Pearl Ellis show fundraiser and help for food bank

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is kicking off the Christmas season with a special fundraising show — all artwork is priced at $300 or less.

WETLAND EVENING OIL by Brian Buckrell and Wild Stuff PEI (upper right) by Hans Larsen are among the paintings displayed during a fundraising show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

WETLAND EVENING OIL by Brian Buckrell and Wild Stuff PEI (upper right) by Hans Larsen are among the paintings displayed during a fundraising show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery in Comox.

The Pearl Ellis Gallery is kicking off the Christmas season with a special fundraising show — all artwork is priced at $300 or less.

With over 50 members entered in the show there will be more art pieces on display than ever before.

This exhibition opens on Nov. 29 and goes until Jan. 22. The gallery will close for the Christmas break Dec. 19 and reopen Jan. 10. A Meet and Greet will be held Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.

During the pre-Christmas section of this show the gallery will be collecting canned food items for the Comox Valley Food Bank. All donors of food items will receive an entry form for a gift basket donated by the gallery president.

Visitors can expect to see quality pieces of work by both established local artists and new artists. Brian Buckrell, Saskia King, Hans Larsen, Judi Pedder, and Sofie Skapski are just a few of the established artists with a variety of styles, techniques and subjects who will display their work.

A complete list of participating artists can be found on the gallery website at

Many of the exhibitors are members of a number of other groups, including the Federation of Canadian Artists, Originals Only, Monday Bunch and Brushworks. These individual artists have shown extensively throughout the Comox Valley during both group and individual shows.

This show will be a great opportunity to add a piece of original art work to one’s collection at a very reasonable price. “Even Scrooge approves of this sale!”

A special treat this year is the fact the gallery is celebrating its first Christmas in its new and improved location. This past fall, the Comox Archives and Museum and Pearl Ellis Gallery moved upstairs to street level.

The light, spacious and welcoming location makes it very enjoyable to view art and visit. If you haven’t been to our new gallery, now is a great opportunity.

The gallery also carries a good selection of art cards suitable for all occasions. Members receive a 10 per cent discount on purchases of art during the opening reception or meet and greet of each new show.

New memberships are always available for $20 per year. Any membership taken out during this show will be in effect until Dec. 31, 2012.

The gallery is located at 1729 Comox Ave. The gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and closed Mondays.  Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

More information can be obtained by visiting


— Pearl Ellis Gallery



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