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 Meeting

To protect your health and safety and to be in accordance with government regulations, our April 6th Meeting with Ann Willsie will be postponed until further notice. With the rapid escalation of the situation we are remaining positive but anticipate the May and June meetings could be impacted to some degree as well. 

OASIS Okanagan Art Show and Sale - Online Gallery

Click here to view the Online Gallery

OASIS 2020 Art Show:

Click here to view the Award Winners!

Artists must have been remarkably busy painting during the lockdown as the response to the OASIS 2020 Call for Entries was a huge success! 

103 artists submitted a whopper 332 entries, a record for OASIS. 215 paintings have been accepted to the Online Gallery on the FCA-COC website that will be open for a sneak preview around June 24. Of the 215 accepted paintings, 111 are Qualifying paintings (received a juror’s score of 4 out of 7 or higher).

Select artists with Qualifying artworks will be invited to hang in the Peachland Art Gallery if they wish. The physical show will open June 27 and run until July 31. Painting drop off/pick up information will be sent out to participating artists.

Unfortunately, for health safety reasons, there will be no Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony this year.

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). The OASIS 2020 Awards and Recipients are listed below.

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

To see the award winners, click here.


Fresh Off the Easel

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 biweekly event.

Every two weeks, 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

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 #5

 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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