Dan was born and raised on Northern Vancouver Island. From a young age Dan has been doing pencil sketches of the tugs, small freighters and fishing boats passing his home on Discovery Passage, then experimenting with water colours and oil paints in landscapes and seascapes. Working for many years as a fishing guide, boom man and commercial fisherman created a strong link to the sea.
I moved to Tofino with my family back in 1967 when I was about five years old. There is a long line of artists that keep popping up in my family history and I too discovered drawing early in Elementary school. Then, with the encouragement of an Art teacher in High school I started painting.
Sockeyeking: Artist Biography- Hi , I am Doug Blackwell and i have developed the Sockeyeking imagery through my constant connection to fish. I have been a fisherman throughout my whole life and this passion has culminated in my expression of fish forms in lots of different media. Today i am producing vibrant Salmon images on canvas and aluminum panels using the ancient for of fish rubbings called Gyotaku.
Katsumi Kimoto is originally from the coastal community of Ucluelet, located on Vancouver Island, and now resides in Vancouver, BC. Having worked as a dedicated abstract painter, an art curator and art dealer over the last decade, Kats opened his very own Kimoto Gallery, in 2013.
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Mar 6 2017
PinHole Camera Workshop Learn the classic art of capturing photographs using a pinhole camera in this four day workshop with international award winning photographer Ron Smid.
Feb 22 2017
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Nov 6 2016
46th Annual General Meeting Sun., November 6th, 2 - 5pm at the BEST WESTERN TIN WIS in Tofino
Sep 6 2016
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped make this celebration of Emily Carr possible. Parks Canada, Parcs Canada Province of British Columbia District of Ucluelet District of Tofino Tourism Ucluelet
Feb 22 2017
Membership works in mysterious ways!
Jul 13 2016
The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to Thank Sue Payne of SLP Solutions for coordinating a successful 2016 Summer Festival.
May 31 2016
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our Annual Spring Art Show, ArtSplash!, another great success.
May 31 2016
The Ucluelet Branch of the Coastal Community Credit Union has generously offered the Pacific Rim Arts Society wall space to display local artists work.
Apr 13 2016
BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30
May 6 2016
Arts BC and Heritage BC, two provincial service organizations working to power the arts, culture and heritage leaders in our province, are collaborating to present: Placemaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide
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
General Email: email@example.com
Executive Director: Jacqueline Chamberland