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Arrowsmith Chapter: Spring Show

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The Spring Show entitled "Moving Forward" exhibited by the Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA will be installed March 28th 2022, running through to May 1st. This exhibit will be our largest public open show since Covid19 came into our lives. The MAC has kindly supported us by providing the use of the whole gallery. The FCA will also be hosting an online presentation of the same exhibition. In the event of of sales those that are purchased at the MAC will be facilitated there and the online sales will be carried out by the FCA. Let us make this a show to celebrate the importance and depth of our community in Art.

 

FCA Guidelines:

To enter this exhibition, you must be an Active or Signature member in good standing with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver and the hosting Chapter for 2022. Renew your Federation Membership at artists.ca, call 604-681-2740 or email membership@artists.ca

 

Artists who submit to this exhibition and are accepted MUST have renewed their memberships with the Federation and the hosting Chapter for the new year to participate. Supporting members are not permitted to enter Chapter exhibitions.

 

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. 

 

If you have already successfully submitted artwork to an exhibition hosted by this Chapter, (the piece was included in some capacity, either live at a venue or in an online gallery), you cannot submit the same piece to a different exhibition hosted by the same Chapter, again.

 

Copyright and Standards

 

The following excerpt is taken from the Federation Policy Manual:

"7.1.5 While using photos as a reference for painting is a long-held accepted practice, making substantive use of stock imagery or photos taken by professional photographers is not permissible, even with their permission. Photographs by professional photographers are considered artworks in and of themselves. Reference photos must be taken by the artist themselves or provided to them by an amateur photographer with their express consent. Stock images may only be referred to for anatomical study and must be incidental to the completed artwork to be permissible".

 

While an artist may have paid a licensing fee or retrieved explicit written permission that places them on the right side of copyright laws, Federation Standards do not permit the use of stock photography or reference material from another artist - even with permission or paid licensing. 

 

Federation Standards are different than copyright laws, submitting artists must adhere to both to avoid being removed from the exhibition - if in doubt about the source material of your artwork - do not submit it.

 

You will need a username and password to log in. If you need assistance resetting this information please contact membership@artists.ca or by calling 604-681-2744.

 

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 the general Federation of Canadian Artists Submission Requirements, found in the policy manual.

Member Type Required:
"Active" members of Federation of Canadian Artists, "SFCA" members of Federation of Canadian Artists, "AFCA" members of Federation of Canadian Artists
Cost to Submit:
Entry Cost: CAN$15.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Items 2-5: CAN$10.00 per item
Maximum Items:
5
Submission Dates:
Accepting Submissions until: Feb 21 2022 11:59 pm PST