|Detail, pen & ink drawing by Alec Dalgleish (1907 - 1934)|
This just in via press release; friend and Alcuin member Gary Sim has announced that his digital reference CD-ROM researching the history of artists in British Columbia has been nominated by the Vancouver Art Gallery for the 2011 Melva J. Dwyer Award (Melva Dwyer was the former head of the UBC Fine Arts Library).
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS (ISBN 978-0-9732542-6-6, CD-ROM) is an epic research project referencing 10,600 B.C. artists from the 1700s to the present day, a project which Gary has personally invested 12 years research and 8 years of on-going writing.
The winner of the award will be announced in March 2011 at the annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Minneapolis. Congratulations Gary, and best of luck! The complete press release is posted below.
SIM PUBLISHING NEWS RELEASE
JANUARY 7 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Vancouver Art Gallery has nominated the Sim Publishing art history project BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS (ISBN 978-0-9732542-6-6, CD-ROM) for the 2011 Melva J. Dwyer Award. This international prize is awarded annually by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to "the creators of exceptional reference or research tools relating to Canadian art and architecture." The winner of the prize will be announced and the prize awarded during the March 2011 annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Minneapolis.
BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS is an html-based reference work on CD-ROM that is a finding aid to biographical information and bibliographic references for more than 10,600 B.C. artists from the 1700s up to the present day. It was compiled and written by Gary Sim. The project is the result of 12 years research and 8 years of on-going writing. It consists of more than 1,800 web pages of information, extensively hyperlinked together for simple and quick research.
SIM PUBLISHING (Vancouver, B.C.) is the imprint of artist, writer, and architectural technologist Gary Sim. He is an employee of DGBK Architects, Vancouver. He is also writing a biography of B.C. Artist Maud Rees Sherman (1900 - 1976), and working on a series of auto-biographical stories from nine years of employment on the BC RAIL rock gangs. His artwork includes pen & ink drawings, relief prints, etchings, and photography. Refer also to www.sim-publishing.com.
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