Cascadia Art Museum is committed to presenting exhibitions that will revive interest in important Northwest artists who have made significant contributions to the regional culture. Many of these artists have been forgotten over time and it is our mission to rescue their reputations from obscurity and reintroduce them into the wider art historical canon.
Our consulting curator, David F. Martin is the leading authority on 19th and early 20th century Northwest regional art. For nearly thirty years, he has completed exhaustive research on the subject and is known internationally for bringing to light the work of significant women and minority artists in the fields of painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.
When planning our exhibitions, we are not only concerned with the aesthetic value of the art but we are keenly aware of the educational opportunities that can be presented and disseminated for the benefit of the community.
In the coming years, we will be producing groundbreaking exhibitions and publications to explore various disciplines within the visual arts. The public will learn about how our regional artists participated in movements such as Impressionism, Synchromism, Surrealism, Precisionism and other variants of Modernity.
Since our region has thrived through the activities of various native and immigrant cultures, the resulting confluences that shaped our unique aesthetic will be the hallmark of our museum.
Image Credit: William Henry Tappan (1821-1907), Columbia River, Cathlamet, WA, Ca. 1850. Oil on Board.