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    We are Canada's fine art community
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    Society of Canadian Artists

    Raising the profile of Canadian artists
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    Supporting all fine art mediums
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    Society of Canadian Artists

    Fostering the visibility of visual arts in Canada

Raising the profile of Canadian art by supporting Canadian artists

Art is a voice. And in Canada – where our unique diversity of language, landscape and passion nurtures the creative spirit like few other places on earth – our artists comprise a chorus. Sometimes elegant, sometimes discordant. Through sculpture and paint, video and design software, cameras and conté crayons, the creative are saying something.

Our work is beautiful.

Our work is unsettling.

It explores darkness. It illuminates.

It tells of history, rooted in our land and experience.

It imagines the future, fearsome or dazzling.

In a country so creatively diverse, art is an anthem. The Society of Canadian Artists wants the world to know the tune.

Call for entry

2021 Application Process for Elected Membership

Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2021

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Current exhibitions

2021 Open International Online Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: March 15 to June 15, 2021

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IN MEMORIAM

Anthony J Batten, CSPWC, SCA, OSA, SFCA, 1940 – 2020

We are saddened by the news of the passing of our Honorary Member, Anthony (Tony) J. Batten on December 27, 2020. Please read our notice about Tony’s life and contributions.

Peter Gough, SCA, LAI, ASMA, 1947 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we pass on the news that Peter Gough has passed away. You can read about Peter’s life and major contributions to the SCA on a new page we have dedicated to him. 

Meet our Newest Elected members

The Society of Canadian Artists recently completed its Elected membership jury. 24 Canadian artists were accepted, each with their own unique style and flair.

Check out our New Members

You can check out each of our new members’ work by clicking the button.

Life Members

In 2020 we recognized nine SCA members with Life membership. This honor is bestowed upon members who have maintained 30 years of consecutive membership with the society. 

Zora Buchanan, SCA-Life

Paul Chester, SCA-life

Deborah Colvin, SCA-life

Barbara Fostka, SCA-life

Heather Grindley, SCA-life

Linda Kemp, SCA-life

Margaret Peter, SCA-life

Michael Walker, SCA-life

Mary Wright, SCA-Life

Honouring one of our own: Karin richter sca - hon

It is our great pleasure to announce that Karin Richter, SCA has been recognized for all her hard work and dedication as an Honorary Member of the Society of Canadian Artists.

Karin has been an Elected member of the SCA since 2004. She is a gifted artist in several different mediums in a range of subject matter. She is also a sought after teacher and instructor, leading workshops around the world including painting vacations in Europe and elsewhere. She has produced and published painting instruction DVDs and books.

Karin is being recognized for the volunteer work that she has done for the SCA. Karin has served 2 stints on the SCA Board of Directors. Her first time volunteering was from 2006 to 2008, serving as part of the Office of the President s the Vice President of Exhibition. She was part of a 4 person group that served during that time period running the operations of the SCA.

Karin returned to the board in 2014 as a Director and Chair of the Exhibition Committee. During the 6 years that she served, she was responsible for all facets of hosting our exhibitions; from finding galleries to exhibit our shows and finding jurors and volunteers to help the ensure they all ran smoothly. Karin also was responsible for bringing back our Online exhibitions which continues to grow in popularity with members and artists worldwide. She stepped down from the board in May 2020 after serving her maximum three 2-year terms.

We thank Karin for all she has done for our society.

Shown at left: Karin Richter and her pastel painting “Painter’s Bouquet”, 24″ x 18″.

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The Society of Canadian Artists publishes our SCAnews newsletter three times a year. You can catch  up on our members’ news and events as well as what’s happening in your society.

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With over 300 members, SCA represents art supporters and professional artists who work in a variety of styles and media. With membership in the SCA, artists find support at all career stages, and benefits span the use of a respected designation, to online promotion, to participation in members-only exhibitions. And much more….