The Chapter’s History
In 1992, the Federation of Canadian Artists assisted in the formation of a Chapter in the Fraser Valley. At that time there were several small groups of artists who would benefit from uniting under one umbrella to further their common goals while establishing a link to the FCA.
Founding member Jean Hanson, who was instrumental in forming the Fraser Valley Chapter, chaired the first meetings. The group of approximately twenty-five members met every second month in Abbotsford for a business meeting and artists’ demonstration.
Since its inception, the Fraser Valley Chapter has exhibited in various locations in the valley. In addition, individual members exhibit at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver. The Chapter now has over eighty members from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Sardis,Yarrow, Cultus Lake, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Mission, Langley, New Westminster, Delta, Tsawwassen and Surrey.