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First B.C. Graphic Exhibition

November 22 - December 11 1949, Vancouver Art Gallery

Editor's note: The following information is transcribed from an office copy of information about the exhibition entries, not from the published exhibition catalogue. Due to the large number of entries, and the relatively small number of works exhibited, this transcription gives a valuable "inside" look at the selection process for an exhbition that is normally not seen by the public.

241 artworks were entered by 70 artists. 81 artworks by 46 artists were actually selected for the exhibition, with 122 being rejected, 8 disqualified, and 20 "did not come in". In the catalogue below, the numbers in bold in the left column are the numbers assigned to the 81 exhibited works.

"x" indicates Not For Sale

BETTY AMESS - City
- 1 Knitters (did not come in) Pen & Ink $10.00
- 2 Little Bull (did not come in) Pen & Ink $10.00
- 3 The Field (did not come in) Pen & Ink $10.00
- 4 Dog (did not come in) Pen & Ink $10.00

FRED A. AMESS - City
- 5 Ballet Rehearsal (did not come in) Pen & Wash $30.00
- 6 Ballet (did not come in) Pen & Wash $20.00
- 7 Woods (did not come in) Pen & Wash $15.00
- 8 Northland (did not come in) Pen & Wash $10.00

SYBIL ANDREWS - Campbell River
1 9 Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey Drypoint $20.00
- 10 Manoir de Formeville, Lisieux Drypoint $20.00
2 11 Pickle Herring Street Drypoint $15.00
- 12 Canon Street Bridge Drypoint $15.00

IRENE ARIS
- 13 Et in Terra Pax Ink on scraper board x
- 14 Design for Stencil Ink on paper x

MABEL BAIN - Fort Langley
- 15 Elevator Charcoal $15.00
- 16 In the Rockies Ink $15.00
- 17 Fishing Shacks Ink $10.00

DR. H. BAKER - City
- 18 Line Drawing #1 Ink $10.00
- 19 Line Drawing #2 Ink $10.00
- 20 Line Drawing #3 Ink $10.00
- 21 Line Drawing #4 Ink $10.00

NANCY BAKEWELL - City
- 22 Evening, Youbou B.C. Conte $5.00
- 23 Restaurant Chez Eddie Ink and Wash x
3 24 Evening, Fraser River Conte $7.50
- 25 Folk Festival Ink and Wash $5.00

ALISTAIR BELL
4 26 Boats in the Creek Woodcut $7.50
- 27 Zoo Sketch - Polar Bear Pen and Ink $5.00
- 28 Zoo Sketch - Jaguar Pen and Ink $5.00

DOROTHY BELL - City
- 29 Golden Ears Above Haney Pencil $15.00
- 30 False Creek Industries Pen $25.00
5 31 Jervis Inlet Pen $25.00
- 32 Rain Pencil x

ERIC BLISS - City
6 33 Season Over Drypoint $5.00
7 34 Bulk Drypoint $10.00
- 35 The Ballroom 1949 Drypoint $10.00

BRUNO J. BOBAK - City
8 36 Dry Leaves Wood Engraving $10.00
9 37 Rock Hill Wood Engraving $7.00
- 38 Beach Form Wood Engraving $6.00
10 39 Beach Form Lino Cut $5.00

BRUCE D. BOYD - City
- 40 Landscape Charcoal $15.00
11 41 Figure Pencil & Charcoal $15.00
- 42 Portrait Charcoal $15.00
12 43 Composition Charcoal $15.00

JOAN WRIGHT BOYD - City
- 44 Composition #1 Ink $15.00
13 45 Arrangement Ink $15.00
14 46 Figure Ink $15.00
- 47 Composition #2 Charcoal $15.00

INEZ BREWTON - Victoria
- 48 Portrait of Capt. Farina (Disqualified - colour) Conte $5.00

LLOYD G. BURGESS - City
- 49 Magnolia (did not come in) Wood engraving $10.00
- 50 Crocus Wood engraving $5.00

WILLIAM CALDER - City
- 51 Seated Figure Conte & Ink $10.00
- 52 Nude Pencil $10.00
15 53 Autumn Bathers Conte $10.00
- 54 Forest Forms Conte & Ink $10.00

R.D. CLEGHORN - City
- 55 Indian Church Pen & Ink $10.00
16 56 House Boats Pen & Ink $10.00
- 57 Disused Boiler Pen & Ink $10.00

P.G. COWLEY-BROWN - Gabriola Isle.
- 58 Before the Night Sepia/drybrush/wash $25.00
17 59 Perilous Night Charcoal $30.00
- 60 The Ash and the Rock Sienna Ink Drawing $25.00
18 61 Trees in a Swamp Conte Chalk $25.00

IRIS DOCHERTY - City
- 62 Douglas Charcoal $30.00
- 63 Tutti Charcoal $30.00
- 64 First Edition Charcoal $30.00
- 65 Fiddlers Three Pencil $30.00

ANTONIA EASTMAN - City
- 66 The Ukrainian Church, Saskatoon Lino Cut $5.00
- 67 The Deserted Marketplace, Saskatoon Lino Cut $3.00
- 68 An Oldtimer, Saskatoon Lino Cut $5.00
19 69 Winter Scene, Saskatoon Lino Cut $3.00

KATHLEEN ENGLAND - City
20 70 The Net Rack Float Dry Brush x
21 71 Roast Ducks for Sale, Chinatown Dry Brush x
- 72 Hindu Pioneer Scratchboard x
- 73 Classical Dance of India Scratchboard x

C. MAY FAVOR - City
- 74 White Satin, Black Velvet Watercolour $15.00
- 75 Low Fog Watercolour $10.00
- 76 Winter Fairyland Watercolour $10.00
- 77 Untitled Pen Drawing x

ORVILLE FISHER - City
22 78 Egg to Adult Drypoint $10.00
23 79 Thrust Drypoint $12.00
24 80 Fraser Valley Drypoint $15.00

GLADYS FITZ-JAMES - City
- 81 Night Class U.B.C. Oil $20.00

ELSE DEVEU FORBES - City
- 82 The Hermit Brush and Ink $10.00
25 83 Wild Grain Brush and Ink $10.00
- 84 Hunter's Rythm (sic) Brush and Ink $10.00

R. FORTUNE - City
- 85 Madame B., Tahiti Grease Pencil -
- 86 Beach at Ngau Pen and Ink -

J.E. GERRARD - City
- 87 Skeena River, Kwinitsa B.C. Soluble India Ink $25.00
- 88 Winter, Nelson's Cannery Soluble India Ink $25.00
26 89 Terra Nova, Lulu Island Soluble India Ink $25.00
- 90 North Shore Dock Soluble India Ink $30.00

HAZEL V.H. GILMOUR - City
- 91 Gulls Ink Brush $10.00
- 92 Coffee Shop Going to the Dance Ink Brush $10.00
- 93 Barbara Ink Brush $10.00
- 94 Farm Ink Brush $10.00

MARY C. GREEN - City
- 95 Vegetables Pen and Ink $3.00
- 96 Vegetables Pen and Ink $3.00
- 97 Vegetables Pen and Ink $3.00
- 98 Vegetables Pen and Ink $3.00

BESS HARRIS - City
27 99 Mountain Peak #1 Conte Crayon -
28 100 Mountain Peak #2 Conte Crayon -
- 101 Mount LeFroy (disqualified) Crayon -
- 102 Oderay (did not come in) Conte Crayon -

JESS HETHERINGTON - City
29 103 Self-Portrait Wood Engraving $3.00

E.J. HUGHES - Victoria
30 104 Qualicum Beach Pencil $32.00
31 105 Indian Church, North Vancouver Pencil $32.00

SOPHIA IRVINE - City
- 106 Wedding Gift Carbon Pencil $12.00
- 107 Still Life of Grass Weaving Pencil $10.00
- 108 My Husband Pencil $25.00
- 109 Elevators & Contour Ploughing Drypoint $4.00

DON JARVIS - City
32 110 On the Subway Pen & Wash $20.00
- 111 Two Men on a Park Bench Pen $20.00
33 112 Fall Evening Wash $20.00
34 113 A Sheltered Cove Wash $15.00

JAMES DALZELL JOHNSTON - Kelowna
- 114 A Cow Eating Conte Crayon $15.00
- 115 The Swilling & Filling of Sancho Panza Conte Crayon $15.00
35 116 Milking Conte Crayon $15.00
36 117 A Boy Conte Crayon $15.00

C.V. JOY - City
- 118 Man or Machine Pencil $5.00
- 119 Panel - Magnolia Pencil $3.50
- 120 Joan (did not come in) Conte $7.50
- 121 Design Ink $3.50

NEIL F. KERR - City
- 122 War Chalk Drawing $15.00
- 123 Refugees Wash $15.00
- 124 Nepenthe Wash $15.00

ERIC LOEWE - City
- 125 Barbara (did not come in) Lithograph x

CLAIRE LORING - City
- 126 Unloading at Night Aquatint $5.00
37 127 The Net Mender Aquatint $5.00
38 128 The Long Way Home Aquatint $7.50
39 129 The Street Car Ride Lithograph $5.00

CLAIRE MACDONALD - City
40 130 Bellevue St. Pen & Ink Wash $10.00
41 131 October Day Pen & Ink Wash $10.00
- 132 City Pen & Ink Wash $10.00
- 133 Rough Seas Pen & Ink Wash $10.00

JAMES A.S. MACDONALD - City
- 134 False Creek Conte $20.00
42 135 Bridge Conte $30.00
43 136 City Conte $30.00
- 137 Buildings (did not come in) Conte $20.00

SHIRLEY FORTUNE McINTYRE - City
44 138 Jaydo Ink x
- 139 Snow Shovelers '40 Ink x
- 140 Bob Ink x
- 141 Kava Ink x

JEAN MCINTYRE - City
45 142 Illustration Ink $15.00
- 143 Illustration Scratchboard $10.00
46 144 Illustration Ink $10.00
- 145 Illustration Ink $20.00

JOHN MACNICOL - City
- 146 Arbutus Tree Pen & Ink x
47 147 The Stump Pen & Ink $5.00
- 148 The Bridge Pen & Ink $12.50

R.W. MAJOR - City
- 149 Electronics Scraperboard x
- 150 White on Black Watercolour x
- 151 Casting (did not come in) Watercolour & Ink $50.00

LILLET MAHON - City
- 152 Newcomers, Stanley Park (did not come in) Ink $10.00
- 153 Newcomers, Stanley Park (did not come in) Ink $10.00
- 154 Doorway (did not come in) Ink $10.00
- 155 Doorway (did not come in) Ink $10.00

GERMAINE MAURIAUCOURT - City
- 156 Bunkhouse Crap Game Pen & Ink $10.00
- 157 Bareback Bronc Rider (did not come in) Pen & Ink $10.00
- 158 Settling Down Pen & Ink $10.00

GRACE MELVIN - City
48 159 Indian Legend - The Curse of Kamalmouk Ink $25.00
49 160 Indian Legend - The Dream of Kamalmouk Ink $25.00
- 161 The Urge of Spring Ink $25.00

MARION A. MORHAM - City
- 162 Tree No. 13 (disqualifed) Black & White Conte $27.50
50 163 Fir Trees Lino Cut $5.00
- 164 Pigeons Black Conte x
- 165 Cat Black Conte $17.50

OLIVE NOBLE - City
51 166 Just Relaxing Wash x
52 167 Insect Ball Crayon x
53 168 Side Show Wash x
- 169 Wrestlers Wash x

J. DELISLE PARKER - City
- 170 Towers of Notre Dame Ink $30.00
- 171 Tranquil Cove Ink $15.00
- 172 Storm King Ink $15.00
54 173 The Prophet Drypoint $10.00

PATRIC - City
- 174 Winter-set Wash & Pencil $18.00
- 175 Absalom Conte & Charcoal $15.00
- 176 The First-Born Ink Wash & chalk $12.00
55 177 Shamans Dry Brush $10.00

JOSEPH F. PLASKETT - New Westminster
56 178 Still Life Pastel $15.00
- 179 Figure (disqualified - oversize) Pastel $15.00

IRENE HOFFAR REID - City
57 180 The Rocks Charcoal $15.00
- 181 Fallen Trees Charcoal $20.00
58 182 The Barn Charcoal $15.00
- 183 Vegetable Garden Charcoal $15.00

IVY M. ROBERTS - Kamloops
- 184 Lonely Lake Ink, Pen & Brush $15.00
- 185 Long Lake, Vernon B.C. Ink, Pen & Brush $15.00
- 186 Man's Head Ink, Pen & Brush -

MAISIE ROBERTSON - City
59 187 Siesta Scraperboard $15.00
60 188 Thoroughbred Chinese Brush $15.00
- 189 The Cast Shoe (disqualified) Chinese Brush $5.00
- 190 Colt Chinese Brush $10.00

STEFANIE ROBERTSON - City
61 191 Fraser Valley View Charcoal -
62 192 The Farm Next Door Pen & Ink $10.00
- 193 The Chicken Yard Charcoal -
- 194 A Grey Day Pen & Ink $15.00

CLIFF ROBINSON - City
- 195 Forms Monotype x
63 196 Malignant Gossip Monotype x
- 197 Composition on an Old Interior Monotype x
- 198 At Dawn Monotype x

J.L. SHADBOLT - City
- 199 Stag (disqualified) Carbon & Wash $70.00
- 200 Seed World (disqualified) Ink & Chalk $70.00
- 201 Bursting Seeds (disqualified) Ink & Wash $70.00
- 202 Seed Fruit (disqualified) Ink & Wash $70.00

JANET A. SHIELL - Needles
- 203 River Roots Pen $35.00
- 204 The Sentinel Pen $15.00
- 205 Beach Scene Pen -

GORDON APPELBE SMITH - City
65 206 Nature Forms Drypoint $15.00
66 207 Rock Forms Drypoint $12.00
- 208 Abstraction #1 Ink & Crayon $10.00
67 209 Abstraction #2 Ink & Crayon $7.00

JAMES AGRELL SMITH - Chilliwack
68 210 Farm Team Wood Engraving $10.00
69 211 Percheron Stallion Monoprint $10.00
70 212 Portrait Monoprint $10.00

C. BETTINA SOMERS - Oliver
71 213 Hockey Drypoint $10.00
72 214 Pas-de-deux Monotype $20.00
73 215 Babes in the Wood Scratchboard x
- 216 Studies in Action Pen & Ink x

BESSIE FRY SYMONS - Read Island
- 217 October Night, Jasper Linocut x
74 218 Logging on the Islands Linocut $7.00

LIONEL THOMAS - City
75 219 #15, 28/10/49 Wash & Casein $45.00
- 220 #3, 15/9/49 Wash, Tempera & Collage $40.00
- 221 #16, 29/10/49 Casein $35.00
76 222 #3, 6/9/49 Conte Drawing $25.00

GORDON KIT THORNE - City
- 223 The Hunters Return Etching $6.00
77 224 St. Anne's, New Westminster Lithograph $10.00
- 225 Gathering for the Potlatch Lithograph $7.50
- 226 The Toquit Dancer Lithograph $6.00

ERNEST H. UNDERHILL - City
- 227 Fish Shacks Tempera $20.00
- 228 Hollyhocks Tempera $15.00
78 229 Self Portrait Pen, Ink & Wash $25.00
79 230 Boardwalk Pen, Ink & Wash $15.00

ROZELLA WEBSTER - Trail
- 231 A Team Pen & Ink $25.00
- 232 Mother and Son Pen & Ink $25.00
- 233 Sleepy Head Pencil $25.00
- 234 On a Windy Hill (did not come in) Pencil $25.00

W.P. WESTON, A.R.C.A. - City
80 235 Old Tree, Mt. Baker Linocut -
81 236 Cheam Linocut -
- 237 Fisherman's Bay Linocut -
- 238 Mountain Forms (?) Linocut -

M. WILKINS - Lasqueti Island
- 239 Argosies of Magic Rails Watercolour $5.00
- 240 When Doth Aprille with his Showers Sweep Watercolour $10.00
- 241 Jumbo Taken to Veterinary Psychoanalyst Watercolour $8.00



Information courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery Library.

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