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Message from the Arrowsmith Chapter President

Arrowsmith FCA August Reminders

Arrowsmith 2016 FCA Fall Show

Date October 24th to November 19th

Place The Old School House Gallery – Main Gallery

Deadline September 23rd

Max. Entries Five – Maximum Three Works Juried into Show

Fees $15.00 First Entry – $10.00 each for Additional Entries

Max Size 48” x 48”



We all hope you have had a wonderful summer, and look forward to seeing all your entries in the fall. More information is posted on the FALL SHOW INFO or CALENDAR page on our website. 


Plein Aire has been extended for the next four weeks on Wednesday. This coming week, Aug 10 it is at French Creek Boat Basin again. Mainly sketching, so it is an easy art day, and good food at the pub.


By-laws and Policies meetings. Disa, Laura, Donna McD, Barbra and Jacqueline have met and are about three-quarters of the way through the process. We hope to have this ready for the fall meeting, so each of you can peruse them, make suggestions, etc.


Please think about what you can do, what position you might like to fulfill for the slate which will be presented in Nov. There will be many openings, and I for one cannot carry on as your President. It has been my pleasure to see such an enthusiastic group, and such a fun group. Don't let that slip away! The jobs are not that taxing and the support is there from all those who have done these posts. Great way to get to know everyone.


General Meeting: September 15th, 10 AM at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Bring your own coffee! 

Rich Williams will be presenting.




There is no meeting in October.

Our next chapter, and last general meeting  
will be in November when we elect the executive.

November 17, 2016
Meeting starts at 10:00 am

Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC

As usual, delicious treats will be provided at the meeting, but please bring your own beverage.



Congratulations to Award Winners at the Federation Gallery:

Abstract Show: Cindy Mersky, AFCA - Abyssinia

Plein Air Show: Peggy Burkosky


Congratulations to Members Accepted into Federation Galley Shows!

2016 Postcard Show: Cindy Bonesky, Barbra Regamy McDonald (2) and Fay St Marie

2016 Artist Choice Show: Janice Evans

Landscape Show: Janice Evans, Barbra Regamy McDonald and Marilyn Peeters

Abstract Show: Cindy Mersky AFCA (2)

Success Show: Cindy Mersky (2)

Canvas Unbound: Marilyn Peeters, Patt Scrivener AFCA, Tiki Westnedge AFCA


Members Taking Part in the Painting by Number

Donna Baspaly SFCA, Allan Dunsfield SFCA, Terese M Johnston AFCA,
Cindy Mersky AFCA, and Karen Poirier AFCA


Members Taking Part in the Art Gallery Paint-In on Moss Street

Patt Scrivener AFCA, Eunmi Connacher AFCA and Bonnie Anne Stebbings


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The Federation of Canadian Artists was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris. There are currently eleven Chapters and over 2000 FCA members across Canada. 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. 

One of three chapters on Vancouver Island, Arrowsmith Chapter was formed in 1995 and has since grown to its present roster of over eighty members. These artists represent the visual arts community from Victoria to  Quadra Island and all points in between, with many residing in the Parksville/Qualicum area. The Chapter members meet once every two months at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, where they share ideas, present demonstrations and have group critiques. New members are always welcome. 

The Arrowsmith Chapter traditionally holds two juried group shows per year. All of the artwork in these shows, ranging in style from abstract to representational, in different mediums such as watercolour, oil acrylic, mixed media and collage, is rigorously juried by three signature members of FCA. When selecting works for shows, these jurors consider such things as the use of composition, line, colour, perspective, shape, light, proportion and positive and negative space, and mastery of the artist's chosen medium.

Arrowsmith Chapter Juried Shows present an excellent opportunity to enhance or begin a collection of original artwork and appreciate the talent of established and emerging local FCA artists.



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