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. Beside 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. Learn More.

APAC is fortunate to have members whose proficiency is unquestioned, and who stay with the club to help others achieve a higher standard. We invite new members to join APAC by attending one of our meetings, held on the first and third Mondays of the month.

Check out our Membership section for more info on the club and becoming a member of APAC.

During the pandemic, APAC is still active with events, exhibitions and programs for our members. Many events are online via zoom, while participation in physical photo walks can be partaken individually or in small groups with the acceptable health protocols.

Check out our Calendar for what we have going on. 






APAC Presents "Impressions Through The Lens": February 4th - 25th at The Kariton Art Gallery

The Kariton Art Gallery is pleased to present their first exhibition of 2023, Impressions through the Lens. This exhibition features photographic works ranging from landscape and wildlife photography to abstract compositions, from members of the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club.

We invite you to join us on Saturday February 4th from 11-2pm for our opening reception at the Kariton Gallery. Take in the art while enjoying light snacks and refreshments.


Upcoming for our March 20th, 2023 Program Night


Linda Rutenberg


The Garden at Night

A Photographic Journey

In this lecture Linda will take us with her on her journey into the garden at night. With three books and thirty-five gardens as part of her project, she shows many extraordinary photos from her shoots.

In addition, she discusses where her idea came from and how it evolved into six-year project, which culminated with a two-month residency at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England.

For those who love photographing florals and love
gardens or those who just love gardens, this is a
whole new view of nature at night.

Must be heard to be appreciated!



Linda Rutenberg, international photographer & lecturer has been traveling throughout Canada, the US & England lecturing on her photographic projects.

Linda's enthusiasm and theatricality add a level of excitement to her talks as she takes people into her realm of unique vision and original photography

Linda started as a fine art photographer 30 years ago. She has a BFA in film and music and an MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Linda has taught photography and worked on projects which have resulted in fifteen publications and numerous exhibitions.

In 1995 she opened Camera Lucida Image Centre in Montreal which housed a darkroom rental facility, a lab, a school and a gallery. In 1997 she co-founded Galerie Mistral, a fine art photography gallery in Montreal, Canada and served as its director for five years.

Linda’s work has been purchased by many prominent corporate collections, it is in the National Gallery of Canada and the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.

She is also a full-time Mentor, Coach, Incubator Manager and workshop leader.

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