The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris. The FCA continues to operate as a registered not for profit society with Chapters throughout Canada. 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 and workshop studio in Canada. The mission of the FCA is to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture to all Canadians, and to promote emerging as well as professional member artists. The Federation Gallery is located on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, featuring bi-monthly juried exhibitions of works by emerging and signature artists. There are two juried international shows held annually, Painting on the Edge and AIRS. The FCA occasionally holds other special collaborative shows with other art societies. An extensive education program which is open to non-members as well as members, offers workshops, classes, critiques and lectures in the fine arts media, with instruction by successful established artists who can help artists to explore and develop their artistic interest and talent. Membership in the FCA is open to all who appreciate art.