Federation of Canadian Artists  |  ARROWSMITH CHAPTER

Message from the Arrowsmith Chapter President

Our next chapter meeting will be in the new year:

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Please note that for this General Meeting the time has been changed to

11:00 am to 2 pm
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC

We are planning to have lunch together to enjoy a presentation by Don Farrell, SFCA.
Don will discuss his own journey in art from Realism to Abstraction
while showing 
several of his paintings.
His ART TALKS are informative and welcoming
of any questions or comments from his audience.

To all our members, Merry Christmas and may the New Year be a creative year for us all!

— Arrowsmith Executive


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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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