.

Artist Submission Forms

  • Use the online forms below only if paying electronically (credit card, VISA debit card, PayPal or e-transfer).
  • If paying by cheque, please scroll down to the “Paper Forms” section below. See the Paper Forms section further below if printing a paper form and paying by cheque.
  • The virtual show may only be entered using the online forms.

Online Forms

Paper/Printable Forms

You can download, print, and fill out the forms below. You must pay by cheque if using printable forms.

Completed paper submission forms and cheques should be mailed to:  

SPAC Spring Show
Box 2542
Sidney, BC
V8L 4B9

Please mail your application as soon as possible to ensure it reaches us by March 20th. We are not responsible for forms arriving after the deadline due to late mailing or delays in processing by Canada Post. The date of posting/postmark is irrelevant.

Online Form Instructional Video

You can view a short video explaining how to fill out the above by clicking here.

Getting Help

If you still need advice about filling in the online form(s) after viewing the video, please contact the artist submission form support team at helpers@spacsociety.com. Please provide your name and phone number, and one of our helpers will contact you.

On the other hand, if there is a technical problem with the form, video or any other aspect of our website, please contact the website administrator using the form found here.

Patron Program

Our patrons make up about 85% of the sales at our shows. It is vitally important, for the success of our shows, to therefore expand our Patron list. There are hundreds of new people living in Sidney since our last show in 2019, and they can be recruited to become Patrons.

The Patron Program works as follows:

The Patron buys a “patronage” for $150. In exchange, he/she receives an invitation for 2 people to our Patron’s Gala on the Friday night before the show opens to the public–this year it is April 22 at 6:30 pm. They also receive a $100 gift certificate towards the purchase of art in our main gallery.

So for $50,  they get an evening of hot tapas, served by our volunteer members, wine from local vineyards, live guitar music, and the opportunity to purchase our amazing art prior to the show.  It is the BEST KEPT SECRET in Sidney!

We are depending on our members to recruit one or two patrons this year. It’s actually quite easy! I asked my doctor and my lawyer to support us in return for the wonderful evening, and they both said yes immediately! So give it a try! The promo material and application forms are on the website to be downloaded and printed. Also, we will have some beautiful promotional rack cards available for pickup from several people. If interested, please contact showchair@spacsociety.com to be put in touch with a distributor.