Spring Exhibition by the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists


Landscapes, portraits, abstracts and more! Art enthusiasts will enjoy this exhibition of 44 drawings and paintings on now in the Turnbull Gallery at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre, 14601 – 20th Avenue. It showcases the diverse artistic interests of the Chapter’s members while adhering to the standards for excellence set out by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).

All work has been juried by a panel of signature FCA members and six award winners were selected:

1st – Joyce Trygg, “Seeking the Shade”
2nd – Veronica Davies, “Selfie Portrait”
3rd – Beverley Biddulph, “Last Light”
Award of Excellence – Fran Alexander, “Reflecting Light I”
Award of Excellence – Jo-Ann Wichary, “One Hump or Two”
Award of Excellenc e – Deborah Strong, “Master Builders (Bushtits)”

The Federation of Canadian Artists is based in Vancouver on Granville Island where it operates the Federation Gallery. The group was founded 75 years ago by iconic Canadian painter Lauren Harris and counts such artists as Emily Carr and AY Jackson among its early members.

The Fraser Valley Chapter, also known as The Fraser Valley Artists, was formed in 1992 and includes visual artists from all over the region. The Chapter organizes two juried exhibitions each year at a variety of public venues, hosts learning opportunities in the form of hands-on workshops, and meets monthly at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford.