January 7, 2018

Charbonneau Arts Association
P.O. Box 1313
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Eric Hoem, President


The Charbonneau Arts Association will donate $4000 each to the art program at Canby and Wilsonville High Schools in an Award Reception at Charbonneau Country Club, Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m.

According to Eric Hoem, President, these donations represent proceeds from the 2018 Charbonneau Art Festival, which was held November 2 to 4, 2018.  The Charbonneau Arts Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is providing an exhibit opportunity and financial support for these two art program.

“We believe that art education is an important part of high school education; however, it has gotten less funding in recent years, and so our organization has come forward to help,” says Hoem.

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,” he adds.

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,” she concludes.

At the upcoming Award Reception, President Hoem will express appreciation to the sponsors of their 2018 event.  They are:

PLATINUM: Swire COCA-COLA, USA, and Wilsonville Subaru

GOLD: Green Group Real Estate, Wilsonville; Sherie Star, Elite Realty Group, Charbonneau

SILVER: Lynda Huber, Equity Oregon Real Estate; Pahlisch Homes, Charbonneau; Republic Services, Wilsonville; Wilsonville Carpet & Tile; Parker Johnstone’s Wilsonville HONDA

BRONZE : Robert Bennett, CPA, Wilsonville; Kyle Bunch, American Family Insurance, Wilsonville; Amy Costello, Windermere Real Estate, Charbonneau; Canby Ford; Chuck Eggleston, ReMax Realty, Charbonneau;  Martin’s Town & Country Furniture, Canby; Roof Masters, Canby; Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, Canby; Jay Puppo, State Farm Ins., Wilsonville; and Dr. Michael Lorio, Town Center Dental, Wilsonville.

In-kind Donors: Cutsforth Market, Canby; Tom’s Wilsonville Catering, Wilsonville; Mediaphysics, Wilsonville; The Charbonneau Villager;  French Prairie Living; Charbonneau Live