Oil + Water II

Oil and Water II Show @ Tulista Park Gallery, Now through August 1

Nancy Rotolo and Judy Redfern present “Oil and Water II;” a superb collection of  oil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel paintings


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CACSP Member Group Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

The CACSP is proud to support the work of Peninsula arts organizations working to enrich their community through arts and culture. Each year we offer grants to CACSP Member Groups to support their work. Please click HERE to access this year’s Member Group Grant Application. Grant applications are due September 30, 2015. Grants are awarded in late fall. *CACSP membership must be current to qualify. 

Special thanks to the Victoria Foundation for their support of this year’s program.

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Jacqueline Austin and Gabriel Taschereau Show @ Tulista Park Gallery, August 2 – 8

Landscape paintings and‎ photography from the 2015 Canada odyssey of Jacqueline Austin and Gabriel Taschereau

Open daily 10am-4pm
Free parking and free admission

Gallery by the Sea 2015

‘Gallery by the Sea’ Enlivens Beacon Pier in Sidney

This year’s installment of ‘Gallery By the Sea,’ is now up on the outdoor walls of The Fish House on Sidney’s Beacon Pier for your viewing enjoyment.  This traditional display of art is an on-going partnership between  the Sidney Sister Cities and the Community Art Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP) using  enlarged fine photography prints on five 36 in. x 48 in. framed panels.  Photos were chosen from hundreds submitted to Sidney Sister Cities Calendar Committee for the annual Sidney Calendar.  This year, one enlarged photo per frame was used.  Scalloped borders  were created similar to a very large postage stamp.  Congratulations go to  Mal MacBride, Cameron A. Kuntz, Anne M. Fearon-Wood, Ingrid Shaw, and Hinderika Pinkster Schenk for their fine art photography.

Copies of the photos are available for purchase. Please contact the CACSP at 250-656-7400 or admin@cacsp.com

The 2016 Sidney Sister Cities Calendar is available for purchase at Tanner’s Books in Sidney

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Call to Artists for CACSP Artisans Gift Gallery

Our Artisans Gift Gallery will run from September 26 through December 23rd this year. Up to 50 local artists and artisans show and sell under this co-op, artist run model. This show is perennially popular and highly successful with a mix of contemporary and traditional handcrafted work…

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Call to Arts Groups for CACSP ArtSea Festival

This year’s Peninsula ArtSea Festival is October 16th – 25th. The objective of the Festival, which is presented by the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula (CACSP), is to enhance the reputation of Sidney and the Peninsula as a cultural destination, encourage further community involvement in the arts, and attract visitors to Sidney and the Peninsula over the Festival period by building on the success of the Sidney Fine Art Show and the Saanich Peninsula Fall Studio Tour, which attract thousands of people into Sidney and the Peninsula…

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Call to Businesses for CACSP ArtSea Festival

This year’s Peninsula ArtSea Festival will be October 16th – 25th. We are requesting your participation in this wonderful community event. Your participation, which requires no financial contribution, provides a great opportunity to support the community and promote your business…

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Call to Artists for CACSP ArtSea Festival

The fifth Peninsula ArtSea Festival takes place October 16th to 25th.  In support of the Festival’s objectives of providing artists in all disciplines with opportunities for broader exposure, and increasing community access to all forms of artistic expression, businesses and other venues across the Peninsula are inviting artists to demonstrate and display their work…

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CACSP Summer Easel Art Program is Back

Play in the park with Easel Art!…

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History of the Artisans Logo – Connections to the Past

We recently received the following and are delighted that our history has come home. Thank you Anthea & Michael McLauchlan & Adrian Kilby; our current success is built on your past contributions to this organization…

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In Fond Memory of Dee Bailin

Arts in the Schools is a programme that the Arts Council is particularly proud of. It was because of a generous donation by the late Dee Bailin that the programme first flourished and  it continues today with CACSP directed funds and funds from the  Art Raffle during the Sidney Fine Art Show and other fundraising efforts…

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Summer Art & Craft Camps for Kids – Space Still Available in August Camps

Our Kids Summer Art & Craft Camps are back for July and August…

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CACSP Children’s Lantern Making Workshops – Registration Now Open


Who can resist running around with a glowing ball on the end of a stick in the dark of night? Creative kids will get a chance to illuminate the summer in our new lantern making workshops.

Two Workshops for ages 6-13 & One Workshop for the entire family!

Leina Wann 2015 Show

Inner Garden Show @ Tulista Park Gallery, August 31-September 4


The Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners Guild are Back at Tulista Park

A warm welcome to the Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners Guild who are enlivening the patio of Tulista Park each Tuesday morning between 10am-noon. Stop in and say hello to this talented group of artisans as they practice their craft under the warm summer sun next to the sparkling Salish Sea!

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Congratulations to CACSP Member Artists in Artishow Victoria

Congratulations to CACSP member artists for selection as Artists in Residence in Artishow Victoria 2015. Click HERE to learn more about this program…

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CACSP Seeking Art Donations for ‘Arts in the Schools’ Fundraising

The CACSP holds a number of fundraisers throughout the year to raise monies for the ‘Arts in the Schools’ program. We are seeking donations of artwork to be used in these fundraising efforts. Donations will greatly enhance our ability to support arts education in our local schools (read more about the program below).

To donate please contact 250-656-7400 or email admin@cacsp.com

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Catching Impressions Show @ Tulista Park Gallery, August 9 – 16

Photography by Lisa Scott and concrete garden sculpture by Heather Goulet show and sale

Open daily 10am – 4pm
Free admission and free parking

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Sam L. Boehner Show @ Tulista Park Gallery, August 17 – 23

Sam L. Boehner is a watercolourist and instructor living and working in Victoria, BC.
She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and Federation of Canadian Artists.

Open daily 10am-4pm
Free admission and free parking

J. Keith Davies

J. Keith Davies Show @ Tulista Park Gallery, August 24-30

In 1994, Keith gained his Licentiateship qualification with The British Institute of Professional Photography..