I’m Doing the Happy Dance

….on Sunday evening I received a call from the Executive Director of the Federation of Canadian artists to tell me my application for Signature status had been successful!

So What is the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Anyway?

 Founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists including one of the nation’s iconic painters, Group of Seven member Lawren Harris the FCA operates as a non-profit society and its mission is to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture to all Canadians. It is recognized for the high standard of quality it has established and maintains for participating member artists.

Levels of Membership

  • Supporting  membership is open to anyone who appreciates art
  • Active membership – this is a juried process and if accepted allows you to enter exhibitions at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver and with your regional chapter.
  • Associate Membership -AFCA
  • Senior Membership -SFCA

Application Process for  Signature Membership

  • Successful admission into eight qualifying juried exhibitions over four years
  • A portfolio of 10 works
  • Three paintings from the portfolio to be viewed in person


  •  Entries are juried by the Federation’s Board of Governors which is comprised of SFCA members.
  • Successful applicants must receive a majority of “yes” votes to be accepted.
  •  They convene annually to review the year’s batch of applications

I am more than pleased to be among the 15 selected for the Associate level from the 40 artists who put their names and work forward this year. I’m now qualified to place the initials AFCA after my name (hence the reason it’s known as signature status) to indicate this achievement


Here is the portfolio I submitted.

If you are interested I purchasing any of the available paintings or to commission me to do a painting for you please contact me at pattscrivener@gmail.com

14 thoughts on “I’m Doing the Happy Dance

  1. Diana Holmes

    Joining you in celebrating your very well deserved new designation AFCA.
    That is so very exciting, and no doubt you worked very hard to achieve it.
    I am very proud of you, island talented girl person.
    Di H

  2. Mary Ann

    Congratulations Patt for this significant accomplishment. Your collective portfolios definitely deserve this recognition. Please continue doing the happy dance but with a nice glass of wine….

  3. Alison Kermack

    I had an uncle that was a member,,,,,,,. Wow, congratulations. Nice work, just around the corner in French Creek.

  4. patt Post author

    Thank you Alison. Drop around to my studio one day and have a visit. I would love to meet you.

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