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 career. Additionally, this exhibition features work by Evert Sodergren (1920-2013) and John Matsudaira (1922-2007). Evert Sodergen’s iconic “Sculptured Chair”, 1953, is a rare object of Northwest design that is included in some of the country’s finest museum collections. We are pleased to be the only art institution in Washington state to own an example of this piece. John Matsudaira’s masterpiece “Quiet Motion and Blue” was one of the featured paintings at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962.
Some of the other regional artists might be familiar names while others reflect our mission to rescue and elevate the reputations of forgotten figures who deserve to be remembered for their high quality of their work and contributions to our visual culture.