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Pearl Ellis Gallery

Members Christmas Show 2022

Nov 17, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022

Affordable art featured at Pearl Ellis Christmas show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its final Members Show & Sale of the year from November 15-December 17. A wide range of styles from both emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, mixed media, stained glass, fabric art, and wood carving. All work will be available for purchase. The Gallery also offers a large selection of original greeting cards for sale by local artists.…


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Brushworks 2022

Oct 20, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022

Brushworks painters featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will feature the Brushworks Painting Group from October 18-November 12. Established in the 1990s, Brushworks has a membership of about 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. The group includes many long-time members. Gallery viewers can expect to see paintings in acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media by both established and emerging artists. …


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Seeing with Double Vision

Sep 20, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022

Seeing with double vision at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

What happens when two artists, who have never met and who work in different mediums, agree to participate in an undefined project to share, but not copy, their vision? This was the crux of the callout from the Pearl Ellis Gallery to its members last November.…


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Members Fall Show 2022

Aug 25, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its Members Fall Show & Sale from August 25 to September 17. A wide range of styles from both emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fused glass, fabric art and mixed media. All work will be available for purchase. The Gallery also offers a large selection of original greeting cards for sale by local artists.…


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When East meets West - Mae Hung

Jul 28, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Mae Hung. The show, entitled When East Meets West, runs July 28-August 20. Mae moved to Canada almost fifty years ago after spending her childhood years in Hong Kong. She began painting thirty years ago as a hobby; after retirement it became a passion. …


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Laurie Martz & Corina Menz

Jun 30, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022

Studio mates share exhibition at Pearl Ellis Gallery

An exhibition “ECHO” by local painters Laurie Martz and Corina (Nina) Menz will run from June 30 to July 23 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.  …


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Members Spring Show 2022

Jun 02, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022

Gallery members’ featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its Spring Members’ Show and Sale from June 2-25. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, and mixed media. All work is for sale. Original art cards from over 40 local artists are also available to purchase. …


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High School Art Show

May 05, 2022 - May 28, 2022

Senior secondary students featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Running from May 5-28, Visionaries is a showcase of art by the senior secondary students of Mark R. Isfeld, G.P. Vanier and Highland high schools. With a wide array of works being presented in a number of different mediums, the exhibition is well worth a visit to see the creativity of our community’s talented, young artists.…


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Inside Art 2022

Apr 07, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will present the Inside Art Group Annual Spring Art Show and Sale from April 7 to 30. This group of enthusiastic artists meets every Monday at the Lions’ Den in Comox below the Pearl Ellis Gallery from 10 am until 2 pm. They are a non-competitive group providing friendly support for each other while producing images in a refreshing and creative atmosphere. Members work in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, scratch boards and mixed mediums. They gain inspiration from each other and a variety of subject matter: landscapes, floral, portraits, wildlife, seascapes, modern and inspirational subjects.…


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C.V. Photography Show

Mar 10, 2022 - Apr 02, 2022

Annual photography display returns in new form

Comox Valley Photographic Society’s (CVPS) Showcase exhibit of photographic prints opens at the Pearl Ellis Gallery on March 10 and runs until April 2.…


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Members Winter Show 2022

Feb 10, 2022 - Mar 05, 2022

Gallery members featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale of the year from February 10-March 5. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art including silk scarves, and stained glass. All work is for sale. Original art cards from over 40 local artists are also available to purchase.  …


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Wet Paint Art Group

Jan 13, 2022 - Feb 05, 2022

A group of art friends who have painted and shared their passion for over ten years are excited to show their work at the Pearl Ellis Gallery from January 13 to February 5. Thirteen artists from the The Wet Paint Art Group, hailing from Courtenay, Comox, Black Creek, and Campbell River, plan to delight the senses with their fresh array of new paintings and 3D artwork.…


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Members Christmas Show 2021

Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

Affordable art featured at Pearl Ellis Christmas show

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its last Members’ Show and Sale of the year from November 12 to December 11. A wide range of styles by emerging and professional artists will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and more. Art cards from local artists are also available for sale. …


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Brushworks 2021

Oct 14, 2021 - Nov 06, 2021

Brushworks painters featured at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from October 14-November 6. Established in the 1990s, Brushworks has a membership of about 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. The group includes long-time members as well as some recent arrivals to the Comox Valley. Gallery viewers can expect to see paintings in acrylic, oils, watercolour and mixed mediums by both established and emerging artists.…


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Land In Transition
Sharon Lalonde

Sep 16, 2021 - Oct 09, 2021

Local artist solo at Pearl Ellis Gallery 

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to present “Land in Transition”, a solo exhibition by local artist, Sharon Lalonde. The exhibition runs from September 16 to October 9. …


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Members Fall Show 2021

Aug 19, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its Members’ Fall Show and Sale from August 19 to September 11, 2021. A wide range of styles from both emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, dye on silk and fabric/mixed media. All work will be available for purchase. The Gallery also offers a wide selection of original greeting cards for sale by local artists.…


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Our Island
Jack Duckworth

Jul 22, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021

Nanaimo artist featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Jack Duckworth’s interest and talent for art emerged naturally in his younger years living in Duncan, BC. Family and vocation brought an extended hiatus while serving pastoral and campus Christian missions on Vancouver Island and in Winnipeg, and teaching practical theology modules overseas in Ukraine, Armenia, Amsterdam, and Haiti. In retirement, his artistic interests were rekindled. He receives great joy from the colours and rhythms that come with painting landscapes, seascape, and village scenes locally, and from travels in Canada and overseas. Now living in Nanaimo with his wife, he is becoming established as an artist.…


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The Next Generation, Young Artists in the Comox Valley
North Island College Students 2021

Jun 24, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021

Young artists featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

“The Next Generation: Young Artists in the Comox Valley” showcases several emerging visual artists, all of them former students of G.P.Vanier, Highland Secondary or Mark R. Isfeld Secondary. Most have gone on to study at the NIC School of Fine Art + Design Diploma Program and then successfully transferred to University Arts Programs such as Emily Carr University of Art + Design or University of Victoria. Several of the students were previous winners of the Pearl Ellis Gallery Bursary, created to help young artists pursue post-secondary studies in art. …


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Inland to Island Stitches & Strokes
Kate Bridger, Sue Parr

May 27, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021

Former Kootenay artists at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Two friends who landed on the shores of Vancouver Island in 2019 share their first impressions of island living as they explore their new communities with a joint exhibition at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery from May 27 to June 19.…


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Members Spring Show 2021

Apr 29, 2021 - May 22, 2021

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its Members’ Spring Show and Sale from April 29 to May 22, 2021. A wide range of styles from both emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. The Gallery also offers a wide selection of original greeting cards for sale by local artists.…


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