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She was a Director of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver, and also worked as a fundraiser for the B.C. Art League to help establish a civic art school and art gallery in Vancouver.
She exhibited her work with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in September 1921, May 1924, and May 1925. She exhibited at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1924, 1925, and 1930, representing the Vancouver Sketch Club. She also exhibited with the Vancouver Sketch Club in 1923, in an exhibition held at the club rooms at 342 West Pender Street.
She later exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1932 - 34, and 1936-37, and had a solo exhibition there in 1935. She is also known to have had her work in at least one summer exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, England.
B.C. Vital Statistics shows that her husband died in Vancouver on January 28 1945 at the age of 79, Mrs. Schooley died in 1963 at the age of 95, occupation noted as "at home."
|1935 November 2 - 17||Solo Exhibition||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual Exhibition||Down South|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||Laguna Grove|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||Landscape|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual||Grapes|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Thetis Island|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Thetis Island, B.C.|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Scene in Stanley Park|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Scene in Park|
|1934 Dec. 4 - 16||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Nasturtiums|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Sleeping Beauty|
|1936 Aug. 18 - 28||David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee||"three still life pictures"|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Roses|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Roses|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Nature Supreme|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Schooley.
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)
"This, it is hoped, will be for a short time only, as, owing to the activity of the
members of the B.C. Art League, notably one of our own
directors Mrs. F.T. Schooley, some public spirited citizens have been
induced to make the very handsome offer of $100,000 for the purchase of works of Art,
provided the citizens authorize the erection of an Art Gallery for the accommodation
of the same. So that there is every hope that an effort will now be made by the city to
start erecting the long-talked of "Civic Centre," which will accommodate both the Art
Gallery and Museum."
From "Curator's Report, by T.P.O. Menzies
Museum Notes, Vol. 1, No. 1, February 1926.
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Mary R. Schooley ... "
from "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
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