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, bucolic 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!
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.
The ocean takes
till it gets to shore.
Get to Know Our Artists
Artwork by Carol Panek-Clark
Carol Panek-Clark is a CAA member artist who works in soft pastels.
Here are some fun facts about Carol.
What was the draw to join the CAA?
The Studio Tour and the chance to be juried in.
How long have you lived on Camano?
One year. Prior to that, Shoreline for 1 year, and Massachusetts for 44 years. I notice how mannerly and polite people are to each other.
I've been working in soft pastels for 15 years. I love landscapes and nature most... The skies are so magnificent here that I think I'll focus on them next.
Another fun fact about you?
I have 4 children and 9 grandchildren!
Your favorite season?
Spring, when everything in nature awakens and comes to life.
Reading, walking, meditation, sudoku, puzzles, cards, and games like Mexican Train, baking, and cooking sometimes.