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Past Shows

Pearl Ellis Gallery

Brushworks 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will feature the Brushworks painting group from November 6-24. Brushworks is a diverse 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.…


Anniversary Show

Oct 09, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018

Pearl Ellis Gallery presents 41st Anniversary Members’ Show 

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present its annual members’ show from October 9 to November 3. A wide variety of styles and themes will be displayed and available for purchase.…


Silly Eggeroos
Svea Swanson

Sep 18, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018

Children’s book illustrator featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by Comox artist Svea Swanson from September 18 to October 6. Svea began painting after a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in 2000. She found the flow of oil paint onto canvas matched her own rhythm and helped to ease the constant pain she was experiencing. The painting eventually led to the creation of a children’s book, “I Can Count. So Can You. We are Silly Eggeroos.” Some of these images will be included in the exhibition.…


Celebrating Vancouver Island
Margery Blom

Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by local artist Margery Blom, FCA from August 28 to September 15. Portraying the incredible beauty of Vancouver Island, this dynamic collection will take viewers on a journey from the majestic mountains, through the enchantment of the forests, the hidden inland waters, the secrets of the flora, to the serenity of the sea.…


Vicki Lapp Photographic Show

Aug 07, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

In memory of Vicki Lapp, the Pearl Ellis Gallery presents its annual exhibition of photography by gallery members from August 7 to 25. A talented photographer and artist, Vicki Lapp was also a long-time contributor to the Pearl Ellis Gallery.…


A Fine Line
Fibre Arts Voice

Jul 17, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents Fibre Art Voices: A Fine Line, a fibre art and mixed media exhibition, from July 17 to August 4. A reception will be held Saturday, July 28 from 1:00-3:00 pm with artists in attendance. Everyone is welcome.…


Julian Barker - Retrospective
Julian Barker

Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition and sale of Julian Barker’s work from June 26-July 14.

As a young man, Barker attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and took art courses at the University of British Columbia. There, he developed a greater appreciation of the skills involved in drawing and painting. Over the years, he has produced many pencil drawings and paintings of Canadian wildlife, attempting to convey their many moods.…


Peoples’ Choice - Members

Jun 05, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents their annual People’s Choice members’ show from June 5 to 23. A wide variety of styles and media including acrylics, oils, watercolours, pen and ink, serigraph, scratch art, photography, fiber art and mixed media will be exhibited and available for purchase.…


Elements of the Imagination: Collective Art
Mark Isfeld Students

May 15, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018

Mark Isfeld Secondary students have been busy experimenting, collaborating, and creating in various mediums throughout the school year. This year’s art show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery runs May 15-June 2 and is sure to provide a buffet of artistic talent to satiate all appetites. There will be a reception on Sunday May 27, from 1-3 pm for students, parents and the public to enjoy the art while having coffee and cookies.…


Monday Bunch

Apr 24, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Monday Bunch paints for pleasure.

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery will be presenting the 'Monday Bunch' annual spring art show and sale which begins April 24 and runs until May 12.

The gallery, located at 1729 Comox Avenue, is open to the public daily from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be a meet and greet reception, hosted by the artists on April 28 from 1 to 4 pm.…


Under Moody Skies
Mary Deveau

Apr 03, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018

Mary is an abstract and impressionist painter living and working in Comox. She uses acrylic paint to create textured, energized landscapes, seascapes and abstracts. Her work is loose and alive as she paints in a free and fluid style. She pulls moments from memory in order to recreate them on canvas and capture the “aura” or energy of a place.…


Showcase - Comox Valley Photography Society

Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018

With Spring finally knocking on Winter’s door, members of the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) have been busy creating images for their upcoming exhibition, which runs March 13-31 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.…


Members’ Spring Show

Feb 20, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is having its first Members' Show and Sale for 2018 from Feb. 20 to March 10. A wide range of art including Painting , Photography, Fibre Art and  Sculpture will be on display and for sale. The gallery promotes local emerging, professional and new artists.…


Emotion in Motion
Jerry Simice

Jan 30, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018

A solo exhibition by local artist Jerry Simice will be presented from January 30 to February 17. Simice has lived and worked in the Comox Valley since 1979. He has been painting for the past 20 years, experimenting with technique and materials to produce vibrant works on paper, canvas and canvas board with acrylic, oil pastels and inks. Since retiring in 2017 from a long and fulfilling career in medicine, Simice has enjoyed long hours in his home studio.…


Dreams - Out of Bounds
Nora Lopez

Jan 09, 2018 - Jan 27, 2018

Dreams – Out of Bounds at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery starts off the new year with a solo exhibition by Comox Valley artist Nora Lopez from January 9-27. Born amidst the mystic traditions of the Latin American poets and painters of Mexico, Lopez rose to their call as a young girl, putting to paper and canvas her own explorations of magical realism. Every day provided an education in color, culture, and art for this self-taught artist.…


Volunteers' Christmas Art Show And Sale

Nov 28, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017

The final show of the year at the Gallery is the Volunteers' Christmas Show.

The art of our hardworking volunteers who sit at the desk, hang the shows, set up the shows and the many other jobs they do to keep the gallery running will be on display and for sale. All types of art including Painting, Photography and Sculpture will be featured.…


Brushworks Fine Art Group

Nov 07, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017

The Brushworks Fine Arts Group presents their annual fall Show and Sale at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in downtown Comox from November 7-25. A member of the Brushworks group will be in attendance at the gallery each afternoon that the gallery is open.…


Vicki Lapp Photo Show

Oct 17, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017

The Vickie Lapp Memorial Photo Show and Sale will run from Oct.17 to Nov. 4 at the Pearl Ellis Gallery.

A wide variety of photography including wildlife, landscape, still life, portrait and abstract will be on display. Some of the best photographers in the Comox Valley, including the Comox Valley Camera Society, are represented.…


Members’ Anniversary Show

Sep 26, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is having its annual Anniversary Members' Art and Sale Show from Sept. 26 to Oct.14. We are celebrating 39 years in supporting local artists in the Comox Valley. Come and take in all the inspired art including painting, coloured pencil, fabric art, sculpture and photography created by our members.…


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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