Luminous Journey: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams

Maria Frank Abrams (1924-2013) was one of Seattle’s most accomplished artists. Born in Hungary, she survived the Holocaust and came to the United States in 1948 to attend the University of Washington School of Art. After graduation, she began a highly successful career that would include numerous group and solo exhibitions.

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The Art of Howard Duell

Howard Dallas Duell was considered one of the region’s more accomplished and innovative artists at mid-century. As a sculptor, painter, designer, craftsman, he won recognition both regionally and nationally. Born in Philadelphia, PA. and raised in Spokane, WA, he was a resident of Edmonds, WA from 1960. A decorated Marine,

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Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists, 1900-1990s

Cascadia Art Museum is proud to announce the return of our annual exhibition of vintage Christmas cards by noted Northwest artists and designers. For most of the 20th century, regional artists created original works of art to send to their fellow artists, friends and families to celebrate the Holiday Season.

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

October 21, 2021 – February 20, 2022 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. It is the culminating study in a series of related works by art historian Barbara Johns, PhD. These include

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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

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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

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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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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

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