This past September, the first Cascadia Art Museum opened it's doors in Edmonds, Washington, and has been enjoying a great early success with several great, Pacific Northwest focused exhibitions. Cascadia opened its doors with a mission to celebrate art and artists within the Cascadia bioregion, from the sweeping mountains of the Continental Divide to the Pacific Oceans, and is currently the only museum in the Northwest to focus on the time period of the late 19th century, through the 1960's.
More than 13,000 writers and readers, and over 700 exhibitors were represented at the Association for Writers and Writing Programs Conference that took place at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle last month. Both CascadiaNow! and the Cascadia Poetry Festival had a table, and Cascadia was well represented with speakers and workshops during the weekend
Heading for Cascadia Poetry Festival, happening May 1-4 in Seattle? Join a bunch of us on the Poets Cruise aboard the Victoria Clipper passenger ferry, departing downtown Victoria on Wednesday, April 30, at 6:00 pm. We will arrive in downtown Seattle at 8:45 pm.
The Salish Sea Planning Conference is a one day planning session for organizers, and those looking to be involved from Victoria, Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Snohomish, Seattle, Whidbey Island, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia and Port Townsend (everyone else is welcome as well).
This exhibition will ask: What is being made here and why? How does the fashion industry shape the regional identity of the Pacific Northwest? How/why are we known as a locality innovates through research and technology as well as handcraft, finding new models of production and consumption that reframe behavior patterns to be positioned for a more sustainable future?