Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey

This is the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) since the posthumous tribute at the Seattle Art Museum in 1960. The exhibition will fill two of our main galleries. The largest Center Gallery will feature Nomura’s works from the teens through the 1950’s. This will provide

Continue reading

Gifts and Promised Gifts to the Museum’s Permanent Collection Pt. 2

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of our founding, we have been entrusted with several important donations that are the seeds of our nascent collection. Many of the works have been generously donated by Seattle collectors Milt & Sherry Smrstik, long-time supporters of the museum. Of special interest from

Continue reading

The Sculpture of Charles W. Smith

Cascadia Art Museum presents this retrospective look into Northwest artist Charles W. Smith. Originally from Woodside, New York, Smith served in the United States Air Force from 1943-1945. He attended the American Art School and then Pratt Institute in New York on the GI Bill where he graduated in 1948

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Painted With Light: Northwest Pictorialist Photography, 1910-1930

On display in our West Gallery, Painted With Light: Northwest Pictorialist Photography, 1910-1930  features rare photographs created by some of the masters of Pictorialism in the Northwest. This movement resulted in photography being accepted as an art form through the use of artistic darkroom techniques that were compatible with the work of

Continue reading

Origins: Northwest Abstract Art, 1920-1960

This is the first exhibition to focus on the roots of Abstract and Non-Objective art in the Northwest.  Some of the earliest works are Louise Crow and Raymond Jonson’s pointilist paintings of 1918 followed by Peter Camfferman’s rare color abstractions from the1920’s created after his studies with the Synchromist painter Stanton

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading