BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS awarded BCHF CERTIFICATE
OF MERIT May 11 2013
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS (BC ARTISTS) is an extensive digital
finding aid to reference information on more than 19,300
artists who worked or are working in British Columbia, from the
1700s to the present day. Artist information has been compiled from more
than 3,000 bibliographic references, including exhibition
catalogues, books, prospectii, newspaper reviews, archival records,
personal correspondence, websites, and artist statements. The bibliographic
references are linked to the artist index with more than 37,000
individual cross-references. Thousands more references are contained in
1,640 artist biographical files.
The information is presented in over 3,100 web pages, with 680
images, all extensively hyperlinked (there are more than 96,000
links in the project) from the main BC
ARTISTS ALPHABETICAL INDEX. The project will run on any device
with a web browser (computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone) regardless of
operating system or browser.
Current printout of the entire project in 3-ring binders.
(the A to Z binders also contain related ephemera)
All files are printable with a single click. A single-sided printout
of the entire project, using a 12-point font, takes approximately 5,000
pages. The A to Z artist index alone takes over 600 pages.
Over 13,400 individual artworks are listed in transcribed exhibition
catalogues, which provides a huge database of titles, mediums, and
sales prices. These are also compiled vertically into artist biographies.
ABOUT THE BC ARTISTS ALPHABETICAL INDEX
Artists are listed alphabetically, with vital statistics and formal
education listed if known, and a list of bibliographic references in
which each artist is included. The table below shows 2 typical entries
from the S index, in this case for Herbert Siebner and the
editor. Each reference has a unique abbreviation with a date code,
and the abbreviation is hyperlinked
to more information about the reference. Emphasis has been placed
on listing references that contain biographical information. (Note:
the links in the box below are not active). If the artist exhibited
artwork in Vancouver prior to 1950, they will typically have their
own biographical file.
|Siebner, Herbert Johannes Josef
||1925 - 2003
||b Stettin, Germany
arr Victoria 1954
|Sim, Gary Keith
||b Sept 26 Vancouver
ABOUT THE BC ARTISTS BIBLIOGRAPHY of MONOGRAPHS
A bibliography of artist monographs
has been compiled and linked into the BC ARTISTS index files and artist biographies.
Many of the publications are limited edition, or from countries around
the world such as Japan, Mexico, England, Netherlands, Germany,
Indonesia, and France and thus not easily sourced. Numerous catalogues
have been donated by artists, curators, and galleries. The bibliography
currently lists 877 monographs for 428 artists.
This is about 3/4 of the current BC ARTISTS monograph collection.
Each biographical page is divided into seven main sections that may
or may not contain information about the artist:
1. The artist's name in full, including optional spellings, single and married names.
2. The artist's dates of birth and death, as known and if applicable.
3. Groups and associations that the artist belonged to or exhibited with.
4. A biographical summary of the artist.
5. A summary of exhibitions, linked to transcribed exhibition catalogues.
6. A summary of reference material with artist references or illustrations.
7. A summary of published artist reviews, linked to transcriptions.
NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
Nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award, 2019
Awarded B.C. Historical Federation CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, 2013
Nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award, 2011
Nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award, 2010
Nominated for Melva J. Dwyer Award, 2005
Nominated for Vancouver Art Award, 2005
Nominated for Vancouver Heritage Award, 2004
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