From collaboration comes great things – crazy good things!
Members of the PCAFA Society participate in numerous special projects throughout the year.
Winter in the Bay 2022 – This thematic exhibit, in partnership with the Community Enterprise Centre, and The Masthead News, will include an art exhibit, a writing contest and a published full-colour book!
Solstice – This project is a midsummer art show (June 2022) inspired by the Earth’s movement through the heavens. Artists are invited to submit a work exploring their relationship with the heavens through an understanding of their astrological signs or a work celebrating the Summer Solstice through a nocturnal subject or some combination of the two.
Oceans of Artists – This PCAFA project promotes the work of our members, creates community and social media “buzz” and supports mental health. The gorgeous seven-foot tree will be called “OCEANS of ARTISTS” and will showcase small art in November, 2021.
Christmas in the Bay – PCAFA is the co-presenting partner, with Christmas in the Bay, of the 2021 Colouring Contest.
Share the Harvest – Community groups joined together to offer the second annual Share the Harvest at the St. Margaret’s Bay Community Enterprise Centre (CEC) on Saturday, September 11. The event gathered local abundance to share with the whole community, with proceeds to the St. Margaret’s Bay Food Bank. A Food and Drink themed PCAFA members’ art show, with works by more than 30 artists, was available to enjoy inside the CEC.
Artful Birdhouses – The goal was to make a group of unique and functional birdhouses for a festival-featured outdoor garden show at the St. Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club “Crossroads Garden” in July, 2021. Houses were sold at this event and the proceeds went to the St. Margaret’s Bay Food Bank.
Winter in the Bay 2021 – This was a two-part community project in the winter of 2021 that engaged diverse community members and organizations. The first part was an art and quilt exhibit; the second part was a writing contest. The two were linked, in that the works of art and quilts served as inspiration for the writing pieces.
Postcard Project – In this special project members created art in response to a postcard send by another member. To view a YouTube video of the resulting pieces of art, visit.
Takeaway – In 2019, artists exchanged “idea boxes” with objects in it that have significance for them or that might foster a response in someone else. The recipient made a piece of art in response to the contents of the box. The results were wonderful!
Pieces of Eight. – PCAFA members created a body of work that was visually unified by size and scale. Works were used in promotional activities and exhibited for sale at the Festival Opening Reception in July, 2018.
Members are also eligible to exhibit artworks in any of two locations around the community. For more information visit Community Art Exhibits.