Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019
‘Home’ usually refers to the place where people reside. It is also where other creatures live: a bird’s nest, beaver lodge, spider web, under a log, in a compost heap, or in a lake. Homes can be mobile or temporary: an RV camper, a cabin in the woods, an empty shell for a hermit crab.…
Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019
Channing Holland’s “Colour Vision” at Pearl Ellis Gallery
The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents “Colour Vision”, paintings by local artist Channing Holland, from March 12 to 30. The show is a celebration of colour and patterns expressed through the artist’s interests in nature, especially botanical subjects and flowers, historical architecture and religious symbolism and imagery.…
Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 09, 2019
Rainforests to prairie grasslands, a visual road trip at Pearl Ellis Gallery
The markers on the road are not measured by distance, but by images captured by eight local photographers on an extended trip by boat, car and on foot across western Canada over a period spanning two years. They start in Haida Gwaii, heading south to Vancouver Island, then eastward through the Great Bear Rainforest, stopping in Farwell Canyon in the Chilcotin, heading across the Rockies, through the Alberta Badlands and finally end in Arcola, Saskatchewan.…
Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019
Diverse styles featured at Pearl Ellis Members’ Open Show
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale of 2019 from January 29 to February 16.
A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and includes watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. …
Jan 08, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019
Mediterranean colours featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery
The Pearl Ellis Gallery starts off the new year with “Now and Then: Paintings by Stephanie Wood” from January 8 to 26. Stephanie spent 25 years living on the island of Cyprus before moving back to Vancouver Island five years ago. This exhibition presents canvases contrasting the exuberant colours and strong Middle Eastern themes of one island with the healing greens and delicate leaf patterns of the other.
Included in the retrospective show is a world of Mediterranean magic gardens imbued with the spirit of the Creator in gratitude and celebration evident throughout Stephanie’s work. Tiny sailboats nestle in patches of vibrant foliage. Miniature Greek churches glow white on flat edged leaves. Fish fly serenely in groups through garden patios, and sometimes the odd living room.
Stephanie has had solo exhibitions in Cyprus, Israel, England and France. Her work hangs in these countries, as well as in Canada and the US. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria and now resides in Comox.…
Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018
Marine artist featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Art.
The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by Dan Telosky, AFCA from November 27 to December 15, 2018. Dan Telosky has lived and worked all his life on or near the waters of Discovery Passage. As a result, marinescapes reflecting his love of hidden coastal places, are a main theme of his art.…
Nov 06, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018
The Pearl Ellis Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from November 6-24. Brushworks is a diverse painting group that includes long time members as well as some recent arrivals to the Comox Valley. Established in the 1990s, Brushworks has a membership of 30 painters who get together weekly at the Lion’s Den in Comox to paint and offer each other encouragement, inspiration and challenge in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Viewers can expect to see professional level paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oils and mixed mediums by both established and emerging artists.…
Oct 09, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018
Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 41st Anniversary Members’ Show
The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present its annual members’ show from October 9 to November 3. A wide variety of styles and themes will be displayed and available for purchase.…
Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018
Children’s book illustrator featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery
The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by Comox artist Svea Swanson from September 18 to October 6. Svea began painting after a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2000. She found the flow of oil paint onto canvas matched her own rhythm and helped to ease the constant pain she was experiencing. The painting eventually led to the creation of a children’s book, “I Can Count. So Can You. We are Silly Eggeroos.” Some of these images will be included in the exhibition.…
Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by local artist Margery Blom, FCA from August 28 to September 15. Portraying the incredible beauty of Vancouver Island, this dynamic collection will take viewers on a journey from the majestic mountains, through the enchantment of the forests, the hidden inland waters, the secrets of the flora, to the serenity of the sea.…
Aug 07, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018
In memory of Vicki Lapp, the Pearl Ellis Gallery presents its annual exhibition of photography by gallery members from August 7 to 25. A talented photographer and artist, Vicki Lapp was also a long-time contributor to the Pearl Ellis Gallery.…
Jul 17, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018
The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Fibre Art Voices: A Fine Line, a fibre art and mixed media exhibition, from July 17 to August 4. A reception will be held Saturday, July 28 from 1:00-3:00 pm with artists in attendance. Everyone is welcome.…
Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition and sale of Julian Barker’s work from June 26-July 14.
As a young man, Barker attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and took art courses at the University of British Columbia. There, he developed a greater appreciation of the skills involved in drawing and painting. Over the years, he has produced many pencil drawings and paintings of Canadian wildlife, attempting to convey their many moods.…
Jun 05, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents their annual People’s Choice members’ show from June 5 to 23. A wide variety of styles and media including acrylics, oils, watercolours, pen and ink, serigraph, scratch art, photography, fiber art and mixed media will be exhibited and available for purchase.…
May 15, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018
Mark Isfeld Secondary students have been busy experimenting, collaborating, and creating in various mediums throughout the school year. This year’s art show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery runs May 15-June 2 and is sure to provide a buffet of artistic talent to satiate all appetites. There will be a reception on Sunday May 27, from 1-3 pm for students, parents and the public to enjoy the art while having coffee and cookies.…
Apr 24, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Monday Bunch paints for pleasure.
The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will be presenting the 'Monday Bunch' annual spring art show and sale which begins April 24 and runs until May 12.
The gallery, located at 1729 Comox Avenue, is open to the public daily from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be a meet and greet reception, hosted by the artists on April 28 from 1 to 4 pm.…
Apr 03, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018
Mary is an abstract and impressionist painter living and working in Comox. She uses acrylic paint to create textured, energized landscapes, seascapes and abstracts. Her work is loose and alive as she paints in a free and fluid style. She pulls moments from memory in order to recreate them on canvas and capture the “aura” or energy of a place.…
Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018
With Spring finally knocking on Winter’s door, members of the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) have been busy creating images for their upcoming exhibition, which runs March 13-31 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.…
Feb 20, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018
The Pearl Ellis Gallery is having its first Members' Show and Sale for 2018 from Feb. 20 to March 10. A wide range of art including Painting , Photography, Fibre Art and Sculpture will be on display and for sale. The gallery promotes local emerging, professional and new artists.…
Jan 30, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018
A solo exhibition by local artist Jerry Simice will be presented from January 30 to February 17. Simice has lived and worked in the Comox Valley since 1979. He has been painting for the past 20 years, experimenting with technique and materials to produce vibrant works on paper, canvas and canvas board with acrylic, oil pastels and inks. Since retiring in 2017 from a long and fulfilling career in medicine, Simice has enjoyed long hours in his home studio.…