"Your selfless contributions to create this text and also to the art world
not only brings awareness of British Columbia's hidden talent, but adds
much to our history."
The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
"Congratulations on your Award of the British Columbia Historical
Federation's Certificate of Merit. Your interest and activities in
preserving and promoting British Columbia's colourful history is
very much appreciated."
"He has built a superb superstructure to which all participants will surely want to
contribute in years to come ... it is a unique and very valuable compendium of our history."
"You have done a remarkable job in assembling and cross-referencing
the massive documentation on art and artists ... what is most
impressive is the diversity of your sources ... It is truly
impressive, intelligently and skillfully organized...
the work you are doing is of great importance ... "
"This is an incredible resource and an invauable tool and I commend
your efforts in gathering all this material and making this material
available to scholars and the public alike."
"It is a most welcome addition to Canada's national research
collection in the visual arts. ... We are delighted to make this
unique reference work available to researchers ..."
"British Columbia Artists is an epic research project ..."
"It is indeed a very helpful and impressive body of work. ... I am
very pleased to know that there is a copy of this material available
in our library."
"...an invaluable contribution to Canadian cultural research - and a boon
to all art historians..."
"The research has been undertaken in a very thorough manner, and
the result is a document that is amazingly comprehensive and accurate.
The organization of the material is clear and easily navigated,
making accessible information that was previously difficult to find."
"This tool is a rich storehouse of information about artists working in Vancouver."
"This is a tour-de-force considering the dearth of sources and the
time required to find materials. ... He, his research, and documents
are sources that no researcher should fail to consult. Most
importantly, he has been consistently generous sharing information. ...
It is a compact gem densely filled with valuable information."
"It has been handy in more ways than you might imagine ... the sheer
volume of information is astonishing."