“Searching for Soul: 60 Years of Northwest Artist Portrait Photography”, was a big hit, and because of your enthusiasm, the show will become part of the Museum of Northwest Art’s permanent collection. We’re inviting you to join in a donation partnership between Gallery Cygnus, the photographers Cathy Stevens and Mary Randlett to sponsor photographs of your choice from this exhibit so that this superb document of local art history can be preserved. See sample photographs below. For more information on how you can participate in this special gift to the museum, call the gallery at 360-708-4787. We’d love to show you the collection and tell you more.
Mary Randlett has been making photographs for over sixty years and is the Northwest’s premier landscape photographer. Equally impressive is her collection of artist portraits of the Northwest artists who were her friends and colleagues. This collection of silver gelatin prints on view at Gallery Cygnus includes her latest darkroom work.
Cathy Stevens has also been professionally documenting the Northwest art scene for decades. Included in this show is the subsequent generation of artists, mostly of the Skagit Valley. Cathy’s work includes black & white silver gelatin prints, as well as digital versions, and some affordable 5 x 7 portraits of the Skagit Valley’s most widely shown artists.