FCA-COC is a community of over 110 artists from the central Okanagan area, that includes emerging artists through to highly proficient professional artists. Through peer support and mutual encouragement our aim is to promote the artistic development and professional advancement of our members.
Member benefits include opportunities to participate in:
- Regional and international art competitions
- Monthly meetings including talks and demonstrations by guest artists
- Drawing and painting as a group
- Promoting your artwork through our website and art shows
The OASIS Symposium this year will be on May 14, 2016 with one day workshops available from all three presenters on May 15.
Following the format of our previous Symposiums, the artists will each give a presentation in the morning followed by a panel discussion. This year our presenting artists will be:
Mike Svob "A Journey of Inspiration with the Man Behind the Colour”
Marney-Rose Edge “The Beauty and Inspiration of Flowers”
Barry Rafuse “The Road to Abstraction”
In the afternoon, each artist will break out into a separate room to do a demonstration. Attendees are welcome to take in a full demonstration from one artist or to wander from demo to demo!
Tickets are $25 per person. Admission is free for students with a valid student card.
To purchase tickets, please click on the link below. You can select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and then pay for the tickets online using a credit card. An invoice will be emailed to you. Please print the invoice and bring it with you to the symposium - the invoice is your ticket.
Click here for tickets to the Symposium.
On Sunday, each of the artists will be doing a one day workshop. More information on the workshops and to register click here.
One major change from previous years is the venue for this event. This year, the Symposium will be held at the Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna. The morning presentations and panel discussion will take place in the theatre. The afternoon rooms and Sunday workshop rooms will also be at the College.
Click here for the Okanagan College Kelowna Campus Map. On weekends parking is free in any of the lots on Campus. The presentations in the morning are in the theatre in the S building. The demonstrations in the afternoon are in the E building.
For more details on the Symposium Presentations, Demos and Workshops, please click here.
This year, the OASIS show is a Chapter show. You must be a member of the FCA-COC to enter.
To enter, login to the website, then click Call for Entries under For Members in the lower left.
If you are interested in a particular artist for a workshop, please contact Marilyn Bury at firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists that are in demand for workshops must usually be booked at least a year in advance so we are looking for suggestions now, for next year.
Autumn Gallery Chapter Show 2015
Congratulations to our Award Winners:
First Prize: "Star Gazing II" by Karen Rempel
Second Prize: "Memory Fades But Love Remains" by Justin Maas
Third Prize: "Sunset Wine" by Diana Palmer
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