Monthly Meetings and ProgramsOur monthly meetings are an important part of the Society’s activities and are held on the second Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. unless it falls on a statutory holiday, in which case it is held on the following Monday. Monthly meetings are held 10 months of the year from September to June; there are no meetings in July and August. If you are interested in joining, then this is a good place to begin. You'll meet other members and have opportunity to learn more about SWCA. See Contact for meeting location.
The evening includes a short business meeting followed by a program. Programs vary from month to month and include critiques, demonstrations, guest speakers, etc. Refreshments are served for a small fee.
In December, we usually forego our general meeting for a Christmas Party, and we hold our Annual General Meeting in March (effective as of 2016), where officers are elected and reports are presented to the membership.
Check Events for dates, location and program details.
- Doors open 6:00 pm
- Library open 6:30 to 7:00 pm
- Meeting begins 7:00 pm
- Program usually concludes between 9:00 and 9:30 pm
The library is open prior to the monthly meeting and in available to all paid members. Check out the great selection of over 300 inspiring books and DVDs.
Fines apply for overdue books.
In each of our monthly meetings, a member's work is featured. This is a way of getting to know our members better and provides an opportunity to make a brief presentation their work. This is available to all levels of membership. Contact the Featured Artists Coordinator for more details.
People’s Choice Awards Competition
A number of times during the year, a People's Choice Awards competition is held during one of our monthly meetings for artwork to be featured on the cover of the newsletter (Artscape) and in the Featured Artist section of the website. The competition is open to all Exhibiting, Associate or Signature members.
See Featured Artists
for more details.
A variety of SWCA sponsored workshops are developed throughout the year. Workshops sponsored by other organizations and artists are sometimes advertised under Workshops as well.
Click here for Workshops
A number of SWCA exhibition opportunities are held throughout the year. These shows are only available to members with Exhibiting, Associate and Signature status levels. Check each exhibition’s Call for Entries for status level restrictions and/or jury requirements.
Click here for Exhibitions
Our society’s success is built through the contributions of many volunteers. Involvement helps develop community – building relationships and increasing the level of enjoyment by spending time with one another.
In SWCA, there are many opportunities to volunteer.
Every year, a call for nominations is made to fill the Society’s Executive. The election takes place during the Annual General Meeting held at the March monthly meeting (effective 2016).
There are also many committee chair and committee member positions that need ongoing participation.
Additional calls for volunteers are made throughout the year.