PRESS RELEASE, January 30, 2018.  Eric Hoem, President, Charbonneau Art Association

The afternoon of January 28th we had the great pleasure of awarding $3,000 to each of the high school art programs that our non-profit efforts support: Wilsonville and Canby High Schools.  Art Association board members, festival sponsors, organizing committee members, and festival volunteers joined the award celebration in the Fireplace Room of Charbonneau Country Club.

Accepting the donation for Canby HS were art teachers Jennifer Dorsey and Ian Eilert.  Representing Wilsonville HS at the award ceremony were Angennette Escobar and Charlie Hyman.  In their comments, the teachers said that this donation will help them enrich their students’ experiences with support for school art competitions and field trip opportunities.

We recognized all our sponsors, caterers, and partners, without who we would not have had such a successful Charbonneau Art Festival this year.  Many sponsors sent representatives to the award celebration:

  • For Wilsonville Subaru, GM Ron Owens with Lynda Azrak and Dick & Leanne Spence. and Mrs. Rob Craven for Town Center Dental
  • David and Jenny Bravo and their children for Wilsonville Honda
  • Lynda Huber for Equity Oregon Real Estate
  • Chuck and Sue Eggleston for RE/MAX Equity Group

During the celebration, Dick Spence announced that Wilsonville Subaru would be a Gold sponsor again this year.

Charbonneau resident, Marilyn Anderson, played piano music in the background bringing a classy element to the event.  Art Association members Joan Vedder and Shirley Hoem provided cookies and other treats.  Lynda Huber created the décor and furnished a formal tea service.

During this celebration, the addition of two new members of our Board of Directors was announced: Lynda Huber and Bob Wiesenthal.  In joining the Board of directors, they are also assuming positions as officers.  Lynda began her role in December as Secretary and Bob as Treasurer in January.

For 2018, then, the Board of Directors for the Charbonneau Art Association will be: Eric Hoem, President; Lynda Huber, Secretary; Bob Weisenthal, Treasurer; Ann Elsenbach, Member; Dick Miller, Member; Sharon Porter, Member; and Jenni Amiel Kendall (Past President and ex officio Member)

See photos in our gallery, click here.