|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
The quality in many of the paintings is unusually good in the third annual
"Stanley Park in Pictures" exhibition, on display at the Gallery until Aug. 17.
Again the Board of Park commissioners has sponsored and offered awards for this
This year the main prizes go to Peter Aspell, who wins the $100 purchase prize for his excellent "Bear Cage" and to Orville Fisher, winner of the $75 award for his oil "Summer Weekend."
Pamela Regan, who knows how to combine humor admirably with a well painted decorative canvas, is the winner of a $50 prize with her "Sunday Afternoon." Alice Gaudet wins the $25 prize for her "Boat House."
One regrets that the display has not been held first, as in previous years,
at the Park Pavilion where thousands who rarely go to the Gallery visited with
delight an interesting collection of pictures revealing some of the beauties
of their city.
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The passing last week of Elmer S. Hodges, well known wood sculptor,
removes from the Vancouver art scene a characterful and talented figure. He was a
frequent exhibitor at the Gallery.
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Summer University courses "Painting for Pleasure" have been followed during the
past month with enthusiasm by an evergrowing number of amateur painters. The
instructors are B.C. Binning, Orville
Fisher, J. MacDonald, and Lionel