Celebrating art, artists, and creativity—this is what the Initiative, an offshoot of the Guemes Island Community Center Association, is all about. With GICCA’s mission being to enrich and connect the Guemes Island community, artists and art lovers are definitely important to our community. So how exactly did this Initiative come about?
GICCA Board members gathered in 2020 to discuss ways to foster community and build connections amid a global pandemic. What started with the idea that Guemes Island has a long history of encouraging and celebrating visual arts, and shifted to begin to tallying up the number of professional and amateur artists who lived, worked, and owned property on Guemes Island. To the amazement of many, literally dozens of artists fit the bill and with time even more are being discovered.
By fall, the idea of an online “art gallery” came to life as a way for island artists to display and share their passion for art and by doing so, bring visibility to art and artists of all ages on Guemes Island.
What are the elements of this Initiative?
Important Message to Guemes Island Artists
GICCA is offering island artists the opportunity to display their favorite creations on the website, whether it be painting, carving, weaving, sculpture or other art medium. No matter what your background or experience, consider sharing your personal profile and skills and become an integral part of our growing artisan community.
Who may apply? Any artist who lives, works, or owns property on Guemes Island and feels ready to share their visual creations with the Community.
How to apply? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Is there a cost? No, it’s free! GICCA Board wishes to make this Initiative accessible, affordable, and open to all island artists.
GICCA relies on donations to support ongoing programs and projects, including the Guemes Island Art initiative. Donations to GICCA, as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, make a difference in this community. Every donation helps.