2013 Poster

Anacortes Arts Festival
September, 2013

2014 Dates August 1 - 3

Exciting changes ahead . . . 
The Festival names an Executive Director 
Meredith McIlmoyle
An energetic new leader 

The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Meredith McIlmoyle as the new Executive Director.

  Meredith has an extensive background in event management and was the publisher of Event Solutions magazine, a trade publication for event professionals.   Most recently she has been employed by United General Hospital as the Communications Coordinator in charge of events, marketing and fundraising.

  Meredith is not new to the Festival. She has worked as a volunteer for five years, alongside her mother-in-law Geralyn Curtis, who was the 2005 Volunteer of the Year.

  Meredith moved to Anacortes from Arizona in 2001. She and her husband Sean are the parents of two small boys. She is excited to roll up her sleeves and add her creative energy to the Festival mix!  Meredith is accessible via email at director@anacortesartsfestival.com.



Street painting
Working artist Ron Pattern chalk painting

Festival Recap
Another successful year behind us  

The big question on everyone's mind after the Festival is "How did we do?"  This was one of the most successful years on record (despite a day of rain).  Booth artisan sales were up over 10% from 2012, and Arts at the Port sales reached an all time high, with over 50 pieces sold.   Thanks to everyone who contributed to our success!

Graham Schodda receives "People's Choice"

Award Winners

Booth Artisans Awards ... more info
$2,000 Best of Show - Terry Jones 
$1,000 Creativity - Michael Young 
$100 Chamber of Commerce Partnership Awards - Mary Beier, Brenda Mattson, Kelly Phipps, Charan Sachar, Adam Stare, Janet Wight
Fine Art Awards ... more info
$3,000 Best of Show - James Lapp
$1,000 Excellence - Karen Hackenberg 
$1,000 Excellence - Natalie Niblack 
$1,000 Peoples Choice - Graham Schodda
$500 T- Bailey - Cameron Anne Mason (Seattle)
$4,000 Anacortes Collects Purchase Awards  - Tracy Powell & Alissa Johnson  
Food Vendor Awards ... more info
$300 Connoisseur's Choice - LaJitana Lebanese
$150 Best Dressed - Gypsy Coffeehouse
$50 Honorable Mention - You Found Us!
Tracy Powell sculpture purchased for Island Hospital courtyard


Giving in Action
The Festival purchases public art  . . .

With the Permanent Collection filling the walls of the office, the Festival started the Anacortes Collects program in 2007. Each year we purchase up to $4,000 in artwork from the Arts at the Port Fine Art Show for a partner, to display in a public location.  This year's partner Island Hospital selected a Tracy Powell sculpture and Alissa Johnson painting.  The Powell sculpture will be installed in the front hospital courtyard.  Johnson's painting is displayed in the new Psychiatry and Behavioral Health area in the west wing of the hospital.  Anacortes Collects has placed art in parks, the hospital, library, public schools, Port offices and Marine Technology Center.  



Festival lunchroom volunteers
Did you know?
Volunteers add to our bottom line

We can't say enough about the value of our volunteers. Over 180 people this year donated their time,  including 31 new volunteers. Total volunteer hours topped 1800.  Had we paid minimum wage for these hours worked, it would have cost the Festival over $16,000!   More importantly, our volunteer team
 presented the friendly face of Anacortes to our tens of thousands of visitors.  If you're among this group, consider yourself thanked again!  And a special thank you to Mary Leone, the Festival Volunteer Coordinator. 

Earl Hillis
Earl Hillis (left) with Festival friends
Behind the Scenes
Festival accountant Earl Hillis
Earl Hillis has been doing the Festival accounting and reporting for 17 years.  He is a retired CPA who has a long history of involvement in the community.  He recently celebrated his birthday with staff and friends, before heading off to Kenya in October.  

Anacortes Arts Festival
505 O Ave.
Anacortes, WA  

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