Friday, 23 March 2012

The Federation of Canadian Artists announces the 10th Annual Painting on the Edge Call for Entries

Entry Deadline: June 14, 2012; Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony, August 16th, 6pm – 8pm

Awards: Federation of Canadian Artists Grand Prize $2,500; more awards to be announced

The Federation of Canadian Artists was founded in 1941. We have over 2,000 members across Canada and around the world. The FCA mandate is to support and promote the visual fine arts in Canada through education, exhibition and communication programs. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact our gallery office at 604.681.2744 or email us at

Painting on the Edge is an open, international, juried exhibition of original paintings, original prints and drawings in any media open to all living artists worldwide. Entries must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs or other artistic works. They must be entirely the work of the entrant, executed without the supervision of an instructor and within two years of the entry deadline. Work must not have been previously exhibited in any other FCA exhibition. All work must be for sale and priced in Canadian funds with intent to sell. Inadmissible works: Photographs, giclées, posters and any other type of mechanical reproduction. To avoid disappointment, please contact the FCA if you have any questions about eligibility.

How to Enter:
Submissions are accepted online at

Entry Fees:
Non-refundable entry fees in Canadian dollars only$25.00
per image for FCA members in good standing$30.00 per
image for non-members

Mail Accepted Artwork to:
Federation of Canadian Artists1241 Cartwright Street,
Vancouver, BCV6H 4B7 Canada

Submission of entry in this competition automatically constitutes the entrant’s acceptance of all competition rules. The juror’s decision will be final.

Accepted Works:
Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor alter the painting or the sale price. FCA reserves the right to refuse to hang any painting that does not match the original entry.

Entries that are accepted for exhibition must remain on display until 4 pm, September 2, 2012. Awards will be mailed to those winners unable to attend the awards ceremony. Awards must be accepted as granted.

All work must be for sale and priced in Canadian funds with intent to sell. A commission of 35% will be retained by the FCA on all sold work. Artist’s price must include this commission. Any sale accomplished by the FCA will have priority over a sale arranged by the artist. Artists must advise the FCA of their HST number if they are registered.

Shipping of paintings to and from the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist. Work can be hand delivered or shipped. The Federation of Canadian Artists and its sponsors are not responsible in any way for the acts or omissions of any shipping agent. Artists are responsible for loss or damage however caused. Artists are therefore encouraged to arrange adequate insurance coverage against such risks. The FCA and all exhibition sponsors shall not be found liable for any loss or damage, whether or not caused by their negligence. The FCA takes every measure to avoid damage and protect the artwork kept in the gallery. The image of any accepted work will be retained by the FCA. The artist’s signature on the entry form grants the FCA the right to use the image of the accepted work for publicity, educational and reference purposes. Copyright remains the property of the artist. All inquiries regarding copyright will be referred to the artist.

Deadline for entries is June 14, 2012

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