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Past Shows

Pearl Ellis Gallery

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. …


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.  …


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.…



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.…


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.…


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. …


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.…


Volunteer Members Show 2019

Nov 19, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019

Welcome to The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery Volunteers Showcase Display and Sale…

Our Wonderful PEG Volunteers, majority of them artists, along with our patrons, keep the PEG open day-after-day, is that's what this show is all about!…


Brushworks 2019

Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019

Brushworks painters featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from October 29-November 16. Brushworks is a 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.…


Figure It Out
Penny Kelly,Bette Kosmolak, Penny Hacking

Oct 08, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019

“Figuring it out” at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery

“Double Dog Dare You” from one Penny to two friends triggered three local painters to commit to a year of exploration and development of their various painting styles, skills and methods used to represent the human figure in preparation for a group exhibition. The show runs from October 8-26 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.…


Philocaly aka The Love of Beauty
Christine Nilsson and Amanda Ritchie

Sep 17, 2019 - Oct 05, 2019

Mother/daughter painters at the Pearl Ellis Art Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery presents “Philocaly, the Love of Beauty”, by mother/daughter team, Christina Nilsson and Amanda Ritchie from September 17 to October 4. …


West Coast Symphony
V. I. Silk Painters

Aug 27, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

The Vancouver Island Silk Painters celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a “West Coast Symphony” from August 27 to September 14 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. This group of eclectic artists has taken the ancient fine art form of silk painting to its optimum level. Using various techniques, each painter has developed their own distinctive style using the magic of dye on silk as their choice of medium. With every new painting comes a new learning experience that challenges the artist and viewer alike. Ongoing workshops and monthly meetings keep the artists engaged with their creative goals and offer inspiration and the confidence to achieve the next level of excellence. The group represents skill levels from beginner to professional.…


Members Open Anniversary Show

Aug 06, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019

Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 42nd Anniversary Members’ Show 

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present its members’ anniversary show from August 6-24. A wide variety of styles and themes will be displayed and available for purchase.…


Mostly Watercolour
H. Wilkinson, T. S. Milne

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 03, 2019

Mostly Watercolours, showcasing local artists Trisha Scarlett Milne and Heather Wilkinson, runs July 16-August 3 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox. The artists are friends with much in common: both are excited by watercolour, have travelled widely, live in the Comox Valley and winter in La Manzanilla, Mexico.…


The Winding Path
CG Swanson

Jun 25, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019

Wire sculpture artist featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Wire sculptures by local artist, CG Swanson, will be featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox from June 25 to July 13, 2019.

In her first solo exhibition, CG Swanson brings you on a journey down The Winding Path, exploring the imaginative, relational, and reflective opportunities trees provide. Come, picnic under the flowing willow while children laugh and play. Let the maple take your mind beyond the past and future, into something so vast you are everywhere and nowhere, so big you lose yourself completely. Be inspired by the tree that has cast off boundaries and limitations, living a situational reality in an unexpected way. Come, walk this winding path, imagine and explore.…


Comox Valley Photographic Society

Jun 04, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019

Ten years in the making…

In recognition of their ten year anniversary, Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) members have raised the bar on their upcoming show running from June 4 to 22 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.…


Georges P. Vanier Art students

May 14, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019

Talented Teens exhibiting at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox is pleased to present George P. Vanier Secondary School Art Work from May 14 to June 1. 

These gifted emerging artists will exhibit a variety of mediums including photography, acrylics, oils, charcoal and aerosol.…


Monday Bunch

Apr 23, 2019 - May 11, 2019

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents the Monday Bunch Annual Spring Art Show and Sale from April 23 until May 11. This group of local artists works in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and scratchboard. Subject matter varies widely and can range across landscapes, floral, portraits, wildlife, seascapes, modern, inspirational and architecture.…

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