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Skagit County Historical Museum, staff recognized

 

September 15, 2021

BEAUTIFUL ART, AWARD WINNING EXHIBIT – The Skagit County Historical Museum won a Washington Museum Association Award of Excellence in Exhibits for its recent exhibit showcasing the work of late La Conner artist Jesus Guillen. It was curated by Skagit Valley artist Kris Ekstrand. Guillen’s painting is “Tulip Harvest,”37” x 41”, Oil, no date. – Photo courtesy of Skagit County Historical Museum

Though the Skagit County Historical Museum in La Conner is focused on the past, it finds itself very much in the public eye these days as well.

That’s because the local museum garnered a major statewide award this month and a member of its staff was tabbed to provide vocal solos at a recent Seattle Mariners game.

The museum is recipient of a Washington Museum Association Award of Excellence in Exhibits for its recent exhibit showcasing the work of late La Conner artist Jesus Guillen.

The exhibit, “Jesus Guillen: An Artistic Legacy of Love and Courage,” curated by artist Kris Ekstra...



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