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Grace Judge exhibited her artwork in Vancouver starting at least as early as 1909, showing three paintings at the Exhibition of Pictures held by the Vancouver Studio Club and School of Art. She was also an early member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts. From 1910 to 1913 she showed her work with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in Victoria, B.C.
Grace provided some pen and ink illustrations to The Gold Stripe - Volume Two, published in 1919 at the end of World War One. In 1920 she exhibited in the Annual Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, held at the Vancouver School Board offices on Hamilton Street.
A note on a biographical file commented that she was " S.P. Judge's 'clever sister' ".
In 1928 she exhibited two watercolours in the Provincial Exhibition in New Westminster. The exhibition catalogue noted that she was living in North Vancouver, B.C.
She exhibited her work in the 1930 Spring Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts. She was listed as a member of the Society in the exhibition catalogue.
She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery after it opened in 1931, and was living in North Vancouver at the time.
She showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1933.
In 1946 she and her sister May Judge gave an exhibition of their watercolours at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Both of the women were living at 239 East 10th Avenue, North Vancouver at the time, telephone number North 774R. It cost them $5.00 to rent a room from the gallery for their exhibition.
Grace's work was included in the retrospective exhibition "Contemporaries of Emily Carr", at the Simon Fraser University Gallery, February 5 - 22, 1974, along with that of her sister May Judge.
Grace died at the age of 100, in a private hospital in West Vancouver.
|1946 Nov. 19 - Dec. 8||Exhibition by May Judge and Grace Judge||VAG|
|1909 June 19 - July 17||Studio Club Exhibition of Pictures||Monday's Child|
|1909 November||BCSFA Second Exhibition||Design for Book Illustration|
|Come Unto These Yellow Sands|
|Designs for China Painting|
|1910 May||BCSFA Third Exhibition||Midsummer's Night Dream|
|1912 Nov. 25 - 30||BCSFA Annual||Moonlight|
|Point Atkinson from Bowen Island|
|1915 April||BCSFA Works by Members||Autumn|
|The South Easterly Wind|
|Study of Trees|
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||B.C.S.F.A. Eleventh||Summer Afternoon|
(accepted by City of Vancouver)
|Porpoise Bay, Jervis Inlet|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA Annual||The Patchwork Quilt|
|The Rock Garden|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual||Green Apples|
|The Little House|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual||The Quarry, North Vancouver|
|Morning in the Woods|
|The Cottage, North Vancouver|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual||April|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||Pen Drawing|
|The Old Landing, Valdez Island|
|The Window Box|
|In the Woods, Gabriola Island|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||The Old Landing|
|Evening Primroses, Stanley Park|
|The Old House, Roberts Creek|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual||Book Cover|
|Rock Garden, Caulfield|
|Design for Magazine Cover|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||The Yellow Gown|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Matilda and Penalope|
|The Fairy Dancers|
|1928 September 3 - 8||Provincial Exhibition Eighth Annual Salon||To Violets|
|Back to Fairyland - Over the Hills|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual||The Fairies Come to the Ball|
|The New Hat|
|Ye Faire Maide|
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||A Song of Spring|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||The Basket Seller|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||October|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||October|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Summer Night|
|1933 June 3 - 11||VAG BCSFA 23rd Annual||Cottage Garden|
|A Song of Spring|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Breezy Day|
|The Garden Path|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Summer Morning|
|Perry Bay, V.I.|
|A Cottage (tinted drawing)|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Midsummer|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Midsummer|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Misty Morning|
|The Fairy Coach|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||September|
The Gold Stripe - Volume Three
c1919. Published by the Amputation Club of B.C., Vancouver
Includes pen and ink illustrations by Judge.
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
Island Arts and Crafts Society - List of Exhibitors
CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)
From Desolation to Splendour - Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape
1977, by Maria Tippet and Douglas Cole
Clarke Irwin & Co., ISBN 0-7720-1048-X
159 pages; illustrated; foreward by Jack Shadbolt
Includes references to Judge and her influences, p.66-67, 83
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
"Grace Judge shows some clever black and white work - design for book illustrations -
in which a good firm line, deft execution, is united to a pretty inventive fancy."
From "The Studio Club Autumn Exhibition", by Felix Penne,
B.C. Saturday Sunset, October 30 1909
"Grace Judge, B.C.S.F.A., has not only original faculty and a style of her
own, but she possesses an imagination that busies itself in dainty and refined
avenues of thought. In her quaint devices which have for their "motif" the dress and
customs of bygone days, she displays an insight and technique that are both admirable
From "Art in British Columbia", by
Opportunities Magazine, 1910
"In No. 19 "Vine Maples", Miss Grace Judge shows that she has sat at the feet of the
Pre-Raphaelites and her rendering is scholarly and able. This picture shows considerable
study and a successful attack of difficulties, it is highly decorative and the distant
trees are well put in. The same commendations apply to her picture entitled "The Narrows",
which by its admirably decorative design is lifted above locality."
From "With The B.C. Artists", by "A Visitor"
Vancouver Daily Province, September 27, 1916
"The big trees and "Autumn" of Miss Grace Judge are good examples of this
painstaking and improving artist."
From "Local Work is on View" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Daily Province, October 2 1919
"Grace Judge's beautiful drawing of fairies and
antique ladies and gentlemen have a delicacy that is very pleasing."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Daily Province, April 28 1928
Article on Grace Judge and "another woman"
Vancouver Province, April 7, 1929 p.5 (magazine section)
"Grace Judge shows three examples of clever penwork
in black and white, delicate in execution, and showing much imagination and
study of the fashions of a bygone day."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts", by Diogenes
Vancouver Daily Province, November 13 1930
"The Judge Family is well represented with S.P. Judge and
the Misses Grace and May P. Judge all exhibiting."
From "Bargains in Art" Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933
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