Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

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Benefits of Membership

The TNSC provides support and education from other artists, occasions to meet, socialize and inspire artistic growth. Memembers receive the FCA Magazine Art Avenue in print or digital version as well as the TNSC quarterly newsletter. 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 of membership are granted according to the level of membership you attain. 

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 or observing critiques, demonstrations of techniques by other members or guest artists, discounts on workshops, fellowship in the national organization. This level is not eligible to enter juried shows.
Supporting Member: (Entry Level)
Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC  
And $50 per year to FCA. 

Active Status: Active status includes the benefits of a Supporting Membership listed above and is awarded to supporting members pending a successful jury process. When you are successful and promoted to Active Status you can enter juried shows, have your website linked to the website, and use Active status in your 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. 
Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC
And $80 per year to FCA 
Application for Supporting Memembership and Active Status

Signature Status: Signature status includes the benefits of the Active Status listed above.
There are two levels plus the use of credentials after your name, qualify you to enter the Medal Show,  ability and responsibility to jury fellow members applying for Active Status as well as at Shows.
Signature Status:
You must have Active Status to apply for Signature Status.
Once you've participated in Chapter and National shows and reached the required number of qualifying shows you can apply for the first level of credentials which is the Signature Status, Associate Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) level. 
Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC
And $80 per year to FCA 

Senior Status:
This level of membership may be attained from Active Status or the Signature Status level. It requires a submission of consistent body of art work and once attained, responsibilities in the executive and jurying of shows. Senior Federation of Canadian Artists  (SFCA).  
Fees are $20 per year paid to TNSC
And $80 per year to FCA 

Application and guidelines for both Signature Status levels  

How to Join

Come to a meeting and see what we have to offer, there is no obligation
Or contact Cathie Peters for more information email: or 250-299-8261

Or fill out the application form at the bottom of this page.  


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.

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


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