Member Events

From collaboration comes great things – crazy good things!

Members of the PCAFA Society participate in numerous special projects throughout the year.

Upcoming Events in 2023

Members’ Workshops  – Three winter workshops are planned for 2023: Figure Drawing, Watercolours, and Rug Hooking.  Each workshop is open to members and only costs $15 per person.

Flags for Food – This project is a fundraiser for the Food Bank that begins in January 2023.  Artists are invited to make a plain 9″ x 11″ canvas banner into something artful.

Plein Air Picnics – Generously hosted by Twelve Acre Hill Gallery, two outdoor painting events are being held in May and June.

PCAFA “Pop Up” show at the Prow Gallery – PCAFA members will be featured in a pop up show and sale at The Prow on Lower Water Street in Halifax over the Victoria Day weekend in May 2023.  Opening event will be hosted on Friday, May 19th in the late afternoon.

Previous Events

Winter in the Bay – This thematic exhibit, in partnership with the Community Enterprise Centre, and The Masthead News, includes an art exhibit, a writing contest and a published full-colour book! PCAFA has collaborated on this project since 2021.

Christmas in the Bay – PCAFA has been co-presenting partner of the Christmas in the Bay Colouring Contest since 2021.

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.

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.

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.