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Christina Johnson-Dean is a teacher and writer. Her books include of The Life and Art of Ina D. D. Uhthoff, shortlisted for the Victoria Butler Book Award; The Life and Art of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher, and B. C. Women Artists 1885–1920.

Mary Filer (1920–2016) (RCA) trained as a nurse and artist and lived an extraordinary creative life. In the ’50s, she studied with Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer and completed a 142-square-foot mural at the Montreal Neurological Institute. She was a pioneer in ‘cold’ glass sculpture in Canada, living in Victoria and Vancouver. Filer received an honorary doctorate from Simon Fraser University and an Allied Arts Silver Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Burnaby Art Gallery, and Simon Fraser University.