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Past Shows

Pearl Ellis Gallery

Emerging Voices
Local High School Students Show

May 28, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents "Emerging Voices," an exhibition featuring the artwork of secondary students from Highland Secondary and Georges P. Vanier Secondary schools. Running from May 28 to June 22, this showcase highlights diverse mediums such as sculpture, paintings, photography, and mixed media. This exhibition highlights the passionate activity and dedication found within the art programs of both schools.…


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Members Spring Show

Apr 30, 2024 - May 25, 2024

Embrace the vibrancy of spring with the much-anticipated opening of the Pearl Ellis Gallery Spring Members’ Show. Showcasing the exceptional talents of 28 local artists, this event promises a diverse array of artwork sure to captivate all who attend.…


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Concept Show: Identity and Expression

Apr 02, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024

Delve into the world of “Identity & Expression,” featuring eleven talented local artists. This exhibition marks the second installment in the gallery's series of juried concept shows aimed at challenging artists to create pieces that resonate deeply with the chosen theme.…


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Home and Away - The Art of Frank Carter and Jack Duckworth

Mar 05, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024

Experience the fascinating fusion of Vancouver Island and South East Asia at the Pearl Ellis Gallery's upcoming exhibition, "Home & Away". Featuring the vibrant paintings of Jack Duckworth alongside the evocative photographs of seasoned traveller Frank Carter, this showcase promises a captivating exploration of cultural contrast.…


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Members Winter Show

Feb 06, 2024 - Mar 02, 2024

Gallery members featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is excited to present the first Members Show and Sale of 2024, from February 6th to March 2nd. This exhibition showcases a diverse array of styles from both emerging and established artists within our vibrant Comox Valley community. We're particularly thrilled to highlight the talents of many new members in this showcase. The display features an eclectic mix of watercolour, acrylic, and oil paintings, alongside striking photography and textile works, including sculptures. Visitors can explore a variety of subjects, including landscapes, portraiture, still lifes, and abstracts, offering something appealing for every taste at very affordable prices. For those seeking smaller, unique items, we have an extensive collection of original art cards, perfect for Valentine's Day, crafted by over 40 local artists.…


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Concept Show: Our Earth

Jan 09, 2024 - Feb 03, 2024

This exhibition offers a platform to explore the ever-changing physical environment and the profound effects of societal influences. The artwork delves into the intricate relationships between humanity and the environment, prompting viewers to reflect on our collective responsibility towards the planet.…


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Closed

Dec 24, 2023 - Jan 08, 2024

The gallery will be open until December 23rd. We will have extended hours from 10 am to 4 pm from December 19th to 23rd. We reopen on January 9th, 2024.


Members Christmas Show 2023

Nov 21, 2023 - Dec 23, 2023

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 21-December 23. A wide range of styles from emerging and professional artists will be displayed, including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, mixed media, and fabric art. 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 2023

Oct 24, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from October 24- November 18. 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. The group includes many long-time members along with some recent additions. Gallery viewers can expect to see paintings in acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media by both established and emerging artists.…


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Lynda Glover

Sep 26, 2023 - Oct 21, 2023

Glacier featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present “Painting the Wild Blue Wonder” by Lynda Glover, from September 26-October 21. Glover’s emotional connection with art and creativity go back to her childhood when she drew and painted in her backyard in East Vancouver. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1971 with a teaching degree and a double art major in painting and design.…


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Members Fall Show 2023

Aug 29, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will host its Members Fall Show & Sale from August 29 to September 23. A wide range of styles from emerging and professional artists will be displayed including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, pastels, coloured pencil, fabric art, stained glass and photography. All work is for sale. Original art cards from over 40 local artists are also available to purchase.…


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Feeling our Way
Miriam Myers and Elaine Smith

Aug 01, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023

Two artists featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery presents a joint show with Elaine Smith and Miriam Myers entitled
‘Feeling our Way’ from August 1-26.…


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Faces and Places
Focal Arts Group

Jul 11, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023

Photography at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Faces and Places - A Celebration of Tonality runs July 11-29 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. It is the second exhibit of prints from Focal Arts. Focal Arts is a collaborative group of eleven Canadian photographers working together to achieve a high standard of proficiency in the art and craft of photography and printmaking. Members meet monthly to review post processing techniques, share ideas and review recent prints.…


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Members Summer Show 2023

Jun 20, 2023 - Jul 08, 2023

Gallery members featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents an exhibition of recent work by gallery members from June 20-July 8. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art, stained glass, fused glass and marble sculpture. All work is for sale. Original art cards from over 40 local artists are also available to purchase.…


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Shorelines
Alora Griffin

May 30, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023

Watercolours featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Shoreline – “The line along which a large body of water meets the land.” (Oxford Dictionary)

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of watercolour paintings by Alora Griffin, May 30-June 17. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2-4 pm with the artist in attendance. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.…


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High School Show
Highland, L’Ecole Au Coeur de L’Ile and Vanier

May 09, 2023 - May 27, 2023

Senior secondary students featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

Running from May 9-27, the Pearl Ellis Gallery presents a showcase of artwork by secondary students of École Au-cœur-de-l’île, Georges P. Vanier Secondary and Highland Secondary schools. With a wide variety of styles and subject matter using 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

Apr 11, 2023 - May 06, 2023

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery presents the Inside Art Group Annual Spring Art Show and Sale from April 11-May 6.

This group of enthusiastic artists meets on Mondays at the Lions’ Den in Comox. They are a non-competitive group providing friendly support to each other while producing images in a refreshing and creative atmosphere. Members work in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, scratchboards, alcohol inks and mixed mediums. Members gain inspiration from each other and a variety of subject matter: landscapes, floral, portraits, wildlife, seascapes, modern and inspirational subjects. Artists experiment with their own styles at their own pace. If you have ever thought that you would like to take up painting as a hobby, drop by on a Monday and see the artists at work. They are always looking for new artists. Original art cards from over 40 local artists are also available to purchase.…


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Jonathan Reggler - Trading Spaces

Mar 21, 2023 - Apr 08, 2023

Local doctor showing paintings at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present “Trading Spaces: a New Canadian’s Landscapes” by Jonathan Reggler from March 21-April 8.…


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Photography Show 2023

Feb 28, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023

CVPS Showcase to exhibit juried prints

Comox Valley Photographic Society’s (CVPS) Showcase exhibit of photographic prints opens at the Pearl Ellis Gallery on February 28, with 26 prints on display. The exhibit runs until Saturday, March 18.…


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Member’s Winter Show 2023

Jan 31, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023

Gallery members featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members Show and Sale of the year from January 31-February 25. A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and include watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art, stained glass and clay pieces. All work is for sale. Original art cards from over 40 local artists are also available to purchase.…


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