CAA MEMBER BENEFITS
We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, and the annual Camano Island Studio Tour, is all about empowering and supporting our local artists and economy. That's only one of the amazing member benefits of Camano Arts Association.
CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
We are incredibly grateful to our visitors who have helped to make the Studio Tour one of the most popular artist events in our region. We also are grateful to the many members of our community who have invested their time, talent and treasure into turning a vision for an arts community into the reality of the Tour today.
To the hundreds of artists, as well as galleries, who have opened their doors to the public to engage and delight visitors since 1999 – thank you for sharing your love of art and for our community.
To the many area businesses and residents who have warmly welcomed the guests who have traveled to our island over the years for this event, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Finally, we are humbled by the countless art lovers and patrons who have visited our studios and purchased our art. It is exciting to imagine, all the homes that are enriched, with the many thousands of pieces of locally created works, acquired for more than 20 years. Art lives on Camano Island!
We offer an online art gallery that showcases our members work. You can submit a brief artist statement and an image of your work. We can also provide a link to your website. We keep all of our information updated and professional. As a member, you are encouraged to volunteer your time. Producing the Studio Tour is a lot of work. A variety of committees are in place to practice your skills and talents. You get to choose where to help, i.e. plan parties, help hang artwork, update the website, write for the newsletter, serve on the Board of Directors. Visit our members art gallery here .
Members are connected with a large art community through CAA's newsletter. It is published several times throughout the year and reaches 3,000 plus readers. Members are asked to submit information on their events, awards, shows, along with marketing information to help promote their work.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
General Membership Meetings are held in the evening, on the first Wednesday of the month, throughout the year. Our meetings are held at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. on Camano Island. The basic agenda includes:
General membership meetings begin at 6pm with a half hour to socialize. Business meeting begins at 6:30pm. CAA General Membership meetings are open to the public. If a speaker is invited to make a presentation they are placed first on the agenda. You are welcome to attend and may leave after the presentation, if you don't want to stay for the business meeting. Meetings usually end by 8pm.