Membership for FCA and NOC
Member benefits include opportunities to participate in:
- Regional and international art competitions
- Meetings including talks and demonstrations by guest artists
- Drawing and painting as a group
- Promoting your artwork through our website and in art shows
- Benefits of membership are granted according to the level of membership you attain.
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 organization. This level is not eligible to enter jury-ed 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 NOC website, and use Active status in your portfolio.
Signature Membership: Signature Status with the FCA stands for a high level of excellence achieved by the individual artist. Benefits and responsibilities associated with Signature Status can be found in the FCA Policy Manual. There are two types of Signature Status:
- Associate Membership (AFCA)
- Senior Membership (SFCA)
How to Join
Membership includes joining the chapter and the parent organization, the FCA.
Fees: NOC Entry level membership, Supporting Member $25 per year.
Click here for a Supporting Application
FCA Entry level membership, Supporting Member $65 per year.
You must be a Supporting Member to apply for Active Status. Your artwork will need to be successfully juried as indicated in the application.
NOC Active member $25 per year - click here for an Active Application.
FCA Active member $95 per year.
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.
NOC Active, AFCA & SFCA Membership $25 per year - Signature Status Application
FCA Active, AFCA & SFCA Membership $95 per year,
Note: All memberships expire December 31
All NOC 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 NOC 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 NOC, you are giving consent for the North Okanagan 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 NOC 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 email@example.com with the subject heading ‘OPT OUT’.
If you have any questions regarding CASL, consent or how the NOC will contact you, please contact the chapter.
You can make your membership payment by; E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, by dropping off your cheque in our NOC mailbox at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, or mailing it to our NOC Membership Chair:
8-1001 30th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 9H8
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