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Three Impressions
Lynne Sweetman, Juanita Olson, Diane Knight

Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Juanita Olson, Lynne Sweetman and Diane Knight have been painting together for years as members of "The Brushworks". The three artists fundamentally agree that they are motivated by the vibrancy of their surroundings, and a world of opportunity for learning. All are largely self-taught, but are always eager to enhance their skills by attending workshops with noteworthy artists.…


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And Now for Something…
Deborah Wachter

Aug 15, 2017 - Sep 02, 2017

Campbell River artist Deborah Wachter's work is more about the act of painting rather than the image. Her work is created by juxtaposition and using elements of composition and design to bring a piece to completion, sometimes using subtraction of elements to bring focus. Deborah earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria with painting as her major area of study. After university Deborah sat as a board member of the Kelowna Art Centre Society assisting in the development of the Rotary Centre for The Arts in Kelowna BC. As part of the building committee she worked with city planners to establish a venue for artists to create and showcase their work.…


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Trifocals
Sharon Lalonde, David Ballantyne, Ingrid Mayer

Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017

July 25th to August 12th, the Pearl Ellis Gallery will be hosting Tri-Focals Art Exhibition.

The exhibition will feature paintings by David Ballantyne and Sharon Lalonde as well as sculptural work by Ingrid Mayer. All three of the artists are recent arrivals to the Comox Valley.…


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People’s Choice Award Members’ show

Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off its 39th summer season with its 12th Members People's Choice Awards Show and Sale. The show runs from June 27 to July 22.

After looking at the beautiful art that will be on display for sale the public and membership is welcome to vote on their favorite piece The Members show will showcase a variety of painting, fabric art and sculpture representing many fine artists in the Comox Valley. The winner will receive gift certificates from Whyte's framing and Benjamin Moore Paints.. As well the second and third place winners will receive gift certificates from Benjamin Moore Paints. The winners will be drawn on Saturday July 15 and announced in the paper and on our web-site.…


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Landscapes and Other Things - 2
David Netterville, Lorna Welch

Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox will be displaying a new show on June 6th entitled "Landscapes and Other Things - 2". The show not only has oil and acrylic paintings of landscapes, but also includes elements from the fishing aspect of life on the West Coast. It will showcase works by Lorna Welch, who has resided in Zeballos on the West Coast of the Island with her husband Larry for over 20 years, and David Netterville, who retired with his partner Louise to the Comox Valley from Europe about 10 years ago.…


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Comox Valley Photographic Society

May 16, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017

While Spring has been taking its time arriving in the Comox Valley, members of the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) have been busy creating images for their upcoming Spring Showcase, which runs from May 16th through June 1st at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in Comox.…


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Journeys
Louise Els, Izzy Pichette, Julia Reynolds

Apr 25, 2017 - May 13, 2017

The Journey's of three local artists, Louise Els, Izzy Pichette, and Julie Reynolds, are coming together in Comox at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, located at 1727A Comox Avenue, on April 25th through May 13th 2017. There will be a reception on April 29th from 1 pm to 4 pm and a chance to meet the artists and view their Journey's in one creatively, talented, and colourful exhibit. Each artist has provided a bit of background to pique your curiosity and to entice you to visit the gallery during the exhibit, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm, and fill your senses.…


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Inspirations
Joanne Sachs-Ross

Apr 04, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017

My inspiration comes from my life on Vancouver Island the surrounding ocean, the mountains, valleys creating the colors and textures, an artist's paradise! This show is my expression of ocean life represented in a flowing creative way. Some pieces are representational others a creative interpretation of the magic of the beach.…


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Monday Bunch

Mar 14, 2017 - Apr 01, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will be presenting the Monday Bunch Spring Art show and Sale. The show opens on Tuesday March 14 till April first, 2017. The Reception will be Saturday March 18th 1-4 pm. Refreshments will be provided and meet the artists.…


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Campbell River Friends
Heather Hughson, Antonia Huber, Jane Super

Feb 21, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017

The Campbell River Friends' show will take place at the Pearl Ellis Gallery from February 21st to March 11th. The opening reception will be hosted by the three women artists on February 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the gallery. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.…


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Members’ Show

Jan 31, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017

WINTER MEMBERS SHOW AT THE PEARL ELLIS GALLERY

The first Members Show at The Pearl Ellis Gallery features a wide range of artistic styles and artists including established artists like Brian Buckrell, Jill Paris Rody, Hans Larsen, Channing Holland and a host of newer artists. Many types of art are represented. All paint media, mixed media, photography, sculpture and fabric art. There have been some big changes at the gallery. Over the holidays the walls and plinths of the gallery were painted by our dedicated volunteers giving it a beautiful brighter look. The gallery updated its payment system with an electronic debit, credit card machine. This year we will be installing a new lighting system. Some future plans are for are a small gift store and many workshops. With all the hard work from our volunteers and the support of the community we are looking forward to a successful new year.…


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Landscapes – Natural & Modified
Claude Dalley

Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017

LANDSCAPES - NATURAL AND MODIFIED" is the title of the first “one man show” by local photographer Claude Dalley.

A popular figure quickly recognized by the ostrich plume in his hat, Claude has become well known in the Comox Valley. Following his retirement in 1997 Claude took up photography as a hobby but quickly earned recognition as a professional within the arts community. His move to the Comox Valley in 2006 provides him with endless photo opportunities.…


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Volunteers Christmas Show

Nov 29, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016

DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS SHOWCASE THEIR ARTISTIC TALENTS

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is honouring all the volunteer artists who help keep the gallery, the Comox Rec. Centre Showcase, the Comox Library display and the Comox Valley high school bursary program running and moving forward. The final show for the year at the Pearl Ellis Gallery is “The Volunteers’ Christmas Show”. A wide variety of art including painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture will be on display for sale. All the pieces are priced not over a $100.00. If you are looking for that special one of a kind gift to give someone for Christmas, come to the gallery and take in all the creative and original art our hardworking volunteers are showcasing.…


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Group Show
Brushworks

Nov 08, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

"Brushworks Fine Art Group" invites
LOCALS to appreciate LOCAL ART
at their Annual Fall Fine Art Show at the at
Pearl Ellis Gallery November 8th to the 27, 2016

No matter the weather, you can insert some colour and light into November by visiting the Brushworks Show and Sale at the Pearl Ellis Gallery – in downtown Comox! In plenty of time for Christmas giving, The Brushworks Art Show and Sale will run from November 08th to 27th (except Mondays when the Gallery is closed). One of the member artists will be in attendance on each afternoon that the gallery is open.…


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Showcase 2016
Comox Valley Photography Society

Oct 18, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016

The Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) is pleased to present the ninth annual ShowCase, running from Oct. 18th through Nov. 7th at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in Comox.…


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Members' Anniversary Show

Sep 20, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016

Come out and see this special members' show from September 20th to October 16.

It is always a chance for members to celebrate another successful year with the gallery and its commitment to local artists. This is also the 10th year that the gallery has raised funds to present $1500.00 in bursaries to local high school students. The gallery continues to show works of local artists at its satellite galleries located at the Comox Recreational Centre, and at the Comox Library. These exhibits are changed every three months affording other artists the opportunity to show their work.…


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Form and Fiction
Pieter Molenaar and Marlet Ashley

Aug 30, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

Form and Fiction, a show by husband and wife team Pieter Molenaar and Marlet Ashley, runs from August 30th through September 18th at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. Although married, their styles could not be more different. Marlet Ashley experiments in abstract and collage using acrylics and mixed media while Pieter Molenaar is a classically trained artist whose skies, seas, cities, and landscapes echo realism with a touch of impressionism.…


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Good Intentions
Stephanie Good, David Good and Brenda Chalifoux-Luscombe

Aug 09, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Pearl Ellis Gallery is presenting a trio of artists with "Good Intentions". Stephanie Good is an Acrylic/mixed media artist and Photographer in Comox. She studied Art and Design at the Visual Art Centre in Montreal. She designed and made quilts, made art cards while living in Vancouver. After 27 years, she wanted a change. Since moving to Comox seven years ago, Stephanie began working with acrylics. The beauty of the Comox Valley along with inspiration from many artists, inspire her to create. After taking a workshop by Channing Holland, her works expanded into mixed media. Stephanie is currently working on a series of various waterfowl and their environment. She enjoys painting with the "Monday Bunch" which she joined earlier this year.…


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Musings
Bruce and Barbara Martin

Jul 19, 2016 - Aug 07, 2016

Comox artists Barbara and Bruce Martin are pleased to present, “ Musings”, a show of watercolour paintings at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. The show runs from July 19th to August 7th. “Musings” will offer a range of representational and abstract works with a diverse subject matter from the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains, from florals to light on water, from rushing mountain waters to elegant roosters with attitude.…


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Members' People's Choice Awards Show

Jun 21, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will welcome its 38th summer show season with its annual Members’ People’s Choice Show and sale. This exciting exhibition will run from Tuesday June 21st to Sunday July 17th.There will be a reception held on Saturday, June 25 from 1:00- 4:00 PM. Both members and the public are invited to fill out a ballot indicating their first choice of art work in the exhibit. The ballots will be tabulated July 9th and published the following week. The winner will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to Whyte’s Framing as well as a plaque. The first, second, and third runners up will receive medallions.…


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