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CAA’s member roster includes local artists, at all stages of their careers, residing primarily on Camano Island and in Stanwood, working in a wide variety of mediums. We are also art enthusiasts who see the benefits to promoting visual arts and art-related activities in the Stanwood-Camano Island community. Our volunteer membership works together to support and promote endeavors towards creative livelihoods.

Many CAA members participate in the Northwest’s finest art events, festivals, shows and competitions.  Some members are affiliated with more than one local art organizations and/ gallery, such as the Stanwood Camano Arts Advocacy Commission (SCAAC) or the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild (SCAG).

Member Benefits

Online Gallery

We offer an online art gallery to showcase our members work. This is particularly attractive to members who do not have their own websites. The galleries are self managed, and you can submit  a brief artist statement, images of your work, and a link to your own website if applicable.

The Gateway

New in 2023 is CAA’s leasing of the Camano Gateway building at Terry’s Corner and Freedom Park. It is located shortly after entering the island where SR 532 curves to the South. It will be open year-round to encourage visitors and residents alike to stop in to see small art shows by our membership, purchase art pieces, and gather information about local arts or organizations.

CAA Newsletter

Published monthly throughout the year, CAA’s newsletter is emailed to almost 2,000 opt-in readers with a steady 50% open rate. Members are asked to submit content for the newsletter such as images, description of their working process, and information about events they are participating in.

General Meetings

General Membership Meetings, open to the public, are held 6pm to 8pm on the first Wednesday of the month, August through June. Our meetings are held at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. on Camano Island (time and place subject to change with advance notice). We are currently following a model of Zoom only or in-person only meetings. The first half hour is devoted to visiting and networking.

Option to Jury for Studio Tour

The annual Camano Island Studio Tour empowers and supports our local artists with an opportunity to meaningfully participate in the creative economy. Direct interaction between artists and sincerely interested visitors creates an affirming, memorable experience for all. To participate as an artist or venue on the tour requires being a CAA member and following a jurying process which is detailed here (link to info). This production is an all-hands-on-deck, volunteer effort that will include your participation!

Close Collaboration with Local Organizations

Joining CAA automatically connects you to our sister organization, the Stanwood Camano Arts Advocacy Commission (SCAAC).  You’ll be made aware of opportunities to teach and learn with SCAAC in our member emails and from a liaison at our General Membership meetings.  We lease the Camano Gateway building from the all-volunteer Freedom Park Association, blending our volunteers with theirs to maintain the grounds. The Camano Chamber of Commerce produces an annual event called Glass Quest which we participate in, and we host a visitor ‘kiosk’ at the Gateway Gallery.  Being a part of a small community means we all work together.