We are pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh Ann Gilmer as the new Executive Director of Cascadia Art Museum.
Leigh Ann began her career at the Museum of Northern Arizona and has since held leadership roles at the Museum of Glass and Seattle University before her tenure at the Museum of Pop Culture and Conservation Northwest. She is passionate about the role that cultural organizations play in bringing people together and building a strong sense of community.
“After a thorough search, Cascadia is happy to welcome Leigh Ann to the museum. She was selected from a pool of over 50 well-qualified applicants----the large number is in itself a tribute to the credibility that Cascadia has earned over the past 3 ½ years of operation,” said museum president Lindsey Echelbarger.
“The future of Northwest art begins in the past, and there’s no limit to Cascadia Art Museum’s potential to inspire artists and arts lovers of every age,” Leigh Ann said.
About Cascadia Art Museum
Opened in the fall of 2015, Cascadia Art Museum (Cascadia) is one of the nation’s newest art museums, serving the Pacific Northwest as a voice and showcase for the region’s art history. The museum is dedicated to Northwest art during the period of 1860-1970 and maintains an active program of temporary exhibitions and public outreach to carry out that mission.
The museum provides enriching experiences for the community and visitors alike through original exhibitions, public programs, publications and educational outreach. With five galleries, a multi-purpose education room and a gift shop, the 11,000 square foot museum is part of the adaptive reuse of one of Edmonds’ most iconic, mid-century modern buildings.
With approximately 13,000 annual visitors, a membership base of 1,300+ and incredible community support and participation, Cascadia has enjoyed a very successful first three years but is still very much in start-up mode.
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