South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists


About The FCA


The mission of the FCA is to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture to all Canadians, offering education, exhibition and communication in the Visual Arts, and to support and promote emerging  to professional member artists.


The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris. The FCA continues to operate as a registered not for profit society with members throughout the world and Chapters in Western Canada. The FCA is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating participants to greater heights of knowledge and achievement by offering what is believed to be the first completely artists sponsored gallery in Canada.  The Federation Gallery is located on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, featuring bi-monthly juried exhibitions of works by emerging and Signature membersas well as two juried international shows held annually, Painting on the Edge and AIRS. The FCA also holds special collaborative shows with other art societies. An extensive education program which is open to non-members as well as members, offering workshops, classes, critiques and lectures in the fine arts media, with instruction by successful established artists who can help all artists to explore and develop their artistic interest and talent. Membership in the FCA is open to all who appreciate art.

The FCA and its eleven Canadian Chapters have over 2,000 members across Canada and abroad and all receive exclusive benefits such as:

  • Free subscription to Art Avenue Magazine

  • Bi-weekly E-Newsletter with information on current events and ongoing programs

  • Educational programs and workshops to enhance and explore advancement as an artist

  • Invitations to Opening Receptions

  • Opportunites to advance to new levels as an artist with recognition

  • Opportunites to submit for juried shows and exhibitions

  • Option of having their website link displayed under Artist Sites (Active & Signature Members only)

  • Gallery rental opportunities with selected programs

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