Setting the Stage for Continued Success

by Master

The main purpose of the award reception Jan. 12  was to present our annual donation to each of the high school art programs our nonprofit fundraising supports. There was coffee, tea, and light hors d’oeuvres with live music provided by pianist Marilyn Anderson.

During the awards reception, the Charbonneau Arts Association will donate $4,000 each to the art program at Canby and Wilsonville High Schools.

These donations represent proceeds from the 2019 Charbonneau Art Festival, which was held November 1-3, 2019, with attendance that topped 1,000 patrons for the first time in its 35 year existence.

At Wilsonville High School, 400-480 students take art classes each semester, reports teacher Christopher Shotola-Hardt.  “We have designated a special account to help cover entry fees and tuitions for competitions and workshops for our students, opportunities for young artists outside the normal classroom routines and in-house exhibitions,” Shotola-Hardt says. “We want to continue supporting students getting involved in the Scholastic Art Awards. We have also talked about bringing in special presenters and artists whose skill sets and work is different than that of any of us.”

Canby High School serves more than 600 students in art education classes, says teacher Jennifer Dorsey.  With past donations from the Charbonneau Art Association, the Canby art program has funded field trips and purchased equipment that is not possible with their ordinary funding.

Dorsey also reports: “Recently a portion of the donation has gone into our CHS Visual Arts Scholarship for a graduating CHS student who is majoring in Visual Art in college.

“None of these activities and large equipment purchases would be possible without the donations over the years from the Charbonneau Arts Association.”

At the Award Reception, President Hoem also expressed appreciation to the sponsors of their 2019 event.  They are:

PLATINUM: Pamplin Media Group; Wilsonville SUBARU; Tom’s Wilsonville Catering

GOLD: Hubbard Cleaners; Salem Printing & Blueprints, Canby

SILVER: Canby Smiles, Dr. Joshua Wieland, Family Dentistry ; Lynda Huber, Equity Oregon Real Estate, Canby & Wilsonville; Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville HONDA; Riener Team, RE/MAX Equity Group, Canby; Roof Masters, Canby; Sherie Star, Elite Realty Group, Wilsonville;  Wilsonville Carpet & Tile

BRONZE : Animal Care Clinic, Wilsonville; Robert Bennett, CPA, Wilsonville; Canby Ford; Amy Costello, Windermere Real Estate, Charbonneau; Martin’s Town & Country Furniture, Canby; Dr. Michael Lorio, Town Center Dental, Wilsonville; Jay Puppo, State Farm Insurance, Wilsonville; Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, Canby; The UPS Store, Wilsonville; Wilsonville Dental Group

In-kind Donors and other partners: The Charbonneau Villager; CharbonneauLive.com; Dalton’s Catering; It’s Party Time Catering; Magnolia Grill Catering; Mediaphysics, Wilsonville;

Special thanks to the City of Wilsonville for its support through an Opportunity Grant.

 

Source:  Charbonneau Arts Association.  2.1.20

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