Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA



12th Annual Open National Show and Sale April 2019!




April 11–20 at the Old Court House,
7 Seymour Street W., Kamloops, BC

Beautiful Artworks from many Federation of Canadian Artist Chapters entering their best artworks qualifying for Signature Status, cash awards, ribbons and certificates.

Cash prizes total $2,500! 

 Juve Furtado AFCA, Out to Dry
Above: Juve Furtado, AFCA Out to Dry 


Jurors: Gaye Adams SFCA, Dennis Weber SFCA, Kit Bell AFCA, Lalita Hamill AFCA.

Show Opening and awards ceremony take place
Thursday, April 11 at 7pm.
Light refreshments will be served.  

Everyone is welcome to attend the show opening and sale!
Vote for the People's Choice Award

Show hours: 10am – 4pm daily April 12–19
Saturday April 20, 10am-3pm

Different artists on site each day demonstrating their skills, ready to answer questions about what they do, and the benefits of being a TNSC member.

 KTW 2019 open show


Passion for Painting 
April 12, 2019
Public is welcome
to attend

Have you ever wanted to look over the shoulder of an artist while they work their magic? That is what Passion for Painting allows you to do!

Each spring, in conjunction with the Open National Show, the TNSC hosts 3 Signature Status Artists to demonstrate their professional art practice in a variety of mediums to TNSC members and the public.

Each demo lasts 90 minutes 

$25 for members,  $35 public for the whole day 

Doors open 8:30  
Demos start at 9am sharp – 4pm

Location: Valley View Community Hall  2288 Park Drive, Kamloops, BC

Parking is free.   More info 


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TNSC is a registered non-profit organization. 

show crowds



Would you like to support local fine artists in a meaningful way?

Each year the TNSC holds a Spring and Fall juried show in Kamloops.

Award money is important to cover the cost of supplies and education, it affirms the artist's progress, and prize money attracts entries which supports the TNSC. 

justin maas award
The TNSC is a progressive education resource enabling artists to develop fine art skills, enter exhibtions, get exposure in a National organization and earn accreditation. 

If you are passionate about the arts, and looking for a way to benefit culture in Kamloops, contact
Mairi Budreau to sponsor an award. 

The Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists is a registered non-profit organization formed in June 2004. 


Become a Member

The TNSC provides opportunities for aspiring, emerging, and mid career artists to develop and earn accreditation throughout the Thompson Nicola Shuswap Region. 

We offer four levels of membership.

Prominent activities of the TNSC are:

  • workshops led by professional artists
  • juried shows 2 per year
  • meetings to know what's happening and socailze
  • critiques to grow from
  • art exposure to put your art before the eyes of the public and collectors
  • demonstrations to inspire and learn 
  • guest speakers to inform and educate
  • fundraising to unite as a team for the success of the Chapter
  • fellowship for friendship, support, and comaraderie

perry haddock workshop

Attend at a meeting see what we're about, no obligation.

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