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The Charbonneau Art Association, through its annual fundraiser, donates $4,000 to CHS

Once again, the Charbonneau Art Association has paid it forward to the Canby High School art program.

Through its annual fundraiser, Art with Flair, the Charbonneau Art Association was able to donate $4,000 to the CHS art program during an awards reception Jan. 13 at Charbonneau Country Club.

Canby High School serves more than 600 students in art education classes. With donations from the CAA, the Canby art program has funded scholarships, field trips and purchased equipment that is not possible without this annual art festival fundraiser.

"None of these activities and large equipment purchases would be possible without the donations over the years from Charbonneau Art Association," said teacher Jennifer Dorsey. "Recently, a portion of the donation has gone into our CHS Visual Arts Scholarship for a graduating CHS student who is majoring in visual arts in college."

Former president Jenni Kadwell, a Canby High graduate, established the Charbonneau Art Association as a nonprofit in 2015.

"Giving back to my community has been, and continues to be, a blessing," said Kadwell. "Being able to interact with the students, offering an opportunity for them to showcase their work in a student gallery while interacting with other artists in our community is inspiring. Additionally, providing an event that lets the students demonstrate their skills means the world to me and those in our art association."

The 2019 Charbonneau Art Festival will be held Nov. 1-3. For more information, check the website at

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