About the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club


APAC History

Formed in 1975, the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club grew from the desire of a handful of people to continue to share their experiences and improve their photography. Besides fulfilling a social function, the club’s main objective has always been to help amateur photographers to develop and improve their proficiency. Many people find that a photography club fills a gap between the knowledge they acquire from a course in basic photography and the experience they need to operate independently as fulfilled amateur photographers.


Aims of APAC

The aims of the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club are:

  • to foster and promote interest in the art of photography.
  • to sponsor competitions and/or exhibitions of photographic images.
  • to promote and aid the growth and development of its members in the field of photography.
  • to keep members informed about club activities as well as other photographic related subjects.


Community Activities

Community activities have included:
  • Annual APAC Photographic Seminar.
  • Participation in Abbotsford July 1st Celebration
  • BC Summer Games and Farmers Market.
  • Exhibition of prints for public viewing at various community locations.
  • Support and organization of the local Agri-Fair photography exhibit and competition.
  • Annual Roy Craven Bursary for high school graduates.
  • Abbotsford Wine & Art Walk.
  • Online Exhibition presented by Mission Arts Council.
  • Tanglebank Gardens Exhibitions.
  • Pacific Zone CAPA competitions.
  • Crescent Beach Competition.
  • North Shore Challenge Competition.
  • The Reach Gallery Museum Exhibitions.
  • Kariton Art Gallery Exhibitions.
  • The Rock Gallery Exhibitions (operated by the Mission Arts Council).
  • The Art Room Exhibitions (operated by the Chilliwack Arts Council).



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