Welcome to the Society of Canadian Artists

Raising the profile of Canadian art by supporting Canadian artists   

Art is a voice. And in Canada – where our unique diversity of language, landscape and passion nurtures the creative spirit like few other places on earth – our artists comprise a chorus. Sometimes elegant, sometimes discordant. Through sculpture and paint, video and design software, cameras and conté crayons, the creative are saying something.

Our work is beautiful. It’s unsettling. It explores darkness. It illuminates. It tells of history, rooted in our land and experience. It imagines the future, fearsome or dazzling. In a country so creatively diverse, art is an anthem. The Society of Canadian Artists wants the world to know the tune.

Call for Entries - 2018 Elected Exhibition - Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, AB - June 16-30


  • 2018 International Open Juried SCA Online Exhibition - March 15-June 15 featured on SCA Website shop.societyofcanadianartists.com
  • 2018 Elected Exhibition, Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary - June 16-30 / deadline for entries - April 10
  • 50th International Open, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Museum, Toronto - July 24-August 19 (celebrating with printed exhibition catalogue!) / deadline for entries -  June 1
  • 2018 Elected & Associates’ Online Exhibition, October 1, 2018-February 1, 2019  featured on SCA Website shop.societyofcanadianartists.com / deadline for entries -  September 1


 We are honoured that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, became the SCA Patron on April 2nd 2013.

Honorary Members


With over 300 members, SCA represents art supporters and professional artists who work in a variety of styles and media. Acceptance as an Elected Member is through a process of adjudication which happens twice annually. Artists find support at all career stages, and benefits span the use of a respected designation to online promotion to participation in members-only exhibitions. Applications for Elected membership will be accepted until March 31, 2018.

Learn more about the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)

Brent Laycock