The Federation of Canadian Artists have been able to lease a space in the Granville Island Market on weekends which allows three FCA members to paint onsite and provide information about their art and their artistic style. As FCA members, we are encouraging everyone we interact with at the POD to come down and see the current exhibit at the Federation Gallery and learn more about FCA!
I was there yesterday, April 30th. At first, asking to be assigned to the desk area, I felt like I was the "Shammy Wow" guy and all I needed to add was my mike hanging from my neck. However, as I got comfortable with the area and actually was focused on my painting, it became a great space to interact with interested Guest touring Granville Island and the Market as well as interested budding artists and students who genuinely wanted to know more about the organization and the art of myself, Gary Nay and Tanis Hopkins as we painted in the environment.
The best part of the POD was getting to know my fellow FCA artists and finding out more of their stories. This is what makes art inspiring and exciting because every story is different and everyones art is so amazing!
Please visit the FCA website and the POD soon as it will go on for the month of May and I hope to be back there as well:
And for interest here is the websites of Gary and Tanis:
Our wonderful gallery and volunteer coordinator Helen Duckworth took some wonderful pictures of the activity at our Pod on the FCA facebook page and you can see it shared on my facebook page!
Coming up soon, May 10, the Plein Air Exhibit at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island and I have a painting that was juried in for the show!