After discovering that Camas has no art-related organization, a group of artists is meeting to inspire interest in the new Artisans’ Guild of Camas, a community organization that promotes, supports, and encourages artisans of all media and experience. Once the group is established, officers will be chosen and an art event will be planned for the community to enjoy, hopefully in the summer of 2022.
The founding members are Deborah Nagano, Angela Swanson, India De Landa, and Toni McCarthy. A few monthly meetings have occurred, by-laws are in the discussion phase, a Facebook group has been formed to promote the guild, and a website will be published soon where artists can join to become members and learn more details about the guild. Building membership and encouraging attendance at planning meetings will be the immediate goal.
Individual Membership Benefits
The opportunity to meet and socialize with other artisans at monthly meetings
Opportunities to promote artists and their art in events, and community activities
Introduction to other art forms
Share knowledge or art and marketing of art
Classes, demonstrations, and education of various forms of art and craft
Information provided on regional art shows
The opportunity to partner with local businesses to display art (still working on this!)
A complimentary place in our local artisans’ list including a picture and links to website and social media channels
The opportunity to have a dedicated individual artist page showcasing you and your art/craft.
AGC members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings
AGC members are encouraged to work on committees, volunteer as officers, and work at shows
AGC members are encouraged to share and promote each other's art on social media and as needed.
Membership dues annually, are renewed annually and are paid to the Treasurer. Funds may be used to obtain meeting space, for publicity purposes and other purposes as the AGC might require.
Individual membership fees are waived until 2023 and are open to all skill levels, all mediums, and those who live in the Camas proper or neighboring communities. Vist artisansguildcamas.org for more information.
Lots of creative people live in Camas and the surrounding communities, and the group is intended to inspire, encourage, and assist each other in their artistic endeavors. As well as artists, art lovers, art collectors, and art supporters are welcome to join. Connect with the Artisans' Guild of Camas on Facebook.