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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SUMMER PLEIN AIR DAZE

SUMMER PLEIN AIR DAZE!

Our first Summer Plein Air paint-out was a spectacular day!  We met at the Riverside Park Rose Gardens and the roses didn't disappoint!  The artwork and sketches created were amazing!  Never tried Plein Air before?  Don't worry - everyone at every level is welcome to attend!  Join in on the fun and hone your observation skills of nature at its best!  Join us for next outdoor painting!  

  • When:  Sunday, July 14, 2024
  • Where:  Columbia Street Look-out, 610 Columbia Street (Turn at the Panorama Inn and Suites and follow the side road to the lookout.)
  • Time:  10:00am - 12:00 noon

 Next Date:  August 11:  Stake Lake Dog Trail Park

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE COLUMBIA STREET OUTLOOK!

Columbia St 1   Columbia St 2

ART IN THE PARK 2024

ART IN THE PARK - TNSC MEMBERSHIP BOOTH

Art Park 4 Art Park 1

The TNSC hosted a membership booth at Art in the Park this year.  Art in the Park is Kamloops biggest and most attended art fair and 2024 did not disappoint!  The weather was perfect and over 4,000 people came out to celebrate both Canada Day and the vibrant art community we have in Kamloops.  We were thrilled to have so many people drop by our booth to talk "art" and the benefits of becoming a member with the Federation of Canadian Artists and the TNSC!  It was a very encouraging day and we hope to see some new faces join our group in the very near future.  All in all the day was a success!  A big shout out of thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and the Kamloops Arts Council for a great event!

 

AT ART IN THE PARK, OUR THREE ARTIST VOLUNTEERS COLLABORATED ON ONE PAINTING!
The results are spectacular and some lucky person will be the receipient of this fine painting!

Art Park 2 Art Park 3


Looking to join the TNSC and be part of our vibrant artistic community?  Please contact Cathy Tetarenko @membershipchair@tnsc.ca

TNSC FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOP - LALITA HAMILL

Lalita Hamill Workshop - October 5/6, 2024

We are bringing Lalita to you in October to further our very popular Foundation Skills Program. This weekend workshop will be all about "Working from Photographs”.  Artists use reference photos in many different ways depending on their practice.  It is an essential tool for any artist serving as a reference to fill in the gaps where our memory or imagination may need a little inspiration.  Lalita will expand on the use of photos in your artistic practice and show you how to get the most out of your pictures.

More details to follow in the next couple of months!  If you are already interested and know what Lalita brings to the easel, secure your spot here: LALITAHAMILL

ABOUT LALITA

Lalita Resized

Lalita Hamill is a professional fine artist living in Langley, BC, Canada.  She discovered her artistic abilities as a young adult during the final year of her Philosophy degree at the University of Victoria. Subsequent years of drawing led to four years of study at the Vancouver Academy of Art, where she received instruction by classically trained painters.

 

Lalita specializes in oil and is also skilled at acrylics, watercolours, and drawing media. She is most well known for her award-winning figures, portraits, and still lifes. By exploring the human condition through emotive figures and narratives, Lalita's artwork inspires viewers to reflect on who they are, how they relate to their environment and others, and what really matters.  With over thirty years teaching experience, Lalita is a well respected teacher, mentor, and art assessor. On account of the success of her contemporary atelier program at her studio in Walnut Grove, Lalita was asked to design the Foundations Program for the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

TNSC 2024 REGIONAL FALL SHOW - "FALLING FOR ART"

"Falling for Art" - TNSC Fall Regional Show!
October 19 to November 2, 2024

Get your brushes going - the TNSC Fall Regional Art Show and Sale is planned for October 19th – November 2nd at the Old Courthouse in Kamloops. This will be a juried, qualifying show open to members from the following chapters: Thompson Nicola Shuwap, orth Okanagan, Central Okanagan and South Okanagan. More details and submission information to follow in the next couple of months!

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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