Art Courses

Details for "Preparing your Application for Signature Status"

Saturday November 21st, 2020

10.00 AM - 1.00 PM

By Donation


Preparing your Application for Signature Status


With Janice Robertson and Sarah Kidner

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A recording of this class will be send out to all applicants for Signature Status.

We appreciate your donations!


Workshop Overview:


So you’re an Active Member of the FCA, or have been an Active member for a while. Or you are an Associate member (AFCA) and have your sights set on SFCA status.


Ready to take it to the next level?


Find out at this informative session where SFCA's who are involved in the jury process for new signature members will guide you through the process of creating an effective application and portfolio.


Participants will learn what is expected of them in order to obtain their goal status, with direction, input and informative advice that will help shape their applications and portfolios.


Following a presentation and talk, participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions to specifically address their individual needs and concerns regarding applying for the next status.


About the instructors:


Janice Robertson, SFCA


Janice Robertson was born on Vancouver Island in 1952, into a family with a long history of women artists. She lives in the historic village of Fort Langley, BC with her artist husband, Alan Wylie.

Janice launched her career as a professional artist in 1989. She has received many awards including the Foreign Award in the Houston Watercolor Society’s Exhibition in Texas in 2004, the William and Margaret Foley Award in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors in 2008, and she has won the Bronze Medal three times in the Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Signature Members exhibition.Janice is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International, the Northwest Watercolor Society and Artists for Conservation. She was elected as an Artist in Residence at the annual Painters at Painters event in Campbell River BC in 2004. Janice served as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists from 1999 to 2001. She is listed in Who’s Who in Canada and her paintings are in collections through the world. She is also a popular and well- respected workshop instructor and juror.Janice’s work is largely a reflection of her abiding love for the beauty of the west coast forests and beaches that she has known all her life. Her attachment to her home and garden are represented in her still- life paintings. She works in acrylic, watercolor and oil. Janice Robertson is represented by galleries in Vancouver, Whistler, Sidney, Fort Langley, Kelowna and Mexico.


Sarah Kidner, SFCA


"Sarah Kidner is a modern impressionist striving to capture the beauty of everyday life.

At the market, relaxing in a café, talking with friends; all these aspects of daily life are where I find my inspiration. I love to capture moments where people are enjoying themselves. I look for gesture and body language, anything that tells a story. Most of all I am inspired by the everyday small occurrences that happen all around us all the time. It is in these small moments that I believe we truly celebrate life. “ At a young age Sarah moved with her family to Ontario Canada. Growing up in Toronto, Sarah was exposed to and inspired by many great art exhibitions from the Group of Seven to the French Impressionists. At the University of Toronto she studied history and philosophy. A love of skiing, hiking and travelling drew Sarah to Banff in 1987.  Now living in Alberta with her twin boys, she finds the Rocky Mountains an ideal setting for creative inspiration. Sarah has attended many painting workshops from highly acclaimed and talented artists whose expertise has helped her to find her current path. She paints primarily out of her Alberta studio but can also be seen painting out on location. Sarah is a signature member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) as well as a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA).



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2020-10-17 00:00:00
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2020-11-23 23:59:00
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