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correspondence

Sub-series consists of correspondence primarily between Wise and galleries, art dealers, museums, arts organizations and other artists; some correspondence to galleries and dealers written on behalf of Jack Wise by his spouses Else Wise (Hubbard) and Mary Wise (Ross)

correspondence -- post cards

File contains correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works and prices, a letter of introduction to Lobsang P. Lhalungpa, and postcards originating in Montreal, correspondents include the British Columbia Society of Artists, the Canada Council, the Victoria Art gallery, the Canadian Confederation Centennial Committee, the New Design Gallery, the Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, George Woodcock, and Galerie Agnes Lefort

Jack Wise fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR393
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1998 (predominant 1965-1992)

The fonds reflects Wise’s artistic inspirations, philosophical development, research interests, interactions with fellow artists and patrons, and relationships with galleries, art dealers, schools and arts organizations.

The fonds consists of correspondence, sales lists, exhibition catalogues and lists, photographs, clippings, sketches, poems and calligraphy, scrapbooks and notebooks, teaching materials, curricula vitae and biographical documents, publications, and seals and other objects used by Wise in his art practice.

Correspondents include Robert Amos, Pat Martin Bates, Pat Bovey, Brian Brett, Lin Chien-Shih, Stephen Cummings, Fleming Jorgensen, Stephen Gislason, Colin and Sheila Graham, Robin Hopper, Nick and Karin Koerner, Ramon Kubicek, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Chin-Shik Lin, Brian Longworth, Max Maynard, Avon Neal, Gary Lee Nova, Toni Onley, P.K. Page, Syn Richards, Martin Segger, Doris Shadbolt, Madeleine Shields, Robin Skelton, Huston Smith, Pete Trower, George Woodcock, and Myken Woods.

The fonds has been arranged into four series: art practice; biographical; publications and essays by others; and teaching. The art practice series consists of five sub-series: photographs; posters; exhibition catalogues; correspondence; prose, poetry and small works; and notebooks, scrapbooks and clippings.

Wise, Jack

art practice

The art practice series consists of five sub-series: photographs; posters; exhibitions catalogues; correspondence; poetry and small works; and notebooks

personal records

File contains different versions of Wise's curriculum vitae, biographic statements and exhibition listings, including "Jack Wise An Introduction to the Artist and His Work", university transcript, Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, letters of reference and certificate of ordination from the Life Science Church.

correspondence and financial records -- general

File contains correspondence with other artists, concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, a response to a Vancouver Sun article; correspondents include the New Design Gallery, the Douglas Gallery, the National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria/Colin Graham, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, the Griffiths Galleries, the Fine Arts Gallery UBC, Memorial University, Galerie Agnes Lefort, SIWASH (Society Incorporated for the Welfare of the Arts, Sciences and Health), George and Inge Woodcock, Toni Onley, and Gary Lee Nova

correspondence and financial records -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, scripts, art supplies and Tibet, as well a partial copy of a response by Wise possibly to the Canada Council; correspondents include Otto Wolfer, Community Arts Council, University of Victoria/ John Dobereiner, Galerie Agnes Lefort, Mary Frazee Gallery, the Psychedelic Shop, Bill Crawford, Hugh Trutton Gallery, Gordon Woodside Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery, Art Gallery Memorial University, Petit Musee, Rex Evans aallery, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Mary Ross, Edmonton Art Gallery, Pandora's Box Gallery, Horst Zander, Commonwealth Institute, the National Gallery of Canada, Harry Yorke Mann, and the Victoria Art Gallery

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, art practice and philosophy, travel arrangements, and legal proceedings; correspondents include the Richard Demarco Gallery, Aldrich Chemical Company, the Canada Council, the Dunkelman Gallery, his mother, Mary Wise (Ross), Galerie Senatore, Canadian Embassy Spain, Pacific Art Services, Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Commonwealth Institute Art Gallery, Bob [last name unknown], Bau-Xi Gallery, Lillian [last name unknown], Simon Fraser University/Maurice Gibbons

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, employment, art practice and philosophy, the birth of Jonathon, Tibet, financial records, and a transcript of an interview between Robert Graves and Marta Portal; correspondents include the Regina Public Library, Bau-Xi Gallery, Otto Wolfer, Tibetan Refugee Arts Society/ George & Inge Woodcock, Toni Onley, University of Victoria/John Dobereiner, the Richard Demarco Gallery, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Alberta, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Sir George Williams University, Mary Wise, Gary Lee Nova/Art Rat, Avon Neal, Life Science Church, University of British Columbia/Norman Slaksvig, Paul St. Pierre, M.P., and Shaw-Rimmington Studio Gallery

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, lists of exhibited works, prices, sold and loaned works, art practice, poetry, and a transcript of a segment from the CBC radio program "Ideas" entitled "Alchemy; correspondents include Galerie Godard Lefort, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bau-Xi Gallery, National Council of Jewish Women, the Canada Council, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Gary Lee Nova/Art Rat, Centre for Continuing Education University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Pete Trower, and Otto Wolfer.

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold, loaned and rented works, art practice, poetry, planning for a publication on mandalas ; correspondents include Gary Lee Nova/Art Rat, Toni Onley, Gilberte and Otto Wolfer, Lin Chin-Shih, Indo-Tibet Buddhist Cultural Institute, the National Film Board, Chin-shek Lam, Rex Evans Gallery, Gregg Simpson/Canadian West Coast Hermetics, W. True, National Council of Jewish Women, Memorial University Art Gallery, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Western Michigan University, the Canada Council, Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Galerie Marlborough Goddard, Mary Randlett Photography, the National Gallery of Canada, Isle of Avalon Society/David Uu, Pete Tower, Mido Gallery, University of British Columbia Fine Art Gallery, Stephen Cummings, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria/Colin Graham

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, art practice, poetry, newspaper clippings and financial records; correspondents include Colin Graham, Peter Trower, George Woodcock, Bau-Xi Gallery, Harry Locke, Don Lockstead, M.L.A, Gary Lee Nova, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, Prison Arts Society, and Stephen Cummings

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, art practice, and poetry; correspondents include Colin Graham, Bau-Xi Gallery, Andree and Charles Trudeau, Burnaby Art Gallery, Dr. Huston Smith/Syracuse University, and National Council of Jewish Women

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence to Jack and Mary Wise concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, art practice, and poetry, as well as financial records ; correspondents include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Ann and Avon Neal, Austin Post, Sheila Kincaid, National Film Board, Peter Trower, the Maples Gallery, Indo-Tibet Buddhist Cultural Institute, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Burnaby Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Gary Lee Nova

correspondence -- general

File contains professional and personal correspondence concerning exhibitions, exhibited works, prices, sold works, art practice, Buddhism and Tibet, George Woodcock and the unpublished "Canadian Artists in Exhibition" survey; correspondents include Vancouver Dharma Study Group, Maples Gallery, West End Gallery, Indo-Tibet Buddhist Cultural Institute, George Woodcock, Bau-Xi Gallery, Colin Graham, Gary Lee Nova, Lobsang Lhalungpa, Brian Longworth, Edwin Hirsch, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia Faculty of Graduate Studies, Art Core Consultants, Richard Demarco Gallery, Stephen Cummings, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Bob Burdett

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