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INTRODUCTION
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EDUCATION
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
HONOURS, AWARDS, NOMINATIONS
VOLUNTEER WORK
SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS
SIM PUBLISHING
PUBLICATIONS - WRITING
PUBLICATIONS - GRAPHICS
CONFERENCE PAPERS / LECTURES
COMMISSIONS - WRITING
COMMISSIONS - ART
ART - SOLO EXHIBITIONS
ART - GROUP EXHIBITIONS
ARTWORK - COLLECTIONS
ARTWORK - CURATORIAL
REVIEWS


INTRODUCTION

Gary Sim was born in Vancouver in 1951. After high school graduation in 1969 he briefly attended SFU and the Vancouver School of Art. In traditional B.C. fashion he has worked at various jobs including welfare hostel cook, factory and sawmill worker, central office telephone equipment installer, fruit picker, log cabin builder, forest fire fighter, book store clerk, tree planter, foundry worker, and auction assistant.

Mountaineering courses at Capilano College culminated in a successful climb of Mt. Waddington. A chance conversation led to eight years of employment on the B.C. Rail Rock Gangs, where he qualified as a driller-scaler, blaster, and then Foreman of High Scaling Gang 152. Refer also to Patrolling the Budd and Railway Tales. Drafting courses at V.V.I. in 1988 led to helping design and build a no-till seed drill for an engineering firm. He started full-time employment in architecture in 1989, a career that continues today as a senior Construction Administrator.

His spare time activities include drawing and print making, photography, Vancouver art history, research and writing, and volunteer work. In the past ten years he has created hundreds of original artworks and shown them in more than 40 exhibitions. With his imprint Sim Publishing he produces illustrated monographs and catalogues, greeting cards, artist stamps, and the extensive historical digital research project BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Senior Architectural Technologist / Construction Administrator, DGBK Architects (2007 - present)
     Construction Administration: Okanagan Correction Centre, Oliver
     Construction Administration: Plaza 500 Apartment conversion, Vancouver
     Statement of Requirements, LDHCC for Partnerships BC, Burns Lake
     Design & Construction Administration: London Aviation Centre, South Terminal
     Construction Administration: St. Joseph the Worker Rectory Addition, Richmond
     Design & Construction Administration: Angiography & Cart Washer, Kelowna General Hospital
     Construction Administration: Shuswap Lake General Hospital addition, Salmon Arm
     Construction Administration: 29-bed Complex Care facility, 100 Mile House

Senior Architectural Technologist, TRBP Architects (2006 - 2007)
     Job Captain & Construction Administration: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler
     Drafting & coordination: Totem Park Student Commons building renovation, UBC
     Asst. IT/CAD Manager: Workstation setup, training, network support & planning
     Proposals: research, support, graphics, proofreading.

Production Manager, Parallel.AT Services Inc. (2004 - 2005)
     Managed working drawing teams for architectural projects:
     Parkside Resort (Hulbert); Thunderbird Parkade (DYSA); Rosewood Manor (DGBK)
     Quality control; hiring; marketing and business development.

Production Services Manager, Stantec Architecture, Vancouver (2001 - 2004)
     CAD Manager; in charge of office intranet & AIBC CES courses
     Managed Tenant Improvement drawings for Sun Microsystems Newark expansion
     Condition assessment report for Royal Columbian Hospital Tertiary Care Expansion
     Design & Construction Admin: St. Paul's Hospital Site Consolidation project
     Centennial Pavilion as-built drawings and window replacement projects at VGH
     Job Captain: Nutrition Research Lab, Level A4 at Childrens & Womens Hospital
     Design & Construction Admin: Breast Health Clinic, RCH, New Westminster
     Produced proposals including Richmond Works Yard & Centre for Plant Health

Draftsman / Job Captain / Network Administrator, TRBP Architects (1998 - 2001)
     Job Captain: Stave Falls Visitor Centre, Margranite Phase 2, Clarkdale Motors
     Working drawings: residential, commercial, federal, & industrial projects
     3D drawings: auto dealer, office tower, credit union exterior, museum gift shop
     Network administrator: backups, archives, computer management, training, upgrades
     Graphics: scanning, image editing, promotional page layout, brochure design

Technical Sales Representative / Authorized Autodesk Dealer, PacBlue Digital (1997 - 1998)
     Sales, training & support: AutoCAD, CAD Overlay, Reprodesk, Encad
     Technical Support: Oce 9800’s, colour plotters, CD-burner, scan-to-file
     Project Manager: scan & archive 12,000 City of Richmond Engineering Dept. drawings

Draftsman / Job Captain, Dalla-Lana Griffin Dowling Knapp Architects (1997)
     Job Captain: $3.2 million retail/residential development (‘The Heights’)
     Working drawings: residential, aviation, commercial, healthcare, scientific projects
     3D modeling and rendering: YVR South Terminal, Winnipeg Library Millennium proposal

Draftsman / Network Administrator / Graphic Production, TSHW Architects (1989 - 1997)
     Network Administrator & Computer Manager: Novell 3.12 network (10-user)
     Working drawings: residential, healthcare, commercial, institutional
     3D modeling, rendering, animation: residential, healthcare, commercial
     Architectural scale models: massing, study, presentation
     Proposals: graphics, page layouts, proof-reading, research

Draftsman / Head of Drafting, Agrisystems International (1988 - 1989)
     Developed drafting standards, hired and managed one draftsman
     Completed manufacturing set of agricultural mechanical working drawings
     Created presentation graphics, logo design, colour schemes, patent illustrations
     Drawings published in Agrisystems Advisory, Soybean Digest, Wellington Times, AgWeek
     Helped build working prototypes of No-till Opener and Seed Drill

Driller-Scaler / Powderman / Foreman, B.C. Rail Rock Gangs 151, 152, 153 (1978 - 1987)
     Achieved position of Permanent Foreman, High Scaling Rock Gang 152
     Specialized in high cliff work: scaling, drilling, bolting, falling danger trees
     Blasted for 9 years, with safety fuse and single-series electrical Blasting Ticket
     Introduced modern rope and climbing techniques to B.C. Rail Rock gangs
     Trained & qualified men in high cliff face rope work
     Assisted with track repair, heavy salvage, equipment operator, and train patrol
     Awarded W.C.B. Gold Safety Medal, two letters of commendation
     At Horseshoe Bay, Porteau, Squamish, Garibaldi, Pemberton, Seton, Lillooet, Tumbler Ridge

Central Office Equipment Installer, Canadian Telephones & Supplies (1973 - 1977)
     Installed Central Office telephone switching equipment: step, Strowger toll-ticketing, EAX
     At Whalley, Williams Lake, Kamloops, Penticton, Chilliwack, Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby

Labourer, B.C. Forestry Service, Mackenzie, B.C. (Summer 1972)
     Construction of 4 log cabins for air tanker base, Ingenika Forks
     Construction & maintenance of Forestry campsites & trails, Mackenzie

Labourer, A-1 Steel & Iron Foundry, Vancouver (Summer 1971)
     Worked on foundry floor helping dump and pour from 2 furnaces

Cook, Terrace Welfare Hostel (Summer 1968, 1969)

Labourer, Crown Zellerbach box plant, Richmond (Summer 1966, 1967, 1968)

EDUCATION

MS Project, BCIT, 1 day course (2005)
Autodesk VIZ, CAD Resource Centre, 1 day course (2004)
Autodesk Architectural Desktop, CAD Resource Centre, 3 day course (2001)
CAD Overlay, 1 day course (1997)
Drafting - Architectural & Mechanical; Vancouver Vocational Institute (1988)
W.C.B. Blasting Certificate - safety fuse & single series electrical (1986)
B.C. Rail Rock Rescue Training, Squamish (1982)
W.C.B. Blasting Certificate - safety fuse (1981)
B.C. Rail Safety Training (ongoing 1980 - 1987)
B.C. Rail Foreman Training, two week course (1980)
Mountaineering II, Capilano College - Mt. Waddington (1976)
Mountaineering I, Capilano College - Joffre Peaks (1974)
Vancouver School of Art, Foundation Course (1970)
Simon Fraser University, First Semester (1969)
Grade 12 graduation, Steveston High School, Richmond BC (1969)

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Corporate Member, BC Historical Federation (2013 - current)
Member, Federation of Canadian Artists (2006 - 2015)
Active Member, Federation of Canadian Artists (2008 - 2015)
Active Member, Malaspina Printmakers Society (2005 - current)
Member, Alcuin Society (2004 - current)
Friend of the National Gallery of Canada (2004, 2011)
Member, Vancouver Art Gallery (2000 - 2008)
Member, Savary Island Heritage Society (2003 - current)
Member, Wildlife Rescue Society (2013 - current)
Past member, Avenue for Arts (AVA) (elected 2000 - 2001)
Founding Director, City of Richmond Community Arts Council (elected 1969)

HONOURS, AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Awarded B.C. Historical Federation CERTIFICATE OF MERIT for BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS
     Nominated by author Sheryl Salloum.
Re-nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award for BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS
     (awarded annually to an "outstanding reference work on Canadian Art and Architecture")
     by Cheryl Siegel, Vancouver Art Gallery (2011)
Nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award for BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS
     (jury failed to register the nomination and it was not considered)
     by Cheryl Siegel, Vancouver Art Gallery (2010)
Listed on 125 Years of Donors: 1880 - 2005 wall at National Gallery of Canada (2005)
Nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award for Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
     (awarded annually to an "outstanding reference work on Canadian Art and Architecture")
     by Cheryl Siegel, Vancouver Art Gallery (2005)
Listed on Artists of Canada, National Gallery of Canada (2004)
Nominated for Vancouver Art Award for Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
     by Dr. Richard Hopkins, School of Library Archival & Information Services, U.B.C. (2005)
Nominated for Vancouver Heritage Award for Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
     by Lynn Brockington, Librarian, Vancouver Art Gallery (2004)
Winner, C.M.H.C. Flexhousing Phase 2 Visualization Competition (1996)

VOLUNTEER WORK

Linocut demonstration, Alcuin Society Wayzgoose Letterpress Printing Fair (2013)
Volunteer, Alcuin Society Antiquarian Book Fair (2013)
Linocut demonstration & lecture, Burnaby Art Gallery LINOFEST (2012)
Linocut demonstration, Alcuin Society Wayzgoose Letterpress Printing Fair (2011)
Volunteer, Alcuin Society Antiquarian Book Fair (2010)
Chair, AIBC Gallery Advisory Committee (elected 2006 - 2008)
Member, AIBC Communications Board (2006 - 2008)
Member, AIBC Gallery Advisory Committee (2004 - 2006)
Volunteer, exhibition hang team, Alcuin Books & Printing exhibitions (2006, 2007)
Director, Emily Carr University Alumni Society Board of Directors (elected 2003 - 2005)
Member, Architectural Technologist Committee, AIBC (2001-2003)
Chair, Vancouver Public Art Committee (elected 2001)
Member, Vancouver Public Art Committee, representing AIBC (2000)
Volunteer, Bravo Vancouver ArtsXchange, Vancouver Cultural Alliance (1997)
Festival volunteer, Musicwest Festival (1996)
Festival volunteer, Vancouver International Writers Festival (1994 - 2005)
Festival volunteer, Vancouver International Jazz Festival (1994 - 1996)
Festival volunteer, Vancouver Fringe Festival (1992 - 1994)
Festival volunteer, Inaugural Molson Indy (1990)

SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS

Donation ltd.ed. print Yellow Door by Richard Tetrault to Burnaby Art Gallery, appraised $1,000.00 (2016)
Donation 60 books and art catalogues to National Gallery of Canada, appraised $1,000.00 (2016)
Donation ltd.ed. print Antherium to Malaspina Printmakers Society 101 Print fundraiser estimated value $2,500.00 (2016)
Donation ltd.ed. print Shucking Shed and 2 copies Railway Rock Gang to B.C. Historical Federation annual conference value $400.00 (2016)
Donation 100 books and art catalogues to National Gallery of Canada, appraised $3,000.00 (2015)
Donation 700 books and art catalogues to National Gallery of Canada, appraised $27,000.00 (2014)
Donation 100 letterpress ephemera to SFU Special Collections appraised $3,900.00 (2014)
Donation 18 limited edition prints to Penticton Art Gallery appraised $11,500.00 (2014)
Donation 30 artworks & ephemera on paper to Burnaby Art Gallery Permanent Collection appraised $10,000.00 (2014)
Donation print RAINFOREST by Jack Wise, to Malaspina Printmakers Society 101 Prints fundraiser appraised $800.00 (2014)
Sponsor, B.C. Historical Federation annual conference (2014)
Donation $400.00 to Alcuin Society Vancouver Foundation Fund (2013)
40 letterpress keepsakes printed and donated to attendees of 2013 Alcuin Wayzgoose printing fair (2013)
Donation print Higher Rises to Laudate Singers Society (2013)
Sponsor, B.C. Historical Federation annual conference (2013)
Donation prints South Shore, Basking, and Otters to Malaspina Printmakers Society 101 PRINTS fundraising auction (2012)
Donation print Skookumchuck and drawing Colour Study to Penticton Art Gallery fundraising auction (Winter 2012)
Donation print Looking Away and drawing Morning, Egmont to Penticton Art Gallery fundraising auction (Summer 2012)
Cash donation to Malaspina Printmakers (2012)
Cash donation to Alcuin Society (2012)
50 letterpress keepsakes printed and donated to attendees of 2011 Alcuin Wayzgoose printing fair (2011)
3 issues HIGHLIGHTS, the journal of the Alberta Society of Artists, donated to National Gallery (2011)
Cash donation to Malaspina Printmakers (2011)
Cash donation to Alcuin Society (2011)
Etchings Looking West and Water Taxi donated to Alcuin Society Endowment Fund (2010)
Donation Leaves From the Pie Tree (Pie Tree Press) to Alcuin Society Endowment Fund (2010)
Donation British Columbia Artists to Penticton Art Gallery (2010)
Donation British Columbia Artists to Simon Fraser University Library (2010)
Donation British Columbia Artists to National Gallery of Canada Library (2010)
Donation British Columbia Artists to Vancouver Art Gallery Library (2010)
Etchings Looking West and Water Taxi donated to Malaspina Printmakers fundraiser (2010)
Donation AAEV to Kelowna Art Gallery (2008)
Complete collection of Amphora donated to the Alcuin Society (2007)
Cash donation to Y.W.C.A. Single Mothers' Services (2007)
Print South Shore #10/30 donated to Vancouver Heritage Foundation Endeavour Auction (2006)
Print Otters on Savary Dock #9/30 donated to Savary Island Volunteer Fire Fighters (2006)
Cash donations to Malaspina Printmakers Society (2006 - 2008)
Print Run donated to Vancouver Sun Run (2006)
Lions Gate #4/30; Lawn Bowlers #3/30 (ltd. ed. prints) donated to Alcuin Society auction (2005)
Cash donations to Alcuin Society (2005 - 2008)
Cash donation to B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation (2005)
Donation AAEV to Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (2005)
Donation AAEV to Federation of Canadian Artists (2005)
Cash donation to VGH & UBC Foundation Domestic Violence Program (2004)
Print Lawn Bowlers #1/30 donated to Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club (2004)
Prickly #4/30; Otters on Savary Dock #5/30 (ltd. ed. prints) donated to Alcuin Society auction (2004)
Run, Waiting #AP1, Shucking Shed (ltd. ed. prints) donated to Alcuin Society (2004)
Donation AAEV to Simon Fraser University Special Collections (2004)
Donation 27 items from Shadbolt estate to National Gallery of Canada (2004)
Donation 6 early VSDAA Prospectii & ephemera to National Gallery of Canada (2004)
Donation AAEV to National Gallery of Canada (2004)
Donation AAEV to Vancouver Art Gallery (2004)
Articles donated to Alcuin Society (2004, 2005, 2006)
Prickly #2/30; Prickly #3/30 donated to Writers Festival Volunteer Orientation & Party events (2004)
Otters on Savary Dock #4/30; Shucking Shed #6/30 donated to Writers Festival Volunteers (2004)
Donation 1922 School Days journal to National Gallery of Canada (2003)
Donation 1926 The Paint Box to National Gallery of Canada (2002)
Cash donations to Writers Festival (1999, 2002, 2004)
Donation artwork to Richmond Arts Council 25th Anniversary silent auction (1995)

SIM PUBLISHING

British Columbia Artists, ISBN 978-0-9732542-6-6 (2010)
Railway Rock Gang, ISBN 978-0-9732542-5-9 (2013)
Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950, ISBN 978-0-9732542-0-4 CD-ROM (2004 - current)
Catalogue of Limited Edition Prints, ISBN 978-0-9732542-2-8 (updated 2009)
Between the Clouds - Selected Drawings 2004 - 2008, ISBN 978-0-9732542-4-2 (2008)
Transient Moorage - Summer Sketches, ISBN 978-0-9732542-3-5 (2006)
Gary Sim - Selected Graphic Works 1998 - 2004, ISBN 978-0-9732542-1-1 (2004)
When Love Comes a Riding - John Kyle, Artist & Educator (2002)
Looking For Maud, narrative biography in progress (1998 - pending)

PUBLICATIONS - WRITING

Collecting vs. Entropy, Amphora 142, Alcuin Society (March 2006)
A Lighter Look at Hiring (by Uno. M. Ploid), architectureBC, AIBC (Spring 2006)
40 Years of Amphora, Amphora 140/141, Alcuin Society (December 2005)
The Digital Drawing - Part IV - Archiving, architectureBC, AIBC (Winter 2006)
The Digital Drawing - Part III - Output, architectureBC, AIBC (Fall 2005)
The Digital Drawing - Part II - Input, architectureBC, AIBC (Spring 2005)
The Digital Drawing - Part I - Introduction, architectureBC, AIBC (Winter 2005)
Lions Gate 2: Creation of a Cover Image, Amphora 139, Alcuin Society (June 2005)
Tales of a Vancouver Writer's Festival Volunteer, Amphora 136, Alcuin Society (September 2004)
Thoughts on Antiquarian Booksellers, Amphora 135, Alcuin Society (June 2004)
Midnight on Lion's Gate (poem), Amphora 135, Alcuin Society (June 2004)
John Kyle (biography), Malaspina University-College Home Room web site (2002)
Ruiter Stinson Sherman (biography), Malaspina University-College Home Room web site (2001)
School Days Magazine, Malaspina University-College Home Room web site (2001)
R.S. Sherman (biography), Admiral Seymour School 100th Anniversary Annual (2000)
W.P. Weston - Trolling, historical article for auction catalogue, Heffel Gallery (Spring 1999)
Architectural Use of 3D Service Bureaus, multimedia article (images, animation, text)
     Autodesk Press CD-ROM “Architectura” (June 1996)
AutoCAD to 3D Studio: Making It Work - Part 2, MultiCAD magazine, Australia (May 1995)
AutoCAD to 3D Studio: Making It Work - Part 1, MultiCAD magazine, Australia (June 1995)
Standards, What Standards?, MultiCAD Magazine, Australia (October 1994)
Customizing AutoCAD, MultiCAD Magazine, Australia (September 1994)
AutoCAD to 3D Studio: In Tune including cover image, MultiCAD Magazine, Australia (July 1994)

PUBLICATIONS - GRAPHICS

Looking Away (drawing) & Higher Rises (ltd.ed. print)
   published front cover & pg. 2 Vancouver Historical Society newsletter Vol. 56 No. 5 Feb. 2017
Free Fall (drawing from Adventures of Noman)
   published front cover BC Musician magazine issue 119, Nov. 2016
Tower (drawing) & Snails (etching) published in FCA Art Avenue (Sept./Oct. 2010)
Septessence (invitation image) published in FCA June Highlights (June 2010)
Earl's Cove (drawing) published in FCA June Highlights (June 2010)
Slide Mile 140.3 (drawing) published in FCA Art Avenue (March/April 2010)
Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print) published in FCA Art Avenue (Sept/Oct 2009)
Burrard Bridge (drawing) published in Vancouver Sun (September 3 2009)
Entropy Press (wood engraving) printed by Barbarian Press and tipped into Amphora 149 (July 2008)
London Aviation Centre construction photographs, Scott Construction newsletter (May/June 2008)
Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print) published in Burnaby News-Leader (2007)
Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print) published in Vancouver Province e-news (Sept. 17 2007)
Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print) published in Vancouver Province (2007)
Burrard Bridge and Old Lane published in Viewpoints review, architectureBC (Fall 2005)
Burrard Bridge and Old Lane (drawings) published in Vancouver Sun (September 10 2005)
Waiting and Shucking Shed, Lund (limited edition prints) published in Amphora 137 (Dec. 2004)
Public Art on Alberni, Nine O'Clock Gun, Burrard Bridge published in architectureBC (Fall 2004)
Featured artist - Amphora 135, journal of the Alcuin Society
     Cover image, 9 prints & drawings, artist biography (June 2004)
detail (from pen & ink drawing “Stave Falls Roof”), architectureBC (Winter 2003)
End of the Run (pen & ink drawing title page image)
     for Small: the art of the Miniature - exhibition catalogue ISBN 1-894001-06-0 (1998)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital, 3D computer rendering, Journal of Commerce front page (1994)
No-till seed drill, published in Wellington Times, New Zealand
     & Illinois Soybean Digest, AgWeek, Agrisystems newsletter, USA (1988)
Cover image, Richmond Community Arts Council inaugural newsletter, Richmond (1969)

CONFERENCE PAPERS / LECTURES

"Early Art & Artists in Vancouver"
     Featured lecturer
     Vancouver Historical Society, Feb. 23 2017

"Railway Rock Gang"
     Featured banquet speaker
     TRAINS 2014 Annual Conference (October 2014)

"Railway Rock Gang"
     Vancouver Public Library public lecture
     Main branch, Vancouver (January 15, 2014)

From "Looking For Maud" to "Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950"
     Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Inaugural Conference
     Concordia University, Montreal (October 2 - 5, 2008)

COMMISSIONS - WRITING

Jack Wise article for Burnaby Art Gallery 50th Anniversary book (2016).

Forty Years of Amphora, review of journal's history for Alcuin Society (2005)

COMMISSIONS - ART

Gallery in Summer, limited edition linocut print for Burnaby Art Gallery (2017)
     Edition of 100 printed for 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Gallery in Winter, limited edition linocut print for Burnaby Art Gallery (2007)
     Edition of 50 with 5 Artist Proofs printed for gallery Christmas card
Entropy Press, wood engraving for Alcuin Society Printer's Mark series (2005)
     Printed by Barbarian Press in edition of 500 and tipped into Amphora 149 (July 2008)

ARTWORK - SOLO EXHIBITIONS

DATE EXHIBITION TITLE ARTWORK
EXHIBITION LOCATION
CURATOR
2009 Nov. 01 - current Coastal Images Morning, Egmont (pen & ink)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Skookumchuck (hand tinted linocut)
Curator: Gary Sim Looking West (ltd. ed. etching)
Water Taxi (ltd. ed. etching)
2009 July 15 - Oct. 30 On the Inland Sea - Selected Prints Otters on Savary Dock
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Looking Away
Curator: Gary Sim Wreck
Eagles Eye (hand tinted)
Skookumchuck (hand tinted)
2009 May 15 - July 15 Experiments in Self-generating Rules
in Non-representational Drawings
Colour Field
Red Cloud
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery The Shortest Route
Curator: Gary Sim Implied Reactors
Cluster Study
String Theory
2009 February 22 B.C. Art Salon Lions Gate 2 (hand tinted print)
Le Gavroche Restaurant Snow on Elms (ltd. ed. print)
Curator: Gary Sim South Shore (ltd. ed. print)
Sunrise, Savary (watercolour)
Dinghies (pen & ink)
Foundry Yard (pen & ink)
Catch (pen & ink)
Otters on Savary Dock (print)
Shucking Shed (ltd. ed. print)
Morning, Egmont (pen & ink)
Bloomfield Cottage (pen & ink)
Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print)
Coast Range (ltd. ed. print)
Waiting (ltd. ed. print)
Beaver Lake (pen & ink)
Ghost Chestnut (mixed media)
Sombrio Point (photograph)
Looking Away (ltd. ed. print)
Eagle's Eye (hand tinted print)
Flowers (hand tinted print)
Run (ltd. ed. print)
Bridge (ltd. ed. print)
The Feast (pen & ink)
Slide Mile 140.3 (pen & ink)
Cheakamus Salvage (pen & ink)
Wreck (ltd. ed. print)
Golden Ears (mixed media)
Leaving (pen & ink)
Turnstones (watercolour)
Forest Edge (watercolour)
Green's Point (watercolour)
Basking (ltd. ed. print)
Savary Shells (watercolour)
Eucalyptus (pen & ink)
Marega 23 (pen & ink)
Prickly (ltd. ed. print)
Gallery in Winter (ltd. ed. print)
Coal Harbour (pen & ink)
Old Lane (pen & ink)
Solstice Dragonfly (pen & ink)
2008 Aug. - Nov. Vancouver Drawings Public Art on Alberni (drawing)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Seismic Upgrade, Stave Falls
Curator: Gary Sim Nine O'clock Gun (drawing)
Looking Away (drawing)
2007 Sept. 17 - Nov. 18 Coast Range - Limited Edition Prints Lions Gate
Prittie Library, Burnaby Lawn Bowling
Curator: Bob MacIntyre, B.A.G. Otters on Savary Dock
Shucking Shed
Prickly
Waiting
Snow on Elms
Run
Bridge
Looking Away
Higher Rises
South Shore
Wreck
Basking
Eagle's Eye
Coast Range
2007 Sept. 17 - Nov. 18 Coast Range-Limited Edition Prints Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print + block)
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Snow On Elms (ltd. ed. print + block)
Curator: Bob MacIntyre, B.A.G.
2006 July - September Transient Moorage Eucalyptus
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Transient Moorage
Curator: Gary Sim Beaver Lake
Northern Prospect
Merging Traffic
West End Lane
Mike and Dave
Bloomfield Cottage
Roc-Jac
Lifting 808
Cheakamus Salvage
Slide Mile 140.3
Earl's Cove
2006 January - June 21 B.C. Sketches - Recent Drawings Vancouver Art Gallery (pen & ink)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Catch
Curator: Gary Sim Beacon Point
Earl's Cove
Lund Harbour
Mace Point
Ivanhoe
Dinghies
Seton Salvage
Foundry Yard
2005 Sept. 8 - Oct. 6 Viewpoints Waiting (print)
Architectural Institute of B.C. Shucking Shed (print)
Curator: Gary Sim Otters on Savary Dock (print)
Run (print)
Snow on Elms (print)
Lifeguard (etching)
Sunrise, Savary (watercolour)
Green's Point (watercolour)
Sombrio Point (b&w photograph)
Ghost Chestnut (print, pen & ink)
The Phoenix of Public Art (m.m.)
No Butterflies Were Abused (m.m.)
N'Oubliette 1 (mixed media)
N'Oubliette 2 (mixed media)
Thought Fragments (m.m.)
2004 June 21 - July 30 Selected Recent Drawings Lions Gate
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Nine O'Clock Gun
Curator: Gary Sim Looking Away
Public Art on Alberni
Golden Ears
Lifting 705
Seismic Upgrade, Stave Falls
Marega 23
Solstice Dragonfly

ARTWORK - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

DATE EXHIBITION TITLE ARTWORK
EXHIBITION LOCATION
GROUP / CURATOR / JURY
Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017 Seasons Greetings Gallery in Winter (ltd. ed. print)
Burnaby Art Gallery
2014 April - June Scimitar Series Waiting for more ships from china (pen/pencil)
China Cloud Gallery Erratic Shoreline (pen/pencil)
Curator Erica Wilk On the Scimitar Glacier (pen/pencil)
Terminal Moraine (pen/pencil)
Sunset, Scimitar Icefall (pen)
2011 Mar. 4 - April 3 From the Collection: Linocuts Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print)
Burnaby Art Gallery
Curator Darrin J. Martens
2010 Nov. - 2011 Jan. Christmas Under 300 Exhibition Skookumchuck (hand tinted print)
Penticton Art Gallery South Shore (ltd. ed. print)
Invitational Show 21 (pen & ink, pencil drawing)
2010 June 29 - Aug. 26 Summer Gallery Shucking Shed (ltd. ed. print)
Federation of Canadian Artists Looking Away (ltd. ed. print)
Juried Group Show Eagle's Eye (hand tinted print)
Skookumchuck (hand tinted print)
Lions Gate - Colour Study (print, drawing)
End of the Run (pen & ink drawing)
Ivanhoe (pen & ink drawing)
Forest Edge (watercolour)
Catch (pen & ink drawing)
Snow on Elms (ltd. ed. print)
Windy Day (pen & ink drawing)
21 (pen & ink drawing)
Snails (etching)
The Shortest Route (pen & ink drawing)
Wreck (ltd. ed. print)
Otters on Savary Dock (ltd. ed. print)
Lund Harbour (pen & ink)
2010 June 13 Mid-Main Art Fair Looking West (ltd. ed. etching)
Heritage Hall, 15th & Main Water Taxi (ltd. ed. etching)
Enda Bardell Invitational Group Wreck (ltd. ed. print)
Looking Away (ltd. ed. print)
The Shortest Route (pen & ink
String Study (pen & ink, pencil)
Forest Edge (watercolour)
Eagle's Eye (ltd. ed. print with gem)
Coast Range (ltd. ed. print)
Lions Gate Colour Study (pen & ink)
Skookumchuck (ltd. ed. print)
End of the Run (pen & ink)
2010 June 1 - 13 Septessence Looking West (ltd. ed. etching)
Federation of Canadian Artists Water Taxi (ltd. ed. etching)
Juried Group Exhibition Snails (trial proof etching)
Tower (pen & ink)
Cheakamus Salvage (pen & ink)
Time of Change (pen & ink, pencil)
Morning, Egmont (pen & ink)
Earl's Cove (pen & ink)
Nine O'Clock Gun (pen & ink)
21 (pen & ink, pencil)
Cluster Study (pen & ink, pencil)
Doubling Study (pen & ink, pencil)
Skookumchuck (ltd. ed. print)
Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print)
South Shore (ltd. ed. print)
2010 Jan. 26 - Feb. 28 Capturing the Canadian Spirit Slide Mile 140.3 (pen & ink)
Federation of Canadian Artists Looking West (ltd. ed. etching)
Juried Exhibition
2009 Dec. 3-2010 Jan. 10 Jingle! Looking West (ltd. ed. etching)
Malaspina Printmakers Society Water Taxi (ltd. ed. etching)
Open members show
2009 Nov. 17 - Dec. 6 Small Painting Salon Looking West
Federation of Canadian Artists (limited edition etching)
Juried Exhibition
2009 Sept. 8 - 20 A Bird, A Stone, A Letter Looking West
Federation of Canadian Artists (limited edition etching)
Juried Exhibition
2009 May 19 - June 7 Open Print Exhibition Higher Rises
Federation of Canadian Artists (limited edition linocut)
Juried Exhibition
2008 December Christmas Show Gallery in Winter (ltd. ed. print)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Flowers (ltd. ed. print)
Curator: Gary Sim
2008 July - October Summer Show Egmont Morning (drawing)
Flapping Fish Gallery, Egmont Egmont Harbour (drawing)
Invitational group show Eagle's Eye (ltd. ed print)
2008 July - Sept. Hot Off The Press! Coast Range
Malaspina Printmakers Society Gallery in Winter
Open members show Wreck
Flowers
2007 Dec. - 2008 Jan. Books and Printing Looking Away (ltd. ed. print)
West Vancouver Memorial Library Lifting 808 (drawing)
Alcuin Society Invitational Coast Range (ltd. ed. print)
Flowers (ltd. ed. print)
Savary Haikus (artists book)
Cheakamus Salvage (drawing)
Wreck (ltd. ed. print)
Eucalyptus (drawing)
2007 Dec. - 2008 Jan. Christmas Show Flowers
Malaspina Printmakers Society Coast Range
Open members show Snow on Elms
2007 July 15 - Nov. 6 Mountains Coast Range (ltd. ed. print)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Combatant Col (b&w photograph)
Curator: Gary Sim
2007 July - Sept. Hot Off The Press! Wreck
Malaspina Printmakers Society
Open members show
2007 May Mayworks Lifting 808 (hand drawn card)
Arrowsmith Gallery, Courtenay
Curator: Ed Varney
2007 March 21- June 21 Ships Ahoy! Coal Harbour (drawing)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Ivanhoe (drawing)
Curator: Gary Sim Dinghies (drawing)
2006 Dec. 1 - 31 Books & Printing Eagle's Eye (tinted print)
West Vancouver Memorial Library Lion's Gate 2 (tinted print)
Alcuin Society Invitational Slide Mile 140.3 (drawing)
Basking (tinted print)
Shucking Shed (tinted print)
Adventures of Angleman (laserprint)
Snow on Elms (ltd. ed. print)
2006 Dec. - 2007 Jan. Winter Exhibition Snow on Elms
Malaspina Printmakers Society
Open members show
2006 December Christmas Show: Sim, Steil, Taylor Basking (hand tinted print)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery N'Oubliette 2 (m.m. assemblage)
Curator: Gary Sim Eagle's Eye (hand tinted print w/gem)
RGBK(Y) Mandala (drawing)
2006 July - Sept. Hot Off The Press! Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print)
Malaspina Printmakers Society Bridge (ltd. ed. print)
Open members show
2006 May 29 - Aug. 10 Metropolis Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print)
Architectural Institute of B.C. Bridge (ltd. ed. print)
Curator: Malaspina Printmakers
2006 May 12 - 14 Art In The City Solstice Dragonfly (drawing)
West End Community Centre Eagle's Eye (print)
Open Art Fair Higher Rises (print)
Lions Gate (print)
Basking (print)
Otters on Savary Dock (print)
Snow on Elms (print)
2005 Dec. - 2006 Jan. Bundle It Up! Looking Away
Malaspina Printmakers Society Run
Open members show Snow on Elms
Prickly
Otters on Savary Dock
Shucking Shed
Lions Gate
2005 Dec. 9 - Jan. 20 Sim, Sky, and Steil Higher Rises (ltd. ed. print)
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery South Shore (ltd. ed. print)
Curator Gary Sim Coal Harbour (pen & ink)
Old Lane (pen & ink)
2004 Dec. 10 - Jan. 12 8 B.C. Printmakers Waiting
Daily Grind Cafe Gallery Shucking Shed
Curator Gary Sim Otters on Savary Dock
Lions Gate 3
2004 April - May Made By Hand Seismic upgrade, Stave Falls (p&i)
Architectural Institute of B.C. Looking Away, English Bay (p&i)
Open group show
2002 Sept. 5 - Oct. 11 Architect As Artist Lifting 705 (pen & ink)
Architectural Institute of B.C. Public Art On Alberni (pen & ink)
Open group show Nine O'Clock Gun (p&i)
Looking Away (pen & ink)
2001 Black and White Show Windy Day (pen & ink)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Avenue for Arts (AVA) Invitational
2001 January Architectural Landscape Photos
& Photo Based Work
"Every 25 Years in Vancouver"
Architectural Institute of B.C. College of Art (photographs)
Open Group Show Community Center
White Spot
Sunset Beach
2000 Sept. 1 - Oct. 1 ArtThrob 2: Size Doesn't Matter Part of the Real History of the World
Glass Onion Gallery Part of the Real Map of the World
Curator: Eric Montgomery
2000 June 30 - July 30 Further Journeys Beyond Utopia Parkway N'Oubliette 1 (m.m. assemblage)
Glass Onion Gallery N'Oubliette 2 (m.m. assemblage)
Curator: Eric Montgomery
2000 June 10 - July 7 Small 2: The Art of the Miniature Square Dance (mixed media)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Avenue for Arts (AVA) Invitational
2000 June 1 - 30 New Fortune City "Every 25 Years in Vancouver":
AIA Gallery, Seattle College of Art (photographs)
Avenue for Arts (AVA) Invitational White Spot
Sunset Beach
Community Center
2000 Feb. 27 - April 6 Ode To Jack No Butterflies Were Abused (m.m.)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
AVA Curator: Ed Varney
1998 April 26 - May 21 Small: The Art of the Miniature End of the Run (pen & ink)
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Avenue for Arts (AVA) Invitational

ARTWORK - COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Canada
City of Burnaby Permanent Collection of Significant Works on Paper
Feckless Collection
Numerous private collections

ARTWORK - CURATORIAL

MAUD REES SHERMAN - Drawings and Watercolours
      Prittie Library, Metrotown, Burnaby; Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
      November 2009 - January 2010
      Loan exhibition of artwork from collection; curatorial statement
Ongoing exhibitions at Daily Grind Cafe gallery wall (2004 - 2009)
Various exhibitions at AIBC Gallery including Viewpoints selection and hang (2005)
Selection and hang at West Vancouver Memorial Library Books & Printing exhibitions (2006 - 2007)

REVIEWS

"I met Gary Sim through Emily Carr University and I think his recent "Salon" was a very good one. Here is Gary in his own words (edited for brevity) ... "
      Marketing Brilliance, opinion by Chris Tyrell
      OPUS Framing & Art Supplies newsletter Issue 248 June 2009

"Check out the wicked print at the top of this column. That's by Gary Sim, a Vancouver artist who's got a bunch more linocut and vinyl-cut prints up at this library, as part of an outreach program by the Burnaby Art Gallery. This particular piece is entitled Higher Rises, and is reminiscent of at least a half-dozen vistas in my West End neighbourhood. Très local cool."
      Hans Ongsansoy, Vancouver Province & on-line E-list, September 17 2007

"This slender little disk holds a wealth of information. There are capsule histories of arts organizations, short biographies of artists, lists of exhibitions and titles of paintings included. There are exhibition review, bibliographic citations and artists' statement. All of these are linked together to make easy work of finding the information you're looking for. ...
      This reference tool is of great value to a busy librarian who gets many queries about artists who were working during these early years. The sheer volume of information is astonishing. Like many references in Canadian art, it was created by an author who wanted to share the results of his research. ...
      This electronic resource will be a useful collection of information for libraries, schools, galleries, dealers, curators, and students of Vancouver history. We are indebted to Mr. Sim for the staggering amount of research and planning that went into this project. And, a very positive aspect of electronic resources, it is still growing!"
      Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950 (electronic resource)
      Review by Cheryl Siegel, B.C. Historical Journal, Vol. 38 No. 3 pg. 26, 2006

"The work of the two artists presented in Viewpoints was influenced by their past, where they have been, what they have seen. The result (sic) were representations of familiar places through the eyes of the creators, in media that included watercolours, pen and ink drawings, block prints and mixed media."
      Gallery: Viewpoints, Editor, architectureBC, page 8, Fall 2005

"Gary Sim is an architectural technologist whose artwork is a mix of realistic and abstract ideas in various forms that include pen and ink drawings, three-dimensional work, and experimenting with glass, clay, wire, wood, cut gems, and found materials. ...
      Editor, AIBC Intern Architect Update, September 2005

"In addition to the books offered for auction, this year we are pleased to announce that one of our members, local artist Gary Sim, has contributed original art works to the auction. These have particular interest to our members, as all of them have appeared in various of the Society's publications. As well as two of his own works (which appeared in Amphora), there are eight original page layouts for the 1966 Alcuin publication A Theatrical Trip for a Wager, and one test print of the front cover image."
      The Alcuin Society Citations Book Auction and Lunch, Vancouver, November 2005

"Kudos to Gary Sim for this impressive resource which documents artists and exhibitions in Vancouver from 1890 - 1950."
      Art & artists in exhibition (electronic resource)
      Vancouver Public Library new books listing, October 2005

"The Viewpoints show at the Architecture Centre Gallery is a two-artist affair. ... On this page are sketches by Gary Sim. An architectural technologist, Sim is an active member of the local arts community, as a founding member of the Richmond Community Arts Council, a member (and former chair) of the Vancouver Public Art Committee and as a volunteer for the Vancouver International Writers Festival. Viewpoints runs until Oct. 6 at the gallery, 100 - 400 Cambie, Vancouver."
      Show highlights Viewpoints of two local artists
      Editor, Vancouver Sun, pages F1 & F15, September 10 2005

"Congratulations to our very own artist and writer Gary Sim who received kudos for his work for the Alcuin Society in the Fall 2004 issue of architectureBC. I don't know of anyone who does more to promote the Society and its works than Gary! Many thanks.
      News and Notes, Richard Hopkins, Amphora Issue 136, page 27, September 2004

About the Artist /Author
      Amphora Issue 135, page 36, June 2004

"Amphora, the journal of the Alcuin Society, has selected Gary Sim as the feature artist for Issue Number 135. ... The selection is a great honour and includes the design for the colour front cover, numerous images printed throughout the journal, and a one-page artist's biography. ... In addition to this the editor selected an article by Sim on "the care and feeding of antiquarian booksellers" for publication in the same issue."
      Amphora Art, architectureBC, Fall 2004, pages 13-15
      Illustrated: Public Art on Alberni, Nine O'Clock Gun, Burrard Bridge

"A labour of love by Vancouver architectural technologist Gary Sim, this CD-ROM compilation of information about Vancouver's earliest artists, exhibitions, and art organizations is an invaluable contribution to Canadian cultural research - and a boon to all art historians who have struggled to piece together the history of West Coast painting. ... "
      Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
      Paula Gustafson, Artichoke magazine book review, Summer 2004

"On the more positive side of the ledger this issue has represented for me the discovery of a multi-talented new friend in the person of artist, researcher, and writer Gary Sim. Initially I visited Gary's studio just to see the woodcuts we might feature in Amphora #135. I took away a handful of great art pieces to pass along to Stuart Isto for the issue in hand. Then, however, Gary proceeded to get busy and cut an original piece of work involving the entrance to the Lions Gate Bridge especially for the cover of the journal. Stunning! And then, since I had taken him a few sample back issues of Amphora, I received a wonderful piece of writing from him entitled "On the Care and Feeding of Antiquarian Booksellers", written in response to an article he had read on the future of bookselling in Amphora #134. Believe me it is a pretty darn exciting thing to latch on to such a talented individual. I hope to feature more of his artwork and writing in future issues."
      From the Editor's Desk, Amphora Issue 135, June 2004
      by Richard Hopkins, Chair, Alcuin Society publications committee

"Zeidler's stylistic opposite in this show is Gary Sim, who does drawings of such taut precision and emotional control as to raise the question of what a drawing is. Whereas Zeidler relies on the quick freehand gesture, Sim uses perfectly straight lines. Sim became an architectural technician in 1988, as he puts in his artist bio, "seeking a safer career after nine years as a blaster and rock gang foreman for B.C. Rail". Every line in his four drawings in the show is handled as purposefully as lit dynamite. The best of his four riveting little pen-and-ink compositions pictures the salvage of Locomotive 705 from Cheakamus Canyon."
      from "Architectural Art", Sean Rossiter, The Georgia Straight, September 19-26, 2002.

"Gary Sim has been one of the Festival's most outstanding and long serving volunteers. Gary has been a volunteer of the Festival for 10 years. As a volunteer Gary has done many things for the Festival. He has escorted authors, co-ordinated the Great Canadian Spelling Bee, performed (several times) at the volunteer appreciation parties, worked with Festival's Writer Services Co-ordinator at the Festival's hospitality suite and most recently persuaded Stantec, the company he works for, to become a corporate sponsor of the Festival. He was also responsible this year for hosting the readings at our volunteer party. (For those who didn't know or didn't guess, lots of the Festival volunteers are wonderful aspiring writers and they get a chance to express their talents at the party.)
      These are the things he has done for the Festival. In his other life Gary has blown up mountainsides, scaled rocky cliffs and put himself in dangerous positions on behalf of BC Rail. He is a very talented artist and has an extensive knowledge of artists and their work. Maps fascinate him; he writes; he sings; he plays the guitar; he enjoys good food and he has incredible contacts in all aspects of his creative life.
      Gary is very modest about his skills and accomplishments, so we wanted those of you who have perhaps worked with him as a volunteer or who have seen him around the Festival quietly "doing his thing" to know how valuable he is to our team and how much we appreciate his contribution. Thanks Gary and we trust you'll keep us on your priority list of volunteer opportunities."
      "Friend of the Festival: Gary Sim"
      by Alma Lee, Creative Director, Vancouver International Writers Festival
      Published in the Festival's Fall 2002 newsletter, and posted on Festival website.


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