Federation of Canadian Artists  |  ARROWSMITH CHAPTER


Arrowsmith Chapter Spring Exhibition

April 10-29

Opening Wed April 12, 2pm

- Awards to be announced

- Vote for people's choice award

The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre, Qualicum Beach

Congratulations to Members in the Spring Show!
Margery Blom
Cynthia Bonesky
Dawne Brandel
Peggy Burkosky
Linda Fraser
Joanne Giesbrecht
Susan Hiebert
Laura Hilts
Therese Johnston
Andrea Kennedy
Patricia Mansell
Bruce Martin
Cindy Mawle
Barbra Regamey McDonald
Donna McDonnell
Cindy Mersky
Ken Morgan
Peggy Schollenberg
Patt Scrivener
Bonne Stebbings
Fay St Marie
Dan Telosky
Tiki Westnedge


Our next chapter meeting will be:

Thursday, June 8, 2017
10:00 am to 1:30 pm (doors open at 9:30)

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

Demonstration by Perrin Sparks
Perrin will paint a portrait of a live model.




1st Place | Andrea Kennedy “Delightful”

2nd Place | Dawne Brandel “December Birch”

3rd Place | Donna McDonnell “Magnolia”

Honourable Mention | Peggy Burkosky
 “The Seine Boat Inn”

Honourable Mention | Joanne Giesbrecht “Birds of a Feather:True Colors”

Honourable Mention | Barbra Regamey McDonald “First Solo"


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direct your email to the relevant member of the Arrowsmith Chapter Executive.


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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