About FCA

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is a community of artists and art lovers. Its mission is to share and promote the passion and pleasure of the visual arts through exhibition, education and communication. The Federation Gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC features bi-monthly exhibits by emerging and signature artists plus sponsors a much anticipated international juried exhibit‚ Painting on the Edge‚ each August. An extensive education program invites first time and advance artists to explore and expand their talents through lectures and courses in drawing, mixed-media and oil, acrylic and water color painting. The FCA welcomes visitors and students and encourages membership among all that seek to nurture and appreciate art.

Deadline: July 7, 2015 – Painting on the Edge – Open International Call $2,000 First Place Grand Prize

ABOUT PAINTING ON THE EDGE 2015
Now in its 13th year, Painting on the Edge or POTE (poh-tee) as it has become known by members of the Federation of Canadian Artists, is a yearly invitation to artists to challenge themselves and their audiences. Artists are encouraged to take an unconventional approach when considering their subject matter and technique. This exhibition and competition is an open call to artists working in all two dimensional drawing and paint-based mediums.

Deadline: July 7th

PRIZE AWARDS
First Place Grand prize Award:
$2,000 Cash Prize

Second Place Opus Framing and Art Supplies Award:
$1,000 OPUS Gift Card

Third Place Opus Framing and Art Supplies Award:
$1,000 OPUS Gift Card

Fourth Place Opus Framing and Art Supplies Award:
$1,000 OPUS Gift Card

Honorable Mention Award
Vancouver Art Gallery Membership Prize

All successful entries obtain a Qualifying Point towards Signature Status applications with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Allowed Mediums: Oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, pastel, graphite, pencil, ink, and mixed media. Media specifically excluded are photography, digital photography, digital art, and etching. All work must be 2-dimensional.

Theme: Challenge. Challenge yourself in your art practice and challenge the viewer through unconventional technique and/or subject matter.

Click here for full submission guidelines and to submit online.

Visit www.artists.ca to learn more about the Federation of Canadian Artists, who we are and what we do.

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2015 – Scenes From Western Canada – $1,000 Painter’s Keys prize

Seagulls flying over the ocean, sunsets in the valley, prairie dogs in grassland, the glitter of city lights on a Friday night, the grit of the morning after, the excitement of a game at a stadium, or the peace of a family picnic in the park. A scene from Western Canada celebrates not only the places we live, but also the observations we have and the experiences we share there. 

A scene. Loosely defined as a place where either real life/fictional events take place, Scenes from Western Canada; the exhibition is about much more than natural scenery.

It is an exhibition that explores the backdrop of home, or for visiting artists, it’s an opportunity to share in what inspired you to pick up a pencil or brush when you visited.

There is no shortage of inspiration from the environment in Western Canada. Spoilt for natural bounty from mountains, trees, coastlines, fields, rainforests, prairies, boreal forest and even desert, there is an abundance of natural scenery that has driven many an impassioned artist to the easel.

However, there is more to Western Canada’s scenery, like the farms and ranches, parks, vineyards, suburbs, uptown, downtown and the city streets. Everyday life, the people that live there and events that take place, all make up scenes from our daily lives. Share yours in Scenes from Western Canada.

Submission Deadline: August 31

PRIZE AWARD
The Painter’s Keys Prize
$1,000 Cash Prize

Award Eligibility:
Open to eligible Members and Non-members.
Artists must be aged 39 and under and have not been accepted previously into any other FCA exhibition.

Click here for a printable PDF of the submission guidelines.

If you have any questions, or require assistance with your submission, please contact the Gallery Coordinator via fcagallery@artists.ca three days prior to the submission deadline, during office hours. To watch a tutorial about submitting online, click here.

Click here for full submission guidelines and to submit online.

Deadline: Aug. 20, 2015 – A.I.R.S – International Open Call, $2,000 First Place Grand Prize

ABOUT AIRS – Annual International Representational Show

AIRS is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Annual International Representational Show. This call for submission is an open, international, juried call for representational or semi – representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit works depicting any subject matter including but not limited to portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, and wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist.

Submission Deadline: August 20

PRIZE AWARDS
First Place Grand Prize
$2,000 Cash Prize

Best Figurative / Portrait
$250 Cash Prize

Best Landscape / Urban Scene
$250 Cash Prize

Best Still Life
$250 Cash prize

Emerging Artist Award
Membership for two persons to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Emerging Award Eligibility: Open to eligible Members and Non-members.Artists must have not been accepted previously into any other FCA exhibition. Artists wanting to be considered for this award must also email the Gallery Coordinator at fcagallery@artists.ca requesting consideration for this award to be eligible.

Successful entries from existing Active members also obtain a Qualifying Point towards Signature Status applications with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Allowed Mediums: Oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, pastel, graphite, pencil, ink, and mixed media. Media specifically excluded are photography, digital photography, digital art, and etching. All work must be 2-dimensional.

Theme: Representational style.

Click here for a printable PDF of the submission guidelines. Click here to submit online and learn more about the Federation of Canadian Artists, who we are and what we do at www.artists.ca

Deadline: June 21 – Painting on the Edge

Painting on the Edge is an open, international, juried exhibition of original paintings, original prints and drawings in any media open to all living artists worldwide. Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic works. They must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor and within two years of the entry deadline. Work must not have been previously exhibited in any other FCA exhibition. All work must be for sale and priced in Canadian funds with intent to sell.
Inadmissible works: Photographs, giclées, posters and any other type of mechanical reproduction.

Submissions are accepted online at www.artists.ca.

Deadline is June 21, 2013.

Non-refundable entry fees in Canadian dollars only $25.00 per image for FCA members in good standing $30.00 per image for non-members