Join a Chapter

The Federation of Canadian Artists has eleven regional FCA Chapters operating in Canada. They are listed below. These Chapters were formed by local FCA members to further the experience of art in their respective communities, and to share their art through shows, and other experiences. Some of the key benefits cited by Chapter Members are:

 1)   The camaraderie; being able to meet other FCA members and like minded people.
 2)   Improving your work, being able to take advantage of Workshops, Demo's and
        Critiques organized by the Chapter.
 3)   Being able to show in quality juried shows locally.
 4)   Have the advantage of being able to count two more shows per year towards
        your Signature status. 

 5)   Strong regional networking.


Please note: In order to be a member in good standing with the FCA, members are required to pay the FCA head office membership fee and the respective Chapter membership fee. However, those are two different payments with two different recipients. The first payment is used for general organizing while the payment to the chapter is for local activities.

Chapters are formed by a collective of members of the National Federation of Canadian Artists. They are  regional entities and have autonomy in how they govern their business. FCA members belonging to Chapters follow the policies, bylaws and artistic standards of the Federation of Canadian Artists.  For more information on how Chapters operate or to form a new Chapter please read the Chapter Resource Manual or contact the Chapter Liaison. If you are interested in joining an existing Chapter please check the following list for the location nearest you.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Chapter Liaison, Kathy Hildebrandt AFCA, or 403-239-6127 .

The following are the lists of Chapters and their contacts:

Arrowsmith Chapter

President Disa Marie Hale
1st Vice President Laura Hilts  
2nd Vice President Tiki Westnedge  
Treasurer Barbra McDonald 
Secretary Donna McDonnell  
Membership Chair Judith Crichton  
Show Committee Chair Jacqueline Smith  
Website Sheila Warren  
Publicity Peggy Burkosky  
Member at Large Ingrid de Jong  
Archives Karen Poirier


Calgary Chapter

President  Robert McAllister  
Vice President  Sherry Telle  
Secretary  Ron Czemeres  
Membership Chair  Sheila Mitchell  
Show Committee Chair      
Workshops Chair      

Central Okanagan Chapter

President Rod McAuley 250-801-2696
Vice President Diana Hilliard   
Treasurer Karen Rempel 250-870-2428
Secretary Angie Kirschner 250-451-9162
Membership Chair Kit Bell 250-868-3525
Show Committee Chair Diana Palmer 250-491-0536
Workshops Chair Marilyn Bury 250-717-3190
Website Kit Bell 250-868-3525
Communications Kit Bell 250-868-3525
Social Director Arlene Currie 250-454-9920
OASIS Chair Barb Hannington 250-762-0723 


Fraser Valley Chapter

President Connie Wicklund 604-856-1475
Vice President Kathleen Menges  
Treasurer Patricia Peters  
Secretary Wendy Mould 604-583-4538
Membership Chair Cindy Johnston   
Workshops Chair Marney-Rose Edge  
Website Michael King  
Communications Wendy Mould  604-583-4538


Nanaimo Chapter

President Claudia Lohmann    
Vice President Bonnie Stebbings    
Past President Harold Allanson    
Treasurer Delie Lohmann    
Secretary Kathryn Galvin 250-585-4800
Membership Chair Merrily Allanson 250-247-7930
Show Committee Chair Vida Newington    
Workshops Chair Tom Shardlow / Harold Allanson    
Website Dawn Zintel 250-247-8210
Communications Dawn Zintel 250-247-8210

North Okanagan Chapter

President Martha Moore  778-475-0798
Past President Juve Furtado  250-541-0182
Treasurer Lois Campbell  250-542-2936
Secretary Cheryl Turner  250-260-4267
Membership Chair Ria Carpay  250-542-5603
Show Chair Joan Rowan  250-549-2665
Show Liaison Colleen Faulkner  250-549-1626
Workshops Chair Juve Furtado  250-541-0182
Website Wendy Goodall  778-475-0798
PR & Promotion Diana Gritten  250-558-4834

Peace River Chapter

President Charlie Parslow  
Vice President Patricia Peters    
Past President Sandy Troudt  
Treasurer Donna Bozarth    
Secretary and Membership Chair
Rosemary Landry  
Workshop Chair Mary Parslow    
Show Chair Charlie Parslow

South Okanagan Chapter 

President  Georgia Krebs  
Vice President  Debbie Tougas  
Treasurer  Linda Swales  
Secretary  Cindy Smith  
Membership Chair  Lee Simmons  
Show Committee Chair  Michael Jorden  
Workshops Chair  Marianne Meyer  
Website  Brad Hillis

Thompson/Nicola/Shuswap Chapter

President  Cathie Peters  
Vice President      
Treasurer  Cathie Peters  
Membership Chair  Jeanette Ardern  
Show Committee Chair      
Workshops Chair      
Website   Kit Bell  

Victoria Chapter


Agnes Cornell
Past President: Chris Stusek
1st Vice-President: Crole Koebbeman  
2nd Vice-President Mark Cramer
Treasurer: Mary Conley, AFCA
Secretary Rose Tanner
Exhibitions Chair: Agnes Cornell
Standards Chair Mark Cramer
Second Standards Chair Peter Dowgailenko
Publicity Sharlene Stushnov-Lee
Second Publicity Linda Darby
Workshops Marcela Strasdas
Membership Chair  Mary Conley, AFCA
Art Avenue Rose Tanner  
Website Lisa Riehl


West Kootenay Chapter 

President Barbara Pistak  
Vice President Elizabeth Honey 250-353-2199
Treasurer Helena Edmison 250-368-5493
Secretary Elisabeth Semenoff 250-368-9412
Membership Chair Brigitte Desbois 250-352-9731
Workshops Chair Allison Graeme 250-352-2252
Website Barbara Pistak 250-362-5436
Communications Elisabeth Semenoff 250-368-9412