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Pearl Ellis Gallery

Pearl Ellis Gallery Member’s “Vicki Lapp Memorial Photo Awards Show”

Aug 11, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

The Pearl Ellis Gallery opens its 5th annual Members' Photography Show, newly named the "Vicki Lapp Memorial Award" show and sale, on Tuesday, August 11th. This exhibition of photography will run to Sunday, August 30th. The Gallery will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Sundays 1 – 4pm and will be closed Mondays. On the first day of the show, August 11th, there will be an evening reception held from 7 to 9 pm. and all are welcome to attend. It will be a great opportunity to meet the photographers in the show and to cast your vote for your favourite pieces.…


“Kindred Spirits”
Judi Pedder and Sheryl Fremlin

Jul 21, 2015 - Aug 09, 2015

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the “Kindred Spirits” Art Show, featuring Comox artists Judi Pedder and Sheryl Fremlin. The show runs from July 21st to August 9th and the artists will be exhibiting all new work, with approximately 50 paintings being shown. Their style and expression are unique to each artist, although they both share a passion for Art and in particular the medium of Watercolour. Their new work will feature paintings that depict landscape, floral, figurative, boats, horses, and travel subjects.…


Pearl Ellis Gallery “Members’ People’s Choice Awards Show”

Jun 23, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015

The Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off its 37th summer show season with its tenth Member’s People’s Choice show and sale. This exhibition will run from Tuesday June 23rd, to Sunday, July 19th. The Gallery will be open to the public every day from 10am to 4pm, Sundays 1 – 4pm but will be closed Mondays. The gallery will be closed Wednesday, July 1st to celebrate Canada Day. There will be a “Reception” held Tuesday, June 23rd from 7 – 9pm and all are welcome to attend. It will be a great opportunity to meet the artists in the show, view the fabulous art and cast your vote.…


Charlotte Deptford “West Coast Rendition”

Jun 02, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015

Campbell River Artist, Charlotte Deptford, is presenting a collection of her most favorite Acrylic and Watercolor paintings at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox, June 2 to 22, 2015. She has created an exhibition of great variety and beauty depicting a love of her environment. It is with great joy that she gets to share her lifelong passion. From the first stroke of the brush she is creating what she feels and hopes will depict a moment in time, a story perhaps, that others can be a part of.…


Keeping It Living Art for the Estuary Now, Then & Future

May 12, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Project Watershed's "Art for the Estuary" Fundraiser
Then, Now and Future

The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is holding its sixth annual Keeping It Living art campaign which raises funds for the protection and restoration of the K'ómoks Estuary. This year's title "Then, Now and Future" asked artists to capture their vision of the past, present and future of the estuary. Internationally renowned local K'ómoks First Nation artist Andy Everson has created an image for this year's campaign entitled "Stillness".…


Annual Monday Bunch “Group Show”

Apr 21, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Spring is here and it's time for the Monday Bunch to present their annual "Show and Sale" of their paintings. A meet and greet will be held with our artists in attendance Saturday April 25th from 1pm to 4pm. Refreshments will be served.…


“Landscapes & Other Things”
David Netterville, Jock MacNeill

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox will be starting a new show on March 31st entitled "Landscapes and Other Things". The show, which primarily has oil and acrylic paintings of landscapes, is being put on to showcase two relatively new artists in the Comox Valley. David Netterville and Jock MacNeill have been painting together since first meeting back in 2009 when they took classes together.…


Pearl Ellis Gallery “Member’s Spring Show”

Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015


On Tuesday, March 10th the Pearl Ellis Gallery will kick off the first Members’ show of the 2015 season showcasing over 65 local artists. A reception will be held Saturday, March 14th, from 1-4pm, to celebrate the opening. It will be a great opportunity to meet the artists in the show and view the fabulous art.…


“Catching the Light”
Leslie Dunsmore and Mary Hicks

Feb 17, 2015 - Mar 08, 2015

A new art show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, February 17th to March 8th, is titled "Catching The Light". Painter Leslie Dunsmore and Sculptor Mary Hicks are presenting a selection of paintings and woven copper & mixed-media sculptures that combine to express the vivid and variant qualities of light. The subtle aspects of illumination on Leslie's landscapes highlight the liminal edge between our inner and outer worlds. The richness and vitality of light seems to shine from within the intricate details of Mary's woven copper sculpture.…


“Surprised by Joy”
Darrell Joan Tomkins

Jan 27, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015

Comox photographer, Darrell Joan Tomkins, is presenting an exhibition of her art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox from January 27 to February 15. Surprised by Joy includes various styles of photography, including macro, abstract, nature and landscape images, as well as hand-drawn works and hand-pulled serigraph prints.…


“All Over the Place”
Ruth Rae

Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015

A Meet and Greet on Saturday, January 17 from 1-4 pm will be the official opening of Ruth Rae's exhibit at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

"All Over the Place" is Comox artist Ruth Rae's first solo show and a tribute to the spectacular surroundings in which we live. A west coaster from birth (she wonders why would one live anywhere else) she finds joyful inspiration in nature at every turn and captures that by studying it in daily forays into the nooks and crannies of the Comox Valley. To her, sharing that inspiration by creating visual art makes joyful sense! She hopes that by internalizing her surroundings and then allowing those impressions to be recreated she is serving her town and reflecting the values of her community. Favourite spots include Mack Laing Park, Goose Spit, Kye Bay, Royston waterfront, and Macdonald Wood.…


Gallery Fundraiser Show
Local Artists

Dec 02, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

"The Biggest Little Show In The Valley "

The Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox presents "The Biggest Little Art Show in the Valley". The show offers an art extravaganza of over 100 smaller pieces of original art priced at $175.00 or less. This Christmas Fundraiser event begins December 2nd and runs until December 20th. The opening of the show will be celebrated with a Meet and Greet the artists on Saturday, December 6th from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm.…


Mary Reed,
Barry Graham,
Penny Kelly,
Dee Fontaine,
Ruth Miller,
Doris Wilson,
Sharon Lalonde,
Kate Kokotailo,
Betty Boyle,
Brenda Calhoun,
Astrid Davidson,
April Dyck,
Sheryl Fremlin,
Kay Hilborn,
Janet Liszt,
Peter Moore,
Brenda Olinek,
Juanita Olson,
Lynne Sweetman,
Valerie Wallace,
Rita Woods.

Nov 12, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

All sorts of "Brushworks" on display at the Annual Brushworks Members Show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery November 12th to November 30th.

Oil brushwork, acrylic brushwork, watercolor brushwork - All sorts of beautiful paintings are exhibited for sale. The show opens Wednesday, November 12th with a public reception on Saturday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 4 p.m.…


Showcase 2014
Comox Valley Camera Club

Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 09, 2014

The Comox Valley Camera Club is pleased to present the 7th annual ShowCase, running from October 21st through November 9th at the Pearl Ellis Gallery of Fine Arts. You will be treated to a variety of images ranging from traditional landscapes, wildlife, portraits, seascapes, architecture to abstracts, representing a variety of photographic styles.…


Gordon Greenhough

Sep 30, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

Into the Spotlight

Opening reception October 4 2014.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery invites the public to attend an exhibition of Gordon Greenhough's paintings. The exhibit runs from September 28 to October 19 and showcases over twenty original watercolours on paper and seven acrylic canvases.…


Pearl Ellis Gallery Members’ Anniversary Show & Sale

Sep 09, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

Reception – September 13th from 1-4pm

It's Anniversary Time at the Pearl Ellis Gallery

Come view the work in this special members' show from September 9th to September 28th and help celebrate the Pearl's 36th anniversary of operation in Comox. Visitors to the gallery will be treated to a tremendous variety of artistic styles and media. Artists such as Ruth Poirier (2014 People's Choice winner), Bev Johnston, Channing Holland, Judi Pedder, Hans Larsen, and Sofie Skapski, just to mention a few will be displaying their work. This is an all media show and visitors will see works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric, and photography.…


Landscapes - As We See Them
Susan Schaefer, Jill Paris Rody

Aug 19, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014

MEET & GREET (artist in attendance) - Saturday, August 23rd - (1-4 pm)

Two artists looking at the same scene under similar conditions will paint two very different paintings. As individuals we see things in our own way. One might see the minute details of the particles of sand on the beach, while the next person sees the majestic sweep of the clouds in the sky.…


Vicki Lapp Memorial Award Show
Pearl Ellis Gallery Members' Photography

Jul 29, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014

Reception to announce the winners - Saturday, August 9th - (1-3 pm)

The Pearl Ellis Gallery's opens its 4th annual Members' Photography Show, newly named the "Vicki Lapp Memorial Award" show and sale on July 29th. This exhibition of photography will run to Sunday, August 17th. The Gallery will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Sundays 1 – 4pm and will be closed Mondays. There will be an "Reception to announce the winners" held Saturday, August 9th from 1 – 4pm and all are welcome to attend. It will be a great opportunity to meet the photographers in the show and to view the winning photos.…

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