Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

Join the TNSC

Benefits of Membership

The TNSC provides occasions to meet, socialize and receive support and education from other artists. The Chapter has an internet presence in its website and Facebook page plus a quarterly newsletter. Gathering at meetings and bringing artwork for critiques is one of the most satisfying experiences of membership. Whether you live near or far, you can always be in touch with other members.

Benefits of membership are granted according to the level of membership you attain. 

Levels of Membership

Supporting Membership includes: participation in Chapter events, taking part or observing critiques, demonstrations of techniques by other members or guest artists, Art Avenue Magazine, discounts on workshops, fellowship in the national rganization. This level is not eligible to enter juried shows.

Active Membership: Active status is awarded to supporting members, pending a successful jury process. When you are successful and promoted to Active Status, all of the Supporting Membership benefits mentioned above continue, plus you can enter juried shows, have your website linked to the website, and use Active status in your portfolio.

Signature MembershipTwo levels - Associate Member (AFCA) and Senior Member (SFCA)
All of the above benefits plus the use of initials after your name, qualified to enter the Medal Show,  ability and responsibility to juror members applying for Active Status as well as for Shows.

How to Join

Membership includes joining the TNSC and the parent organization, the FCA. 
Supporting Member:
Fees: TNSC Entry level membership, Supporting Member $20 per year - see TNSC Membership Application below
         FCA Entry level membership, Supporting Member $50 per year

Active Member:

You must be a Supporting Member to apply for Active Status. Your artwork will need to be successfully juried as indicated in the application.             
           TNSC Active member $20 per year - see TNSC Membership Application below
           FCA Active member $80 per year

Signature Member:

Once you've established yourself in the membership and reached the amount of qualifying shows you can apply for Signature status which includes the Associate Membership (AFCA) and then finally Senior Membership (SFCA)
The guidelines for applying are described in detail in the Signature application. 

          TNSC AFCA Member $ 20 per year - see TNSC Membership Application below
           FCA AFCA Member $80 per year, 

          TNSC SFCA Member $ 20 per year - see TNSC Membership Application below
           FCA SFCA Member $80 per year 

 Note: All memberships expire December 31
            All TNSC membership fees are due by January 31.

Please Read the Following Disclaimer Prior to Purchasing or Renewing a Membership

To comply with the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL), the TNSC is required to obtain consent from every member in order to send commercial electronic messages, including emails and e-newsletters.


Please note that by purchasing and/or renewing any membership with the TNSC, you are giving consent for the Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists, their staff, board members and volunteers to contact you from time to time via commercial electronic message (CEMs) in the form of emails, E-newsletters and social media with information on TNSC events, fundraisers, board activity, educational programs, calls for volunteers and general organization information.


You can opt out of receiving CEMs at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ option for E-newsletters, or by sending an email to with the subject heading ‘OPT OUT’.


If you have any questions regarding CASL, consent or how the TNSC  will contact you, please contact

Three ways to pay:

1.  By cheque at a meeting, or mail cheque to:
     #19, 2630 Nechako Drive,
      Kamloops, BC, V2E2C9.

2.  Online with a credit card or Paypal 

3.  By phone. 1-250-828-0190. Speak to Cathie Peters,TNSC President with credit card information.


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