Articles written by Meg Holgate

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 By Meg Holgate    News    September 27, 2023
Artist Natalie Niblack with dog Lillybelle.

Natalie Niblack lives life as an artist, citizen scientist and worried human

A few miles away from a heavily trafficked exit off I-5, a 122 year-old bunkhouse once used by dike workers sits clinging to the edge of the north fork of the Skagit River. It seems to defy our...

 

Reflecting on Joanna Sikes retirement from MoNA

Joanna Sikes, the Museum of Northwest Art's development director from 2021-22 and executive director, 2018-2021, said goodbye to her leadership roles at MoNA in November.  Sikes has had a long and...

 

An art studio floating on the Samish River

It is low tide on the Samish River. A man pauses at his cabin door to watch a bald eagle soaring overhead. Across the way, a venerable red barn, once used to store pea crops, leans into the tall summe...

 
 By Meg Holgate    Community    July 19, 2022

Happy birthday to you: Tom Robbins is now 90 years old!

Surrounded by a carefully curated assortment of tiny toys and random delights, Tom Robbins, one of the most engaging writers of serio-comic culture, leans over his keyboard. He is replying to one of...

 

MoNA’s 29th annual auction: people stepped up

As the Museum of Northwest Art rolled into its 40th year it had become increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic would once again restrict MoNA’s annual art auction. The traditional in-person...

 
 By Meg Holgate    News    November 14, 2018

Steve Klein Rocks at BAM! GLASSTASTIC

Seventy-five miles south of the Skagit Valley, at the Bellevue Art Museum, glass sculptor Steve Klein is delivering a powerful message. At BAM’s Biennial 2018, “GLASSTASTIC,” a new, juried...

 

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