BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

2020 BC ARTISTS updates
2019 BC ARTISTS updates
2018 BC ARTISTS updates
2017 BC ARTISTS updates
2016 BC ARTISTS updates
2011-2015 BC ARTISTS updates
2002-2011 AAEV updates


2021 WHAT'S NEW

(See also 2020 BC ARTISTS updates for recent news)

In 2021, work on BC ARTISTS started with the ongoing addition of information, images, and links for the exhibition catalogues of the B.C. Artists' and B.C. Society of Fine Arts exhibitions from 1951 up to their final shows in 1968 and 1967 respectively. Rather than transcribing the information as per pre-1950 exhibitions, I am scanning and linking the catalogues as images. This is about ten times faster than transcribing and linking all of the information.



With a large donation of early Vancouver art material and ephemera gifted by Renee Alexander, from the collection of her parents Irene Cattelle Porter and Robert Samuel Alexander, along with a number of publications from my own collection, I was able to add images and information to a large number of files:
    B.C. College of Arts 1933 Pre-Prospectus and Prospectus
    Royal Canadian Academy of Arts exhibition catalogues and BC artists
    Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition catalogues and ephemera
    Vancouver School of Art Prospectii and ephemera
    VANTECH 1933 school annual images
    Seattle Art Museum Northwest Artists exhibition catalogues and BC artists
    Federation of Canadian Artists updates
    National Gallery of Canada file created
    Western Art Circle file created
    Winnipeg School of Art file created



As part of a donation from Sim Publishing to the University of Victoria Archives & Special Collections, U.Vic. is going to "crawl" the entire BC ARTISTS web site (as well as Sim Publishing web site) and archive it on their servers. Physical donations to the University in the past year included:
    the entire Savary Pudding folio
    a collection of almost 500 items of ephemera and BC art periodicals
    a vertical collection of BC ARTIST CD-R's from 2002 to 2019
    a collection of early Vancouver Island watercolours by Maud Rees Sherman



After much work I finally finished updates and markups in the index to Greater Vancouver Art Galleries. The printout (with reduced size font) is 33 pages. 51 artist names were added to BC Artists. 551 galleries are listed (over 200 more than the 2012 list), and 1,343 exhibitions are listed (zero previously).



I have reformatted all files, changing them from the AAEV header to the simpler BC ARTISTS header, as per below:

Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
     Home     Artists     Exhibitions     Organizations     Clippings     References

... became ...

   BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

As part of the revision, the page title and footer was changed from AAEV to BC ARTISTS, and a fair bit of text and htm coding was deleted. This was also an opportunity to review every biography page, and hundreds of additional vital statistics (now over 850 referenced) were researched and added to further identify artists and their history. Quite a few more links to other files were also added, often to various group files that were created subsequent to the artist biographies. Over 3,500 files were updated during this revision and upgrade, including every artist biography file. The entire process took four months to complete.



One part of this project that has been lagging behind is the index page for listing CLIPPINGS. A lot of reviews were only listed in artist biographies, and a lot were not listed at all. So, I spent a few days listing as many as I could find, and have been able to add over 250 references to that file so far, for a total of more than 420.




  NEW ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES (not all are listed)
  Barr, Florence
  Harvey, M. (Miss)
  Helders, John
  Millar, Joyce
  Nilan, Jack Galway

  NEW PRE-1950 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1937 VANCOUVER FOLK SONG & DANCE FESTIVAL
1936 EXHIBITION OF DRYPOINTS BY GORANSON, FISHER & HUGHES
1939 1st ANNUAL VANCOUVER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION
1940 1st INTERNATIONAL VANCOUVER SALON OF PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  NEW PRE-1950 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1932 Exhibition by Frederick H. Varley (90 artworks)
1938 Exhibition by Mary Riter Hamilton (30 artworks)
1938 Exhibition by Myrtle Jackson (28 artworks)
1939 Exhibition by Plato von Ustinov (27 artworks)
1939 Portraits of Persons & Places by Kathleen Shackleton (34 artworks)
1939 Exhibition by Esmee Townley (25 artworks)
1939 Exhibition by John Ensor (42 artworks)
1939 Exhibition by E.R. McTaggart (26 artworks)
1939 Exhibition by Myrtle Jackson (30 artworks)
1940 Loan Collection by Charles John Collings (33 artworks)
1947 Exhibition by Maxwell Bates (34 artworks)

  NEW POST-1950 EXHIBITIONS
AGGV81 CERAMIC SCULPTURE Valerie Pugh, Bill Rennie (1981)
FCA77 Federation of Canadian Artists WINTER EXHIBITION (1977)
ICCM13 SILENT SPACES: PAINTINGS BY JOHN CAPITANO & MENA MARTINI (2013)
ICCM14 MASTERWORKS: VANCOUVER ARTISTS STUDY CLASSICAL PAINTING (2014)
ICCM15 MENDED: CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART (2015)
ICCM17 IN RUINS: ELIZABETH HARRIS, CATHERINE NICHOLLS, ALLY NICHOLS (2017)
ICCM18 WOMEN'S WORK (2018)
ICCM19.2 MALLEABLE: CHANGING NOTIONS OF WOMEN (2019)
ICCM20 PERSONAL+MATERIAL GEOGRAPHIES: CRAFT AT THE CENTRE (2020)
ICCM21 BEAUX ARTS (2021)
IG87 Inuit Gallery HANDS OF CREATION (1987)
NWA Seattle Art Museum Northwest Artists - BC artists by exhibition
NWAA Seattle Art Museum Northwest Artists - BC artists alphabetically

  NEW CLIPPINGS
1921 By The Way In Art
1947 Interior Art Shows Quality, Much Promise
1948 War Bride Artist Exhibiting Works
1948 Vancouver Sculptor's Work on Display Soon

  NEW IMAGES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


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