Roxy Hurtubise

I always travel with my Nikon cameras and an eye for adventure! I have been passionate about photography since I bought my first Kodak Instamatic when I was eleven years old. I love how photography has evolved with the addition of computers and digital age.

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Crystal Crossman

Through all the years of learning and growing art has taught Crystal to be patient, be at peace, to let go and enjoy every moment fully. Crystal's belief is that art is very therapeutic and can brighten up someone's day.

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Karen Gamble

With a wealth of subject matter at hand, I learned the joys of capturing the beauty of both the close-up macro world and the vast west coast landscapes. I am a self-taught photographer -- my skills have been honed through the sharing of knowledge and ideas exchanged in photography clubs, and I was also fortunate to be the staff photographer for ''West Coast Country'' magazine for 3 years.

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Andrew Talbot

Andrew Talbot

Andrew Talbot grew up exploring and photographing the far corners of the island from an early age. Inspired by years of surf trips, hikes, and kayaking along west coast, his canvases offer a glimpse into those sacred places that connect us with nature. Each painting starts with an image and a vision and ends telling a story and capturing a feeling.

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Ariane Terez

Ariane Terez I grew up in a rural area of Vancouver Island and have been exploring the outdoors my whole life. Inspired by nature and the beauty of the coast I’m driven to paint some of the last remaining remote and wild places of the island. 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.

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Elissa Anthony

I didn’t set out to be a landscape artist. However when I moved to Vancouver Island it became obvious to me where I should head on my artistic path. I started with painting the flowers in my new garden, but soon started exploring landscapes. My first being a seascape of Botanical Beach. My paintings took on a life of their own ~ not really realism but not exactly expressionism.

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John Westwood

John Westwood lives and works in Tofino, BC. A graduate of the Fine Furniture and joinery program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Returned to Tofino in 2009 to design and build unique pieces of furniture. Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and the designer Sam Maloof. Also influenced by the form and function of surfboard design, and flow in general.

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Colin Bell

Colin was born in and became an architect in Argentina, immigrating to Canada in 1965. His artistic training began in Buenos Aires, studying drawing, composition and colour with Julia Perea Muñoz. In Canada he participated in many workshops with renowned artists. He is a member of various art organizations, and has participated in numerous group and solo shows.

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Encaustic, Mixed Medium Arts

Ingrid Pongratz

While Ingrid has dabbled with most art mediums her entire life, the ancient art of encaustics, painting with hot beeswax, is her passion. The warm smell, the versatility of the fluid medium, is a good fit for her personality.

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Robi Smith

Fueled by her interest in how art can be used to communicate science, Robi is writing and illustrating a book about the glass sea sponge reefs in Hecate Strait. She has shown her artwork in Canada and the United States and has recently completed commissions for the BC Children's Hospital and Vancity Credit Union.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 16

ArtSplash 2018

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

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Apr 23

King Arthur's Quest

Ucluelet Community Centre

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Welcome to 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

Mark Penney, Dolores Baswick, Sharon Sanford, Myles Morrison, Sandra Hinder, Marla Thirsk and Hjalmer Wenstob

We look forward to a great year of Arts, Creativity and Culture on the West Coast! 




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 

Pinhole Camera Workshop

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

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:

Executive Director: Jacqueline Chamberland