Central Okanagan FCA

Membership Info

Member benefits include opportunities to participate in:

  • Regional and international art competitions
  • Workshops
  • Monthly meetings including talks and demonstrations by guest artists
  • Promoting your artwork through our website and in art shows

Membership Levels

Joining is in two parts. In order to join the chapter it is first necessary to join the Federation of Canadian Artists whose offices are located in Vancouver. The cost of an FCA membership is $65 per year (Supporting) or $95 per year(Active, AFCA or SFCA). This includes bi-monthly copies of the FCA magazine “Art Avenue” and the ability to enter juried shows through the Federation Gallery in Vancouver. For more information on joining the Federation of Canadian Artists, click here.

There are two membership levels available in the Central Okanagan Chapter (fees are annual):

Supporting Membership - $10

This includes newsletters, monthly meetings and discounted rates for any workshops we organize. Click here to pay online for a Supporting Membership.

Active Member - $25

This includes newsletters, monthly meetings, a discounted rate for any workshops we organize, the ability to enter FCA -COC shows, and a link on our Member Artists Page to your website if you have one.  Please note: To apply for Active status your artwork must be juried by a AFCA or SFCA level artist (more info below).

Note: In order to apply for an Active Membership you must first be a Supporting Member. You may join at the same time as you apply for Active status but you must fill out a New Membership Application form and pay appropriate membership dues. To apply for Active status your artwork must be juried by a AFCA or SFCA level artist. Click here to download the Active Status Application Form. The Chapter can arrange to have your work juried by a local AFCA or SFCA member - please contact our Membership Chairperson for more information.  

Click here to pay for your Active Membership or renewal.

Click here to pay for your Upgrade from Supporting to Active Status (For members that have successfully completed the jurying process).

There are two other membership levels – Associate (AFCA) and Signature (SFCA) Status – which are juried once a year in Vancouver by a meeting of the Board of Governors comprised of SFCA members. Artists at these levels have displayed a consistent high standard of work and have been accepted into seven different juried shows in the past four years. Applications are due mid-February – for more information, click here.

How To Become A Member

Click here to pay online for a Supporting Membership.

Or Click here for the membership application and bring the application with your fee payment to a FCA-COC meeting at Branch 17, Kelowna Senior Citizen Centre, 1353 Richter St, Kelowna, BC (meetings are at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of the month from September to June, except December).

Or mail the application form and your cheque to:

Box 501
101 – 1865 Dilworth Drive
Kelowna, B.C.
V1Y 9T1

If you have any questions or would like to join the FCA-COC please contact Kit Bell (Membership Chairperson) at kitbell@shaw.ca or 250-868-3525.

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