Community Events


On view at Cascadia Art Museum

October 21, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Cascadia Art Museum is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) in over sixty years along with an accompanying publication. Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey will feature the Japanese American artist’s work throughout his life from his early works focusing on Seattle’s urban environment and rural Northwest landscapes, to paintings and drawings capturing his life in World War II internment camps, and post-war abstractions fully demonstrating Nomura’s artistic stylistic and professional growth.

The exhibition is accompanied by Cascadia’s latest book, Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey, written by art historian Barbara Johns, PhD with a contributing chapter by Cascadia’s curator, David F. Martin. (University Press).




Join your friends and colleagues at the 98th JASSW Holiday Celebration. This year the party is on-line and will bring people together from across the globe. Special appearances by Olympic athletes, musical performances, live auction, and more! Raise the Paddle event proceeds support education programming.

NOV 30 at 5:30 PM (Pacific) – DEC 1 at 10:30 AM (Japan) Live On-line Event

NOV 18 – 30  – Online Silent Auction 



Image: Monolithic Impasse, 1964, Paul Horiuchi, casein on mulberry paper mounted to canvas, 77 9/16 x 78 9/16 in., Gift of the Seattle Art Museum Guild, 79.6, © Estate of Paul Horiuchi.

March 20, 2021 – On-going exhibit

Located in the far northwest corner of the contiguous United States, Seattle is oriented more to the Pacific than to Europe, and many of its artists looked to Asia in shaping the region’s singular form of modernism. See link for full information on this exhibit of issei and nissei art.