|About||The Pearl Ellis Gallery is a non-profit society dedicated to the arts in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.|
In 1977, a small group of volunteers dedicated to the arts, organized and registered the Comox Arts Society, and opened a one room viewing gallery in Comox. The Gallery was originally funded by a small government grant, but from 1980 to 2006 survived on revenue from commissions, donations, memberships, fund-raisers and in-kind support from the town of Comox. In addition from 2007 to present day the gallery has received a Grant-in-aide from the CVRD.
In 1980, the name was changed to Filberg Gallery Association. In 2005 the gallery was renamed after one of its founders to its present name. From the beginning, the object of the organization has been to establish and maintain an arts centre to promote interest in and study of the arts and to provide a location that affords a showcase for local talent. Many student groups in the Comox Valley have their annual shows here and for many budding artists, this is their first experience having their work on public view. Many accomplished local artists find the gallery an excellent place to have a one man show in their home community.
The gallery in Comox is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday 1 - 4 pm and closed on Mondays. This access to the public is due to a group of volunteer hosts and hostesses who greet the public, issue receipts for membership payments and sales and who provide information to the visitors. In these busy days, when most of us have precious few minutes to spare, these generous volunteers deserve our sincere gratitude.