Affordable Art – In Our City

Submitted by: Helen Duckworth
Federation of Canadian Artists
1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7

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Affordable art in our city.

Vancouver, BC: Between November 22 – 27, 2016, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) on Granville Island will give avid art collectors and new-to-the-market types, an opportunity to purchase original artworks for the affordable price of $150.

“Ten Squared” features over 100 artworks all sized 10” x 10” from Canadian and international artists. Artworks are a variety of subject matter, mediums and styles, quite literally something for everyone. There are no reproductions and no giclée here. Only raw pigment, brushstrokes, blood, sweat and tears.


Active FCA Member, Caroline Dahlmanns

“Ten Squared is the exhibition that got me involved with the Federation, back in 2015”, says Caroline Dahlmanns, member artist and fellow Vancouverite. Since then she’s enjoyed repeated success with the organization, including demonstration and exhibition opportunities, as well as artwork sales.

Often we deny ourselves the opportunity to claim an artwork that caught out attention because we can’t justify the expense. Yet we’re prepared to spend hundreds on restaurant meals, nights out, daily lattes, translink fares and mobi subscriptions (okay well maybe we need those last two…three).

Do yourself a favour and instead, invest in something you can enjoy often, repeatedly, daily even.

Take that hot yoga.

Located at 1241 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, opposite the Granville Island Hotel, the exhibition will open doors to the public on Tuesday 22nd November at 10 AM. As past visitors know, pieces go fast, so get there early.

A portion of all sales from the exhibition assists the FCA as a non-profit charity in continuing to provide and improve the services and programming they offer to emerging artists, established artists and the public. So while buying your own property in Vancouver may be a far-off distant dream, you can at least afford to buy original art, all while supporting a local non-profit.

An opening event attended by some of the featured artists is scheduled for Thursday November 22nd from 6 – 8 PM. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP with your guest’s full names to by November 10th. Learn more at

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is a non-profit registered charity of over 2,400 members throughout Canada, with a gallery located on Granville Island dedicated to supporting, sharing and preserving the visual arts throughout Canada. Founded in 1941 by members of the Group of Seven, the FCA offers exhibitions, workshops, competitions, and professional development courses for emerging and established artists.

Website:   Society #: S – 0006048       Charity #: 11891 3920 RT0001


Paintings by Numbers 2016 – FCA Fundraising Gala


Only a little over two weeks left until the Federation of Canadian Artists’ exciting fundraiser gala Paintings by Numbers!

Paintings by Numbers is the only event, where you can enjoy great food, meet some of Canada’s finest artists and leave at the end of the evening with one original artwork from the pop-up exhibition on display, all while raising money for the visual arts!

Included in the deluxe ticket price:

  • Entry for two people
  • Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
  • An exhibition catalogue
  • Get to mix and mingle with the featured artists
  • One original artwork values at $1,000 and over from the exhibition on display

60 incredible works of art donated by Signature members and well-established artists of the Federation of Canadian Artists will be raffled off to support the organization’s goals and programs.

Ticket holders of this unique fundraising event are selected at random throughout the evening, to pick one of the original artworks from the pop-up exhibition on display. Once their number has been announced each lucky ticket holder has two minutes to choose a painting as the lottery goes right through to the last piece of the exhibition. Every Deluxe Ticket holder walks away with an original artwork valued between $ 1,000 and $ 5,000.

The evening is full of excitement and anticipation, waiting for your number to be called and claiming the painting of your choice. It is a unique way of starting or adding to your collection, while rubbing shoulders with some of the finest artists on Canada’s west coast.

As Paintings by Numbers won’t be repeated in 2017, this might be your last chance to attend this unique fundraising event, so make sure to join us this year and secure your tickets today via our website here. Currently, there are less than 20 tickets left!

For more information, please visit our website here.

Location: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC (Granville Island),
Date: Monday, September 26, 2016
Time: 7-11 pm.

Federation of Canadian Artist
Stefanie Steinwendtner

About the FCA:
Supporting artists since 1941!  The Federation of Canadian Artist is a Non-Profit registered charity, founded in 1941 by Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris.  Today the FCA is Canada’s largest association of professional visual artists with around 2,400 members who represent a wide variety of artistic genres.

We exist to support and promote an improvement in the recognition and professional standing of practicing artists in the community and to stimulate public interest in the growth of the visual fine arts in Canada.

Presently our focus is on providing exhibition and educational opportunities to visual artists throughout Canada, as well as networking and mentoring services to our member artists.

The Federation Gallery, located on Granville Island at 1241 Cartwright Street, hosts 18-24 juried exhibitions per year featuring works by emerging and Signature members, as well as two juried international shows and competitions.

Proceeds from Paintings by Numbers, and donations made throughout the year, go a long way towards supporting our goals and programs.

Call to Design Teams

Appel aux équipes de design

Monument aux victimes du communisme – Le Canada, une terre d’accueil

Lieu : Région de la capitale du Canada

Date limite : le 11 octobre 2016 à 15 h HAE

Budget : 2 370 000.00$
(coûts de design, décontamination et construction)

Le ministère du Patrimoine canadien invite des équipes à présenter leurs qualifications et des exemples de leurs réalisations dans le cadre de la première étape d’un concours de deux étapes.

Le document de Demande de qualifications est disponible sur le site

Cliquez sur le lien suivant pour obtenir le document :

Call to Design Teams

Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge

Location: Canada’s Capital Region

Deadline: October 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Budget: $2,370,000
(design, decontamination and construction costs)

The Department of Canadian Heritage is inviting teams to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the first stage of a two-phase competition.

The Request for Qualification document is available on

Click on the following link for the document:

WE Arts Society – Art Market 2016 at Jim Deva Plaza

Art Market Dates: SATURDAYS *AUGUST 20th, 27th & September 10th, 17th, 24th *

Location: Jim Deva Plaza, Davie Street @ Bute Street in the West End

Art Market Time: 1pm – 7pm

Shared Tent: $40/vendor (3 markets = $100)

Setup Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm and Tear Down 7:00pm – 8:00pm


WE Arts Society is pleased to announce the Weekly West End Art Market in the soon to be completed Jim Deva Plaza at Davie St and Bute St, in Vancouver’s West End.


The Event: Vancouver’s West End is home to many artists, our city and region is full of creative folk. This new local art market is designed to showcase and sell local arts, becoming a regular feature for the West End.

In the last 2 years, two trial markets surprised locals and were well received, with limited publicity. Establishing a weekly art market not only delivers on the number one priority of the recent Art Plan Vision for the West End, providing a fun vibrant venue for artists show and sell there work, it also provides animation and connection for our diverse local community, attracting local and visiting arts fans to the neighborhood.

Artists: local artists are invited to submit applications for the market, we expect tented tables and a small stage. Please provide your contact number, email, where you live and a pdf of your work

Applications are not limited to West End Artists, both emerging and established artists are welcome from the region, priority will be given to those artists demonstrating the ability to package and sell their work. Don’t be shy, if you are tempted and not sure, apply, you never know what will sell unless you try.

Performers: The weekly art market will include live performances and demonstrations of art and artists of all genres. Please feel free to submit your suggestions to

The Organization: WE Arts and the West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) are partnering in the production of this weekly arts market. WEBIA and WE Arts have been working closely for the past 3 years in developing the arts vision and possibilities for animating the streets with arts. With over 20% of our West End community being artistically inclined it is high time for us to showcase the works of Vancouver’s most artful neighborhood.

Jim Deva Plaza: the new plaza on Bute Street to the south side of Davie Street is in celebration of local LGBTQ activist Jim Deva. Jim stood for inclusion, welcome, acceptance, expression, free speech, influencing not only the LGBTQ community here in Vancouver, nationally in Canada, and worldwide, but also human rights that benefit us all. WE Arts is proud to partner in this celebration of welcome, creativity and diversity for us all. The plaza will include a speakers corner, as every voice matters.


I look forward to hearing from you!!



Theresa Mura

Art Market Coordinator