Correction! Members show reception is December 9 from 7-9 PM
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Detail view of Forest City Gallery's original 432 Richmond St. sign (c. 1973), recovered by a local community member. Original logo design by artist Robert Fones.

50th Anniversary Members' Show & Sale

December 9 - December 20, 2023

Opening reception on Saturday, December 9, 7-9PM

This corrects an earlier email with an incorrect reception date

Forest City Gallery is pleased to announce our 50th Anniversary Members' Show & Sale Fundraiser. The Annual Members’ Show & Sale is an important avenue for artists in our community to connect and develop new audiences, while offering an affordable entry point for supporting local artists and collecting unique works. This is FCG’s longest-running annual exhibition, and it serves as an important fundraising event for the upcoming programming year. 2023 marks half a century of FCG supporting local and regional artists, and vice versa. Exhibiting artists can opt to split the sale of their works with the gallery, or donate full proceeds of the sale of their works to support our programs. FCG issues charitable tax receipts to artist donors.

All of the proceeds from the Members' Show and Sale go directly toward FCG's operations, providing vital support for our capacity to program exhibitions, offer artistic resources, and promote thoughtful dialogue amongst local, regional, and international arts communities.

For this year's Members' show, artists are invited to submit up to two works: one work for exhibition at a maximum size of 48” x 36”, and an additional work at a maximum size of 36” x 24” on the condition that this second artwork’s selling price is capped at $200. All artworks must be ready to hang or display. For 3D artists, please note that FCG has a limited number of plinths, so alternate plans for presentation may need to be arranged with the gallery.

In marking our 50th Anniversary, FCG looks forward to reconnecting with our longstanding artist members as well as welcoming new and emerging artists. 

All participating artists must be FCG Members in good standing. Purchase or renew your membership here. Not sure if your membership has lapsed? Get in touch with us at

Thanks to the support of our Pay It Forward Members, FCG has a number of Artist Memberships available to artists experiencing financial precarity. To access one of these Paid-Forward Memberships, fill out this form!

Access 2023 Members' Show submission forms here.  
Former FCG Board President Alexandra Jaworiwsky gives remarks at our 50th Anniversary Party, following a performance by the Nihilist Spasm Band. Our recent Towards Braiding exhibition provided the setting. 

50th Anniversary Party:

Thank you for making the night a success!

We are grateful to our community for truly showing up for our 50th Anniversary Party, which kicks off an exciting year of celebrating the legacy and ongoing work of London's artist-run centre. A daytime of family-friendly art-making activities and live DJ set from DJ Jedi Jay set us up for a memorable evening performance by the inimitable Nihilist Spasm Band, followed by Amanda Movio and Jelli. The gallery was packed to the rafters with folks of all ages! Party-goers received a special re-issue of the NSB's "No Music" pin. Delicious refreshments were enjoyed, and amazing door prize packages from local community businesses were won. 

Huge thank you to  🍩 Dough EV for bringing coffee and donuts to our daytime program, 🌳International Liquidations for their support, 🍻 London Brewing Co-Op for providing local craft beers, 🍸 Sobrii for their non-alcholic gin donation, Collective Arts for their non-alcoholic beer and Botany line beverages, and the Cambia Development Foundation for their generous support.

Thank you to our many valued community donors: Alexia Hlynialuk, Artisan Bakery, Attic Books, Blue Medium Press, Brown & Dickson Bookmobile, Clayworx Ceramic Arts Learning Centre, Downtown London, Preschool of the Arts Forest City Ltd., Forest City Stained Glass, Grow & Bloom Co., Junction Climbing Centre, Locomotive Espresso, McIntosh Gallery, Peach Apothecary, and Village Tattoo Company.

And of course, thank you to all who came out! Documentation of the day and evening events will be online in the coming days.
Lauren Chipeur, S (Port of Vancouver I), 2023, photograph printed on photo rag baryta, yellow heart frame with sulphur inlay. Image courtesy of the artist

what on Earth is holding the loop up

Lauren Chipeur

October 21 - November 25, 2023

what on Earth is holding the loop up* traces the dispersion of elemental sulphur through industrial and everyday life following one particular carrier, the onion.

*phrase from I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter.

Read the thought-provoking exhibition text, "Savory / Terrestrial: Lauren Chipeur’s malleable method for minding superfluous sulphur," by Danica Pinteric. Download web version. 
Zane Pate, Make It Stop! October 2023, screen print on paper. Printed by Antler River Press.
FCG 2023 Artist's Multiple by Zane Pate! 
The bright yellow, screen-printed milk carton features a terrified ball of energy, hurling through time and space. It serves as a reminder to take a minute to relax, and get a grip back on the wheel. Limited edition of 75, printed by Robin Henry / Antler River Press. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. Read more, and watch Zane's instructional video for assembling your multiple, on our website.

Towards Braiding virtual tour now available
If you missed visiting the gallery space during Towards Braiding: Dreaming of Anti-colonial Futures in the Forest City, or if you'd like to see how the space accumulated community input over time, you can now experience this virtual tour, courtesy of TFD Media and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Western University.
CARFAC's 2024 Fee Schedule has been released. Updates include:
8% increase in rates for 2024; changes to the way group exhibitions and permanent collection exhibitions are calculated; a new type of fee for exhibitions with art for sale; updates to Reproduction Royalties and Artist Professional Services fees.
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