Eligibility: To be eligible to submit an entry, artists must be members in good standing of the national FCA with Active or Signature status and they must also be affiliated with the Toronto chapter.
Acceptable Media: acrylic, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, water media and hand-pulled prints in runs of up to 200. We will ask artists to also indicate the support as well as the medium they are used, e.g., acrylic on canvas, oil on aluminum panel.
Copyright: Submitted work must be original work by the artist, not copies or derivatives of the work of others or in any way an infringement of copyright. While using photos as a reference for painting is a long-held accepted practice, using stock imagery or photographs taken by professional photographers is not permissible at FCA Toronto, even with the photographer’s permission or with a paid license to reproduce the image. All artists accepted into FCA Toronto’s exhibition must confirm that their artwork is not a copy, derivative or based on the work of others, or in any way an infringement of Canadian copyright law.
Note: when you upload the image files on the FCA’s submission page, you do not need to worry about a naming convention for your files. FCA’s software generates a new file name based on your first name, last name and the title of your artwork.
Subject Matter: All styles and subject matter are acceptable. Every artwork submitted must comply with the Federation of Canadian Artists’ standard set of terms and conditions.
Availability: Artworks entered in this exhibition MUST be available for sale.
Sales and Pricing: We will be encouraging prospective buyers to contact artists directly to enquire about the work. In the exhibition, we will include your email address with the caption for your artwork so that you can be contacted. Artists are responsible for all aspects of closing the sale with prospective buyers — that includes negotiating price, collecting applicable taxes if any, and arranging for shipping and delivery.
Commission: If the artwork in the exhibition is sold through the exposure FCA Toronto provides on its website and social media platforms, then the Artist is obliged to pay FCA Toronto a 20% sales commission on the advertised price within 30 days of receiving payment from the buyer.