In 1970, the Festival established the policy of purchasing representative work selected each year from the Festival’s Juried Galleries entries for the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum. The strength of this collection is enhanced as the various artists grow in stature. A second collection includes pieces selected by the Foundation Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis, reflecting the styles of artists from the Northwest. Two fine examples of Chihuly glasswork are included in this group, an example of the work of James Martin, and an original watercolor by Jerry Stitt. In 2007, a watercolor by Marjorie Bruce was added in Celebration of Fifty Years of Edmonds Arts Festival.
Collection I – Festival Purchases – click here to view
The EAF Museum maintains a collection of Edmonds Arts Festival limited edition posters, it was a primary fund raising venture of the EAF Foundation from 1983 to 2011, and featured the work of one outstanding regional artist each year. Limited edition student art posters, featuring an artist from within Edmonds School District 15, began in 1991 and also ended in 2o11. Future posters will be a marketing tool of the Edmonds Arts Festival and we look forward to posting information for application soon.