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CAMANO

ARTS

ASSOCIATION

ABOUT CAA

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

Directors 

Brenda Bolte

John Ebner

Sue Forsgren

John Hadley

Mary Simmons

OUR COMMUNITY  ACTIVITIES

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ADVOCACY

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.

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SUPPORT

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.

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EDUCATION

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.

Art nourishes the Soul
 

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FEATURED ARTIST

Get to Know Our Artists

Artwork by Michele Rushworth

Michele Rushworth has been a professional artist for over 25 years. She is in high demand to paint officials and children’s portraits in oils for organizations and families.

In addition, she creates beautiful landscape and seascape paintings, and offers art classes, workshops and mentoring to artists of all levels.

Michele Rushworth

Oil Painter

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