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

FCA WEST KOOTENAY workshop – The Still Life Laboratory with Ingrid Christensen


The West Kootenay Chapter of the FCA is excited to be hosting a 3-day Alla Prima Oil Painting workshop April 22-24 with Ingrid Christensen. This workshop, “The Still Life Laboratory” will focus on alla prima oil painting.

Join Ingrid for 3 days of learning and experimentation in the still life lab.  Working alla prima, you’ll learn to compose and paint a dynamic composition wet-in-wet.  You’ll discover what it takes to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary paintings.

This workshop will focus on composition, colour and the different methods for starting a painting, from  logical and methodical to intuitive and abstract.   Ingrid’s bold and colourful paintings have won honours and awards in both national and international exhibitions. View Ingrid’s website at

To join us for this exciting workshop, or for more information please contact Alison Graeme at

FCA NANAIMO WORKSHOP – Finding Your Creative Vision with Mike Svob, SFCA


Explore new creative painting techniques and allow your design sense to blossom forth. Learn how basic abstract graphic arts concepts relate to the world around us. See how to make use of the visual colours, values and shapes that our brains see to paint your own vision. Find ways to better manipulate the paint, brushes, canvas, etc. to create your own design that captures that personal creative vision.

DATES: May 24-27, 2016
TIME: 9:00 to 4:00 daily
LOCATION: Nanaimo (specifics to follow)
PRICE: FCA Members: $350 / Non-Members $375
All skill levels welcome. Material list and further information upon registration.

To register for this workshop: Continue reading

Nanaimo Chapter Workshop: “Capturing a Mist Shrouded Coast”


With Harold Allanson, SFCA

Dates: April 4 – 7, 2016

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the mist shrouded tranquility of our west coast. Fog, low lying cloud, and muted horizons create an irresistible subject and a special challenge for artists. Learn how to capture this special atmosphere.

9:00 to 4:00 daily, Nanaimo (specifics to follow): FCA Members: $350 / Non-Members $375: All skill levels welcome: Material list and further information upon registration.

To register for this workshop:

Make cheque payable to FCA NANAIMO CHAPTER. Please ensure that your name, e-mail address and phone number are included with your cheque. No postdated cheques will be accepted.  Mail cheque and information to:

Delie Lohmann
3095 De Courcy Drive, Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1E2

All registrants are responsible to have read the Workshop Registration, Payment, Wait List and Cancellation Policy published in the Workshop section of our website.

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

FCA Victoria Chapter – Fall workshop with Jennifer Heine

Enrich your Work with Mixed Media

Join award-winning mixed media artist Jennifer Heine for a guided exploration of a variety of media and how to exploit the advantages of each to enrich your work. We’ll create deceptively complex backgrounds with collage and acrylic to add depth and interest and build further with water soluble oils to resolve the painting. Painters are encouraged to put some of their odd and underused art supplies to good use but can choose to work throughout in the medium of their choice. Discover a new favourite medium or the limitless possibilities of working with different combinations. We’ll have the opportunity to work with gessoed paper or panel, mylar (if desired), textured collage and acrylic grounds, water-soluble oils, drawing materials, stencils, stamps, a variety of mark-making tools with the goal of gaining a better knowledge of the media, freeing ourselves up to work confidently with them to serve our inspiration and vision.

Dates: Nov 21 & 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Price: FCA Members: $225 / Non-members: $250
Location: Swan Lake Sanctuary Classroom

For more information and registration please contact:
Marcela Strasdas – 250-217-9791 or email:
Material list to be emailed upon registration