Ariane Terez

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.

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Carly Butler

Carly Butler is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Ucluelet, British Columbia. Her practice reinterprets nautical knowledge around navigation and survival to reflect on longing, regret and nostalgia. Carly has an MA in Art History and studied fine art at Central Saint Martins in London.

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Cindy Mawle

Cindy has worked in pastel, watercolours, oils, pen and ink, but acrylics have held her steadfast since 1995. In 2007 Cindy moved back home to Vancouver Island and has been working diligently to establish herself as a serious professional artist.

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Jane Murray-Smith

After several years of puttering around with clay while working full time within the helping professions, I began potting full time in 2002. Within a year I joined with 4 other potters to create Pyromania Pottery, located in Coombs, B.C.

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Christopher Smith

My recent work is an exploration into the luminous and transcendent aspects of cast glass sculptures; life size kiln cast Salmon and Steelhead trout swimming through undulating steel river grass; ravens and salmon, some copper, some gold leaf, some painted, circling without and within woven glass baskets, or suspended in solid glass eggs.

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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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Nicolas Teichrob

Teichrob’s projects seek to expand the collective awareness of environmental issues while encouraging outdoor recreation and exploration of our wild places.

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Dan Telosky

Working for many years as a fishing guide, boom man and commercial fisherman created a strong link to the sea. Working boats are his favorite subjects. Dan finds the many faces of the sea provide an endless challenge to try and capture. The beauty and strength of the marine scenes of Vancouver Island are varied and spectacular. “I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

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Upcoming Events

Fun!Raiser Oct 13, 2018

The Pacific Rim Arts Society is planning a Fundraiser for Saturday Oct 13, 2018.

Fun!Raiser - making it fun and raising funds for the Art Society at the same time.

Dinner, Dance, Art Auction, Live Auction.

SAVE the DATE: Saturday Oct 13,2018

Stay Tuned for Details! 


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'

ArtSplash! Art Show 2017 Wrap Up

Apr 4 2017

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE  Artists, Volunteers, Visitors and Art Collectors for helping us celebrate another successful ArtSplash! Art Show! We had over 4000 visitors during our 16 day Annual Art Show held at 

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