Welcome to the Chewelah Arts Guild
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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The 2022 Chewelah Arts Guild
Senior High School Scholarship
Awards are Announced
Since 2003, as part of the Chewelah Arts Guild’s mission to support the growth, development, appreciation and understanding of the Arts within the greater Chewelah community, the Arts Guild has awarded scholarships to 25 graduating seniors. The Arts Guild is especially grateful for a recent generous and unexpected donation, which has allowed CAG to award two $1000 Senior Scholarships for 2022. Congratulations Brianna Smith and Seleana Capoeman-Yniquez.
“Brianna is an example of a good citizen who is committed to academics, as well as to growing in her young adult life while helping others,” stated a teacher recommending Mary Walker High School senior Brianna Smith for this scholarship. Brianna will be attending Spokane Community College in the fall, seeking a career path that suits her, one that ultimately allows her to also pursue painting and to create art. Her butterfly mural in Springdale Park brings people together to pose in front of it and take pictures. She is an advocate not only for public art, but for art as a healthy way to process emotion, to heal, and to find comfort and peace of mind. Brianna was on the honor roll, and during October of last year, was chosen as Deer Park Rotary Student of the Month. She served as class secretary and participated in several Mary Walker sports programs and the Springdale Parade. She’s also part of the Upward Bound Program, which helps first generation students reach their educational and career post-secondary goals. As another teacher said, “Brianna is a phenomenal young lady…she is driven, passionate, strong, caring, smart, goal oriented and creative.”
Paideia High School senior Seleana Capoeman-Yniquez has also been awarded an Arts Guild’s 2022 Senior Scholarship of $1000. Seleana plans to attend Whitworth University in the fall. Among her artistic goals,
Seleana wants to continue to learn to use a variety of mediums, including her current favorite, watercolors. She has enjoyed following tutorials to learn creative techniques outside her comfort zone, as well as soaking up instruction in art classes at school. Sometimes, Seleana prefers to simplify, to step back, to create using no more than a plain graphite pencil. She received an Honorable Mention Award in the 2022 ESD 101 Art Show for one of her drawings. Seleana would like to be an art teacher. While in high school, she has participated in cheerleading, wrestling and debate club. “Perseverance is one of her greatest strengths”, says one of her teachers. “Seleana will be a first-generation college student, and I believe with the support she will receive at Whitworth, she will be successful.” Another teacher states, “I am continuously impressed by her detailed work to bring her ideas to the page.” Her teacher further states that, “She has overcome many difficulties to be successful in school and as an artist”.
The Chewelah Arts Guild wishes both recipients, as well as each 2022 applicant, the very best as they venture into this new chapter of their lives!
In the Spotlight…
The TASTE OF CHEWELAH fundraising event on September 29th was a success. Spirits were high as the participants roamed the streets of downtown Chewelah, stepping to the sound of drum beats, entering eateries for their next "Taste." It didn't rain, the
Food was great and the Art Auction was amazing.
The CHEWELAH ARTS GUILD THANKS the Restaurants Owners and crews, the chair people and volunteers, the artists and people who donated items for the Art Auction, the artists who displayed their artwork, the musicians who added atmosphere, Trail's End Gallery and the ticket holders who made this event a success after our 3 year Covid hiatus.
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.
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.
(By request, meeting on Zoom can be arranged)