The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has unveiled its annual Edmonds Arts Festival featured and student posters, now on sale as fundraisers for the EAF Foundation The 2011 Featured Poster Artist is Randy Emmons, a signature member of Northwest Watercolor Society and Associate of the National Watercolor Society. Having his career as a Navy photographer behind him, he’s returned to the art world he enjoyed as a young man.
“To me watercolor shines,” Emmons said. “When it is laid down cleanly with the whites intact, the sparkle in the image makes the painting a magnet to me. I don’t believe any other medium forces a painter to work with what the paint wants to do the way watercolor does. It runs, bleeds, mixes and separates on its own—and I love it!”
The student poster is the work of Andrey Angere, a kindergarten student at Meadowdale Elementary School. When asked why he painted this picture, he said, “It was pretty and I was thinking about spring.” Andrey wants to write and illustrate children’s books when he grows up.
The Featured Artist Poster is available in a variety of sizes including the standard poster size, 18 x 24 inches, signed by the artist. Both the Featured Artist Poster and the Student Poster will be offered as mini posters (11 x 14 inches) and as a matted postcard (suitable for framing in an 8 x 10 inch frame).
Visit the Festival Store or the Paintings, Prints and Drawings Juried Gallery to purchase during the Festival. Or visit www.eaffoundation.org to purchase online. For local orders, the poster may be picked up at the June 15 Preview Party for the Edmonds Arts festival, which runs June 17-19, or at ArtWorks (Second and Dayton in Edmonds) Monday, Thursday and Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In addition to the poster original, “Guardians of the Sound,” enjoy a full exhibit of original work by Randy Emmons in the EAF Museum. Works in this exhibit will be for sale throughout the Festival weekend. The exhibit of his watercolors will continue through July 5.
The EAF Museum Gallery is located at the Frances Anderson Center Main Entrance, 700 Main Street, Edmonds. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 425-771-1984. Visit www.eaffoundation.org for more information about the museum and projects of the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and www.randyemmons.com for more information about the artist and his work.