Call for Submission – ‘NANAIMO FINE ART SHOW’ – 2016

Sponsored by Nanaimo Chapter of FCA

The” Nanaimo Fine Art Show” will illustrate and celebrate the vitality and high quality of visual art in our community. This juried show sets out to become a premier annual event and it is expected to offer excellent exposure from all forms of accepted FCA media.

It will be held in the beautiful River Room in the new and prestigious Vancouver Island Conference Centre, between June 3rd and 5th, 2016. A gala opening with local dignitaries, live music, refreshments and awards ceremony will be hosted on June 3rd from 7 PM. This event is ‘By Invitation Only’. 

A First prize of $1000 will be presented; a Second prize of $750 and a Third prize of $500 from the jurors’ selection.  Continue reading

Art Avenue Magazine – Submission Guidelines

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Art Avenue is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ membership magazine, published six times per year. Included in the price of a membership, it features a variety of content including visual galleries of recent Federation exhibitions, upcoming submission and exhibtion information, articles from our membership on styles and technique, event dates and important FCA announcements, and regular features exploring artist studios and works. The editorial team is always on the lookout for new content, or suggestions for new features… Continue reading

FCA Postcard Contest

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Exclusively for FCA members, this new online exhibition and competition opportunity challenges artists to create an engaging image on a 4″ x 6″ support.

Artists stand the chance to win cash prizes in addition to having their artwork featured on the official FCA postcards, available for sale from the Federation Gallery on Granville Island.

The idea for the contest came about as Helen Duckworth, the FCA Gallery Coordinator grappled for ideas for a third online exhibition and competition for the FCA:

“Online exhibitions are becoming an important service for our membership” she says. “Many of our members who don’t live in Vancouver feel that the cost of delivering artwork is preventing them from participating,” she empathises “…so it’s important for the FCA to utilise new technologies to improve upon our services to these members”.

Duckworth came across an old FCA postcard design in storage by Edward J.Loenen, a past member. “I found these beautiful postcards hidden in a box, I put them out and they really hit a chord with visitors and tourists” she says.

The subject matter isn’t restricted to views of the FCA gallery either, in fact the call is open to all subject matter.

To learn more about the exhibition guidelines, prizes and to get your submission in before April 30th, visit the submission page here.





9th National Art Show – TNS FCA Chapter


TNSC is pleased to host their open show in Kamloops again this year.  There are $2800 in prizes: SFCA, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, TNSC, 3 Awards of Excellence.

Open to all active and signature members of the FCA.  Deadline for entry is March 4, 2016.

Show opens April 22 and runs until May 1.  Enter at

This year we have an exciting extension to the show.  Selected pieces will be hung in the Salmon Arm Art Gallery for the month of May.  Commission for both parts of the show is 25%.

For further information, contact Cathie Peters at

Scenes from Western Canada – Submission Deadline: August 31st

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Scenes from Western Canada is one of the most anticipated and participated-in exhibitions the Federation of Canadian Artists hosts. Don’t miss your opportunity to submit to it by the August 31st deadline.

In previous years this exhibition has become a visual ode to the landscape of Canada. Breathless valleys, sunny beaches, shady forests, dewy rainforests, intense desert, luscious waterfalls, dominating mountains, extensive vistas, it is without a doubt that we are spoilt for choice from the natural landscape in Western Canada.

This year, we’re encouraging artists to embrace nature’s bounty and beyond as they explore scenes from Western Canada in these, and more personal ways. For example, a scene from Western Canada could also explore the backdrop of home, something that happened downtown, uptown, out in the countryside, in the hubbub of the city, the quiet of your garden, the chaos of your workplace.

We invite Active and Signature FCA members to share their scenes in this exhibition.

For artists aged 39 and under who have not yet featured in an FCA exhibition, there is an open call opportunity for the chance to win the $1,000 Painter’s Keys Prize, as donated by the Robert Genn estate on behalf of the late Robert Genn. Robert Genn was a talented professional artist, dedicated educator and influential mentor as a Senior Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Learn about the full eligibility requirements and submit for the prize here, and be sure to share this opportunity in your network.