CAA exists for the purpose of initiating and executing projects, activities and programs in the interest of promoting the visual arts on Camano Island, Stanwood and the surrounding area thereby creating and shaping it cultural identity.
Camano Arts Association, or CAA, began in 1999, as the brainstorm of island artists seeking a venue in which to showcase their work. Decades later, the success of that first art studio tour, has created a mecca of talented fine artists, living and working on the island. On beautiful Camano Island, Washington. CAA artists are inspired every day to make art, while also providing arts advocacy, art education, and holding the successful annual art studio tour, drawing thousands of visitors. Welcome!
CAA 2022 - 2023 Board of Directors
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President - Amy Bush
Vice President - Lael Williams
Secretary - Tasha Smith
Treasurer - Cheri Kiefer
Tour Director - Tracy Stevens
OUR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Helping The Community
At CAA, we are dedicated to efforts in helping our community connect with art. We promote art and art making by engaging with the community through myriad channels including: sponsoring a major, free studio tour each year; placing art in public places; mentoring art students at the local high school; working with other local arts organizations and private for-profit arts businesses; and working with private businesses to create economic opportunities associated with art events. Read more here.
Reinforcing our Commitment
CAA believes that the Arts are vital to an enriched, healthy life, and a strong community. A major goal of CAA is to fiscally support and strengthen the art community to make it sustainable; thereby ensuring we make a lasting and positive impact on our community. We are proud to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
One Step at a Time
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive on implementing outreach to our community through art education. Education is something that we take seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
CAA's Scholarship Funds are awarded to graduating senior art students attending colleges and universities, to pursue higher education in art. Read more about our programs here.
One day while passing the Gateway parking lot, Paula Ebner noticed the Gateway building sitting there empty and commented, “Lets get that for CAA”
I called our president Amy Bush and the ball started rolling. Amy made some calls and the next thing we were on the list to rent this site. She wrote grants and was awarded funds to help with the rent. Long story short, we got it!
Jack Archibald has completely rebuilt and donated a new stained glass window. New paint, track lighting and a new floor were done by Grant Shaw and Mike Nester.
Benches were restored by the Boy Scouts.
I am excited with the possibilities as is everyone else. It will not only benefit CAA but all artists in the area. It will be used as an office, mini gallery and a place to promote artistic events.
Over the last 25 years, Camano Island has become known for the best Studio tour in the Northwest.
Finally we have a permanent presence with increased awareness to the community.