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Past Shows

Pearl Ellis Gallery

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.…


Members Open Theme - Our Home

Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019

‘Home’ usually refers to the place where people reside. It is also where other creatures live: a bird’s nest, beaver lodge, spider web, under a log, in a compost heap, or in a lake. Homes can be mobile or temporary: an RV camper, a cabin in the woods, an empty shell for a hermit crab.…


Colour Vision
Channing Holland

Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019

Channing Holland’s “Colour Vision” at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery presents “Colour Vision”, paintings by local artist Channing Holland, from March 12 to 30. The show is a celebration of colour and patterns expressed through the artist’s interests in nature, especially botanical subjects and flowers, historical architecture and religious symbolism and imagery.…


Rainforest to the Prairie Grasslands

Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 09, 2019

Rainforests to prairie grasslands, a visual road trip at Pearl Ellis Gallery

The markers on the road are not measured by distance, but by images captured by eight local photographers on an extended trip by boat, car and on foot across western Canada over a period spanning two years. They start in Haida Gwaii, heading south to Vancouver Island, then eastward through the Great Bear Rainforest, stopping in Farwell Canyon in the Chilcotin, heading across the Rockies, through the Alberta Badlands and finally end in Arcola, Saskatchewan.…


Members Open Show

Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019

Diverse styles featured at Pearl Ellis Members’ Open Show

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will host its first Members’ Show and Sale of 2019 from January 29 to February 16. 

A wide range of styles, from both emerging and professional artists, will be displayed and includes watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, fibre art and sculpture. All work will be available for purchase. …


Now and Then
Stephanie Wood

Jan 08, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Mediterranean colours featured at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Pearl Ellis Gallery starts off the new year with “Now and Then: Paintings by Stephanie Wood” from January 8 to 26. Stephanie spent 25 years living on the island of Cyprus before moving back to Vancouver Island five years ago. This exhibition presents canvases contrasting the exuberant colours and strong Middle Eastern themes of one island with the healing greens and delicate leaf patterns of the other.

Included in the retrospective show is a world of Mediterranean magic gardens imbued with the spirit of the Creator in gratitude and celebration evident throughout Stephanie’s work. Tiny sailboats nestle in patches of vibrant foliage. Miniature Greek churches glow white on flat edged leaves. Fish fly serenely in groups through garden patios, and sometimes the odd living room.

Stephanie has had solo exhibitions in Cyprus, Israel, England and France. Her work hangs in these countries, as well as in Canada and the US. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria and now resides in Comox.…


Wet and Wild
Dan Telosky

Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Marine artist featured at Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Art.

The Pearl Ellis Art Gallery is pleased to feature a solo exhibition by Dan Telosky, AFCA from November 27 to December 15, 2018. Dan Telosky has lived and worked all his life on or near the waters of Discovery Passage. As a result, marinescapes reflecting his love of hidden coastal places, are a main theme of his art.…


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.…

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