Artist Galen Garwood to read from his memoir at Cascadia Art Museum July 15


Artist Galen Garwood will hold a book reading and signing from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the Cascadia Art Museum, 190 Sunset Ave. #E, Edmonds.

Garwood will read excerpts from his memoir, Sell the Monkey, which include his friendship with Morris Graves, his days at Foster-White Gallery in Seattle, and his long involvement with the arts and artists. He will also show Passport, the short multi-media piece he created in collaboration with the late poet, essayist and translator Sam Hamill, co-founder of Copper Canyon Press, with a sound score by the late Jon Brower.

Galen Garwood’s Sell The Monkey, a Memoir Autobiography “is a captivating story of family, love, and abandonment, and man’s search for his identity,” said Romault Dzemo in the May 5, 2018 Seattle Book Review. “The story is told in clear and powerful prose, and the reader is pulled in from the very beginning by the ruthless honesty with which the narrator looks at his life. It’s a story that answers the question: What does it take to feel at home with one’s self?”

Garwood was born in 1944 and spent most of his young life growing up on St. Simons Island, Georgia and in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1966, after one year of art at University of Georgia, he moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he majored in art and music with a minor in English. He moved to Seattle in 1971 and began exhibiting his paintings at Foster-White Gallery in 1973. His art has been shown in the United States, Europe and Asia and his creative contributions have also been expressed in writing, poetry, multimedia, and film.

His Memoir, Sell The Monkey, was published May 1, 2018, by Marrowstone Press. Learn more at

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