Call for Submission

Victoria Chapter: Passages


This exhibition is open to Active and Signature members of the Victoria Chapter who are in good standing in both Victoria and Vancouver for the year 2021.

The theme “Passages” is open to individual personal interpretation.  It can be literal or abstracted and whatever subject matter inspires you as an artist. It can be an introspective look at your personal feelings or an outward view of the world around you.


Note:  The 2021 Fall show will be presented as a live gallery show at Fortune Gallery for the first two weeks of November, followed by a two-week online show hosted by Federation Gallery.  The number of pieces that may be submitted is two.



Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki, SFCA

Phil Robinson, SFCA

Belinda McNeice, AFCA




Venues:  The 2021 Fall show will be presented as a live gallery show at Fortune Gallery for the first two weeks of November, followed by a two-week online show hosted on  Artwork must be available from the beginning of the Fortune Gallery show on Nov. 2 until the end of the online show on Nov. 28.


Media:  Acrylic, charcoal, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen, pencil, water media and hand-pulled prints in runs of up to 200.  All artworks must be two-dimensional, signed, and completely dry (no tacky surface).


Excluded Media: Photography, digital photography, digital prints, digital art, posters, pyrography, giclee, mechanical reproductions, and works that rely heavily on mechanical reproductions are not permitted.  We are not currently able to accept sculptures.


Size:   There is a size restriction of 24” in either direction including frame.  Unframed works are permitted but must not exceed 24” in either direction. Cradled panel or canvas must be at least 1 ½” thick.  Please include the framed dimensions of the artwork.


Style:  All styles are permissible for this exhibition


Subject Matter: Submitting artists are welcomed to share with us their interpretation of the theme “Passages”.   To explore people, places, things, experiences, and feelings in representational or abstracted form.


Presentation: Framed and unframed artworks are accepted for this call.  Edges of works on cradled wood panel or canvas must be completely void of paint, or completely covered in a complimentary colour or be a continuation of the artwork.  Staples must be on the back of gallery wrapped canvas.


Works on paper must be finished to an archival standard and can either be framed or adhered to a gallery wrap canvas or cradled wood panel.  No “teeth” (sawtooth) fixtures or French cleats are permitted. 


All artworks must be ready-to-hang.  All substrates must be wired with d-rings and plastic-coated picture wire preferred, regardless of size.  Improperly wired works will incur a $20 wiring fee.



COPYRIGHT:  While using photos as a reference for painting is a long-held accepted practice, using stock imagery or photos taken by professional photographers is not permissible, even with permission or paid licensing.


All artists submitting to Federation Gallery must sign an Exhibition Contract including a waiver that declares their artwork is not a copy, derivative or based on the work of others or in any way an infringement of copyright.  The FCA reserves the right to reject submitted artwork that appears to be in violation of copyright law.  According to Canadian Law the artist retains copyright of their work.  By submitting to this exhibition, you allow the Federation of Canadian Artists permission to use your image on our website, posters and in other advertising media both printed and digital.


The FCA reserves the right to refuse entries that are not accurately represented by the digital photograph submitted to the jury.  All artworks must be signed by the artists on the front of the substrate.


Members may not enter a piece that was a result of a workshop or class.  Only work that is new to the FCA Victoria chapter may be submitted.  Work that has previously been shown in a Chapter show may not be re-submitted.

Artwork that wins an award in any FCA exhibition may not be entered into any other Federation exhibition, except when the first exhibition was a Chapter exhibition and the following exhibition is a National Open Exhibition or an exhibition held at the Federation Gallery.

PRICING:  All artworks must be available for sale at a reasonable market price.  The Federation will collect a commission of 35% on any sales through both venues.  Please keep this in mind when pricing your artwork.  A suggested minimum price is $300.


SALES:  If a sale is made, artists will be informed by phone or e-mail.  Artwork must be available for sale throughout the entire period of the exhibition.  By submitting their artwork to this call, the artist agrees to allow the Federation, to negotiate a sale on their behalf including up to 10% off the artist’s submitted sale price.


SUBMITTING INFORMATION:  Images are submitted in digital format (jpg format) for jurying.  Images that are blurry, poorly cropped, display a background/frame, were made in error or are the wrong orientation will be declined without refund.  When submitting online, crop your image to exclude visible edges of substrate.  The description of your piece should be one or two sentences long, aiming to enhance a viewer’s interest in the artwork. 


Artists cannot change details on their submission after the deadline for entries has passed.  Attempts to change submitted information (including prices and sizes) after the deadline, or when the artist delivers will not be honoured.  The artist is responsible for ensuring that the information provided at the time of submission is correct and spelled correctly.


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Please watch the tutorial video here if you need assistance with your digital upload. Do not leave submitting until the last minute. We recommend submitting as early as possible, artists submitting at the last minute will not be able to receive the assistance they need. All entry fees are non-refundable.


You cannot edit or add to your number of entries once you have started your submission.


Chapter Show Submissions are subject to general Federation of Canadian Artists Submission Requirements, found in the policy manual.




Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Submissions open


Friday, October 15 - Deadline for submissions


Thursday, October 21 - Applicants informed of their result by this date at the latest.  Artist is responsible for contacting the FCA if results not received by this date.


Sunday October 31 - Drop off paintings at Fortune Gallery (537 Fisgard Street) 12:00 – 1:00pm


Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 14 - Exhibition opens at Fortune Gallery


Sunday, Nov. 14 - 4-5PM - Exhibition ends at Fortune Gallery. Pick-up artwork If unable to pick up in person, please make alternative arrangements for pick up     


Monday, Nov. 15 - Online exhibition begins (


Sunday, Nov. 28 - Online exhibition ends (


Member Type Required:
"Active" members of Federation of Canadian Artists, "AFCA" members of Federation of Canadian Artists, "SFCA" members of Federation of Canadian Artists
Cost to Submit:
Entry Cost: CAN$15.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Item 2: CAN$15.00 per item
Maximum Items:
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (Oct 15 2021 11:59 pm PDT)
You cannot currently make an online submission.