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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ArtSplash! 2015

Preparations are underway for another fabulous ArtSplash! affair at Black Rock Ocean Front Resort in Ucluelet from March 14th to March 22nd 2015.
Follow the link for registration details - make sure you submit your pieces by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 6th.
(fabulous artwork by Cindy Mawle)

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ArtSplash! Spring Art Show 2015

Preparations are underway for another fabulous ArtSplash! affair at Black Rock Ocean Front Resort in Ucluelet from March 14th to March 22nd 2015.

ArtSplash!  is once again running concurrently with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and visitors from near and far will be here to see and buy your art works!         

ArtSplash!  exhibits all mediums of art making. We invite work from young and emerging artists as well as established artists in all stages of their careers.

There will be an invitational opening reception on Friday, March 13th at 7pm, and the exhibit will be open from 10am – 8pm daily until March 22nd.

**PICK UP YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS at Reflecting Spirit Gallery (Ucluelet & Tofino and at the PRAS Art Space, Ucluelet (behind Zoe's Bakery) or DOWNLOAD them by following the link at the bottom of the page**

Some important dates for you to mark down:

Application Form deadline: March 6th by 5pm

Art Drop Off Day: March 10th between 3-7pm

Opening Reception: March 13th @ 7pm

Art show hours: 10am-8pm daily

Closing day: March 22nd 10am-2pm

Art Pick up: March 22nd 2pm -6pm

A huge thank you to Cindy Mawle for the beautiful poster artwork - winner of ArtSplash 2014 'people's choice' award! Who will be this year's winner?



Employment Opportunity

Jan 3 2015

Coordinator Positions 


Oct 27 2014


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.

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