Central Okanagan FCA



FCA-COC is a community of over 165 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
  • Workshops
  • Monthly meetings including talks and demonstrations by guest artists
  • the FCA-COC Mentorship Program
  • Promoting your artwork through our website and art shows

FCA-COC Monthly Meetings

After considering the results of the Chapter survey and following the best advice of our health care professionals, the FCA COC has decided to move our monthly chapter meetings to an online/zoom format throughout the fall months for the protection of your health and the health of our community.

Our next meeting will be on October 5th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. 

A link will be sent to members prior to the meeting.  If you are a non-member and would like to attend the meeting, please contact Kit Bell at kitbell@shaw.ca for a link. 

At October's meeting Laurie Koss SFCA will be doing a critique of member work at this meeting.  She will review each painting and give feedback as well as answer questions.

Laurie Koss, B.Ed., SFCA, is a Canadian artist living in Kelowna, B.C. who paints intimate studies of flowers in acrylics. She is best known for her neutral-toned images, although she occasionally uses a more colourful palette.  For more information please visit lauriekoss.com.

If you would like to have 1 or 2 of your paintings critiqued by Laurie, please email the images to kitbell@shaw.ca by September 30th. This is an execellent opportunity to get feedback from a Senior Signature member of the FCA!

Please note that Laurie's critique will be recorded and will be available on the Central Okanagan Chapter’s YouTube channel for later viewing.

OASIS 2020 Art Show:

at the Peachland Art Gallery from
June 27th to August 23rd

Click here to view the Award Winners!

As advertised, all $3,320.00 raised in entry fees will go towards the art Awards (plus a little extra to make it an even $3,500.00). 

A big thank you to our Sponsors MQN Architects and Angie Kirshner.


While the current pandemic has limited our activities outside our homes, it is providing artists with extra time to work on our art! The FCA-COC wants to see what you have been doing, so we have created the Fresh Off the Easel monthly event.

Every month, there will be a Call for Entries. After the entry deadline, the work submitted will be displayed in an online Gallery on the Website.  A random image from the Gallery will grace the home page.  Each time the home page is displayed, a different image will be shown.  Meanwhile, another Call for Entries will be open for you to enter your next creation! 

To make it even more interesting, a draw for a $25 gift card will be made from the names of the artists who entered that event.  There will be one prize for each two-week event!

Winner #1 - Charley Hampton
Winner #2 - Ann Willsie
Winner #3 - Heather Hollingsworth
Winner #4 - Audrey Neal
Winner #5 - Delora Lalande
Winner #6 - Kathryn Ross
Winner #7 - Denise Reichert
Winner #8 - Lori Strom

For more information or to enter, click here. You must be logged in to enter.

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 Featured Works

Fresh Off the Easel #8 

Click here to see all paintings in Fresh Off the Easel.

More Great Artwork


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Thank you to our Sponsors!

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