Call for Submission

Central Interior Chapter: This is Where I Live

Life experiences both influences and inspires the work of an artist. Physical and emotional subjects can each render a chaotic or peaceful state of mind. "This is Where I Live" is a submission call by the Central Interior Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, for an exploration of these physical or emotional spaces, objects or life forms. The interpretation and presentation of the theme is open.

 

The exhibition will run from May 12th - June 10th, 2022 at the Quesnel Art Gallery.

 

Work in any FCA permissible media is permitted and must be ready to hang as per FCA standards.

 

The maximum size of the artwork is 30" x 30" to accommodate exhibition space.

 

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. Membership renewals for your Chapter must go through your Chapter directly.

 

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.

 

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

 

Cost to Submit:
Entry Cost: CAN$15.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Items 2-3: CAN$10.00 per item
Maximum Items:
3
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (Mar 25 2022 11:59 pm PDT)
You cannot currently make an online submission.