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BC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

On Feb. 9th I was given some catalogues and artist information from the annual BC Festival of the Arts exhibitions. The material dates from 1999 to 2002. BCFA exhibition catalogues have been very hard to find, and I still haven't seen all of them, so this was a very welcome gift. The donor hadn't found an institution that wanted the material and was about to throw it all out. Luckily they found my website and contacted me. Adding artist information is good, but rescuing it is way better!

In addition to four exhibition catalogues, an exhibition guestbook, a sketchbook full of original children's artwork, and 3 VHS tapes of the digital video workshop, the collection includes six 3-ring binders stuffed full of original artist statements and CV's submitted for the 1999, 2000, and 2001 exhibitions. I have indexed all 338 artist entries at: BCFA Exhibition Binders, and listed all applicable information from the submissions into the BCA A-Z index.

I have also listed the 2002 exhibition catalogue, and of the 146 artists in the show 62 were new to BC Artists. No artist will be left behind!


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ISLAND ARTS & CRAFTS SOCIETY

A few years ago I traded an original 1928 Palette & Chisel club exhibition catalogue for a complete set of photocopies from the annual Island Arts & Crafts exhibitions in Victoria. The exhibitions ran from 1910 to 1941, and the catalogues have been very useful reference material. I finally transcribed the first two catalogues from 1910 and 1911. It was a lot of work, but the exhibitions include a number of important early BC artists.

The person that I made the trade with was working on a very focused but rather difficult collection to complete: to acquire an original copy of every exhibition catalogue that Emily Carr exhibited artwork in prior to her death. There were two paintings by Carr in the 1928 exhibition. This was the only Palette & Chisel Club exhibition catalogue that I have ever seen, either on the "market" or in a research facility. I have never seen or acquired an original Island Arts & Crafts Society exhibition catalogue, so it is safe to say that both of us were very happy with our trade.

CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION

The CNE held art exhibitions annually along with the rest of the exhibition. In June a friend emailed me a list of BC artists who had exhibited at the CNE during the 1930s. He compiled the list from seven catalogues in his collection. There are 93 artworks by 41 BC artists on the list. I added the information to BC ARTISTS, which resulted in one new group file for the CNE, and 10 new artist biographies, of which eight artists are newly listed in BC ARTISTS.

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  NEW ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES (89 not listed)
Coghlon, June
Dalfo, Alfredo
Frank, Leonard
Hugo, Jacqueline
Reid, Robert Russell
Were, Mary Elliot

  NEW PRE-1950 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1925 Charles Hepburn Scott Water-Colours, Etchings & Pastels (34 artworks)
1933 Julius E.L. Griffiths Solo Exhibition (69 artworks)
1933 K. Ralph H. Roberts Solo Exhibition (29 artworks)
1935 A.C. Leighton Exhibition of Pictures (30 artworks)
1938 Annora Brown Solo Exhibition (27 artworks)
1938 Myfanwy Spencer Solo Exhibition (13 artworks)
1939 Robert Savery Land & Marine Black & Whites (33 artworks)
1939 Allan Edwards Portraits in Oil (9 artworks)
1940 Emily Sartain Flower Paintings (36 artworks)
1945 Enid Dale Solo Exhibition (26 artworks)
1946 Beatrice Whitehouse Flower Paintings (26 artworks)
1947 June Coghlon Solo Exhibition (23 artworks)
1948 Marion Stavrakov Solo Exhibition (14 artworks)
1949 Lawren Harris Retrospective (60 artworks)

  NEW PRE-1950 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1910 IACS First Exhibition (152 artworks)
1911 IACS Second Exhibition (269 artworks)
1932 Vancouver Sketch Club Exhibit at Vancouver Exhibition (39 artworks)
1946 FCA Traveling exhibition (40 artworks)

  NEW POST-1950 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
BX77 STONE BLOCK PLATE SCREEN (1977)
BCFA02 ARTWORK - CELEBRATING B.C.'S EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS (2002)

  NEW POST-1950 REFERENCES
ARTxx ARTICHOKE - WRITINGS ABOUT THE VISUAL ARTS (periodical volume / number)

  NEW CLIPPINGS
1904 Studio Club Formed
1917 Social Notes
1917 Many Visitors At Sketch Club
1935 Water Color Exhibition
1948 B.C. Artists' Annual Exhibition - Jury or Non-Jury?

  NEW ORGANIZATIONS
BCFA B.C. Festival of the Arts
BCFA B.C. Festival of the Arts EXHIBITION BINDERS 1999 - 2001
CNE Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto ON
DUN22 Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery
ICCM Italian Cultural Centre Museum (Il Museo)
J.G. Fraser Ltd. artist supplies
VM Vancouver City Museum

  NEW OCCASIONAL PAPERS
BC Artist Biographies Recently Updated

  NEW IMAGES


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