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FCA Toronto: 2023 FCA Toronto Invitational



FCA Toronto is hosting an online-only juried exhibition and sale of original artwork from March 1st to March 31st, 2023.


We are inviting all FCA artists in Canada with Active or Signature status to participate. They do not need to be affiliated with FCA Toronto to submit an entry.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning entries as follows: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250, and 3rd Place $100. Honourable mentions will also be bestowed on three artists.


All artworks accepted into the exhibition must be for sale and be kept available for sale for the duration of the show.


All styles and subject matter are welcome. The media acceptable for this exhibition include acrylic, graphite, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, water media and hand-pulled prints in runs of up to 200.  Not permitted are works of sculpture, photography, digital photography, digital prints, digital art, posters, pyrography, giclées, and mechanical reproductions.


Every artwork submitted must comply with the FCA's standard set of terms and conditions.


If the artwork in the exhibition is sold through the exposure FCA Toronto has provided online on its website and social media platforms, FCA Toronto will collect a commission of 35%. Payment to artists will be made by e-transfer within 30 days of receiving payment from the buyer. 


Note: because our exhibition will be online-only, it will not be a qualifying one. Accepted artists will not be eligible to receive one qualifying point for Signature Status applications with the Federation.


Full details about the exhibition with terms and conditions can be found on our website,




Joan Larson, SFCA

Jutta Kaiser, SFCA

Burnette Gilles, AFCA


General Federation of Canadian Artists Guidelines:


To enter this exhibition, you must be an Active or Signature member in good standing with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver.


Renew your Federation Membership at, call 604-681-2740, or email


You do not need to be a member of the Host Chapter, but Membership with them is highly encouraged. Chapter Membership applications and renewals must go through the Toronto Chapter directly. Learn more at:


Supporting members an non-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.



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$20.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Items 2-5: CAN$15.00 per item
Maximum Items:
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (Jan 26 2023 11:59 pm PST)
You cannot currently make an online submission.