Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

WELCOME TO THE FCA-TNSC

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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OUR NEXT TNSC DEMO DAY AND INFORMATION SHARING

OUR NEXT TNSC DEMO DAY - MAY 25th

IN PERSON @ BLIND BAY HALL - VAUGHN BUTLAND WILL DEMONSTRATE PLEIN AIR FOR WATERCOLOURS

(ALL MEDIUMS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FOR PLEIN AIR)

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Vaughn Butland - Shuswap Storm Vaughn "En Plein Air"
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay
  • COST:  Members - FREE   (No need to register)
  • Welcome Non-Members!  $5.00 fee - REGISTER HERE: BUTLAND
  • Looking to Ride Share?  Please contact Elaine,president@tnsc.ca

PLEASE NOTE:  There is an event in the Blind Bay Hall Parking Lot on this day so please park at the Blind Bay Beach Parking.  We will meet in the Blind Bay Hall, upstairs, at 10:00am.  Please see the map.  Red dot for the hall, lower red dot for parking.

Blind Bay Parking

Join us for the next Demo Day, Saturday, May 25th in person at the Blind Bay Hall  It is so great to be able to meet in person at the beautiful Shuswap Lake.  We are excited to bring you a plein air watercolour demonstration by Vaugn Butland.  Vaugn is also well versed in oils so if you prefer to work in that medium, bring along your oil or acrylic paints!  Weather permitting, we will plein air paint together following Vaughn's presentation. 

Bring your lunch and beverages!  After painting, we will return to the hall for lunch and critique of our paintings.  Please feel free to bring any other pieces you are working on for the critique session.

About Vaughn Butland

VAUGHN BUTLAND has been painting professionally for thirty-five years and has had over twenty-five one man shows and is in corporate and private collections across Canada and the United States. During his career he has taught numerous workshops along with drawing and painting instruction in his studio for fifteen years.  He has published twelve art cards, eighteen gift cards and fifteen limited edition reproductions.  For two years he demonstrated watercolour on a television show, "Sketching in Watercolour".Time is now spent travelling, painting en plein air and working in the studio on portraits and still life.

SUMMER PLEIN AIR DAZE

SUMMER PLEIN AIR DAZE

Our Summer Plein Air Daze returns, starting Sunday, June 23 at Riverside Park.  More details to come but in the meantime, mark your calendars and join us for outdoor painting!  Never tried Plein Air before?  Don't worry - everyone at every level is welcome to attend!

  • June 23:  Riverside Park
  • July 14:  Columbia Street Look-Out
  • August 11:  Stake Lake Dog Trail Park
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Where Art Shines - Spring Show 2024 Winners

TNSC 2024 SPRING SHOW WINNERS ANNOUNCED

What a show it was!  First off, a big shout out of thanks to everyone who volunteered to install the show, do a gallery sit or two, perform painting demos and help take down.  Many hands really make the job eaiser and the best part is the camaraderie.  Thank you to all the artists who entered the show and took the opportunity to showcase their work. Here are your top awards!

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

Hollyhock

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS
Dana - Rock Song

First People's Choice

Shannon Dana - Rock Song

Burnham - Storm Rolling In

Second People's Choice

Claire Burnham - The Storm Rolling In

Budreau - Last Light in the Grasslands

Third People's Choice

Mairi Budreau - Last Light in the Grasslands

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARTISTS and to all the artists who had their works juried into our Spring Show!  It was a stellar collection of artwork. 

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