Karen Gamble

Photography has been a passion for me from as far back as I can remember. Beginning with my mom's old Kodak Brownie point and shoot, I took endless photos of family pets. Growing up camping on Vancouver Island I progressed to taking candid shots of family and friends, always looking for the ''moment'' that captured the individual.

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Congratulations to all the 2016 ArtSplash! Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our Annual Spring Art Show, ArtSplash!, another great success.  A special thanks to all the artists who donated their time in setting up and faciliating the show and to everyone who generously donated our raffle prizes.  

We are pleased to announce that Port Alberni artist John Redford won the People's Choice this year for his painting "The Last Stand''.  What a fanastic way to kick off another season of Arts & Culture on the west coast!

Winners of the Raffle Draw:

Lois Moraes - Ucluelet - Mark Hobson Print

Don Vipoun - Saanichton - Archipelago Cruise

Craig Marsh - Langley - Whiskey Landing Lodge - one night accommodation

Melanie Carefoot - Ucluelet - Dian McCreary Photo

David Beck - Langley - Shannon McWhinney Painting

Christy McChalenko - Ucluelet - Crystal Cove Starbucks Basket

Phil Clarke - Edmonton - Image West Book/Map

Doug Ison - Kelowna - Image West Book/Map

Sonya Emperingham - North Saanich - Marla Thirsk Painting

Lori McConnel - Sechelt - Allison Tremain print on Wood

Tom & Judy Schmidt - Ucluelet -  2 Pacific Rim Art Society 2016 Season Pass




BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30

Apr 13 2016

BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30

2016 Arts BC Conference

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


Jun 23 2015


Employment Opportunity

Jan 3 2015

Coordinator Positions 

Welcome to PRAS Adrienne Mason

May 21 2014

The Pacific Rim Art Society would like to welcome new member Adrienne Mason!   Adrienne is a long time resident of Tofino who has written several books including "Long Beach Wild" and "Planet Ark: Preserving Earth's Biodiversity".

ArtSplash Artist Entry Forms

Feb 20 2014

ArtSplash Entry Forms View / Print the form here :ArtistEntry Form2014.pdf (4.53MB)  

ArtSplash 2013 - Thank you everyone!

Apr 1 2013

The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who assisted in the very successful Annual Spring Art Show hosted for the third consecutive year at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet.

People's Choice Award

Apr 3 2013

ARTSPLASH! 2013 Signy Cohen was the recipient of the People's Choice Award for her oil painting on canvas, "Sea Sparkles". Congratulations Signy!

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: Jacqueline Chamberland