$2,000 Grand Place First Prize – Annual International Representational Show


AIRS is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Annual International Representational Show. This call for submission is an open, international, juried call for representational or semi – representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit works depicting any subject matter including but not limited to portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, and wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist.


First Place Grand Prize
$2,000 Cash Prize

Best Figurative / Portrait
$250 Cash Prize

Best Landscape / Urban Scene
$250 Cash Prize

Best Still Life
$250 Cash prize

Emerging Artist Award
Membership for two persons to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Emerging Award Eligibility: Open to eligible Members and Non-members. Artists must have not been accepted previously into any other FCA exhibition. Artists wanting to be considered for this award must also email the Gallery Coordinator at fcagallery@artists.ca requesting consideration for this award to be eligible.

Successful entries from existing Active members also obtain a Qualifying Point towards Signature Status applications with the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Allowed Mediums: Oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, pastel, graphite, pencil, ink, and mixed media. Original hand-pulled prints are eligible if they are 1 – 10 of a ten edition print run. Media specifically excluded are photography, digital photography, and digital art. All work must be 2-dimensional.

Theme: Representational style.

Visit https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/386 for full submission guidelines and to submit.



Call for Submissions