Cathy White, Potter

Cathy White

Cathy graduated from U.B.C. with a Bachelor of Education---Art major and taught Art for five years at Ucluelet Secondary School. In 1983 she left the school to raise her four children and later opened a pottery studio at home called Elements. The studio is open to the public, and in 2012 she opened a gallery at her home as well.

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Adrienne Mason

Adrienne Mason is a writer and collage artist. Her writing is inspired by the natural and cultural history of the west coast and her most recent title for adults is Long Beach Wild (Greystone Books). Planet Ark (Kids Can Press), for children, explores our planet's biodiversity. With artist Marion Syme, Adrienne runs Postelsia Press, a small publisher dedicated to titles related to the west coast.

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Thomas Lee Schmidt

I hope when viewing my work you will be able to forget your worries for a while. If the piece works it should keep you feeling good for years. Sculpture is great medicine. To be a success, it should evoke an emotion, anything from warmth to a shiver, a smile to a frown, these words from self taught sculptor Tom Schmidt. After envisioning a work, in a dream or a feeling, he selects a stone and begins carving.

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Upcoming Events

Nov 9

PRAS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Darwin’s café – Tofino Botanical Gardens

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Feb 2

Missoula Children's Theatre - Rapunzel

Ucluelet Community Centre

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PRAS Annual General Meeting 2014

 

 
We invite you to join us for the 2014 Annual General Meeting, to be held at Darwin's Cafe in the Tofino Botanical Gardens on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm.
Guest speakers Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne and iconic Canadian artist Ken Kirkby will lead a discussion on arts in the community.
Meet the board of directors in person, learn about PRAS's annual exciting events, and participate in a vibrant discussion!
- Vote for the 2014/15 Board of Directors
- Vote on the proposed changes to the PRAS bylaws (proposed changes in bold):
 
 

Resolution 1: Article 7, Officers and Directors — That the original wording:

a) There shall be an elected Executive Committee, comprised of the following Officers:

1) President

2) Vice-president

3) Secretary

4) Treasurer

      No person may hold any single office for more than five successive years.

b) There shall be a Board of Directors which shall be made up of the Officers, the Past President, and at least two (2) members-at-large elected by the General Meeting.

be changed to:

a) There shall be an elected Executive Committee, comprised of the following Officers:

1) President

2) Vice-president

3) Secretary

4) Treasurer

       No person may hold any single office for more than six successive years.

b) There shall be a Board of Directors which shall be made up of the Officers, the Past President, and up to four (4) members-at-large elected by the General Meeting.

 

Resolution 2: Article 13, Meetings — That the subsection reading:

 

d) At all General meetings of the Society each individual member in good standing who is personally present, shall be entitled to one vote; and a delegated representative, if personally present, of each Organization Member in good standing, shall be entitled to one vote.

be changed to:

d) At all General meetings of the Society each individual member in good standing who is personally present, and has been a member in good standing for at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting date, shall be entitled to one vote; and a delegated representative, if personally present, of each Organization Member in good standing, shall be entitled to one vote. 

and that the subsection reading:

g) No business shall be transacted at any meeting of the Board of Directors unless a quorum consisting of three (3) of the members entitled to vote shall be present.

be changed to:

g) No business shall be transacted at any meeting of the Board of Directors unless a quorum consisting of four ( 4 ) of the members entitled to vote shall be present.

and that subsection (h), which reads:

h) The President shall not vote except in the event of a tie.

be deleted. 

 
Resolution 3: Article 14, Revenue and Expenditure — That the subsection reading:

a) All funds raised by donations, raffles, lotteries, admission charges, and the sale of goods and services, or otherwise, by the Society or by any of its sections or committees, acting as such, shall be considered general funds of the Society, and subject to the accounting procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

be changed to:

a) All funds raised by grants, donations, raffles, lotteries, admission charges, and the sale of goods and services, or otherwise, by the Society or by any of its sections or committees, acting as such, shall be considered general funds of the Society, and subject to the accounting procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

 
Resolution 4: Article 15,  Auditors — That the original text reading:

The accounts of the Society shall as soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year be examined, and their correctness ascertained by an auditor or auditors, appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting.

be changed to:

At the discretion of the Board or as required by law, the accounts of the Society shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, be examined, and their correctness ascertained by an auditor or auditors, appointed at the Annual General Meeting. 

Resolution 5: Article 19, Seal — That this section, be deleted, as the Society no longer has or uses a seal. 
 
Resolution 6:  Article 20, Formation of a Branch

that the subsection reading:

c) The new branch shall have its own proposed budget approved by the board of directors of Pacific Rim Arts Society at the beginning of each fiscal year, and present a financial and activities report in March each year.

be changed to:

c) The new branch shall have its own proposed budget approved by the board of directors of Pacific Rim Arts Society at the beginning of each fiscal year, and present a financial and activities report as directed by the board of directors each year.

ADDITIONAL CHANGES IN THE BYLAWS SIMPLY UPDATE THE LANGUAGE AND THE NAME OF THE SOCIETY.  A FULL LISTING OF BYLAW CHANGES IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE AGM.

 
A PRAS membership is not required to attend, but you must be a member in good standing to vote.  Memberships can be renewed at the door: Standard Membership, $10. Featured Artist membership, $30
All members present at the AGM will be entered in a draw for an original 24”x48” Ken Kirkby oil painting donated by the artist himself.
We hope to see you there!

News

CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2014

Oct 27 2014

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE 2014 CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL SUCH A SUCCESS!  

Pacific Rim Summer Festival 2014 - Thank You!

Aug 3 2014

  A Big Thank You goes out to everyone involved in this year’s 26th Pacific Rim Summer Festival. First to the Pacific Rim Arts Society Board members for all their volunteered time:

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!

Introducing the new president of PRAS 2014- Mark Penney

Jan 24 2014

PRAS is very happy to announce long time west coast resident Mark Penney as the newly elected President of the Board of Directors for the year 2014.

AGM Guest Speaker Katsumi Kimoto

Nov 3 2012

Katsumi Kimoto -Autobiography Born: June 29th, 1976, Sidney, B.C. Canada

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.

Contact

Pacific Rim Arts Society
Box 468 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Phone: 250-726-2443
General Email: pacificrimarts@gmail.com

Executive Director: Jacqueline Chamberland