About the FCA

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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.


Our History in Canada


The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is a registered charity founded in 1941 by professional Canadian working artists including Group of Seven luminaries Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, and A.Y. Jackson. The first National Executive Council was led by Andre Bieler, and Lawren Harris was the BC region’s first Chairman. Other notable founding members included Emily Carr and the Honorable Mark Kearley.


加拿大画家联合会是一个成立于1941年的注册慈善机构,发起人是一群加拿大专业画家,其中包括“七人小组”,成员有著名的Lawren HarrisArthur Lismer,和A. Y. Jackson。联合会第一届全国执行委员会以Andre Bielr作为主席,Lawren Harris是第一任联合会卑诗分会主席。本联合会其他著名创始人还包括Emily Carr和值得尊敬的Mark Kearley


The FCA continues to operate as a registered charity with members throughout Canada and Chapters in Alberta and B.C.. The FCA is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating participants to greater heights of knowledge and achievement by offering what is believed to be the first completely artists' sponsored gallery in Canada. Currently the Federation is the only national-level visual arts organization that manages their own full-time art gallery.




The Federation Gallery is located on Granville Island, in the heart of Vancouver's art and culture community. Our gallery features twice-monthly juried exhibitions of works by emerging and Signature members as well as three juried international open shows held annually; Painting on the Edge, the Annual International Representational Exhibition, and the Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition.


加拿大画家联合会会址位于温哥华艺术和文化之中心的格兰维尔岛。联合会的画廊每个月两次展出由权威专家鉴定的加拿大签约画家的作品;每年三次展出由权威专家鉴定的外国画家的作品,展览名称为“Painting on the Edge”,“Annual International Representational Exhibition”,和“Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition”。


The FCA also holds special collaborative exhibitions with other Canadian art societies. Hosting an extensive education program that is open to all artists, the FCA also provides workshops, classes, critiques and lectures in the fine arts media, with instruction by successful established artists who can help all artists to explore and develop their artistic interest and talent. Membership in the FCA is open to all who appreciate art.




We gratefully acknowledge the support of CHMC. Their subsidy of our gallery lease and management of Granville Island has made the operation of our gallery sustainable over the long term.