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


Thank you to the members who took the time to fill out the survey earlier this month.  It provided some very valuable information that will help the executive figure out how to best continue with chapter activities in these unusual times.

One thing that stood out was that many members miss the social interactions at our month meetings and other events. So, we are planning an outdoor, social distanced event for you:

When: August 24th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Father Pandosy Mission (the entrance fee will be paid by the chapter)

Please bring a lawn chair and refreshments for yourself – there is plenty of room at the Mission to spread out and there is lots of shade.  If you like, bring a painting to discuss or have critiqued.  We also ask that you bring a facemask (requirements for masks may change between now and the 24th)

If you would like to do some plein air painting, bring your gear and come early (about 5 pm).


Note: there are no washroom facilities at the Father Pandosy Mission.

FCA-COC Monthly Meetings

Thank you so much to everyone who completed our online survey earlier this month! After considering the results 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.  

Please know that this has been a very tough decision to make as we really miss seeing everyone's faces and truly value the social aspects that you all bring to our chapter meetings!! That said, we have some exciting speakers lined up for the fall and our goal will be to bring back in person meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.  

Some positives to bring out of this situation will be that our Chapter Meetings will be available online for everyone to access in the event you can't make the meeting! Members will also not need to battle snowmaggedon to attend our meetings and can sit back and relax from the comfort of their own home no matter what the weather! Got to be thankful for technology!!  

Again, we can't thank you enough for your input and hope you can understand our reasoning for this decision. We look forward to seeing you on zoom September 14th and hopefully back in person sometime early 2021!  

Thank you, Jaxon Jurome, President

OASIS Okanagan Art Show and Sale - Online Gallery

Paintings are no longer available for purchase from the Online Gallery.  If you are interested in a painting, please contact the artist directly.

Click here to view the Online Gallery

OASIS 2020 Art Show:

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

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 August 23rd. 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.


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

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 #6

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

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