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  "The Kootenays is my birth place and Cranbrook has been my home for 43 years.  My first love is painting but I am inspired so many art forms. I am most inspired by nature with all its colour and splendour and I especially love to paint flowers, birds, and wildlife.  There is no better place to feed my soul than in front of my easel brush in hand making an image come to to life with each stroke of paint."

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Yvonne Vigne



Bill McColl

- Vice President-

  Bill McColl is a fun jovial board member at Cranbrook Arts. He has played many roles over the years and continues to play a big hand in the organization.

Carleen Hamdon


  Carleen is an incredibly talented local potter located in the East Kootenay area. She tackles the big job of  being treasurer for the organization with a smile and expertise.


Karen Deibert

-Director at Large-

  Karen has many years of experience in both operating a pottery studio and teaching classes. She volunteers at Clay-Time Pottery Studio regularly.

Jenny Humphrey

-Director at Large-

Little did Jenny know that her long time experience as a teacher, garden designer, community volunteer and lover of all things old and beautiful, would eventually lead to enough grant writing to bring the dream of a Cranbrook Art Gallery and art space to fruition. As her exploits in horticultural bungee jumping are becoming more limited due to elasticity issues she may have to continue trying to raise funds enough to spruce up the exterior of the Cranbrook Art Gallery and Art Space.

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Josh Eimer

-Director at Large-

Josh enjoys his life in the Kootenays and is always a great help when it comes to technological challenges in our space. Josh has a great sense of humor and is a joy to be around.

LaVerna Peters

-Director at Large-

LaVerna is a local artist who loves creating paintings that reflect her experiences and memories. She finds joy in creating and continues to be a wonderful member of our board.


Rachelle Golding

-Director at Large-

Rachelle is always ready to lend a helping hand. She is an eager, straightforward board member who always has a sweet smile!

Bonnie Hayes

-Director at Large-

  Bonnie Hayes' first easel was the wall behind her parents' couch in Natal, BC. She has provided opportunities for art and photography students to grow at Mount Baker Secondary School since 1994 and is excited to assist with the continued development of Cranbrook Arts.


-PLEASE NOTE-The Board of Directors meets monthly throughout the year. If you wish to bring something to the attention of the Board please contact us at:​ (Attention Board of Directors) or phone us at: 250 426 4223

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