A new twist on annual FCA show at The Old School House Arts Centre

Exhibit in Qualicum Beach June 8-27; winners to be announced at the opening reception June 10

The Arrowsmith Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is ready for their annual summer juried show and sale. The show, which runs June 8-27 at the The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach, will officially open with a reception on June 10 at 7 p.m.

Unlike previous years, however, the results of the competition have not been announced. So while the winners know they’ve won something, they don’t know if they’ve won first, second or third place, or one of three awards of excellence.

“It adds a little bit more drama,” said chapter member Barbra McDonald.

The winners will be announced at the reception by a local dignitary who has not yet been named.

Of the 33 artists who entered a combined 82 pieces to the show, 28 artists and 46 artworks were accepted, said McDonald. The show was digitally juried by three senior FCA members in Vancouver over the last week of May.

According to a press release from the Arrowsmith chapter, the accepted pieces were chosen for their  “originality, creativity, skill and high quality.”

The Arrowsmith chapter of the FCA, which was formed in the 1990s, represents over 70 emerging to professional artists who have the common objective of developing high standards in their work.

Aside from the announcement of the winning members on June 10, McDonald said the members are trying to “encourage extra interest” in the show by hosting plein air painting demonstrations on June 13 from

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the parking lot outside of TOSH.

“There’ll be a lot of activity going on,” she said.

 

Just Posted

Travel back to the Middle Ages at Errington Medieval Faire

Heartwood Home Learners will transform hall on May 4

Stuck in the muck in a stolen truck

Oceanside RCMP nab suspect after call from Errington logging contractor

Oceanside RCMP: ‘Steal from cars, go behind bars’

Man in custody after pair of vehicles broken into in French Creek; officer breaks ankle during arrest

Large ‘problematic’ tree removed from Qualicum Beach golf course

Lombardy Poplar tree taken down by town, member upset

SD69 students set new mark at Skills BC event

Three elementary schools reach medal podium

VIDEO: Killer whales hunt for seals in Vancouver harbour

Bigg’s killer whales feed on marine mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins and even other whales

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

Island-born Snowbirds pilot enjoying homecoming in skies over Comox

Logan Reid once stood clinging onto the fence outside the Comox Air… Continue reading

Attack on student in Courtenay ‘way more than bullying’, says mom

A Comox Valley mother said “it was way more than bullying” at… Continue reading

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

Blaine, Wash. inn owner, charged with smuggling people into B.C., granted bail

Robert Joseph Boule ordered to turn away anyone indicating a plan to enter Canada illegally

Most Read