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2008 Annual Review by mby20700



        2008 Annual Review
        Presented the 23nd annual Write on the Sound Writer’s Conference (2) featuring
        Poet Laureate Samuel Green (3), keynote speaker; artist/film maker Sarah Jane
        Lapp (4); pre-conference writing workshops in partnership with Edmonds Commu-
        nity College; Writing Contest awards sponsored by Patricia Thorpe/Wachovia Se-
        curities; reception sponsored by Windermere Real Estate-Edmonds. Youth Writing
        Contest held for Edmonds School District high school and middle school students.

        Presented eight free Summer Concerts in City Park (5), featuring diverse perfor-
        mances sponsored by Acura of Lynnwood, Lynnwood Honda, and John L. Scott/
        Cascadia Lending.

        Four exhibit spaces featured work by 25 regional artists plus 2 group shows, art-
        work by local high school students, and group exhibits of art from Edmonds’ sister
        city, Hekinan Japan, and the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum (EAFF) Collection.
        A “Focus on Public Art” exhibit featured work by the late Everett DuPen. Joint ex-
        hibits and receptions with EAFF included Marita Dingus, Wendy Thon, Sarah Jane
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        Lapp and Yoshiyasu Fujii (1).
        Over 130 third grade artists participated in the 8th annual Best Book I Ever Read
        Poster Contest for National Children’s Book Week. Reception with author/illustra-
        tor Richard Jesse Watson (6) included awards sponsored by the Friends of the
        Edmonds Library.

    5   Partnered with Washington State Arts Alliance to develop Peer Coaching pilot pro-
        gram in Snohomish County.
        Awarded $8,550 for tourism promotion from Lodging Tax Funds to Cascade Sym-
        phony Orchestra, Choir of the Sound, Driftwood Players, Jazz Connection/Rotary
        Foundation, KSER Foundation, Friends of Frank DeMiero, EAFF/Art Studio Tour
        and Olympic Ballet Theatre.
        Published the quarterly EAC Arts Bulletin Newsletter. Launched an email newslet-
        ter sent to over 300 individuals.
        Awarded Youth Scholarship to Simon Wood, Anna Barton, Jennica Bisbee, and
    6   Elizabeth Nestlerode to pursue careers in literary and performing arts.

        Partnered to support and promote the arts, arts education, and cultural tourism with
        Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds Center for the
        Arts (Dance Theater of OR, Zing Go the Strings), Edmonds Chamber of Commerce,
        Edmonds Community College, Edmonds Historical Museum, Edmonds School Dis-
    7   trict, Edmonds Sister City Commission (Japanese Cultural Fair (7) & 20th Anni-
        versary Celebration), Friends of the Edmonds Library, pARTners, Sno-Isle Library
        (Everybody Reads Photo Contest & Opera Preview Lectures), Edmonds Historic
        Preservation Commission, Lynnwood Arts Commission, and local businesses.

        PUBLIC ART
        EAC acquires and maintains art for the City Collection through the Percent for Art
        program and privately funded public art. New additions include the EAFF spon-
        sored purchase award photograph from the Everybody Reads Photo Contest held in
        conjunction with Sno-Isle Library Edmonds Reads (1st Place Tiffany Meyers) (8)
    8   and National Humanities Month, and a painting by Edmonds’ artist Win Bainbridge.
        Ongoing projects include Dayton Street Plaza renovations, 4th Avenue Cultural
        Corridor planning, Bus Rapid Transit platforms, and Highway 99 enhancements.

        The Community Cultural Plan Update process was completed and the Plan ap-
        proved by City Council. Received Preserve America Grant for development of
        an implementation and funding plan for the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor (9).
        Selected consultants, SvR Design, and completed the public portion of the 4th Ave
        Cultural Corridor Planning process.
                                    The City of Edmonds Arts Commission exists to ensure that the arts are integral to our
                                    community’s quality of life, economic vitality, and central identity.

                                    The Edmonds Arts Commission works to support the Community Cultural Plan, a component
                                    of the City Comprehensive Plan, with goals to:
                                    •    Build Edmonds’ identity as a cultural destination
                                    •    Encourage effective partnerships to support cultural opportunities
                                    •    Develop cultural facilities
                               10   •    Increase the visibility and accessibility of cultural events
                                    •    Broaden community involvement and participation

                                        Edmonds Arts Commission Programs

                                        REVENUE                                EXPENSES
                                        40 % - Earned Income                   55 % - Events & Art Ed
                                         9 % - Contributed                      5 % - Supplies
                                        23 % - Lodging Tax Fund                15 % - Marketing the Arts
                                        22 % - General Fund                    18 % - Promotion Awards
                                         6 % - Public Art                       7 % - Public Art

                                        NOTE: The amount of revenue/expenses for Public Art varies from year to year depending
                                        on City construction projects.

                                    2008 COMMISSIONERS
                                    Rick Bader, Greg Banasek, Joyeanna Chaudiere, Pam Harold, Mary Monfort, Joanne Otness and
                                    Todd Timmcke, Chair
                                    Frances White Chapin, Cultural Services Manager
                                    Kris Gillespie, Cultural Services Assistant

                                    The Commission meets to advise and recommend on arts issues and arts programs to the Mayor and City
                                    Council. For more information call 425-771-0228.
                                    EAC meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Edmonds Plaza Room. The public is welcome.

                                    Edmonds Arts Commission
                                    Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
                                    700 Main Street, Edmonds WA 98020

                                    Photos: Staff, Greg Banasek, Todd Timmcke
                               12    “Recycled Salmon” by Buster Simpson (10), “Beach Launch”, by Robert Cooke (11), “Standing Wave”
                                    by Gerard Tsutakawa (12)
Edmonds Arts Commission

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