A visitor passes by Swerve by artist Pamela Longobardi, one of the exhibits from Can’t You Sea? Ocean Plastic ARTifacts, from the summer of 2019, when artists used recycled/reclaimed plastic trash from the ocean and beaches.
The Springmaid Villa once stood proudly as a private cottage on the beach at 54th Avenue North.
It took three days to move the 150-ton building to its present site.
The Kid’s Art program, managed by Education Curator Tracey Roode, enables the museum to reach out and engage the community.
Teaching the younger generation about art and allowing them to unleash their creativity is a major element in the museum’s mission.
Celebrating the opening night of two exhibits are (left to right) Shannon Williams; Liz Miller, curator; Reynier Llanes, artist; and Charles Williams, artist.
Pat Goodwin became executive director in 2002 and has led the museum’s growth to its status as a world-class art facility.
Exhibits go beyond traditional displays and often include artists’ sketches, personal notes, quotes and other materials.
“I coordinate and install our exhibitions, typically looking for art that exhibits extraordinary talent, but also tells a story, relays a message or makes some kind of social commentary.” - Liz Miller
The museum displays much more than paintings and drawings, such as sculptures, pottery, ceramics, textiles, photography, videos and more.
The pottery studio is the museum’s newest program and has quickly become popular with local artists for its hands-on experience.
“We need to remind folks that it takes a community to keep an Art Museum alive and thriving—we hope, for decades to come.” —-Patricia Goodwin
The “Grab and Go Glazing” program lets artists work at home, then bring their pottery to the museum for firing and finishing.