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She moved to Vancouver and began to exhibit her artwork starting at least as early as 1909 with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts' debut First Annual Exhibition at the Dominion Hall in Vancouver. Later that year she exhibited in the November exhibition of the Society, and also showed eight more paintings in the Exhibition of Pictures held by the Vancouver Studio Club and School of Art.
Examples of her work were exhibited in retrospective sections of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts exhibitions in 1950 and 1960.
|1909 April 20 - 28||BCSFA First Annual Exhibition||Crimson Glow|
|The Norway Pine|
|In the Cascade Mountains|
|Evening Mists, Lake Agnes|
|A Cloudy Day|
|The Garden of Sleep|
|1909 June 19 - July 17||Studio Club Exhibition of Pictures||A Winter Night|
|Mountain Stream, Port Mellon|
|The White Cow|
|On the Hillside|
|1909 November||BCSFA Second Exhibition||Mount Stephen|
|Autumn, Silver Birches|
|Going to Rest|
|The Garden of Sleep|
|Old Houses, Manchester, England|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Copper Birches|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual Exhibition||Fish Wives|
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
AN EXHIBITION OF OUR COLLECTION OF
EARLY WESTERN CANADIAN WATERCOLORS (refer to UL78)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
7 references cited for Thomas, including Harper, MM, and RCA listed above.
"There is little need to dwell upon the work of Alice Blair Thomas, "Silver Birches,"
"The Old Cedar Tree" and others are well up to her standard."
From "The Studio Club Autumn Exhibition", by Felix Penne,
B.C. Saturday Sunset, October 30 1909
"Alice Blair Thomas is well-represented in Nos. 33 and 34; her work is too
well-known to need eulogium."
"Vancouver Studio Club", by Felix Penne
B.C. Saturday Sunset, November 6 1909
"Mrs. Alice Blair Thomas, B.C.S.F.A., is another broad worker in oil, whose
frequently large canvases convey a poetic rendering of mountain scenery. She is
equally successful in pastoral effects, while her work in water color has found
many purchasers in Vancouver."
From "Art in British Columbia", by Bernard McEvoy
Opportunities Magazine, 1910
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