Oil Painter

Harold Sadler

I moved to Tofino with my family back in 1967 when I was about five years old. There is a long line of artists that keep popping up in my family history and I too discovered drawing early in Elementary school. Then, with the encouragement of an Art teacher in High school I started painting.

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Sockeye King, Doug Blackwell

Sockeyeking: Artist Biography- Hi , I am Doug Blackwell and i have developed the Sockeyeking imagery through my constant connection to fish. 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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Robi Smith

Born and raised on the West Coast, Robi Smith is a mixed media and installation artist.

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Diane Michelin

After graduating from the University of Montreal in 1976, Diane also studied at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since then, she has combined a career in teaching and painting and now lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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Katsumi Kimoto

Katsumi Kimoto is originally from the coastal community of Ucluelet, located on Vancouver Island, and now resides in Vancouver, BC. Having worked as a dedicated abstract painter, an art curator and art dealer over the last decade, Kats opened his very own Kimoto Gallery, in 2013.

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Dan Telosky

Dan was born and raised on Northern Vancouver Island. From a young age Dan has been doing pencil sketches of the tugs, small freighters and fishing boats passing his home on Discovery Passage, then experimenting with water colours and oil paints in landscapes and seascapes. Working for many years as a fishing guide, boom man and commercial fisherman created a strong link to the sea.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 1

Canada Day - FREE Outdoor Concert!

Tofino Village Green

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Jul 3

Bruce Muir Art Exhibit

Pacific Rim Arts Society - Art Space

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Jul 4

Norman Foote

Ucluelet Community Centre

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2017 Upcoming Events





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

  New Member Information: Membership Type:


Nov 6 2016

46th Annual General Meeting Sun., November 6th, 2 - 5pm at the BEST WESTERN TIN WIS in Tofino

Cultural Heritage Festival 2016 - Thank You!

Sep 6 2016

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped make this celebration of Emily Carr possible.  Parks Canada, Parcs Canada Province of British Columbia District of Ucluelet District of Tofino Tourism Ucluelet


Feb 22 2017

Membership works in mysterious ways!

The Pacific Rim Summer Festival Wrap Up!

Jul 13 2016

The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to Thank Sue Payne of SLP Solutions for coordinating a successful 2016 Summer Festival. 

ArtSplash 2015 THANK YOU!

May 31 2016

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our Annual Spring Art Show, ArtSplash!, another great success.

Public Art - CCCU

May 31 2016

The Ucluelet Branch of the Coastal Community Credit Union has generously offered the Pacific Rim Arts Society wall space to display local artists work.

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