Dian McCreary

Dian’s true passion is for black and white photography. She feels there is greater flexibility for artistic expression while capturing the nature and beauty of her natural world.

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Catherine Taron

Her paintings are inspired by the changing moods and energies of the west coast and island communities. Once a long-time Ucluelet resident, she now resides in the Cowichan Valley.

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Shannon McWhinney

Shannon’s recent work explores how reflections and currents transform wildlife and landscapes. These artworks can at times become Surreal impressions and are primarily acrylic and oil on canvas

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Robinson Cook

Carving sculpture is something that I love to do. I am recently dedicating more time and study to this aspect of my craft. I am very fortunate to have mentorship in the art of Nuu-Chah-Nulth design from Qwaya Sam and Gordon Dick. Both young masters

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Peggy Arnett

My work is an eclectic mix of line-drawing being my first love-brushwork and glazing taking many weeks which tries to describe the light and energy of the subject.

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Nigel Sutcliffe

After graduation I went on a 7 yr journey to find my home, a place that could inspire without the risk of frostbite. I now live in Port Alberni with my partner in life and art, and our young son. My work is inspired by my surroundings on Vancouver Island.

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Ariane Terez

My acrylic paintings are a journey into this land. I strive to paint the untold stories and the mysteries of these places and convey the feeling of the elements in each one.
I currently live in Port Alberni. I’m a graduate of the Arts Institute of Seattle but I’m primarily a self-taught painter. For more information visit my website: arianeterez.com

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Upcoming Events

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Cultural Heritage Festival 2019 - Event Schedule




E-News Letter

Oct 11 2018

Summer Festival 2018

Jun 11 2018

Summer Festival 2018 is right around the corner. July 1 - 8, 2018 A full week celebrating the arts with live performances in Tofino, Ucluelet and surrounding area. Free "Tuff City" Outdoor Concert, Tofino

ArtSplash 2018

Feb 22 2018

IMPORTANT DATES:  Deadline:   Registration Form Due - Friday March 2 by 5pm Artwork Intake Day - Wed March 14th 4 - 6pm Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Lobby

ArtSplash 2018

Feb 13 2018

ArtSplash! 2018. The largest non-juried Annual Art Show on the West Coast. Works of art for sale from over 80 member artists from the West Coast to Alberta. The show opens Friday March 16 daily until Sunday March 25th.

Swinging Into 2018

Jan 10 2018

Happy New Year to All! As we enter into the New Year we are gearing up for our regular Annual Festivals and Events as well as gearing up for some new and exciting projects.  We would like to welcome our 2018 Board of Directors

Cultural Heritage Festival 2017 Wrap Up!

Oct 10 2017

The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to thank the following for their support and assistance with the 6th annual Cultural Heritage Festival! A HUGE THANK YOU TO BC GAMING & THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Summer Festival 2017

Jul 11 2017

Pacific Rim Arts Society had another successful Summer Festival and would like to thank our supporters: Creative BC Government of BC BC Arts Council District of Ucluelet Clayoquot Bioshphere Trust

Summer Festival 2017

Jul 4 2017

The Summer Festival is well under way.

Missoula Children's Theatre Wrap UP

Mar 31 2017

Thank you to all the youth from Tofino and Ucluelet that participated in the 2017 Missoula Children's Theatre 'Peter and Wendy'

About PRAS

PRAS is a volunteer-based, non-profit society serving the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, and First Nations communities in the Clayoquot Sound/ Long Beach area, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our goal is to help build happy, healthy communities by bringing people together through arts and culture.


Pacific Rim Arts Society
Box 468 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Phone: 250-726-2443
General Email: pacificrimarts@gmail.com

Executive Director: Susan Payne