|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
Recognizing the scope of artistic possibilities in Vancouver and interested
in the cultivation and advancement of art, the Vancouver
Sketch Club was organized some four years ago by Miss
Anne Batchelor of the Heatherly School of Art, London, England, and
Miss Margaret E. Wake of the Slade School, London,
With environments such as Vancouver possesses, artistic inspirations must naturally exist in the minds of everyone, seeking only expression, therefore the founding of this club, drawing together the devotees and students of art, supplied a much felt want.
The club has for its object the creating and encouragement of an interest in art in its various forms, in outdoor sketching and in studio work, also in pictorial and decorative work in every medium.
At the end of each summer and winter terms, in the months of June and December a special exhibition and sale of pictures is held, which is open to the public for one week.
For some time the meetings and exhibitions of the club were held at the studio of Miss Wake, but about two years ago an independent studio was secured at the present quarters, 342 Pender street west. This location has become known for its art associations, the building having also contained the studios of such well known artists as Mr. Thos. W. Fripp, Miss Margaret Wake, Miss Isabel Weir, and Mr. Norman Hawkins.
The president of the club is Mr. Thos. Fripp, and secretary Mrs. Adela W. Pilkington, both of whom are now in their second year of office.
The members of the club include many persons well known in connection with art to the public of Vancouver. The club is represented by its president and secretary on the advisory board of fine arts, recently established to superintend the loan and competitive art exhibits at the annual fair of the Vancouver Exhibition Association. I.B.