We strongly encourage all members to attend the upcoming AGM and Social Event. It will be half and half of business and fun. The AGM is the most important meeting of the year. At this meeting, the present membership will vote in the new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. In order to vote at the meeting, you must have your membership in good standing. As our year ends now, please make your payments for 2017 and come out to the meeting.

At the AGM, we will report on our major event, Gifts For Myself and Others. The show has been declining over the years and Victoria now has a multitude of Christmas shows. Most shows in Victoria seem to be seeing declines in traffic and sales. Additionally our show coordinator, Jantina, has let us know she doesn’t have the time to continue in this role for the coming year. The sustainability and viability of the show is in question. The board feels the show has run it’s course and it is time to shelve it for now until such time we can create a new and relevant event. We will be discussing the future of this event at the AGM and encourage all members to attend so your thoughts are heard. Additionally, you can email me if you’d like to voice your thoughts in advance or if you can’t attend the AGM.

We really need new members to take up positions on the board. While these positions are serious and take some time, we do our best to make them fun and enjoyable. We need a minimum of 5 Directors to meet the requirements of the Society Act of British Columbia.
Please consider volunteering for a position or nominating someone that may be interested.
The Board meets monthly in the days following the regular meetings and sometimes additional meetings are held if needed. We will definitely need a person to take on the Secretary position.

Additionally, we will be asking for members to help with chairmanships and special projects to keep the workload limited so no one gets burnt out. Give some consideration to the time and effort for monthly meetings, chairmanships, financial decisions and accountability.

The outgoing 2016 Board of Directors:

Neil Bosdet Barb Alexander Susan Whyte Irene Corman Flo-Elle Watson Tracy Yerrell

VP Membership & Secretary Treasurer
Member At Large Correspondence
Member At Large

Voices of Women – CALL FOR ENTRY

Voices of Women – CALL FOR ENTRY

Voices of Women through Canadian History:

An Exhibition Celebrating International
Women’s Day

March 2nd – March 12th, 2017
The Bay Centre

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host Voices of Women through Canadian History, an exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day and local women artists. This is a lightly juried show featuring female artists of all levels and disciplines.

More than just an exhibition, this event is a celebration of the diversity of female artists that call the British Columbian West Coast home. The works exhibited will aim to exemplify the Canadian female experience, both personal and societal. The exhibition is all inclusive and is open to a variety of mediums (print, painting, sculpture, installation – to name a few). This exhibition will also feature a series of speakers and performances (TBD).

Open to female-identifying artists who call Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands home, this exhibition promises to be an exciting event imbued with cultural significance. The show runs from March 2nd until March 12th 2017 at The Bay Centre.

Now accepting submissions. Detailed exhibition information and submission guidelines found here. Deadline: Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30pm.

***We invite suggestions for guest speakers, performers and workshops. Honoraria available. Please send suggestions to cacgvstaff@gmail.com.***

potluck postponed! weather advisory


Weather Alert! IAA Winter Potluck Social Postponed!
Winter Potluck Postponed due to Weather

In consideration of our current weather, the forecast for Thursday, and where I live, a decision has been made to move our Potluck to January. We regret doing this as everyone is excited to see each other. I’m sure everyone is tired from the season and would appreciate a moment to be together and celebrate our successes. However, it can’t come with hazardous risk to get here.

We’ll announce a January date shortly for our Winter Potluck. We wish you all a fabulous Holiday Season and hope to see you soon!


The Gallery Shoppe at Gifts for Myself and Others Hello everyone! If you are interested in the opportunity to be a part of the Gallery Shoppe or know of someone who may be interested in participating, please confirm with Jantina, our coordinator at 250-743-1213 or email read more


Artisan Category: Woodcraft “Funktional” Art for the Kitchen. Heirloom Gifts & Kitchen Treasures. My “Funktional” Art was born from the desire to build a better Pizza Peel. My wife and I are self proclaimed gourmet cooks and love Italy. We have a fondnes read more

August 2016, events at a glance

August 2016 IAA Events at a glance The following are the scheduled events for IAA Members. We hope this new format will make our group more interactive and informative! Sunday, June 19th Car Free YYJ Five IAA members will participate. The banner will be displayed and bo read more


Wednesday, Oct. 19th – 7:00 pm at the Cedar Hill Rec Centre “Dynamic Booth Displays” – presented by Tracy Yerrell An artistic design and sales discussion to maximize your booth & displays at markets and shows. A great evening to attend to make the most of read more