Metchosin Art Centre
Metchosin Art Centre




  • To provide suitable facilities and programs for the arts and cultural community in Metchosin.
  • To provide studio, workshop, display and exhibition space, in an environment conducive to the creation and display of artistic and cultural endeavours.
  • To provide educational opportunities through workshops, lectures and hands-on activities.


The society's bylaws are in PDF due to their length.


The Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. The MACCA could not exist without its volunteers; if you would like to get to know your fellow association members better, and have some fun in the process, please consider volunteering. If you have skills or experience that you think would be of benefit to this organization, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please don't be shy!

Board of Directors

President - position vacant at present

position vacant at present

Vice President - Chris van de Water

Chris van de Water

Serving as Vice President on the MACCA board has special meaning because I attended Metchosin Elementary School in this very building during the 1950s. As part of MACCA, I like to reach out to try and draw the "closet" artists of all genres into the light. I'm sure there are artists galore who, with a little nudging, would agree to display for everyone to enjoy.

Secretary - Gail Nash

Gail Nash

Gail was a director of the West Shore Arts Council, in many positions, for over 11 years. During that time she became the liaison person between the WSAC and MACCA, before being elected as MACCA's Secretary. As a long-time resident of Metchosin, Gail is happy to lend her organizing skills to the evolving organization, especially now that the citizens of Metchosin own the school property. Gail also spends time playing oboe and English Horn with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Victoria, and the Westshore Community Concert Band.

Treasurer - Gail Nash

Gail Nash
Gail is holding the position of Treasurer as well this year.

Liaison Director - Betty Hildreth

Betty Hildreth

As a member on the Board of Directors for the Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre, I am happy to offer my time and efforts for the good of the local Arts Community. I am very proud of the community vision that has made this centre a public space and I want to help make it a useful, practical and local hub for the Arts and Culture, showing off our unique vibe as a part of the Island. I feel I can offer experience in networking, planning and coordinating of yet another Metchosin non-profit association. Over the past 18 years I have met and worked with a wide variety of fellow volunteers and District officials and residents. An approach of cooperation and consensus has served our community well, this will continue to be my approach in efforts to keep the Arts Centre as a space for public use.

Director - Project Director - Art Brendon

Project Director - Art Brendon

It is important to me that the arts are promoted in Metchosin and profiled as making a positive contribution to the culture and heritage of the community. The opportunity to play a role in this endeavor with MACCA is a unique privilege. Encouraging artists in all mediums, performers, and instructors in the arts to participate locally, and by providing studio spaces to foster creativity has been our aim since the inception of MACCA. As an artist and teacher I believe that I can address some of the issues that fellow artists face in sustaining their artistic aspirations, and offer a venue to express their talents, through my involvement on the board of MACCA.

Director - Heidi Bergstrom - Director

Heidi Bergstrom - Director

Heidi Bergstrom is a multimedia visual artist and cultural researcher in Victoria, BC, Canada. Her fine art practice and exhibitions include works in painting, printmaking, video and photography and multimedia installations. She has over twenty-five years of professional experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors and thirteen years in the BC Public Service in 2007 as a Director in the Ministry of Citizens' Services. Heidi has been involved with many arts organizations including her current role as President for Xchanges' Artists' Gallery and Studios in Victoria, BC. You can learn more about Heidi and her studio in Metchosin at her personal website and her art residency blog site.



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Background photo of Blinkhorn Mountain by Moralea Milne