The Chewelah Arts Guild is a non-profit community support group that has been promoting the Arts in the Chewelah area since 1999.
The purpose of the Chewelah Arts Guild is to support the growth, development, appreciation and understanding of the arts in their various forms and to make the arts accessible to all members of the greater Chewelah community.
Our Vision Statement is:
Chewelah: A community that values, supports and promotes the arts.
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High School Graduate
The Chewelah Arts Guild is pleased to announce its 2021 Senior Scholarship Award recipients. As part of the Art Guild’s mission to support the growth, development, appreciation and understanding of the Arts within the greater Chewelah community, these 2021 young artists join 19 past scholarship recipients. The Chewelah Arts Guild congratulates these two young women and wishes both of these accomplished and highly-motivated young artists continued successes as they venture into their college studies and their expanding communities.
Mary Walker High School senior Serina Crossley plans to attend Spokane Community College. She is a former Chewelah Arts Guild Pencil Drawing Contest winner and she has taught calligraphy and acrylic painting. She also enjoys watercolors. She was team captain of Mary Walker’s softball team her senior year, and played basketball all four years. A member of the National Honors Society, and Highly Capable Club, letters of recommendation stated that Serina will also graduate with her AA through Running Start. “Punctual, responsible, dedicated and trustworthy”, and “gives one hundred percent”; these were consistent comments made about her in several letters of recommendation. Serina wants to continue drawing and painting, and hopes someday to sell some of her art. She currently plans to enroll in SCC’s dental assistant program. Serina’s parents are Brian and Rima Crossley.
Paideia High School senior Mandolin (Mandy) Farneman plans to attend Spokane Falls Community College, majoring in Music and Performing Arts. Among her artistic experiences over several years, Mandy has been in at least fifteen StageTime Theatre Productions, acting, singing, building, designing and painting sets, making and sewing costumes and props. She has participated in Choir and Advanced Ensemble at Paideia, and has taken eight years of piano lessons. Mandy plays the ukulele, accompanying herself on songs she has composed. She has participated in college-level classes to earn college credit in Music in Arts and Culture, Physical Education, Math, Science and the Humanities. She will also soon have fifteen quarter credits in English from Central Washington University. “Dependable, adaptive, trustworthy, positive, humble”, “tenacious work ethic”, and “uses time wisely” are all attributed to Mandy in letters of recommendation. Mandy’s parents are Patrick and Kamber Farneman.
In the Spotlight…
Announcing the Improved
Rainbow Fund Mini-Grant Program
The Chewelah Arts Guild is committed to promoting and supporting local Arts, Artists, Arts instruction, and Arts access to citizens in the greater Chewelah area. Rainbow Fund Mini-Grants are part of that commitment, providing financial support to arts instructors and their students in the form of lessons, materials, and other supports, as well as programs and events.
To increase flexibility and access, the prior funding period deadlines are gone. Going forward, interested students, instructors and artists can apply anytime throughout the year until all the allocated funds for the year are distributed.
Mail completed applications to:
The Chewelah Arts Guild, Mini-Grants, P.O. Box 1437, Chewelah, WA 99109. (emailed or faxed applications are not accepted).
Click on the file below for the application information and forms.
New year, new logo!
The Chewelah Arts Guild has a shiny new logo designed by local artist Traci Manley and paid for by funds provided by the CARES Act Relief Grant which we received in 2020. This new brand which prints clearly will be used in many applications including signage, newspaper advertising, note cards, letterhead stationary and brochures. We are grateful for Traci's creative talent, guidance and patience during the process of choosing a great new logo for the Guild.
We are not discarding our gorgeous vintage logo which was a design imagined and created by local artist Narada Carter many years ago! Both of our logos will be around for years to come.
You are invited to
our Monthly Meetings
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
@405 N 3rd St E, Chewelah, WA
(Chewelah Center for the Arts)
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.