Federation of Canadian Artists  |  ARROWSMITH CHAPTER

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FCA Arrowsmith 2021 Spring ShowIt’s that time again! Yes it is not only a New Year….we have a new opportunity for you!

As members of the Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA you are eligible to enter shows that are juried by the Vancouver Federation of Canadian Artists. If you have not renewed your membership for 2021, please do so now. Only members in good standing can participate in any shows.

We have just completed a successful 25th Anniversary Exhibition. (More details on the results pending.) We are preparing to offer our membership an opportunity to enter our 2021 Spring Show. Some details are still being developed, however we are giving you this “heads up” for our Spring Show.

Important dates:

  • Show Opening: April 6th 2021. We will receive successful artwork on April 5th.
  • Show Closing: May 2nd 2021
  • Submissions to open on Feb 1st 2021 and to close on Mar 1st 2021. You will be given access to the “Submissions” page for that period of time.


  • The show will be held at the McMillan Arts Center in Parksville.
  • More details will follow. We will follow the template that we used for the 2020 Fall Exhibition.
  • Please hold your questions until we finalize the parameters at which time we will be in a position to offer more details.

Happy New Year!


Kelly Corbett

Janet Hilts





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 About the FCA & the Arrowsmith Chapter




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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