News from the Arrowsmith Chapter

FCA Chapter News

Arrowsmith Chapter Update

The Arrowsmith Chapter is holding their Fall Show at the beautiful Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach Oct 27th – Nov 17th, 2014. Opening to be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday October 29th.

Award winners for the show were Leslie Gregory AFCA 1st Prize, Patt Scrivner AFCA 2nd Prize, Dan Telosky 3rd Prize and awards of excellence were given to Lisa Danesin AFCA, Barbra McDonald and Bruce Martin.
Gregory, Leslie - In Play
Leslie Gregory – In Play
Scrivener AFCA, Patt - Music to My Ears
Patt Scrivener – Music to my Ears
Telosky, Dan - Tonquin Beach and Creek (1)
Dan Telosky – Tonquin Beach and Creek
A number of Arrowsmith artists participated in the prestigious Sidney Fine Art Show on the weekend of Oct 17th, 2014.

Of note were award winners Leslie Gregory AFCA with Jurors Choice for her painting Hickory Dickory Dock  and Chris Kazeil SCA with an honorable mention for her painting Bombay Sapphire.

Leslie Gregory – Hickory Dickory Dock
Bombay Sapphire for 365
Chris Kazeil – Bombay Sapphire
Other artists who participated were Lisa Danesin AFCA, Susan McLennan, Barbara Ann Scott, Therese Johnson AFCA, Jim Branston, Tom Shardlow, Patt Scrivner AFCA, Maureen Maryka, Chris Stusek.

Several Arrowsmith artists have been selected for the first online FCA Show 365. Chris Kazeil SCA,  Leslie Gregory AFCA, Eumni Connacer SCA, Patricia Carroll, Bob Evans, Disa Marie Hale AFCA, Dan Telosky. Chris Kazeil’s painting Bombay Sapphire and Dan Telosky’s painting Tonquin Beach and Creek  were chosen to be in the upcoming print edition of the FCA Calendar.

Winners of 365, the First FCA Online Exhibition

FCA Chapter News

We’d like to formally announce the winning entries for the 365 online exhibition, congratulations to all the successful artists. Your artworks will feature in the FCA’s first print calendar, sold from the Federation Gallery on Granville Island, at art events where the FCA are present and from your Chapter.

We’d like to thank all contributing artists for their patience, as 365 was our first entirely online exhibition, the process was a new learning curve which meant the announcement of results took a little longer than expected. Click above to see all the successful entries to the exhibition. We’ll announce when calendars are available for purchase online here, and if you’re a Chapter looking to place an order for 10 or more please email

Congratulations to the Winners of AIRS 2014

FCA Exhibitions, Special Announcement

Winning Announcement

The jury took place today for AIRS 2014, congratulations to all of the participating and award winning artists. Scroll on to see all of the award winning entries or click above to explore the exhibition in full.

Federation of Canadian Artists Grand Prize – $2,000
Artist: Lalita Hamill, AFCA
Title: Unconditional
Medium: Oil
Hamill, Lalita - Unconditional

Best Figurative Portrait Award – $250
Artist: Jennifer Heine
Title: Buy & Sell
Medium: Acrylic and Oil
Heine, Jennifer - Buy  Sell

Best Landscape / Urbanscape Award – $250
Artist: Heather Hollingsworth
Title: A Break in the Clouds
Medium: Watercolour
Hollingsworth, Heather - A Break In The Clouds

Best Still Life Award – $250
Artist: Colleen Dyson, AFCA
Title: Rhomneya
Medium: Oil
Dyson, Colleen J - RHOMNEYA

Figurative Award of Excellence – $100
Artist: David Goatley, SFCA
Title: Pieta for Syria
Medium: Oil
Goatley, David J - Pieta for Syria

Landscape Award of Excellence – $100
Artist: James Gummerson
Title: Stella
Medium: Acrylic
Gummerson, James - Stella

Still Life Award of Excellence – $100
Artist: Krystle Coughlin
Title: Charge
Medium: Acrylic
Coughlin, Krystle - Charge

Enjoy the full exhibition at or have the exhibition as yours to keep forever! Purchase a dossier featuring full colour photographs of all sixty-three participating artists online today!
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News from the North Okanagan Chapter

FCA Chapter News

Submitted by Martha Moore

Read the latest news from the North Okanagan Chapter of the FCA!


Colleen Faulkner, Angelika Jaeger, Marlene McPherson, Martha Moore and Barry Rafuse are exhibiting at ARTE funktional Gallery in Kelowna, BC.
RICH, Colleen Faulkner
RICH, Colleen Faulkner
FAITH RISES, Marlene McPherson
FAITH RISES, Marlene McPherson
MARMALADE, Martha Moore
MARMALADE,  Martha Moore
Barry Rafuse and Elizabeth Moore are exhibiting at Gallery Odin in Vernon, BC.
FALL FLOWERS, Elizabeth Moore
FALL FLOWERS I, Elizabeth Moore
Teyjah McAren, Frances Hatfield, Angelika Jaeger, Trish Martian, Ev McDougall, Joan Rowan, Eileen Sawracki, Gail Short, Holly Smith, Frances Hatfield and Michael Jell are exhibiting at Nadine’s Fine Art in Vernon, BC
Martha Moore is currently exhibiting at the Creatio Gallery in Lake Country, BC.
FOREVER LOST, Martha Moore
FOREVER LOST, Martha Moore
PIMENTO, Martha Moore
In August Sheila Campbell was exhibiting at the Armstrong Gallery in Armstrong, BC
FOSSIL, Sheila Campbell
FOSSIL, Sheila Campbell
And in September:
Ev McDougall and Colleen J. Dyson AFCA were exhibiting at the Society of Canadian Artists 46th Annual Exhibition in Salmon Arm, BC.
Gail Dyer participated in the True Colours Exhibit at the Armstrong Gallery, Armstrong, BC, and Terry Greenhough participated in the Penticton en Plein Air 2014 in Penticton, BC.
reaching out
REACHING OUT, Terry Greenhough

11 members of our Chapter exhibited at ARTWALK 2014 in Lake Country, BC and they are: Colleen Faulkner, Juve Furtado, Lynne Gayan, Angelika Jaeger, Michael Jell, Sherry Kalloch, Marlene McPherson, Martha Moore, Barry Rafuse and Eileen Sawracki and Holly Smith.  Well done Artists!

The North Okanagan FCA is a thriving Chapter who meet the third Thursday of the month at the Vernon Community Arts Centre from September to June and each month we have educating and entertaining programs including critiques, demos, videos, paint-ins and more. New members are always welcome!

For more information on upcoming meeting dates and times, demos, workshops and shows please visit:

Digital Exhibition – the First in FCA History!

Calls for Submissions - Others, FCA Exhibitions, Special Announcement, Special Events

The FCA is pleased to provide the first ever Digital Exhibition in FCA history!

Sorry no (unaltered) photos allowed!

Digital Exhibition 2014

Submission Deadline: October 10th (click and scroll down for submissions)

We’d be the first to admit that we’re late to the party on this one, but first, for FCA submission purposes for this exhibition, let’s first explore: what is ‘Digital Art’?

In this instance Digital Photography has been outlawed from the submissions, to much uproar from FCA members and non-members alike. However the decision not to accept unaltered digital photographs was made because the Board believe that Digital Art and Digital Photography are two separate art forms in their own rights.

In order to give Digital Art the credence, justice, (and the wall space in the Federation Gallery) that it deserves, it was determined that the FCA would host a Digital Art Exhibition where unaltered digital photographic entries would not be allowed.

Did you see the unaltered there? Okay okay, so Digital Photographs aren’t outlawed completely from the submissions for this exhibition. For the purposes of this exhibition, the FCA understands Digital Art as art made using digital software, manipulation and creation techniques. (Disagree? Feel free to comment!)

So if you are an artist working in the mixed media approach to Digital Art, working from digital photographs, editing, cutting, manipulating them into your designs, your submissions are allowed. If you are unsure about your art’s eligibility be sure to contact gallery director Mila Kostic via and she’ll be able to assist you.

As always please comment and tell us your thoughts.

If you are ready to submit to the Digital Exhibition click here and scroll down to the submission form. You’ll find the exhibition prospectus there too, filled with information about the entry requirements. You only have until October 10th to enter, so get those pixels moving!