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Laing exhibited in Vancouver in 1920 with the Vancouver Sketch Club.
He exhibited from 1932 to 1941 in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He also showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibitions in 1933 and 1934.
He was listed as a Patron of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in the exhibition catalogue for the 1930 Spring Exhibition of the Society. He exhibited with the group in 1921 and 1929.
He exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society, in at least one exhibition in 1941.
Laing died in Sooke, Vancouver Island, in 1949 at the age of 78, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual Exhibition||Mount Wrothesley|
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||Doubtful Weather, Skeena River|
|Summer Cabin, Tolmie Channel|
|Forenoon Breeze, Johnstone Straits|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Shades of Evening|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Neglected Pastures|
|Autumn, Maple Ridge, B.C.|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||An Old Farm|
|Morning, Lowe Inlet, B.C.|
|Rocky Coast, near Victoria|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Jervis Inlet|
|Evening Shadows, Rivers Inlet|
|Islands and Mountains|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Landscape, Pitt Meadows|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Pemberton Range|
|1934 Dec. 4 - 16||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Near Lillooet|
|In Rivers Inlet|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||A Quiet Harbour|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Tranquility|
|In the Livery of August|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Tranquility|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Sunlight and Shadow|
|Old Hudson's Bay Barn at Esquimalt|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Spring Sunshine|
|The Pleasant River, Alouette|
|The Fraser, Near Yale|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||In the Fraser Canyon|
|Under Mt. Cheam|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Tree Study|
|Pavilion Lake, B.C.|
|In the Marble Canyon, Pavilion Lake, B.C.|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||The Garden Archway|
|An Old Victoria Garden|
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Laing: Who's Who in Northwest Art.
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS)
" ... J.W. Laing, ... and others are exhibiting in the various classes."
From "Bargains in Art" Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933
"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ...
J.W. Laing ... (continues)
From "Maritime Art Association" Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939
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