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Pearl Ellis Gallery

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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Inside Art

Apr 01, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents the Inside Art Annual Spring Art Show and Sale from April 1 to 24. This group of local artists, formerly known as “The Monday Bunch”, works in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels and scratchboard. Subject matter varies widely and can range across landscapes, floral, portraits, wildlife, seascapes, modern, inspirational and architecture.…


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Comox Valley Photographic Society 2021

Mar 04, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021

Grizzly Print To Raise Funds

Comox Valley Photographic Society’s (CVPS) Showcase runs at the Pearl Ellis Gallery on March 4-27 with 38 prints on display.

The 2020 exhibit was closed four days after opening by the lockdown and the prints hung for two months with no viewers. CVPS photographers are hopeful that the 2021 exhibit will make up for the loss. CVPS members have been meeting virtually all year with no group-organized photo shoots. Many have spent the time cleaning out their digital libraries, finding images they hadn’t edited and shot solo assignments, sharing the images online.…


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Members Winter/Spring Show 2021

Feb 04, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is hosting its first Members’ Show and Sale of the year from February 4-27, 2021. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, is displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work is available for purchase. Art cards are also available for sale. …


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Fibre Arts – Pour Your Hearts Out
Hennie Aikman, June Boyle, Brenda Caswell, Karen Caswell, Margaret Kelly, Gayle Lobban, Pippa Moore, Karrie Phelps, Jesse Schut and Gail Tellett.

Jan 14, 2021 - Jan 30, 2021

Fibre Art Voices is a small, spirited group of forward-thinking visual artists, who support and encourage one another in expressing a creative voice through the use of fibre. Diverse artistic backgrounds and a passion for textiles enable the collective to work with an extensive variety of mediums and techniques to create individual stories, rich in design, colour and texture. Through love of textiles they challenge each other, individually and as a group, and share the energy and inspiration gained from living in the breathtaking West Coast environment. The challenge for this exhibition was for each artist to use an acrylic pour as inspiration to create a textile/fibre art piece, measuring 18 inches by 24 inches. Smaller complementary pieces could also accompany the artist’s main entry. …


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Brushworks 2020

Nov 03, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from November 5-21. 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. During the time of COVID, weekly attendance has been capped at 14 painters but artists continue to paint at home or in their own studios as well. Gallery viewers can expect to see professional level paintings in acrylic, oils, watercolour and mixed mediums by both established and emerging artists. …


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Taking Five Focused on Jazz

Oct 13, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

Every Thursday evening, local jazz fans have gathered at the Avalanche for an evening out…meeting friends, having dinner and listening to not only local, but many Island and international jazz performers. These Thursday evenings began in early 2013, and have been running steady until March, 2020 when the COVID 19 shutdown cancelled the remainder of the 2020 season and closed the Avalanche. …


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43rd Anniversary Members’ Show

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.  …


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Kay Larson

Aug 06, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020

The Kay Larson Show is being held-over by popular demand until Saturday 29 August 2020.

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to announce it is re-opening on August 6 with an exhibition by local artist, Kay Larson. Born in the Maritimes, Kay has lived in the Comox Valley for twenty-six years; the ocean has never been far away. Mostly self-taught, she dabbled in a few art courses at North Island College when she was younger. This is her first solo exhibition, showcasing ten years of painting in the evenings. Kay uses oils to portray West Coast themes, along with modern and vintage subjects. You may discover an arbutus tree, a mermaid, sailboat, raven or take in a view from a different perspective. From time to time during the exhibition, Kay’s son Des Larson will be dropping in to play acoustic music.…


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CLOSED

Mar 17, 2020 - Aug 05, 2020

Pearl Ellis Art Gallery re-opening 6th August 2020. The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to announce it is re-opening on August 6 with an exhibition by local artist, Kay Larson.


Showcase 11 Comox Valley Photographic Society
Our Best on Display

Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020

Local Photographers set to share stories

Comox Valley Photographic Society’s Showcase opens at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery on March 10, with 40 prints by 25 CVPS members. 

“This year’s exhibit has been crafted to tell a story through the print, that’s the reason for printing an image… to tell a story to the viewer,” says CVPS Showcase coordinator Norm Prince. This year’s exhibit will showcase both the technical and creative skills of the photographers, and images range from landscapes/wildlife to cityscapes and multiple exposed abstracts, printed in both colour and black and white.…


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Through A Different Lens
Focal Arts

Feb 18, 2020 - Mar 07, 2020

Focal Arts is a collaborative group of eight Canadian photographers working together to achieve a high standard of proficiency in the art and craft of photography and printmaking. They meet monthly to review post processing techniques, share ideas and review recent prints. Common goals include breaking down limits to ‘seeing differently’ while encouraging each other personally and professionally.…


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Members Winter Show 2020
Theme: Bright Colours

Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020

Bright colours at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery

Members of the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery have responded to the call to bring in their brightest colours, to help lighten moods and the gallery walls during the dreariest days of winter. How individual artists interpret “bright colour” is the theme of the current exhibition, on display from January 28-February 15. Paintings, photography, fabric art and sculpture are included in the show and all work is available for purchase. …


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Selections - John Janzen

Jan 07, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020

New year, new show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery starts the new year with “Selections” by J.F. Janzen. The exhibition is about choices and – in this case – images that are part of the artist’s journey of change and growth over the past five years. A recent move to the Comox Valley from Victoria led Janzen to establish Studio Rivertown on his new property. It meshes, along with other ongoing projects, his impressions of the surrounding area from an environmental viewpoint with a deep need for concern for the planet. ”Selections” could be considered a familiarization of Janzen’s style of mark making.…


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