Gifts and Promised Gifts to the Museum’s Permanent Collection

On the occasion of Cascadia’s fifth anniversary of our founding, we have been entrusted with several important donations that are the seeds of our nascent collection.   Of special interest are a group of works by Edmonds’ own Guy Anderson (1906-1998) comprised of prime examples from the various stages of his

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Stolen Moments: The Photography of Shedrich Williames

We are pleased to present this first solo exhibitions of one of the Northwest’s most accomplished photographers. Shedrich Williames (b. 1934) was active in Portland, Oregon from the 1960s until his recent move to Chicago. He is a master printer with a discerning eye for detail and design that is

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Dreaming Forms: The Art of Leo Kenney

Leo Kenney (1925-2001) was one of the most celebrated regional artists of the mid-20th century. He achieved success at an early age with works that combine Surrealism with his own unique interpretations of Northwest iconography. He worked primarily in oil and water-based mediums such as gouache and tempera. As his

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Northwest Pictorialism

Featured as a stand alone exhibition in our West Gallery, Northwest Pictorialism explores the Pictorialist photography style of artists in the Northwest, beginning around 1895. Pictorialism is an approach to photography that emphasizes the tonality, composition and overall beauty of the subject matter, in contrast to the documentation of reality

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Origins: Northwest Abstract Art

This exhibition examines the work of Washington and Oregon artists whose pioneering development in abstraction created a significant impact on regional and national visual arts culture. A variety of mediums will be on display, including a collection of abstract photography by Virna Haffer (1899-1974) The exhibition includes artists Glen Alps (1914-1996), Peter

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Northwest Collects

This exhibition consists of a selection of art and decorative objects in various mediums loaned from regional collections. We are focusing on national and international artists and designers that are rarely exhibited in Washington State museums. Fine art includes European and American paintings and original prints that span several generations

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John Carl Ely

John Carl Ely (1897-1929) began a promising national career incorporating a sophisticated blending of folk carving with modernist techniques when his life was cut short by accidental drowning at the age of 32. This is the first solo exhibition of Ely’s work since 1930.  The collection consists primarily of sculpture

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The Lavender Palette: Excerpts

Due to popular demand, we are extending a selection of art from our highly acclaimed exhibition “The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State” in preparation for the release of our publication that accompanies the exhibition. We are expecting the book to be released in February or

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Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists, 1909-1990

Presenting our annual exhibition Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists! From November 13 – January 26, we are presenting Christmas Cards shared between the artists of the Northwest and their family friends. For most of the 20th century, many regional artists created original works of art to send to their fellow

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The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State

In this groundbreaking exhibition, Cascadia Art Museum will be the first museum to explore regional gay culture through the work of early- to mid-twentieth century gay and lesbian artists. This is an important collection that examines the effect this group had on shaping the cultural identity of the region. The

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