Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

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Entry level is a Supporting Membership

• Contact the membership chair 
• provide name and contact information.
• pay dues to TNSC and FCA 
• Before joining, be our welcomed guest at a meeting and see what we have to offer, there is not obligation.

Three ways to pay:

1. At a meeting by debit, credit, or cash.

Pay online with a Credit Card or Paypal.

3. Email Membership Chair                                      

** Downloadable PDF Membership Brochure at bottom of page** 

Benefits of Membership                        

The TNSC provides support and education from peer and professional artists, artwork exposure, plus occasions to meet, socialize and inspire artistic growth. Memembers receive the FCA Magazine Art Avenue in print or digital version, e-newsletter, and discounts on workshops. The Chapter has an internet presence through this website and Facebook page. 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 are granted according to the level of membership attained. 

Levels of Membership
Note: All levels of Membership require joining both the TNSC and our parent organization, the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) in Vancouver, BC. 

Supporting Membership includes: participation in Chapter meetings and group events, taking part in or observing critiques, demonstrations by other members or guest artists, membership card and official FCA digital badge, discounts on workshops, fellowship in the national organization. Receive Art Avenue Magazine and the bi-weekly e-newsletter. This level is not eligible to enter juried shows.
Supporting Member: (Entry Level)
Annual Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC  email membership chair
And $50 per year to FCA.  form to join FCA


After becoming a Supporting Member apply for Active Status

ACTIVE STATUS: Active status includes the benefits of a Supporting Membership listed above. It is awarded to supporting members pending a successful jury process. With Active Status you can enter juried shows, have your website linked to the website, and use the Active status badge on your business card, website and portfolio.

Active Status:
You must be a Supporting Member to apply for Active Status. Your artwork will need to be successfully juried as indicated in the application below. 
Annual Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC  email membership chair
And $80 per year to FCA  Application for Active Status

Signature Status: Signature Status, AFCA and SFCA, include the benefits of the Active Status listed above. Plus the option of being a juror of shows. There are two levels of status and both grant the use of credentials after your name, qualify your artwork to enter the Medal Show, the use of a badge, jury fellow members applying for Active Status and more.

Associate Status AFCA:
You must have Active Status to apply for AFCA.
Once you've participated in Chapter, National, or shows deemed equivalent to National shows and accumulated the required number of qualifying point in 4 years or less, you can apply for the AFCA level. 
Annual Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC  email membership chair
And $80 per year to FCA  Application for AFCA Status

Senior Status SFCA:
This level of membership may be attained from Active Status or the AFCA level. It requires submitting a consistent body of art work of a high level of quality for jurying. There is information to help discern your level and selecting a body of work on the application link below.  
Annual Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC  email membership chair
And $80 per year to FCA  Application for SFCA Status

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


 Note: All memberships expire December 31
            Membership Cards and benefits expire December 31

           All TNSC membership fees are due by January 31 


Download Membership Brochure

In the box below, click on TNSC Brochure 2019 to open.

Once the brochure is open, move cursor to edge of the screen until a bar drops down from the top.
On upper right side there is a down arrow. Click on the down arrow.
This downloads the file to your desktop, or Downloads folder.
Minimize the window and look for the file "TNSC Brochure 2019" on the desktop or in your Downloads folder. 

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