Federation Gallery

Past Exhibitions

Below is a list of exhibitions that are available for you to browse. Click on the the show title or the image beside the description to view the show online.
Art Exhibition to celebrate our 75th Year held at the Performance Works on Granville Island between September 28th - October 2nd
AIMAE was created to address the issue of rising shipping costs that often hinder artist participation in exhibitions. Artists form all over the globe were encouraged to explore the theme of 'home' and to submit small two-dimensional artworks that can be shipped in a standard letter size envelope at minimal cost to the artist.
Active and Signature FCA members were challenged to submit artworks for the 2016 FCA postcard designs.
Every artist has their muse. What or who inspires you to make artwork? Do the Old Masters or Impressionist painters drive you to your easel? What about that landscape you couldn’t forget or the person you needed to immortalise in paint? Muse is an exhibition of artworks that explores inspiring subject matter.
An exhibition of 10 x 10 original artworks by Canadian and International artists, all for $150. A portion of each sale assists the Federation as a non profit charitable society in continuing to provide and improve upon the services and programming we've given to emerging artists, established artists and the general public since 1941.
Iconic subject matter can be found in people, places, the natural world, the imagined world, monuments, moments in history and movements in art. Artists could submit portraits of iconic people, animals, landscapes, cityscapes, landmarks or buildings, historical moments and/or explore their own personal interpretations of an icon or subject matter they consider iconic.
The images in this gallery were part of an exhibition and competition called "365". Artists submitted images of any style, subject and medium for the chance to feature in the 2016 FCA art calendar and win cash prizes.
AIRS is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Annual International Representational Show. This call for submission is an open, international, juried call for representational or semi – representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit works depicting any subject matter including but not limited to portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, and wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist.
There is no shortage of inspiration from the environment in Western Canada. Spoilt for natural bounty from mountains, trees, coastlines, fields, rainforests, prairies, boreal forest and even desert, there is an abundance of natural scenery that has driven many an impassioned artist to the easel. However, there is more to Western Canada’s scenery, like the farms and ranches, parks, vineyards, suburbs, uptown, downtown and the city streets. Everyday life, the people that live there and events that take place, all make up scenes from our daily lives. Share yours in Scenes from Western Canada.
Paintings by Numbers is the FCA's annual fundraising gala. The proceeds from Paintings by Numbers go a long way to supporting the FCA's goals and programs. A huge thank you to the contributing artists. Without their generosity the evening would not be possible. Thanks also to the sponsors, volunteers, directors, staff, service providers, host and above all, those who buy tickets for this fabulous event.
Exposed canvas has a bad reputation. Criticized for being raw, lazy and unfinished, Canvas Unbound challenges the notion that framing an artwork gives it more artistic weight, polish, completion. Framing creates a boundary between the viewer, the work and the artist. Frames can change the reading of an artwork. What was intended to be a lighthearted expression of emotion between viewer and artist becomes solemn and inaccessible in a bulky wooden frame. That piece with the sincere political message? Undermined by a ridiculous gilded monstrosity. The meaning intended to be for you to decide? Robbed. Frames are boundaries where artwork ends and the real world begins. Art needn’t end. Canvas Unbound blurs these boundaries and unleashes art into the real world.
This exhibition celebrates the successful applicants for Associate and Senior Status. Jury for these new Signature members takes place once per year. Active members jury to Associate (AFCA) and Associate Member jury for Senior (SFCA) status.
With an emphasis on communication through the visual language of colour, shape, line and form, Abstract art has been offering an alternative take on artistic practice since the 19th century. Abstract art can take influence from cubism, fauvism, dadism, futurism and even suprematism. Forget your misconceptions of this visual style and embrace the abstract.
Too often artists feel restricted by narrow themes or exhibition subject requirements. Often artists have pieces they find won't fit rigid calls for entry. Artists' Choice was implemented by the FCA to give Active and Signature Member artists the opportunity to highlight their creativity in subject, medium and style. A celebration in diversity, Artists' Choice offers freedom to create!
Landscapes are one of the most pivotal subjects depicted by artists. From traditional landscapes, to cityscapes, seascapes and beyond, artists have always found inspiration from the natural and urban playgrounds we inhabit. For this exhibition, Active and Signature members of the FCA are invited to submit landscape artworks in their preferred medium.
A celebration of works from FCA Active member artists.
This is the annual FCA Signature members competition. This exhibition features the most recent works of many of our most highly celebrated members.
This is a jurried exhibition open to members and non-members working in digital, computer generated art.
TEN SQUARED is a fundraising exhibition for the FCA. All works in this exhibition are 10" by 10" and are available for sale for $150.
365
This competition open-themed and provided awards for the top 14 accepted works. The top four art works will be awarded a total of $1,000 in cash awards and the top fourteen works are featured in the FCA 2015 print calendar which is available for sale on this website.
Group show featuring seven Canadian contemporary artists Lori Bagneres Hazel Breitkreutz Leslie Gregory Jutta Kaiser Mila Kostic Chris Kaziel Mena Martini
Landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes any medium. Open to active and Signature members.
Annual exhibition of successful Signature status applicants.
Selections from the annual FCA Signature members competition. It is truly "the best of the best" exhibition.
Any subject any medium, open to Active and Signature members.
TEN SQUARED is a fundraising exhibition for the Federation of Canadian Artists. Works have been curated by Mila Kostic gallery director.
Any Subject any medium, any style.
The aim of the FCA is to bring together professional artists, art students and, art students and interested lay persons for the encouragement, appreciation and enchantment of the visual fine arts; to promote an improvement in the welfare, recognition and professional standing of practicing artists in the community; to stimulate public interest in the growth of Canadian culture and the work of art by Canadians and to improve the growth of emerging, as well as established artists, through its activities and programs. The proceeds from Paintings by Numbers go a long way to supporting these goals and programs. a huge thank you to contributing artists. A huge thank to the
Forth Annual International open juried Exhibition of representational style. Landscape, Portraiture, Narrative , Still Life.
Any subject any medium any style.
POTE the 11th Annual International Open juried exhibition, any medium, any subject. A full color catalogue will accompany the show.
2nd Annual Exhibition of International Scratchboard Art
Group Show by FCA Members
Any subject any medium, image executed in an abstract style.
Non jurying show, active and Signature members.
Annual Signature members prize competition. Any subject any medium. Open to Signature members only.
Image no larger than 165 square inches. Any subject any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
Any subject, any medium, any style.
Third Annual International open juried Exhibition of representational style. Landscape, Portraiture, Narrative , Still Life.
POTE the 10th Annual International Open juried exhibition, any medium, any subject. A full color catalogue will accompany the show.
Group Show
Open international Exhibiton
Purposful compositions of any intimate objects, any medium. open to Active and Signature members.
Paintings on stretched canvas or linen (no frames) any subject any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
Eight artists, one venue,walls teeming with paintings.
All flowers and foliage show. Any medium any style. Open to Active and Signature members.
Annual Exhibiton of successful Signature status applicnts.
Landscapes,cityscapes,seascapes any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
Any subject, any medium image executed in an abstract style. Open to Active and Signature members.
Any subject any medium appropriate to a paper support. Open to active and Signature members
Annual Signature Member's prize competition.
2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Federation of Canadian Artists. To honour this landmark event, we are sponsoring a special Open Exhibition in recognition of past and current artists who have contributed to the importance of art in Canada. Thisis a juried exhibition of original paintings, prints and drawings open to all living artists who reside in Canada.
Image no larger than 165 square inches,any subject any medium. Open to Active & Signature members.
Second Annual International representational style painting. Landscape, portraiture, still life.
Any object any medium, any style. Open to active and Signature members.
Purposeful compositions of any intimate objects, any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
POTE 9th Annual International Open juried exhibition - any medium any subject.
Original Prints of any kinds:relief, serigraphs or hand-pulled lithographs.
Paintings on stretched canvas or linen(no frames) any subject any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
A group show featuring the diverse and innovative work of seven artists. Taralee Guild, Charles Keillor, Emil Kerie, Jennifer Mitton, Barbara Parkin, Grace Tan and Roger Watt.
Any subject, any medium, image executed in an abstract style.
Haiku Inspirations is an international, juried exhibition open to artists working in all painting, printmaking & drawing media. Images to be inspired from pre- selected 23 Haiku poems for artists to choose one or more than one to create artwork.
Seven talented diverse artists present bold,elegant, sophisticated works, sharing their vision in oil, watercolour and acrylic.
Annual exhibition of successful Signature status applicants
Landscapes,cityscape, seascapes any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
Images of a human body in whole or in part, any medium. Open to Active and Signature members.
The “Crossing Boundaries 2011” Invitation Exhibition will be presented by Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver, in association with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, and the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver. Artists for the exhibition are selected by the two artist’s federations, each recommending 25 participants from their respective communities.
Annual Signature member prize competition. Any subject, any medium. Open to Signature members.
Image no larger than 165 square inches, any subject, any medium.Open to Active and Signature members.
AIRS (Annual International Representational Show) is an open, international, juried exhibition of representational or semi representational original paintings, prints and drawings in any media and in subject matter including portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist. It is open to all living artists worldwide.
Any Subject any medium, any style. Open to Active and Signature members.
POTE 8th Annual International open juried exhibition. This annual exhibition is open to artists working in all painting, printmaking & drawing media. Abstract, expressive, impressionist or realistic styles.
Curated by the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum (CCCM) Vancouver, a large-scale exhibition of 50 paintings by senior members of both the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation of Vancouver (CCAFV) will be show at the museum from 26 June to 11 July, 2010. The exhibition “Crossing Boundaries 2010”, aims at promoting exchange of painting experience among different cultures as befit Canada’s spirit of multiculturalism to traverse new territories and to predict future development.
Purposeful compositions of any inanimate objects,any medium.
A juried group exhibition of artwork by:Tony Yin Tak Chu, Sally Clark, Enda Bardell, Gary Sim, Tanya Bone AFCA, Rose-Marie Goodwin and Helen Vokaty
Paintings on stretched canvas of linen any subject any medium.
Any subject, any medium, image executed in an abstract style.
Recent works by Bob Araki AFCA, Sharleen Hartfiel, Etsu Inoue, Michael Knox, David McHolm, Larry Tillyer AFCA and Loraine Wellman
All flowers and foliage show.Any medium any style.
Annual Exhibition of Successful Signature status applications.
Landscapes,cityscapes,seascapes
This show intends to feature art depicting all aspects of Canada: the place, the people and the spirit that defines this country, our landscapes, cityscapes, sports, arts and lifestyles.
Annual Signature member prize competition.Any subject any medium,open to Signature members.
Images no longer then 165 square inches ,any subject, any medium.Open to Active and Signature members.
Annual Exhibition of works from FCA chapter members only.
Lynn Erin, Glenna Hayes AFCA ,Donna Houston,Sharyn Olfert,Dale Redfern and Werner Braun
Danielle Caron Brittani Faulkes, SFCA Jutta Kaiser, SFCA SCA Tony Yin Tak Chu Yang Wu Masako Araki
POTE 7th Annual International Open juried exhibition - any medium any subject.
Paintings on stretched canvas or linen(no frames) any subject any medium
Original prints of any kinds: intaglio, relief, serigraphs, or hand-pulled lithographs
Any subject, any medium,image executed in an abstract style.
Purposeful compositions of any inanimate objects,any medium.
Group Show features work from six artists Bob Araki, AFCA Lucy Collings, AFCA Jacquie Dunn Rose - Marie Godwin June Harman, AFCA Don Hodgins, AFCA
Annual Exhibition of successful Signature status applicants.
Images of the human body in whole or in part,any medium.Open to Active and Signature members.
Landscapes,cityscape,seascapes,any medium.open to active and Signature members
Works must be executed in more then one medium.
Open to all FCA members who enrolled in and completed an FCA course in 2008, any subject any medium
Annual Signature Members Show
Image no larger then165 square inches, any subject any medium
Any subject ,any medium any style
Chapter Show
Group Show
Group Show by FCA Members
This annual show is for Signature Federation members (those with AFCA and SFCA designations) who enter this juried event. It is truly "the best of the best" exhibition.
The FCA's 5th annual, open, international juried exhibition, on display from August 21 - September 9, 2007
Original prints by Canadian artists
Works on Canvas, any appropriate medium
Paintings and drawings by Active and Signature members
Paintings, drawings or original print on paper by Active and Signature members
Annual exhibition of works by new FCA Signature members
Still life works, Active and Signature members, any medium
Images of the human body, Active and Signature members, any medium
Images of flowers, plants, trees, fruit or fungi, anything that grows from tiny to huge, by Active and Signature members.
Landscapes, seascapes or urban scenes by Active & Signature members
Selections from the annual FCA Signature members competition, opening reception and awards presentation Thursday, December 7th, 4 - 6 p.m.
Annual FCA small painting show featuring works by Active & Signature members, any subject, any medium
Works by FCA Chapter members
Each image contains at least a pear, a chair and a vessel
Paintings and original prints by Mark Anderson, Jamie Macaulay, Katie Dey, Mikolaj Smolinski, Suzanne Northcott, Martine Gourbault, Ann Piper, Jsun Laliberte, Jennifer Harwood and Halina Montrey
The FCA's 4th annual, open, international juried exhibition, on display from August 29 - September 17, 2006
The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, over 300 original prints from 45 different countries.
Works on canvas, any subject, all unframed
Abstract or Semi-Abstract works, any medium
Realistic paintings and drawings, any subject, any medium
Works in any medium, executed in two colours only
a selection of works by recently successful applicants for Signature Status
Plein air landscapes, travel sketches, drawings from life and more.
Painting on the Edge is an annual event at Federation Gallery. Opening reception for this open, international, juried prize ehibition is Thursday, September 1st from 6 - 8 p.m.