About the Federation of Canadian Artists
The FCA was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminaries such as A. Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris. During the war years the FCA included many of Canada’s prominent War Artists such as Jack Shadbolt and Charles F. Comfort. The FCA continues to operate as a registered not for profit society with members throughout Canada, including our Chapter here in Nanaimo. Today it is home to many internationally recognized artists.
The FCA is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating participants to greater heights of knowledge and achievement by offering wholly artist sponsored programs. These include an extensive education program which is open to non-members as well as members, offering workshops, classes, critiques and lectures in the fine arts media. Instruction is provided by successful established artists who can help all artists to explore and develop their artistic interests and talents. The Nanaimo FCA also provides a showcase through annual juried exhibitions which strives to provide our community with the highest caliber of exhibited work produced by local artists.