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Janet Holly Blench Middleton
(Mrs. J.M. Churchill)

1922 -

Vernon Art Group
Alberta Society of Artists
Canadian Painter-Etchers
Society of Western Artists (San Francisco)

Mrs. Janet C. Middleton Blench exhibited in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1942-44, 1946, 1949, and from 1951 to 1953. She was living in Vernon at the time.

In 1946 she illustrated a book of B.C. Flowers "and its particular fairy" with 32 lino block prints, including Oregon Grape and Penstemon. The prints were signed with her name "janet" in the block.

She had work in the Federation of Canadian Artists Third Traveling Exhibition in 1947.

She exhibited under the name Blench only in 1946, and as Janet Middleton the rest of the time.

Vancouver Public Library list of B.C. Artists notes her thus:
   Middleton, Janet (Holly B.), 1922 aka Mrs. J.M. Churchill

Info in the Banff School of Fine Arts 1960 Prospectus:
     "Janet Middleton returns to the Banff School of Fine Arts where she taught during the summers of 1948, 1949, and 1959. Conducts community art classes for the Department of Extension, University of Alberta. She is a member of the Society of Western Artists, San Francisco; the Canadian Painter-Etchers, Toronto; and the Alberta Society of Artists. Miss Middleton is becoming widely known through showings of her original serigraphs, water colors and oils."

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Still Life - Study in Colour
Lulu
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Landscape
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual The Church
Cascade
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Shuswap Rapids
Pioneer Church
1947 FCA   Third Traveling Exhibition Tunnel - Mountain - Banff
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Forest Life
Upper Falls - Johnson's Canyon


References - MONOGRAPHS

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

References - GENERAL

BANFF SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS - 1960 PROSPECTUS
      24 pages (approx.); illustrated with student work
      Art Division Staff list includes H.G. Glyde, W.J. Phillips and Janet Middleton.

THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      One-page biography with numerous references.

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     6 references to Blench/Middleton.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - LIST OF BC ARTISTS ON FILE (refer to VPL)

Clippings

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