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"Thank you to the Federation of Canadian Artists Committee and Gallery for continuing to support Canadian artists through this pandemic.  

I am honoured to continue to exhibit with the Vancouver Gallery through ongoing exhibitions and now through the On-Line Gallery."

— Janet B. Armstrong, AFCA

Calgary, Alberta



The work is extraordinary and showcases some of the best in contemporary Canadian art... The staff are fabulous. They are knowledgeable, helpful and enduring in their belief the Gallery is one of the best! 

— Ian Carter


"So few people give to the Arts. I'm very happy to as art is central to my happiness and well being. The FCA contributes to me having good friends, improving my skills and giving me the motivation to get better at what I do. I hope lots of people contribute!"

— I. de Jong, Nanaimo




"I am a long time admirer and support of the Federation of Canadian Artists... I know all the hard work that you do, and I am so honoured to be represented by such a promotional and professional gallery."

— Diane Howard Langlios




"Thank you for your excellent work in supporting Canadian Artists."

— R. Olson, Winnipeg




"Congratulations to the Federation to its first-class contribution to the growth of artists through 12 chapters. My wish is to see chapters in each of Canada’s provinces."

— R. Alm, Nanoose Bay, BC 




 "I love patronizing the Federation. Many of my customers are artists so I stay current on what’s going on in your gallery."

— Elizabeth Mclaughlin


















1241 Cartwright Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7

We're located on Granville Island across from the hotel and Performance Works.


Phone: 604.681.8534

Email: sales@artists.ca



Gallery Summer Hours: May - Sept

Monday - Saturday: 10 - 4 PM

Sunday: 10 - 3 PM


Gallery Winter Hours: October - April

Tuesday - Sunday:

10 AM - 4 PM





The Federation Gallery promises a friendly, approachable experience to original art purchases. Our service remains fun and informal, balanced by the breadth of our authority on Canadian Artists. Please visit for a truly warm and welcoming community of artists.  





We only sell original artwork, straight from the artist's studio. The gallery deals only in the Primary Art Market, no artwork is resold from a past collector. This ensures authenticity and Provenance for your art collection.





The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is a registered charity founded in 1941 by professional Canadian working artists including Group of Seven luminaries Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, and A.Y. Jackson. The first National Executive Council was led by Andre Bieler, and Lawren Harris was the BC region’s first Chairman. Other notable founding members included Emily Carr and the Honorable Mark Kearley.

The FCA continues to operate as a registered charity with members throughout Canada and Chapters in Alberta and B.C.. The FCA is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating participants to greater heights of knowledge and achievement by offering what is believed to be the first completely artists' sponsored gallery in Canada. Currently the Federation is the only national-level visual arts organization that manages their own full-time art gallery.

The Federation Gallery is located on Granville Island, in the heart of Vancouver's art and culture community. Our gallery features twice-monthly juried exhibitions of works by emerging and Signature members as well as three juried international open shows held annually; Painting on the Edge, the Annual International Representational Exhibition, and the Annual International Mail-in Art Exhibition.

The FCA also holds special collaborative exhibitions with other Canadian art societies. Hosting an extensive education program that is open to all artists, the FCA also provides workshops, classes, critiques and lectures in the fine arts media, with instruction by successful established artists who can help all artists to explore and develop their artistic interest and talent. Membership in the FCA is open to all who appreciate art.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of CHMC. Their subsidy of our gallery lease and management of Granville Island has made the operation of our gallery sustainable over the long term.

















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1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6H 4B7


Gallery hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
or by appointment

The Federation Gallery is a division of
The Federation of Canadian Artists
Charity 11891 3920
For more information about the Federation
please visit the artists.ca website