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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Monique Schmaltz

Monique Schmaltz was born in Quebec City, moved to Calgary in 1973. She had training in clay work and attended the Alberta College of Art (1976 – 1978) studying painting & printmaking. After moving to Beiseker Alberta, Monique raised a family and continued through the years her interest in painting, drawing. She attended various workshops at ACAD, Red Deer College & MISSA.

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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

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Crystal Crossman

Crystal Crossman is a visually impaired self- taught artist from Sackville, New Brunswick Canada. Born in 1976 and raised on the East coast until 1986 when her family then decided to move across the country and found themselves on beautiful Vancouver Island, where for the last 30 years she has called home.

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David Paul Crombie

David Paul Crombie

I'm an artist and photographer living on the west coast of Vancouver island. I licence and print fine art from my Ucluelet studio using Epson printers for my clients and select local artists. I am also an active board member on the Pacific Rim Arts Society (PRAS) and volunteer to promote and encourage the development of Art participation on the far 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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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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Upcoming Events

Feb 20

Missoula Children's Theatre

Ucluelet Community Centre

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Mar 10

ArtSplash 2017

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

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2016 Wrap Up


Would like to wish everyone a very Happy Creative Holiday Season!




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


Aug 17 2016

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.

BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30

Apr 13 2016

BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30

2016 Arts BC Conference

May 6 2016

Arts BC and Heritage BC, two provincial service organizations working to power the arts, culture and heritage leaders in our province, are collaborating ​to present: Placemaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide


Jun 23 2015


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