Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA


The Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists has over 50 members from the region. The Chapter provides opportunities for artistic growth, development and accreditation to visual artists of various skill levels. 

The TNSC welcomes aspiring, emerging and career artists through four levels of membership.

Prominent activities of the TNSC are workshops with qualified professional artists, juried shows, meetings to participate in the planning of Chapter activities, critiques to help you grow artistically, demonstrations in various mediums and techniques, guest speakers from near and far, and fellowship with other artists.

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Where Art Shines - Spring Show 2024

Spring Show 2024 Poster

Where Art Shines - Spring Show 2024 Winners


The quality of the art submitted to our 2024 Spring Show was exceptional.  The jurors had a challenge to choose the top prizes out of so many stellar pieces.  This show is a "must see" for both artists and collectors alike.

Three top placement awards:

"Nothing More" by Kit Bell, AFCA 

First Place

Kit Bell, AFCA

 Nothing More

"Moment in Time" by Christine Sherwood 

Second Place

Christine Sherwood

 Moment in Time.

"Deep Blue Hunger" by Jetta Williams 

Third Place

Jetta Williams

Deep Blue Hunger

Three Honourable Mentions:

"Sparkling Winter Day" by Nancy Alison 

Honourable Mention

Nancy Allison

Sparkling Winter Day

"The Storm Rolling In (Vík)" by Claire Burnham 

Honourable Mention

Claire Burnham

The Storm Rolling In

 "Hollyhock" by Cheryl Potter, Active Member FCA

Honourable Mention

Cheryl Potter


Congratulations to our winners and honourable mentions and congratulations to all who were judged into the TNSC 2024 Spring Regional Show.  All the artworks are exceptional. We are very proud of all our artists.

You can view the entire gallery on-line here:  Where Art Shines

TNSC WORKSHOP- Susie Cipolla


We are so thrilled to bring you a workshop with Susie Cipolla!  This is a rare opportunity for you to learn and create with one of our Senior Signature Members! Mark your calendars now - coming May 4/5, 2024.
Here is what we will learn:  Your painting skills are built by practicing and training and by challenging yourself with new techniques and ideas. This intermediate level acrylic workshop will help you do just that. We will spend 2 days on fun and challenging drills and exercises involving speed, limited palette, limited and expressive brush strokes, tool use, different grounds and more. This workshop is for acrylics (as it dries quickly) but the techniques will apply to other media, like oils. For more information and to register click HERE
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Susie Cipolla

Susie first broke into the art world at the age of seven, winning a bicycle in a Dairyland colouring contest. After that, art languished on life’s back burner while she finished school and pursued a career in physiotherapy. In 2009, at the urging of a friend, she took a painting workshop with Brian Atyeo. Discovering a new passion in painting was life changing for her. Over the last ten years she has committed herself to improving her skills as an artist by attending classes and workshops with Master Artists. She now spends her days with her family on a rural property north of Pemberton, B.C. Her large studio hosts guest instructors and provides learning opportunities for other artists. Susie’s preferred painting medium is acrylic and her subject matter is primarily scenery and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest Region. Susie is a Senior Signature member and past board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. You can view Susie's website here:  SUSIECIPOLLA


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