Paints ‘n Bloom Fall Art Show & Sale – In Support of the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

captureAward winning artists Wendy Mould, AFCA, and Audrey Bakewell  are featuring in the Paints ‘n Bloom Fall Art Show & Sale, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at GardenWorks at Mandeville, 4746 Marine Drive, Burnaby.

The show will feature a Beginner Watercolour Class, Wednesday, November 23,  3:30 pm – 5:30pm and a Christmas Card Making Class, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm at Mandeville.  No experience required. The cost for each class is $35 per person and all supplies are included.  Register early by calling Wendy 604-583-4538.

Audrey Bakewell and Wendy Mould have been hosting the Paints ‘n Bloom art shows and workshops since 2011 and have raised over $3,200 for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.


This is the sixth year and 12th Art Show that we have had for the Alzheimer Society of BC to raise funds and to create awareness of support in the community. It is very exciting to be working with GardenWorks at Mandeville to put on this show. We are pleased to support the Alzheimer Society because both of our immediate families had members with the disease.  Wendy’s brother-in-law was only 52 when diagnosed!  His last few years after diagnosis were very difficult for him and her family.  Audrey’s mother also developed the disease at a very young age and Audrey was a caregiver for many, many years. We have experienced first-hand how hard it is on the person and their family and we understand how hard it is to find help in the community.  At our shows we provide information on support available within the community.

Thank you for your support,

Wendy Mould & Audrey Bakewell

Special Features of the Show:

  • Original Art by two award winning artists
  • Beginner Watercolour Class – Wednesday, Nov. 23, 3:30-5:30. $35 Supplies Incl. Register Wendy  604-583-4538
  • Christmas Card Making Class – Thursday, Nov 24, 2-4pm   $35 Supplies Incl. Register – Wendy 604-583-4538
  • An Alzheimer’s information table on Community resources and programs
  • Flowers, plants, clothing and décor for every price range
  • Willows Café serving brunch or lunch

Wheelchair friendly


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.

Art Pod – A Great Success!

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

Art Pod

This spring at the Granville Island Public Market, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) in co-operation with the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, are bringing arts to the people.

Vancouver, BC: Art Pod is an initiative that will change the way you think about art and the artists that create it. Every weekend this spring when you pay a visit to the Granville Island Public Market, you’ll not only get your food fix, but an art fix as well.

Located at the entrance of the market, Art Pod features between 1-3 artists at a time, up to 6 artists a day, every weekend. “Outgoing, friendly and undeniably talented, today’s artists are a new breed and we’re pleased to represent over 2,400 of them!”, says FCA Executive Director Patrick Meyer who spearheaded the project.

Feel free to snap a picture, ask them a question or just enjoy bearing witness to creativity as it hits canvas. The artists are there to paint and interact with you, as Active FCA member Sheila Neufeld found out during her time at Art Pod in April, “My time at Art Pod was thoroughly enjoyable. It was a wonderful platform for meeting other FCA artists. A rare opportunity to paint at such a busy location, I’m thankful to have had this opportunity to interact with the public and would gladly participate again”.

Once you’ve had your fill of art in action, take a walk down Cartwright Street towards the Granville Island Hotel to see the Federation gallery itself at 1241 Cartwright. Open 10 AM – 4 PM, Tuesday – Sunday, it’s your chance to see artworks in a variety of media and styles from artists painting right now. Exhibitions rotate every two weeks, so there’s always something new to see.

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is located at 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7. They are 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 and artists 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.


Illuminate – Art Auction

illuminateA group of artists and art enthusiasts are putting together a fundraiser to support Inner Hope Youth Ministries on December 4 from 7 – 10 pm.

This local organization empowers and encourages at-risk youth in East Vancouver. These teenagers are given a safe place to be themselves but also challenged to live up to their potential. Inner Hope helps them to learn practical skills like cooking, laundry and budgeting, as well career-building skills such as resume-building and interviewing.

The fundraiser is a night to celebrate the arts through live music by The Feels, appreciate some fantastic art via an art auction and also enjoy some scrumptious chocolate fondue!

We hope you will consider joining us in supporting this amazing charity by donating art for the art auction. We do not require any framing and request only gallery wrap or cardboard backed pieces. Any medium is welcome! Submissions must by family / youth friendly. All submissions must be confirmed by November 30 and pick up will be on December 2.

For those who donate artwork to this event we extend 2 complimentary tickets and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to network!


Megan Craig

Director, Illuminate

Interested artists can contact:

808 E 19th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V 1K5 | 604-970-9589 |




Ten Squared – Press Release


The affordable way to start or add to your art collection.

Vancouver, BC: Between November 10 – 22, 2015, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) on Granville Island will give both avid art collectors and new-to-the-market types, a rare opportunity to purchase fine art originals for the affordable price of $150*.

“Ten Squared” features over 150 artworks all sized 10” x 10” made by FCA member and non-member artists from both Canada and abroad. Artworks feature a variety of subject matter, mediums and styles. There are no reproductions and no giclée here, only raw pigment, brushstrokes, blood, sweat and tears.

A portion of all art sales from “Ten Squared” will assist 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. These include educational and exhibition opportunities, networking events, professional development courses, free family holiday activities, annual international art competitions, and free entry year-round to between 18 – 20 exhibitions hosted at their gallery.

Often we deny ourselves the opportunity to claim an artwork that touched us, because we just can’t justify the expense of lavish art commodities. Yet we’re prepared to spend hundreds on things like restaurant meals and nights out. Things that live on as unvisited photographs in the album of a cell phone, things that don’t last, things that date too soon.

Do yourself a favour and invest a nominal sum for something you can enjoy often, repeatedly, daily even.

The gallery will be open from 10 AM – 4 PM from November 10 – 22nd at 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC. Learn more at

*plus tax

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is a non-profit registered charity of over 2,000 members throughout Canada, with a gallery located on Granville Island dedicated to supporting, sharing and preserving the visual arts and artists throughout Canada. Founded in 1941 by professional artists including members of the Group of Seven, the FCA offers exhibitions, workshops, competitions, and professional development courses for emerging and established artists.