Join us Nov 1, 2, 3 2019 at the VI Conference Center Dodd Narrows Room.
Meet the artists Nov 1 from 7-9pm
The Nanaimo Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists strives to provide its members with several activities and shows. We are a group focused on sharing and learning from each other, and from other professional artists. We also try to provide a platform for showing our art via this website, our Facebook sites and a minimum of two shows annually. Please see the calendar for times of specific activities. The calendar and website are updated monthly.
Twenty years ago, in March of 1989, a group of mid-island artists met to discuss the formation of a new Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The national organization was formed following an Arts Conference held in Kingston Ontario, in 1941, where “many Canadian Artists expressed a need for a country-wide organization that would serve the needs of artists, critics and those interested in art. ” (FCA 60th Anniversary Publication) The first national president was Andre Bieler, and he was followed by Lauren Harris. In 1978, the FCA moved its base of operations from Victoria to Vancouver where its offices and gallery are currently located on Granville Island. By 2001, the Federation of Canadian Artists was a nationally incorporated organization, 2000 strong, with representation in every Canadian province and with additional members abroad. At that time, there were eleven chapters in BC and Alberta, including the mid-island Chapter.
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