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She exhibited her artwork in a number of B.C. Society of Fine Arts annual exhibitions. She was listed in the 1930 exhibition catalogue as Hon. Sec. Treasurer of the Society.
She also exhibited artwork with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1927.
In 1932 she was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists. She was noted as being a Vancouver artist.
B.C. Vital Statistics on-line database states that Adela Winifred Pilkington died in North Vancouver on April 2, 1962 at the age of 88. This is probably the artist.
|1909 November||BCSFA Second Exhibition||Still Life Study|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual Exhibition||Avon Warwick|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual Exhibition||Penzance, Cornwall|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual Exhibition||Wallflowers|
|Still Life (Purple and Amber)|
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||The Blue Lustre Bowl|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||Still Life|
|1933 June 3 - 11||VAG BCSFA 23rd Annual Exhibition||Zinnias|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||The Witch Ball|
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1919/21 (refer to DIR)
"In the Loan Exhibit members represented were ... Mrs. A.J. Pilkington, ..."
From "Arts Clubs Active - Vancouver Sketch Club", by (unknown)
Western Woman's Weekly, September 18 1920
Miss Wake painted "Sophie," a finely executed piece of work representing
another well-known old indian woman. This has been frequently exhibited
in Vancouver, and is now the property of Mrs. A.J. Pilkington, the
wife of the City Comptroller."
From "The City Art Gallery", by G.H. Lardner
Museum and Art Notes, Vol. IV, No. 1. March 1929
"The B.C.S.F.A. has recently had the expert and capable
assistance of Mrs. A.J. Pilkington as honourary
secretary treasurer, and the society owes much to her in this regard. The
catalogues were ready and the arrangements were complete."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts", by Diogenes
Vancouver Daily Province, November 13 1930
" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date
... include ... Adela W. Pilkington ... "
From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery," by The Canadian Press Montreal Gazette, December 8, 1932
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