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Weatherbie started classes at the VSDAA in 1925, and was in the first graduating class in 1929. She exhibited her work in the 1929 annual exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, and with the PASOVAS group in their 1930 exhibition at the B.C. Art League gallery. She studied at the Royal Academy in London, England after graduation, and was also a student of Frederick Varley, of the Group of Seven.
She was hired as an assistant instructor at the B.C. College of Arts, founded in 1933 by Frederick Varley and Jock Macdonald. At that time she had a studio in a large West End house owned by Beatrice Lennie's grandfather, where Varley, Macdonald, and Maud Sherman were also painting. The house, known as Parakontas, was on Bute Street, only four short blocks away from the College of Arts. Weatherbie was a favorite model of Varley's, and he made many sketches and paintings of her.
In 1942 Weatherbie married Harold Mortimer Lamb, the father of her school friend Molly Lamb.
She died in Burnaby (registered as New Westminster) in 1977 aged 67.
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||Jean Soon|
|1930 Nov. 27 - Dec. 7||PASOVAS Art Club Exhibition||Self Portrait|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Irene|
|Portrait, F.H. Varley|
|1932 Sept. 17 - 30||PASOVAS Club Exhibition||"Portrait"|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||John|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Fisher Boys|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Low Tide|
|Archway Pier, B.C.|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||My-E-En|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Green Forest|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Reflection|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Portrait with Still Life|
|West Point Grey|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||West Point Grey|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Chinatown|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Abstract of Musical Theme No. 1|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Morning Mist|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Abstract|
|Harbour at Night|
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
BOUQUET - A Selection of Flower Paintings (1965) (refer to BAG65.2)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM 1969)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
FIRST CLASS - Four Graduates From The Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts
1987, Letia Richardson; The Floating Curatorial Gallery at Women in Focus
Exhibition catalogue; ISBN 0-921823-03-7
Includes survey essay of women artists in Vancouver;
Chronologies of Lilias Farley, Irene Hoffar Reid, Beatrice Lennie, and Vera Weatherbie.
VANCOUVER ARTIST: Vera Weatherbie
1995 September; by Michael Clark, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
Visions newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 1, page 5.
One page biography with 2 illustrations of her work.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
2 references cited for Weatherbie.
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1931-32 (refer to DIR)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage, death (refer to BCVS)
""My-E-En" by Vera O. Weatherbie, which won this
year's award at the B.C. Artists' Show, is the
outstanding piece of work by a member of this club. Miss Weatherbie is also
represented by several sketches which indicate her technique, sense of
color and balanced design."
From "Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show" Vancouver Province, November 6, 1934
"Vera O. Weatherbie, winner of the 1934
Beatrice Stone Medal, is showing "My-E-En," the
painting of the Chinese fisherman which won her the award; and a group
of small pictures in oils and water colors. The oils show more interest
in color than this young artist has displayed in the past."
From "Pasovas Art Show" Vancouver Sun, November 6, 1934
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