The Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society is preparing a display of original pieces for their Spring Show.
The exhibition and sale, now in its 66th year, is an opportunity for the public to view and buy original art including paintings, sculpture and crafts. The event takes place at the Mary Winspear Centre, April 27 and 28.
In advance of the show, the society is seeking patrons to donate $150 – $100 goes towards the purchase of a piece of art at the exhibition. Patrons will also be recognized in the Spring Show program, unless they wish to remain anonymous.
On April 26, patrons are invited to an evening reception at the Winspear Centre, where they can view the art, talk to artists and, over wine and nibbles, select the piece they would like to purchase.
During the weekend exhibition, the public can view hundreds of pieces of art, with each artist allowed to exhibit six pieces. The society has 400 members and 100 are expected to take part in the show. Next to the exhibition space will be a gift shop selling smaller pieces such as polymer buttons, brooches and jewelry.
Myrna Borleske, co-chair of the Spring Show, is looking forward to it.
“When I look at some of the art I’m amazed that some of the artists still call themselves amateurs,” she says. “It’s great to be in a room full of people with enthusiasm and joy in what they do.”
Purchasers are invited to pick up their artwork after the exhibition closes, at 5 p.m. Sunday. The show’s hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets cost $5, with visitors who hold a Peninsula Singers ticket stub from the night before granted entry for $2.50. For more information visit spacsociety.com.