Sep 03, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to present its members’ anniversary show from September 3 to October 10. A wide variety of styles and themes will be displayed and available for purchase.
In 1977 a small group of artists, inspired and lead by Comox artist Pearl Ellis, formed to establish an arts centre to display and promote study of the arts under the name of Comox Arts Society. In 1980, with interest increasing, it was renamed the Filberg Gallery Association and located on the lower floor of what was then the public library in Comox. As the art community in the Comox Valley continued to develop, volunteers founded what is now the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in 2005. The Gallery is now located upstairs at the same location with the entrance on Comox Avenue.
The gallery has grown to include a membership of over 200 artists and supporters and is funded by donations, support from the Town of Comox, and commissions from the sales of art. A non-profit artist-run gallery, it operates solely through the dedication of volunteers.
COVID protocols are in place. Signage for direction and spacing has been installed and hand sanitizer is available at the door. Gallery capacity is limited to six people at a time.