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Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors. We are here to help you in whatever way we can. Do not hesitate to contact them.

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Teresa Kachanoski
President

 Teresa Kachanoski is a multimedia artist who recently moved to Merville, Vancouver Island from Newfoundland and Labrador. Her art practice began in Quebec where she was born in 1956. While raising a family she returned to university and completed a BFA in 2005 where she focused on drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. In her current practice she is delving into the many possibilities of felt-making.…

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Susan Sarada
Vice-President

Susan Sarada was raised in the Comox Valley, but as an adult she moved to Seattle for ten years, then Orcas Island for another ten years. She then spent 15 years in the Middle East, in Muscat, Oman, before moving back to Courtenay in the fall of 2022. She has a background in restaurants, dentistry and business management. Susan works in acrylic, watercolor and encaustic and really enjoys playing with…

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Lynne Kilpatrick
Secretary

Lynne moved to the Comox Valley in 2023 from Toronto. She retired from a career in the Canadian financial services industry where she was a senior executive at both CIBC and BMO Financial Group. Lynne has extensive experience in marketing, communications, strategy & planning and running big businesses and operations. She has served on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards. An avid hiker and…

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Mark Jones
Treasurer

Born in Victoria BC, Mark is not an artist but when he and his partner Mae retired to the Comox Valley after 31 years at ICBC Driver Services they looked for things to do. Mae is a great artist so she joined the PEG and seeing they needed help on the board, Mark joined to help out. Mark’s passion is collecting vinyl records and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle around the Island.

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Carol Imai
Member at Large

Carol Imai retired to the Comox Valley 6 years ago from North Vancouver. She had been making cards and lots of crafts for friends and family, especially at Christmas. Once in the valley, she started taking classes in drawing, watercolour and acrylic paints. Most classes were in person but Zoom was also used. She has been very active with the Pearl Ellis Gallery in the past 2 years. Currently she is…

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Anne Franklin
Member at Large

Anne received her BFA from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2012, and has a professional background in administration and technology. Originally from Vancouver, she's lived throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, and more recently relocated to Courtenay in 2021. She works mainly in photography and acrylics, often painting colourful coastal scenes or photographing local flora and fauna.…

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