How to Join the CFS

  • Prerequisite 1: The Artist must be a permanent resident of the province of Ontario, Canada

  • Prerequisite 2:   The artist’s work must have been accepted and shown in a CFS Open-juried exhibition held in each November. 


Elected membership is a juried process. Artists who meet the two prerequisites will be given an Invitation to Submit for Membership at the open-juried exhibition.  
As an invitee, you will be asked to submit through Entrythingy, 6 images of recent work together with the jurying fee (2019, $35), 200-word BIO and 200-word  Artist’s Statement.

The New Membership Jury reviews the submissions in February. Notification of the New Membership Jury decision is emailed at the beginning of March. 

If a submission is successful then the annual CFS Membership Fee must be paid prior to the end of March. (2019, $65) 

Upon receipt of the Membership Fee you will be sent a CFS Membership card, and 

  • Be entitled to use the designation CFS following your name

  • Have your name added to the CFS website listing of Elected Members

  • Be eligible to participate in CFS members’ shows

  • Be able to use your membership card for discounts with various art suppliers. 


Additionally, and only for newly elected members, the CFS hosts a New Members’ Show biennially (in the summer of odd-numbered years, ie, 2019, 2021, 2023…).  Your art will be included in this showcase of artwork by the new members elected during the show year and the previous year. 

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