Doug Blackwell, Salmon King

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

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Roxy Hurtubise

Photography is a true expression of my spirit and my surroundings.
To capture the moment. Nature, plants, animals, sky, and water are what I really love to photograph on a daily basis. I always travel with my Nikon cameras and an eye for adventure!

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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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Karla Strickland

While wheel work does make a large portion of her pieces, a true passion for sculpture and hand-building remains a strong element in her style. Emphasis on plate wares comes from her passion for the culinary arts, her works can be found in Ucluelet and Tofino at Long Beach Lodge Resort, Merge Artisan Gallery, The Wreckage and Pina.

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Jen McLeod Photography

Jen McLeod is a photographer focused on emotive images and intense connections. She has focused primarily on portrait photography for many years, but moving to Ucluelet in 2017 kindled an interest in landscape photography. She draws inspiration from her children and her exquisite surroundings.

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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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Janice Lore

Janice Lore’s writing has appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines, and on CBC radio. Her poetry chapbook, Ipsissima Verba (Latin meaning “the very words”), is a “found” poem about math, philosophy, definitions and a middle-aged woman’s life. It has also been scripted and performed. She wrote her first commissioned work, “Requiem for the Fridge,” on the door of a dead refrigerator.

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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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Upcoming Events

ArtSplash! 2019




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:

Interim Executive Director: Susan Payne