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The designation was an attempt to establish a formal recognition for B.C. artists, regardless of whether they were members of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, the Studio Club, the Vancouver Sketch Club, the Island Arts and Crafts Society, or any other group of artists. The attempt seems to have been shortlived, since there was no further use of the designation (that the editor is aware of).
A number of years later the Vancouver Art Gallery began a series of annual exhibitions, open to the artists of the entire province of British Columbia, known as the B.C. Artists Annual Exhibition. The use of the name B.C. Artists for these exhibitions may well have inadvertently helped people to forget the earlier designation, and causes some confusion.
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