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General News · 11th May 2014
Have you ever noticed that the art posters for SEAFEST all look sort of the same, and yet not quite? So why is that? It all started in 2011 when FOCI was our organization partner and a young woman who signed her name L. Tess designed a poster on the Gorge Marina Laundromat table using old maps, cut-outs of painted waves and original art drawings.

In 2012 Denise Gibbons, from our partners the Old School House Gallery , received a 2011 poster as an example of size and text. Denise had the brilliant notion to create a collage using previous elements, and the story began.
In 2013 JerryAnne Haggart designed the poster as part of the volunteer team from St. Savior’s Church in Cortes Bay. This collage used old images, added new ones, and included a wee image of a church in the upper left to identify their sponsorship, and so the story expanded.

This year Lisa Gibbons-Wyler, Shantima Braaten and Rhadika Raturi, representing the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island, created a poster that jumped up the story in all directions: more old poster parts, more new critters and colors, and even more circles identifying the Forest Trust.

Would your organization like to become our partner for SEAFEST 2015? If so you can begin now to imagine how to make the story of a your poster by building on the previous ones—sort of like an oyster shell builds a new edge each year, layering the new on the old.

SEAFEST 2014 will be happening Saturday May 17th at the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort. Serving begins at 11:30