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Columbian Artists Association has been proudly working with the community to create an innovative means to support and promote the arts. Be a part of our group and enjoy many opportunities offered as a member.

Columbian Artists Association Spring Show 2016

March 19 through April 3

CAA proudly invites members and non-members from Washington and Oregon to participate in our Spring 2016 Show located in Three Rivers Mall, Kelso, WA. Entries will be accepted on Monday, March 14, 10 am to 5 pm at a storefront in Section D, Space 1168 near Macy's. The show will open on March 19 at 11am. The opening reception begins at 2pm and the awards presentation will begin at 3pm. Show hours will be 11am to 5pm.

Spring Show Judge- Susie Cowan

Susie Cowan has been a working artist since the early 70’s finding her niche in the world of Aqueous Media. She began teaching Watercolor and Experimental Acrylics through the Mature Learning Program at Clark College in Vancouver, WA in 1986 and co-founded with Lee Baughman in 1995, taking people on painting tours both regionally and abroad. Summers you’ll find her teaching small Marbling Workshops from her home/studio in North Portland ( She is a signature member of NWWS (Northwest Watercolor Society), RRWS (Red River Watercolor Society), and a Charter Member of SWWS (Southwest Washington Watercolor Society). Her work can be found at the Rental Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum.

Spring Show Featured Artist- Scott McRae

Scott McRae

I have been doing art all my life. I particularly like working in watercolors, pastel, and watercolor and pastel. My recent focus is on watercolor. I have a BA in art from Linfield
College 1990. I have also taken art at LCC under Rosemary Powelson. I exhibit my art at the Broadway Gallery and Gallery Up in Longview, Washington and at the RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, OR. I teach art to children and adults at the Broadway Gallery.


Columbian Artists Association

Members' Fall Show 2015 - October 1 to October 28

CAA members and friends enjoyed the opening reception of the Fall Members' Art Show being held at the Longview Public Library in Koth Memorial Gallery on Friday, October 2nd. Many members including several of our newest members submitted artwork with a wide variety of subjects. This event is a juried 2-D art which also features a new exhibit of 3-D artwork. The reception offered members a great opportunity to share their work with family and friends. The show is open during regular business hours of the Longview Public Library. Make sure to visit our Activites page for more photos of this event and more.

Membership Information

Those artists interested in joining the association are encouraged to come to our meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 10am. The meeting is held at the Baird House located in the alley of St Stephen's Episcopal Church located on 22nd and Lousiana. Come join us from 10am til noon. It's great to share our experiences, look forward to new opportunities, learn new techniques, and challenge each other. Become a member by filling out an application available on our Applications page.

Columbian Artists Association Officers

Ramona Lauzon - Co-President  360-423-6598

Barbara Dunlap - Co-President  360-636-4108

Scott McRae - Secretary  360-749-5988

Mitzi Christensen - Treasurer  360-795-3497

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