Vancouver School of Art Graduates' Association

1929 (?) - ?

The Vancouver School of Art Graduates' Association was formed after the first graduating class left the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1929.

The Group put on exhibitions of their work, and published a mimeographed newsletter called The Smock Pocket which kept members up to date on group activities, weddings and births, exhibitions, artist studios, and other general art-related information. The Spring 1936 edition of the newsletter is an excellent historical "snapshot" of a range of information about the graduates during the Great Depression.


May 3 - 18 1933 1st Annual Exhibition VAG
May 4 - 20 1934 2nd Annual Exhibition VAG
May 14 - 26 1935 3rd Annual Exhibition VAG
May 8 - 22 1936 4th Annual Exhibition VAG
Nov. 2 - 14 1937 Group Exhibition VAG
Dec. 6 - 18 1938 Group Exhibition VAG


"Fine Work of Art Students"
      News Herald, May 1933

"Graduate's Association Work Also On Display"
      Vancouver Sun, May 5 1934 by Mamie Maloney

"Art Grads Have Varied Displays" by R.W.M.
      Daily Province, May 23 1935

"Graduates in Art" by Cintra
      (unknown newspaper), April 25, 1936

"Art Graduates Have Excellent Exhibition"
      News Herald, November 3 1937