You will see a Betty Fahlman original in “The Sky’s the Limit” show in Rossland.

The sky’s the limit for Nakusp artist

Seventeen members of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists have teamed up for a tribute to the Kootenays.

Seventeen members of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists have teamed up for a tribute to the Kootenays with a juried show of over 29 paintings spanning images from the artists’ inner heart and mind, with images ranging from still life, animals and landscapes, each painted with the artists’ individual flare and style. A variety of mediums have been used to create the work such as watercolour, acrylic, pastel, oil, textile dyes, and mixed media.

The Rossland Gallery will be presenting “The Sky’s the Limit” art show, displaying works by 17 popular Kootenay artists from Nov. 1-17. The opening reception is Wednesday, November 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

“We decided to use the theme based on the concept of having no limits to our creativity or choice of imagery,” states WKCFCA member Mirja Vahala.  “Artists were empowered to follow their inspiration.”

Three Signature members of the FCA: Dene Croft, SFCA, Kenson Seto SFCA, and Nicoleta Baumeister AFCA chose the pieces for the show and six award-winning artworks by Betty Fahlman, Lis Semenoff, Sandra Donohue, Lucy Bates, Elaine Alfoldy, and Bruce Martin. At the opening reception guests will be invited to vote for the “Peoples’ Choice Award.”

The 21 artists represented in “The Sky’s the Limit” are from across the Kootenays.

The Federation of Canadian Artists, founded in 1941, is a community of artists and art lovers. The FCA head office and gallery are located in Vancouver, on Granville Island where bi-monthly juried exhibits by emerging and signature artists are featured. Its mission is to promote the passion and pleasure of the visual arts through exhibition, education and communication. The FCA, a non-profit organization has chapters throughout Canada. More information about the FCA membership, exhibits, and workshops can be found on its website:

For more information on ‘The Sky’s The Limit’ or the West Kootenay Chapter of the FCA, please contact Mirja Vahala at 250-365-7679 or


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