Central Okanagan FCA

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FCA-COC

FCA-COC is a community of over 150 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

Membership Renewals

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FCA-COC Monthly Meetings

Our next meeting will be on Monday March 4th, 2024 at 6:30 PM.   It will be a Zoom meeting. Members will be sent a link.  If you are a non-member and would like to check us out, please contact kitbell@shaw.ca for a link.

Note the new time - 6:30 PM  

This month Ciel Ellis SFCA will be giving us a presentation on The Golden Mean: Drawing in your viewer.

Since ancient times the golden mean has been used as a reference point for designing buildings, sculpture, and two dimensional art. The value of the golden mean is just as relevant today as back then.

Unlike conventional composition guidelines of using thirds to divide up your canvas, the golden mean relies on a .618 ratio. What does this actually mean? The way you place your focal point using the golden mean is different than the simple rule of thirds.

Let me enlighten you on how to use the golden mean when you are designing your compositions, what difference it means for your viewer and how to lean into this tool to developing exciting/dynamic paintings.

I will share some real world examples of paintings that I used the rule of thirds and those that I used the golden mean. It is truly fascinating.

About Ciel Ellis:

From her studio in White Rock, BC. Ciel Ellis is inspired by the flowers found in the west coast gardens around her. Continually amazed by the variety of colors, shapes, and spirit of these delicious blooms she craves to capture them in oil paint.

In the spring, she can be found with her camera slung around her neck walking the local neighborhoods and capturing the flowers, often becoming teary-eyed when their beauty moves her. After hundreds of photographs, she sits down to select the few that will make their way into her unique oil paintings.

While having painted throughout her life, she spent a decade as a life coach helping others find a life they loved. Feb 2019 found her wanting the same for herself. Focusing full-time on her art was what she was drawn to do. By October 2019 she was ready for her first solo show.

As a signature member of the Federation, Ciel is now a volunteer juror for the organization, helping to further the careers of other artists.

Click here to visit Ciel's website.

For those unable to make the meetings, the presentations are available on the chapter's Youtube channel.

2023 Chapter Shows

The Central Okanagan Chapter had two shows happening this year! 

Everything Under the Sun Chapter Show

This show hung at the Grizzli Winery, 2550 Boucherie Rd. West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 2E6 and in the on-line gallery, FCA-COC website. 

Congratulations to the Award Winners!  Click here to see the award winners for the Everything Under the Sun Chapter Show!

OASIS 2023 Regional Show

The OASIS 2023 Regional Show (which is also a Qualifying Show but is open to members of the Central Okanagan, South Okanagan, North Okanagan and the Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapters) ran from July 1st to July 30st at the Peachland Art Gallery.

There are 71 paintings at the Peachland Art Gallery and a total of 92 painting in the Online Sales Gallery which can be viewed here.

Congratulations to the Award Winners.Click here to see the award winners for the OASIS 2023 Regional Show!

 

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 Featured Works

Everything Under the Sun Chapter Show

Click here to see all paintings in this show.

More Great Artwork

 

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