Coast represented in new book: Artists of British Columbia
Jane Richardson, an artist, retired teacher and lover of art books, ran the Leighdon Studio Gallery on 3rd Avenue in Vancouver. She featured British Columbian artists and developed good relations with those she met, helping them to promote their work.
“My gallery was the only one in Vancouver that exhibited only B.C. artists,” Richardson said. “We had fundraisers like Nudes for Breast Cancer Awareness that were very popular with a huge number of artists.”
She began to invite the artists whose work she admired to participate in an art book that she was producing, Artists of British Columbia, Volume 1. It was so well received that soon after, Volume 2 appeared, and just last month, Volume 3.
Jan DeGrass, The Coast Reporter, January 6, 2012