Call for Submission

Edmonton Chapter: Spring 2022 Show

May 13th, 14th & 15th, 2022

The Edmonton Chapter Exhibition and Sale features a wide range of juried artworks showcasing our Chapter Affiliates. It is a qualifying show eligible for Signature Status application. Each exhibiting member is encouraged to sign up for a couple of volunteer shifts for the exhibition. Sign-up information will be posted on the website.

Exhibition Schedule:

March 21st – April 14th, 2022:  Entries open


April 30th, 2022: Artist notified of results by this date at the latest. Your submitted artworks will receive one of two results; Accepted or Declined. It is the responsibility of the artist to contact the Federation Office on 604-681-8534 if they have not received a result by end of the day today.

May 12th, 2022 – 9 am until 12 noon:  Delivery of artwork to: A.J. Ottewell Community Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd. Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 3W7

May 13th, 2022 – 7pm - 9 pm:  First official day and Opening Reception of exhibition. Award winners will be announced.

May 14th, 2022 – Exhibition hours 9:30am – 5pm

May 15th, 2022 – Exhibition hours 9:30am – 4pm and last day of exhibition.

May 15th, 2022 – Tear Down: Artwork will be picked up by artists at the close of the show. All artwork must be signed out. Artists are responsible for collecting their artwork.

MEDIA: Acrylic, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen, pencil, water media
All artwork must be two dimensional, signed and completely dry (no tacky surface).

SIZE: As of 11/04/22 the Chapter has waived the size restriction for this call for entry. Works on cradled wood panel or canvas must be at least 1.5” deep. Thinner depth submissions are eligible as long as they are framed or mounted.

STYLE: All styles are permitted

SUBJECT MATTER: Artists can submit artworks of all subject matter

PRESENTATION: Framed and unframed artwork are permitted for this call so long as the unframed artworks meet the minimum depth requirement (see “SIZE” above). Artists can submit unframed pieces that are adhered to cradled wood panel or gallery wrapped canvas. Artists are responsible for learning how to adhere paper to these supports. Edges of works on cradled wood panel or gallery wrapped canvas must be completely void of paint, or completely covered in a complimentary colour or be a continuation of the artwork. Raw canvas edges are not permitted. Staples must be on the back of gallery wrapped canvases.

DELIVERY: Artworks are to be delivered to A.J. Ottewell Community Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd. Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 3W7
Artwork that does not sell may be picked up at the close of the show.

INSURANCE: The FCA does not provide insurance for artwork. Artists are responsible for arranging their own insurance.

JURY: Entries will be reviewed by two SFCA Members and one AFCA member. Please check the submission page for juror names. Images will be reviewed independently online by each juror. All artists will receive emailed notification of their results. Artists may not display artworks that have not been juried and may not send artworks unless they receive an acceptance email. Your submitted pieces will receive one of the following jury results: Accepted – artwork has been chosen for exhibition online and in gallery, Declined – artwork was not chosen for exhibition at this time.

PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS: All artwork must be properly labelled with the Name of the Artist and Title of the Artwork on the back. Works on paper must be finished to an archival standard and either framed or adhered to a gallery wrap canvas or cradle wood panel. No “teeth” fixtures or French cleats are permitted. We will not hang directly from frame, substrate or canvas on a nail or pin, or with tape. All substrates must be wired a third of the way down from the top with D-rings and plastic coated picture hanging wire, regardless of size. Improperly wired works will incur at $20 wiring fee. All artworks must be ready-to-hang. If an artist is successful at jury and delivers a piece that clearly contravenes the Federation’s presentation requirements, their piece will be removed from the exhibition and returned to the artist at their expense, without refund of any associated submission fees. Works that arrive in disrepair will be fixed where possible, at the expense of the artist, or removed from the exhibition. Visit the “Member Resources” page at to see further requirements.

PRICING: Submitted artworks must be available for sale. Artists cannot change submitted prices at any time.

SALES: If a sale is made artists will be informed by phone or email. Artwork must be available for sale throughout the entire period of the exhibition. By submitting their artwork to this call the artist agrees the Federation will collect a commission at a rate of 17.5%. Payment to artists will be made by cheque via the Chapter Treasurer.

SUBMITTING INFORMATION: Images submitted to the online submission system 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 to two sentences long, aiming to enhance a viewer’s interest in the artwork. This description will be printed on your gallery label so please proof read and spell check it. Artists cannot change details on their submission after the deadline for entries has passed. Attempts to change submitted information (including prices or 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.

HOW TO ENTER: This call is open to Active, AFCA and SFCA Members of the Federation Edmonton Chapter only. Submissions are accepted online only at

ENTRY FEES: are non-refundable and accepted in Canadian dollars only at $20 for your submission and first submitted image. Further submitted images are $10 per image. Artists can submit up to five images. If successful at jury, a minimum of one image and a maximum of 3 images per artist will be displayed for the duration of the exhibition.

CONDITIONS: Submission of entry to this exhibition automatically constitutes the entrant’s acceptance of the guidelines and rules outlined in this booklet. Due to the volume of entries, the FCA and their jurors do not provide individual feedback on submissions. The juror’s decision is final, submissions to this exhibition declares your acceptance of their decision.



Suzanne Sandboe, SFCA

Barry Rafuse, SFCA

Kathy Hildebrandt, AFCA


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, call 604-681-2740 or email Membership renewals for your Chapter must go through your Chapter directly.


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$20.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Items 2-5: CAN$10.00 per item
Maximum Items:
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (Apr 14 2022 11:59 pm PDT)
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