BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

INFORMATION WANTED

B.C. SOCIETY OF FINE ARTS
EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

I would like to complete the transcription of all exhibition catalogues issued by the B.C. Society of Fine Arts from 1909 on. Missing catalogues include the annual exhibitions in 1911, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1919, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, and 1940 Summer. If you have any of these, or know where any of them are in a collection, please contact me.

ALFREDO DALFO
DALFO ART POTTERY, POTTER MANUFACTURING, PLASTER NOVELTIES

I would like to find out more information about Alfredo Dalfo (1905-1993), who was an Assistant to sculptor Charles Marega from 1925 to 1931. Afterwards he operated plaster businesses in Vancouver that included Dalfo Art Pottery (1941), Potter Manufacturing (1942), and making plaster novelties (1950). The Italian Cultural Centre Museum is interested in doing an exhibition of his work, if we can find any of it.

CHARLES MAREGA
SCULPTURES, ARTWORK

When Vancouver sculptor Charles Marega passed away in 1939 he was essentially broke. He willed his estate to a friend, but the friend wouldn't accept it because of the debts. The estate was basically broken up, and nobody really knows what happened to everything. If you own a Marega sculpture or drawing please get in touch. The Italian Cultural Centre Museum and I are starting to work on a long overdue catalogue raisonee for Marega.

MAUD REES SHERMAN
ARTWORK, CORRESPONDENCE, EPHEMERA

I have been working on a biography of Vancouver artist Maud Rees Sherman (1900-1976) for about 25 years. I have identified scores of her exhibited artworks, but have located almost none of them. If you have a painting by her, or any other information by or about her or her family, please get in touch with me.

B.C. FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

I would like to complete the listing of all artists in all of the exhibition catalogues issued by the B.C. Festival of the Arts. The earlier exhibitions were titled IMAGES AND OBJECTS, for example IMAGES AND OBJECTS III - WORKS BY B.C. ARTISTS (1985). I would like to find the catalogues for 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1997, and 1998. If you have any of these, or know where any of them are in a collection, please contact me.

EARLY VANCOUVER ARTIST GROUPS
EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

I would like to find more exhibition catalogues for the early Vancouver artist groups, for example the Palette & Chisel Club, the Studio Club, the Western Art Circle, the Atelier Sketch Club, the West Vancouver Sketch Club, or others. Also, any catalogues or issues of STORE TOPICS from David Spencer's department stores, the Vanderpant Galleries, the Faulkner Smith Academy of Art, the Provincial Exhibition (New Westminster), the Pacific National Exhibition, or any others. If you have any of these, or know where any of them are in a collection, please contact me.



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