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Past Shows

Pearl Ellis Gallery

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.…


And Now for Something…
Deborah Wachter

Aug 15, 2017 - Sep 02, 2017

Campbell River artist Deborah Wachter's work is more about the act of painting rather than the image. Her work is created by juxtaposition and using elements of composition and design to bring a piece to completion, sometimes using subtraction of elements to bring focus. Deborah earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria with painting as her major area of study. After university Deborah sat as a board member of the Kelowna Art Centre Society assisting in the development of the Rotary Centre for The Arts in Kelowna BC. As part of the building committee she worked with city planners to establish a venue for artists to create and showcase their work.…


Sharon Lalonde, David Ballantyne, Ingrid Mayer

Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017

July 25th to August 12th, the Pearl Ellis Gallery will be hosting Tri-Focals Art Exhibition.

The exhibition will feature paintings by David Ballantyne and Sharon Lalonde as well as sculptural work by Ingrid Mayer. All three of the artists are recent arrivals to the Comox Valley.…


People’s Choice Award Members’ show

Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off its 39th summer season with its 12th Members People's Choice Awards Show and Sale. The show runs from June 27 to July 22.

After looking at the beautiful art that will be on display for sale the public and membership is welcome to vote on their favorite piece The Members show will showcase a variety of painting, fabric art and sculpture representing many fine artists in the Comox Valley. The winner will receive gift certificates from Whyte's framing and Benjamin Moore Paints.. As well the second and third place winners will receive gift certificates from Benjamin Moore Paints. The winners will be drawn on Saturday July 15 and announced in the paper and on our web-site.…


Landscapes and Other Things - 2
David Netterville, Lorna Welch

Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox will be displaying a new show on June 6th entitled "Landscapes and Other Things - 2". The show not only has oil and acrylic paintings of landscapes, but also includes elements from the fishing aspect of life on the West Coast. It will showcase works by Lorna Welch, who has resided in Zeballos on the West Coast of the Island with her husband Larry for over 20 years, and David Netterville, who retired with his partner Louise to the Comox Valley from Europe about 10 years ago.…


Comox Valley Photographic Society

May 16, 2017 - Jun 03, 2017

While Spring has been taking its time arriving in the Comox Valley, members of the Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) have been busy creating images for their upcoming Spring Showcase, which runs from May 16th through June 1st at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in Comox.…


Louise Els, Izzy Pichette, Julia Reynolds

Apr 25, 2017 - May 13, 2017

The Journey's of three local artists, Louise Els, Izzy Pichette, and Julie Reynolds, are coming together in Comox at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, located at 1727A Comox Avenue, on April 25th through May 13th 2017. There will be a reception on April 29th from 1 pm to 4 pm and a chance to meet the artists and view their Journey's in one creatively, talented, and colourful exhibit. Each artist has provided a bit of background to pique your curiosity and to entice you to visit the gallery during the exhibit, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm, and fill your senses.…


Joanne Sachs-Ross

Apr 04, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017

My inspiration comes from my life on Vancouver Island the surrounding ocean, the mountains, valleys creating the colors and textures, an artist's paradise! This show is my expression of ocean life represented in a flowing creative way. Some pieces are representational others a creative interpretation of the magic of the beach.…


Monday Bunch

Mar 14, 2017 - Apr 01, 2017

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will be presenting the Monday Bunch Spring Art show and Sale. The show opens on Tuesday March 14 till April first, 2017. The Reception will be Saturday March 18th 1-4 pm. Refreshments will be provided and meet the artists.…


Campbell River Friends
Heather Hughson, Antonia Huber, Jane Super

Feb 21, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017

The Campbell River Friends' show will take place at the Pearl Ellis Gallery from February 21st to March 11th. The opening reception will be hosted by the three women artists on February 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the gallery. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.…


Members’ Show

Jan 31, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017


The first Members Show at The Pearl Ellis Gallery features a wide range of artistic styles and artists including established artists like Brian Buckrell, Jill Paris Rody, Hans Larsen, Channing Holland and a host of newer artists. Many types of art are represented. All paint media, mixed media, photography, sculpture and fabric art. There have been some big changes at the gallery. Over the holidays the walls and plinths of the gallery were painted by our dedicated volunteers giving it a beautiful brighter look. The gallery updated its payment system with an electronic debit, credit card machine. This year we will be installing a new lighting system. Some future plans are for are a small gift store and many workshops. With all the hard work from our volunteers and the support of the community we are looking forward to a successful new year.…


Landscapes – Natural & Modified
Claude Dalley

Jan 10, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017

LANDSCAPES - NATURAL AND MODIFIED" is the title of the first “one man show” by local photographer Claude Dalley.

A popular figure quickly recognized by the ostrich plume in his hat, Claude has become well known in the Comox Valley. Following his retirement in 1997 Claude took up photography as a hobby but quickly earned recognition as a professional within the arts community. His move to the Comox Valley in 2006 provides him with endless photo opportunities.…


Volunteers Christmas Show

Nov 29, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016


The Pearl Ellis Gallery is honouring all the volunteer artists who help keep the gallery, the Comox Rec. Centre Showcase, the Comox Library display and the Comox Valley high school bursary program running and moving forward. The final show for the year at the Pearl Ellis Gallery is “The Volunteers’ Christmas Show”. A wide variety of art including painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture will be on display for sale. All the pieces are priced not over a $100.00. If you are looking for that special one of a kind gift to give someone for Christmas, come to the gallery and take in all the creative and original art our hardworking volunteers are showcasing.…


Group Show

Nov 08, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

"Brushworks Fine Art Group" invites
LOCALS to appreciate LOCAL ART
at their Annual Fall Fine Art Show at the at
Pearl Ellis Gallery November 8th to the 27, 2016

No matter the weather, you can insert some colour and light into November by visiting the Brushworks Show and Sale at the Pearl Ellis Gallery – in downtown Comox! In plenty of time for Christmas giving, The Brushworks Art Show and Sale will run from November 08th to 27th (except Mondays when the Gallery is closed). One of the member artists will be in attendance on each afternoon that the gallery is open.…


Showcase 2016
Comox Valley Photography Society

Oct 18, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016

The Comox Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) is pleased to present the ninth annual ShowCase, running from Oct. 18th through Nov. 7th at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts in Comox.…

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