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Warm weather is finally here, and at the Pearl, we are excited to spend time outdoors, whether gardening, hiking, or painting "en plein air".  For the rest of the summer, we are excited to invite you to participate in a special opportunity to paint live in front of the Pearl Ellis Gallery. This public display will draw visitors to the gallery and allow you to interact and share your creative process with them. You may also sell the work you produce on-site through our Gallery Square system, though a 20% commission will be deducted. We have easels available in the gallery, including a French easel with a storage box, or you can bring your own. We also have an umbrella to shade you during these lovely sunny days. For more information and to get on the schedule, please reach out to Elaine Smith at…

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Summer Fest



Pearl Ellis Gallery Mini Painting Fundraiser

Join Pearl Ellis Gallery at Comox Summer Fest on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am to 5 pm. We will have numerous mini-paintings available for purchase by donation, and our talented member artists will be creating custom mini-paintings live at our booth. Request any subject—be it a tree, flower, night sky, or baseball mitt—and watch your personalized mini masterpiece come to life. While the event is free, donations are encouraged to support the gallery’s programs and initiatives.…

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May 2024 Newsletter


Having moved to the Comox Valley less than two years ago from a different province, I continue to be amazed at the lushness of our surroundings and the abundance and variety of flowering plants and trees. Spring is a spectacular time to drive into Comox and be surrounded by blooms, smiling faces, and sunshine on the water, with snow-capped mountains in the distance. This really is a special place.…

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Get ready to mark your calendar for our upcoming AGM and other important dates!

Spring is here, the daffodils are blooming, and we are all emerging from our winter cocoons. We hope your hibernation has been a creative one, because at the Pearl Ellis Gallery there are lots of opportunities to show your work.…

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Membership Renewal: As February winds down, many of you have already renewed your memberships for 2024. If you haven’t already, did you know you can now conveniently register and make your payment online? Explore the updated list of membership benefits.…

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December seems to be speeding along and soon the days will start getting longer. Families are cozied up by the fire, enjoying hot cocoa and seasonal lights.

At PEG, the final Members show of 2023 is underway, and the gallery is looking festive. Don’t forget, if you need any last minute gifts, we have a wonderful selection of member-produced cards available, along with affordable, original art. Our hours will be extended for the week of Dec 19 to 23; we'll be open from 10am to 4pm.…

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December started with our first jury convening, to select works for the first two concept shows of 2024, and for the first solo/group slot. 

Our jurists included two board members; Teresa Kachanoski and Tish Doyle-Morrow, along with three other individuals. Susan Schaefer represented the established artist category, Pelle Campbell came to us from the Comox business community with a special interest in the arts, and Samantha Bishop is a practicing artist and recent graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.…

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Happy November, everyone! As the weather cools, our thoughts turn to winter activities. For some, that's skiing; for others, it's travelling or dreaming of next year's garden. Here at PEG, we're busily organizing for next year's exciting exhibitions and workshops.…

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