Call for Submission

Victoria: Summer Show

Art is where we make meaning beyond words but, much like stories, art is dialogue often focusing on who, what, where and when. Like all good tales, the works we create, even the most abstracted, offer so much more upon closer ‘reading’. Prompting us to engage – to connect the dots, to think about the hows and whys – art works reveal themselves the more we look.

Why you are driven to create, what sparks your imagination and how does this inform your work? Which locations speak to you – perhaps it is a particular spot at a very particular time of day? Who and/or what motivates you to express your ideas? With these prompts in mind, please show us how you connect and capture the world in visual form.


Our "2024 Summer Show" – juried and classed as a ‘Qualifying’ show for signature status – will showcase recent works by FCA Active, AFCA and SFCA members in good standing of the Victoria Chapter of the FCA. These two-dimensional pieces span multiple genres, such as landscapes, portraits, and the semi to the fully abstract,  they also have been created in a variety of mediums.  Gallery space will be at a premium and, once again, the show will be hung salon style to allow us to display a greater number of artworks and promote as many of our multi-talented members as possible.


This Exhibition will be taking place at the Fortune Gallery in Victoria at the address:

537 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC, V8W 1R3



Awards include:

$150.00 Award for 1st Place

$100.00 Award for 2nd Place

$75.00 Award for 3rd Place

$50.00 Awards for 3 Honorable Mention


New Award Category for 2024 Only:

$50.00 Award for Best Landscape

Courtesy of an Anonymous Donor



Important Dates:


Submissions Open: April 15th, 2024

Submissions Close: May 30th, 2024

Results Released By: June 9th, 2024

Drop off Window: June 23rd, 2024 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Exhibition Opening Date: June 25th, 2024 (Reception at 3:00 - 4:30)

Closing Date: July 1st, 2024



General FCA Submission Guideline Links

FCA Standards 

Image Requirements

FCA Policy Manual


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.


Cost to Submit:
Entry Cost: CAN$20.00
First item included with Entry Cost
Item 2: CAN$15.00 per item
Maximum Items:
Submission Dates:
Submission deadline has passed! (May 31 2024 1:05 pm PDT)
You cannot currently make an online submission.