Cascadia Art Museum hires new executive director

Originally published by My Edmonds News on May 6th, 2021. The Board of Directors of Cascadia Art Museum has appointed Melissa Chittenden as the organization’s new executive director. She replaces Leigh Ann Gilmer, who left the museum to take another job. Born and raised in the Seattle area, Chittenden comes

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Cascadia Art Museum hires director of development

Originally published by the Edmonds Beacon on April 8th, 2021. Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds has hired Sally Ralston as director of development. With 20 years as the director of marketing & admissions at King’s Schools, Ralston brings with her extensive experience in the areas of marketing and development. Through

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Cascadia Art Museum reopens Feb. 4 with new exhibition

Originally posted by My Edmonds News on February 2nd, 2021. Cascadia Art Museum is reopening on Thursday, Feb. 4 with a new exhibition The Sculpture of Charles W. Smith. Originally from Woodside, N.Y.,  Smith (1922-2009) was a well-known Seattle sculptor whose worked shifted from an early focus on biomorphic abstractions

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Edmonds Art Beat: Cascadia Art Museum reopens next week

Cascadia Art Museum reopening to public with new exhibits Originally published on September 11, 2020 on My Edmonds news. After months of closure due to COVID-19, Cascadia Art Museum is opening its doors next week with three new exhibits — Dreaming Forms: The Art of Leo Kenney, Stolen Moments: The Photography

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Gay artists forgotten no more, thanks to ‘The Lavender Palette’

The book features work by 13 important Northwest artists who fell into obscurity after their deaths. By Sara Bruestle Sunday, July 19, 2020 Cascadia Art Museum’s David Martin’s long-awaited book is now available at the museum’s store. Martin curated “The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State,” a groundbreaking

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‘I wanted to avenge them’: From mug shots to works of art, this exhibit explores Northwest culture through the lens of gay artists

Written by By Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times arts and culture reporter. Published by The Seattle Times. The four-room, 200-artwork exhibition hit all the notes you’d want — tender, droll, brooding, even beguiling — but the mug shots stole the show. Around 40 members of the Mature Friends (a 250-strong social club,

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Cascadia Art Museum opens first-ever exhibit on the cultural influence of gay artists

Written by Connie McDougall. Published by MyEdmondsNews October 28. “I’ve been wanting to do this for 20 years,” said Curator David Martin about a first-of-its-kind exhibit that just opened at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. “It’s about my tribe, a gift to myself.” “The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and

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Exhibit shows gay artists’ work from a less enlightened time

“The Lavender Palette” at the Cascadia Museum in Edmonds offers important lessons in art and history. Written by Gale Fiege, Published by Hearldnet on Thursday, October 24. A wall of jail mugshots — men arrested for homosexuality — sets the stage for the new exhibition opening today at Cascadia Art

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The Lavender Palette

Cascadia Art Museum explores contributions of gay and lesbian artists Written by Brian Soergel. Published by the Edmonds Beacon on October 24, 2019. Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds will be the first museum in the country to explore regional gay culture through the work of early- to mid-20th-century gay and

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It’s a record-breaking evening at Cascadia Art Museum Gala fundraiser

Written by Larry Vogel. Originally published by MyEdmondsNews, August 25, 2019. The fourth annual Cascadia Museum gala fundraiser broke a record Saturday, with donors contributing more than $435,000 — an increase of $40,000-plus over last year’s event. The event got off to a festive start Saturday afternoon, as guests gathered

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