Federation of Canadian Artists  |  ARROWSMITH CHAPTER

Message from the Arrowsmith Chapter President



see the pdf entitled "summer show" at the bottom of the page for a full list of art
and participating artists.


The show will be held at the TOSH 10 Gallery and Studio, ground floor of the Old Schoolhouse, 122 Fern Rd West, Qualicum Beach


Tuesday June 14 to Monday June 27  

Hours: Monday noon to 4:30, Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 4:30, Closed Sundays



Wednesday June 15 

 2pm to 4pm


Hope to see you all there!!





MESSAGE from Disa and Laura: SUMMER SHOW and more news
Congratulations to all who entered the show. Period. Whether you got accepted or not, entering is the name of the game. To those who did get accepted, Kudos. To those who did not get in, remember there is the Fall Show, new jurors, or one of the other Vancouver shows. So do not despair. Also coming up are the Sidney and Sooke Shows, so try there also. One thing to every member I must impress. Do not ever contact a juror or you will be asked to leave the FCA. It is in their by-laws and they are strict about this. Just try the next jury. 
Summer Show Information and dates  are on the Arrowsmith Chapter website ... go to SHOW INFO on the Home Page. (arrowsmithfca.ca)
Awards will be announced at the Opening, June 15, 2pm. Invite your friends, family, neighbours to help us celebrate.  
Publicity Help needed: The Chapter still needs volunteers for 1) TV and radio ads 2) newspaper publicity  
Everyone can help by giving out the bookmarks and putting up the posters advertising the show.                    
Contact Peggy Burkosky at pburkosky@gmail.com. She sure can use your help! 
Plein Air Painting: Linda Fraser, Fun Committee Chair, has put together a schedule of Plein Air painting times,
Wed. starting June 8. It will be weekly for eight weeks. If you can go, fine, no obligation. Bring your lunch. Linda has picked places that have washrooms close by, and parking not far either. Hope for good weather. These times and places will be posted on Arrowsmith Chapter website. Please note that you do not need a password to go on the website, but we are trying to emphasize that you know and keep your password, so you have it for entering shows.
Vancouver-issued passwords are not always the same as our Chapter ones, so make a note. If you want them the same Sheila Warren is looking into trying to co-ordinate these for you and you should contact her. You can also log in and change your own passwords so they're easier to remember.
Some issues have come to our attention regarding the privacy website and member lists. Next registration you will be asked what information you want to divulge, email, phone, etc. 
Arrowsmith Facebook: Cindy Mersky, Nanci Cook and Sheila Warren are getting the Arrowsmith Facebook updated. I posted pictures yesterday and it was easy as pie. Facebook is another great tool to let everyone know if you are doing a workshop or if you are showing somewhere. Please take advantage of this and let us know what you are doing!
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Our next chapter meeting will be in September, have a great summer!

September 15, 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.


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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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