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 November 2nd, 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. 

After our business meeting and socializing, Jeff Wilson will be doing a painting demonstration for us:

Tugboats are a popular subject for Canadian painters, and acrylic paints provide an effective medium for combining the formal structure of a heavy vehicle with the more expressive brushwork required in capturing the surrounding water.  Jeff will spend the time working on a tugboat composition, demonstrating and a range of brush techniques & colour combinations, providing a commentary and answering questions from the audience.

For those unable to make the meeting, the demo will be recorded and made available on the chapter's Youtube channel.

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
Winner #9 - Lizann Allan

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 #9 

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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Mouldings and More Logo 

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If you would like to support the arts through a donation, please click here to donate to the FCA-COC.

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