Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Rolling on the River - A Maritime History

The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation
PO Box 67 - Skamokawa, WA 98647 
 (360) 795-3007 - fos1894@gmail.com


Rolling on the River
A Maritime History
The Friends of Skamokawa and Redmen Hall are looking for some great stories and pictures depicting the life on the lower Columbia River-Past and Present

If you have any personal pictures and stories about fishing, tug boating, kayaking, stern wheeling or any other commercial ventures on the lower Columbia, please fill out the following form so that our exhibit committee can contact you to be a part of this great presentation to open early summer 2016. (Besides, stories and photos, we are also looking for contributions such as, but not limited to, model fishing boats, tug boats or sternwheelers. All materials will be returned at the conclusion of the exhibit.)

Name:________________________________________________________
Email:_______________________________________________________
Phone:_______________________________________________________
Description of materials/stories you will be willing to share with us: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Would you be willing to be part of an oral presentation at a given time during the exhibit? Please check one: ______Yes _______No
·         You may print and mail this form to: Redmen Hall, PO Box 67, Skamokawa, WA 98647.
·         You can also send your information via email.

·         If you have any questions, email us at fos1894@gmail.com - Phone: (360) 795-3007






Friday, December 11, 2015

Final Weekend of our Annual Holiday Gift/Open House "Deck the Hall", Dec. 11th, 12th and 13th-12-4 PM





 This is the final weekend of our annual holiday gift/open house, “Deck the Hall". Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 11th, 12th and 13th  we are open from 12-4 PM.

The gift shop, book store, and upstairs have many unique local treasures, favorites, new items, and crafted work of many local artists. Including but not limited to: 

  •         Copper designs by Jo Schnotala
  •         Wood trivets,
  •          Cooling racks,
  •          Spreaders from Steve Ullakko
  •          Favorites such as herbal teas
  •          Jewelry
  •          Ceramics
  •          Puppets
  •          Singing birds
  •          T-shirts
  •          Woven scarves
  •       Photo art
  •     Artistic paintings
  •          Photography
  •          Cards and more! 

Whether you are looking for that unique gift, stocking stuffer, art, or a great book, we have a wonderful selection of choices.  Stop by, take a look around and “Shop Local!”

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Our Holiday Gift Bazaar Continues for Two More Weekends!

Only two weekends left to come on over to Redmen Hall and take a look at our wonderful selection of unique, high quality items created by local artists, crafters and musicians. Our holiday hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. We are open through Sunday December 13th!










Monday, November 23, 2015

This Sunday, Nov. 29th Reading/Book Signing by Robert Michael Pyle at Redmen Hall from 12-4:00 pm!

We here at Friends of Skamokawa/Redmen Hall are proud to present a Book Signing/Reading of this special 30th anniversary edition of Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land by notable guest, author Robert M. Pyle on Sunday, November 29th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at Redmen Hall. 

This 30th Anniversary edition of Robert M. Pyle's Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, has just been released by Pharos Editions with a new introduction by David Guterson and updated afterword by the author. The 1987 John Burroughs Medal for best natural history book of the year, Wintergreen remains as relevant today as when it first appeared.

Between 12:00-3:00 pm Robert Pyle will be here to sign books, answer questions and discuss this timeless and important piece of literature. The reading will be presented between 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Here is more information about Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land and this 30th anniversary release:

Wintergreen is a tale of survival. In the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington, both the human community and the forest community are threatened with extinction. Weaving vivid portraits of the place and its inhabitants—animal, plant, and human—with the story of his own love affair with the hills, Robert Michael Pyle has written a book so even-handed in its passion that it has been celebrated by those who make their living with a chain saw as well as by environmentalists. As he writes, “My sympathies lie with the people and the woods, but not with the companies that have used them both with equal disregard.”
1987 Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for best natural history book of the year, Wintergreen remains as relevant today as when it first appeared.
1987 PNBA Award winner
Author bio: ROBERT MICHAEL PYLE is the author of eighteen books, including Chasing Monarchs, The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland, Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place and the recent poetry collection Evolution of the Genus Iris. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time writer and naturalist living in the Willapa Hills of southwestern Washington.

Contributor Bio: David Guterson is the author of the novels East of the Mountains, Our Lady of the Forest, The Other, Ed King, and Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award; two story collections, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind and Problems With People; a poetry collection, Songs for a Summons; a memoir, Descent; and Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense. He lives with his family on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Deck the Hall" Holiday Gift/Open House Opening Weekend November 27, 28 and 29



Our annual holiday gift/open house, “Deck the Hall,” will begin November 27 through December 13th Thursday-Sunday 12-4 PM.  

Our Holiday Gift/Open House schedule will be:

Friday, November 27 from 12-4Saturday, November 28 from 12-4Sunday, November 29 from 12-4


"Deck the Hall" will continue through the next two weekends:  Thursdays-Sundays from 12-4.  The last day is December 13.  


There will be refreshments and live music from local musicians the opening weekend. Local author Robert Pyle will here on Sunday November 29th between the hours of 12:00 to 4:00 pm for a Book Signing/Reading of his book Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land with the reading scheduled for 3:00 pm.



The gift shop, book store, and upstairs will be full of restocked favorites, new items, and crafted work of many local artists. New to the holiday fare is:

  •         Copper designs by Jo Schnotala,
  •         Wood trivets,
  •          Cooling racks,
  •          Spreaders from Steve Ukkallo.
  •          Favorites such as herbal teas,
  •          Jewelry
  •          Ceramics
  •          Puppets
  •          Singing birds,
  •          T-shirts,
  •          Woven scarves
  •          Photo art
  •          Artistic paintings
  •          Photography
  •          Cards and more! 

Whether you are looking for that unique gift, stocking stuffer, art, or a great book, we will have a wonderful selection of choices.  Stop by for hot cider and cookies and “Shop Local!”






Thursday, October 8, 2015

Charles Funk Art Exhibit Opening at Redmen Hall Saturday, October 10th from 1:00 to 3:00.


Art Exhibit Opening at Redmen Hall on October 10th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, refreshments will be served. Please join us as we celebrate Charles Funk, a Chinook artist living in Chehalis. Here is a  feature written for the Lewis County Chronicle about Charles Funk. Found online at: Native News/Yahoo Groups as well as at the website: http://coastalrain.tripod.com/willapamagazine/id2.html

By Carrina Stanton, For the Chronicle

Though too humble call art a talent, Charles Funk of Chehalis does say it's been a part of his life as long as he can remember.

"I went to a school reunion once and my second grade teacher came up and said, ‘I remember you. You used to draw in the margins of all your papers,'" Funk said. "It's become a way of life."
Through a lifetime of artistic endeavors, Funk has thrown himself into a variety of media. Just to name a few, he's been involved in commercial art, illustrative work, oil paintings, watercolors, screen printing and carving. A common thread through most of his endeavors, though, is the inspiration from his family history and childhood memories of Willapa Harbor and the Chinook Indian Tribe.
"When I'm just sitting and loose drawing things I do Willapa Harbor," Funk said. "That or dancing bunnies, but that's for the children."

Funk has been involved with the Chinook Tribe and the Quinault Indian Reservation since his grandparent's generation. His father worked on the reservation in the Indian Conservation Corps, which was an organization similar to the Civilian Conservation Corps. More recently, Funk has been a member of the Chinook Tribal Council for two years.

The 2,000-member Chinook Tribe, based near Astoria, Oregon, is not yet recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, though they are working on reinstatement. Funk said Northwest Indian is a popular art style with local artists, but what makes his art unique is it is drawn specifically from the traditions of the Chinook Tribe. Though it is similar to many local Native art styles, it has its own flavor, he explained. The paintings featured: "Tide Water" and "Between Two Islands" by Charles Funk.

The Exhibit will run from October 10th to November 22nd. Redmen Hall is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 noon to 4 P.M. It is located in beautiful downtown Skamokawa at 1394 W.SR4. For more information call Redmen Hall (360-795-3007) during open hours.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Come join us for an evening of fine wines, delectable food, spirited bidding and congeniality!

Next Saturday, September 12th, 6:30 pm at the Skamokawa Grange Hall! Art Auction/Wine Tasting, A Cornucopia of Wines. Come join us for an evening of fine wines, delectable food, spirited bidding and congeniality! Here are all of the details: “A Cornucopia of Wines”
Friends of Skamokawa would like to announce our annual fund-raiser gala, “A Cornucopia of Wines” September 12, 2015 at the Skamokawa Grange. The doors will open at 6:30 P.M. This fun event draws visitors from throughout the Northwest! There will be fine wines to sample with tasty appetizers and delicious dessert treats prepared to appeal to your palette! Catering will be provided by the Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery. Join us for a spirited evening of bidding on a bevy of silent and open auction items including; getaways to great local bed and breakfasts, paintings, ceramics, blown glass, gift baskets, river kayaking, gift certificates to local businesses and much more! Auctioneer Brian McClain will be presiding over the open auction with his friendly, fast paced style. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. This is our main fund-raiser of the year with all funds directed to maintenance and operation of the “River Life Interpretative Center” at the Redmen Hall. There will be a “paddle raise” during the evening to help fund a Memorial Garden on site at Redmen Hall. Here’s your chance to help keep this beautiful historic building standing tall!
Advance tickets for “A Cornucopia of Wines” are $15.00 each or $25.00 per couple and can be purchased at Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet and The Skamokawa General Store in Skamokawa. Tickets sold at the door will be $20.00 each and $30.00 per couple. Photo courtesy of 123rf.com


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Art and Wine Auction, Saturday September 12th, 6:30 at the Skamokawa Grange Hall

Wait till you see the exciting and valuable auction items that have been donated by our generous community! This wonderful evening will be featuring excellent wines, delicious food and a great deal of fun with friends and community! Saturday, September 12th at the Skamokawa Grange Hall. Here is a link to the map of the location of the Skamokawa Grange Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!  https://www.google.com/maps/place/18+Fairgrounds+Rd,+Skamokawa,+WA+98647/@46.2724442,-123.4570643,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x549386eae3ac6da5:0xd9e23f1d779fd3ee


 “A Cornucopia of Wines”

Friends of Skamokawa would like to announce our annual fund-raiser gala, “A Cornucopia of Wines” September 12, 2015 at the Skamokawa Grange. The doors will open at 6:30 P.M. This fun event draws visitors from throughout the Northwest! There will be fine wines to sample with tasty appetizers and delicious dessert treats prepared to appeal to your palette! Catering will be provided by the Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery. Join us for a spirited evening of bidding on a bevy of silent and open auction items including; getaways to great local bed and breakfasts, paintings, ceramics, blown glass, gift baskets, river kayaking, gift certificates to local businesses and much more! Auctioneer Brian McClain will be presiding over the open auction with his friendly, fast paced style. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. This is our main fund-raiser of the year with all funds directed to maintenance and operation of the “River Life Interpretative Center” at the Redmen Hall. There will be a “paddle raise” during the evening to help fund a Memorial Garden on site at Redmen Hall. Here’s your chance to help keep this beautiful historic building standing tall!

Advance tickets for “A Cornucopia of Wines” are $15.00 each or $25.00 per couple and can be purchased at Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet and The Skamokawa General Store in Skamokawa. Tickets sold at the door will be $20.00 each and $30.00 per couple.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Our Annual Wine Tasting and Auction ~ September 12th, 6:30 pm at the Skamokawa Grange!

“A Cornucopia of Wines”

Friends of Skamokawa would like to announce our annual fund-raiser gala, “A Cornucopia of Wines” September 12, 2015 at the Skamokawa Grange. The doors will open at 6:30 P.M. This fun event draws visitors from throughout the Northwest! There will be fine wines to sample with tasty appetizers and delicious dessert treats prepared to appeal to your palette! Catering will be provided by the Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery. Join us for a spirited evening of bidding on a bevy of silent and open auction items including; getaways to great local bed and breakfasts, paintings, ceramics, blown glass, gift baskets, river kayaking, gift certificates to local businesses and much more! Auctioneer Brian McClain will be presiding over the open auction with his friendly, fast paced style. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. This is our main fund-raiser of the year with all funds directed to maintenance and operation of the “River Life Interpretative Center” at the Redmen Hall. There will be a “paddle raise” during the evening to help fund a Memorial Garden on site at Redmen Hall. Here’s your chance to help keep this beautiful historic building standing tall!

Advance tickets for “A Cornucopia of Wines” are $15.00 each or $25.00 per couple and can be purchased at Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet and The Skamokawa General Store in Skamokawa. Tickets sold at the door will be $20.00 each and $30.00 per couple.



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Artists Bob and Jenny Kizziar - Art Exhibit Opening - Saturday, August 8th at Redmen hall from 1:00-3:00 pm

Art exhibit opening, Saturday, August 8th at Redmen Hall from 1:00-3:00 pm!  Artists Bob Kizziar and Jenny Kizziar will be here at Redmen Hall to discuss their work and to share about themselves and their creative process. We will be serving refreshments and all are welcome to come join in the festivities. Redmen Hall is located at 1394 SR4 in Skamokawa Washington. Our hours are 12noon- 4pm, Thursday-Sunday and you can call for information during those hours -360-795-3007.

Bob and Jenny Kizziar have exhibited their work throughout the United States and Europe and have given seminars in art gatherings in the American West, Germany, and Ireland.

Background/Bio-Bob Kizziar-Ceramic/Metal Sculpture:

Since the mid 1970’s Bob has dedicated a great part of his life to clay.  The vessel has been his consistent form of expression.  Bob is a superb craftsman when it comes to the use of the potter’s wheel.  It is the finishes of his work, however, that bring him distinction.  Bob’s pottery surfaces have a design derived from a balance of chance and control in the firing process and his pieces have a presence that is enhanced by the contrast of their rough-hewn forms while the process and the artist’s hand are evident in the elegant finishes.
Bob has had his work accepted in exhibitions across the nation and internationally, and enjoys an extensive national list of collectors. Bob and his wife Jenny Kizziar have conducted and participated as experts in workshops throughout the west and in Ireland and Germany.
Bob has spent many years in various capacities as an Arts Administrator including serving as Chairman of the Art Department at Fresno City College. He was the founding president of the San Joaquin Clay Association, served on the advisory board of the Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Vice President of the California Craft Network, an Artist Facilitator for the State of California, the first Gallery Director and Vice President of the Kings River Arts Council, served on the board of the Stonehouse Artists in Residency and was a full time ceramics instructor at Reedley and Fresno City College. Bob lives in Cathlamet Washington with his wife Jenny and dog Cutter.

Background/Bio-Jenny Kizziar: Weaving, beautiful- wearable natural fiber art pieces:

Jenny originally worked with porcelain producing delicate pots and small pieces, but was always drawn to weaving. Bob bought her a loom 5 years ago and she started producing work that she felt was at last expressing her artistic vision. She uses soft, muted colors and a wide variety of fibers creating elegant pieces of wearable art.  Come on out and support these local artists, Friends of Skamokawa and Redmen Hall. See you there!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Celebrating the History of Redmen Hall and the American Flag throughout the Month of July

July is a very special month for Redmen Hall. This Queen Anne style building, originally Skamokawa’s “Central School”, was designed by Portland architect Allen Riley and dedicated with a 4th of July picnic and public speeches in 1894!
Children through grade eight rowed to school from their homes along the waterways that made up Skamokawa’s “streets” in this Columbia River village.
Throughout the month of July, Redmen Hall and the Friends of Skamokawa Foundation are showcasing a History of the American Flag exhibit on our main floor that has been put together by our archivist, Keith Hoofnagle.
Keith is sharing some of his collection of early American Flags. This is a unique opportunity to view these powerful artifacts in person.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Second Sunday Concert Series for the month of July featuring Layton and Pam Elliott

We're having a show! This Sunday, July 12th at 2:00 pm!
Our Second Sunday Concert series for July features Layton and Pam Elliott! Come on out this Sunday to support Friends of Skamokawa and our local musicians! Snacks and refreshments will be served. The concert will be from 2-4pm at Redmen Hall, 1394 W SR4, Skamokawa Washington. The concert fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Here is some wonderful information about Layton Elliott's musical career from his website: laytonelliott.com

Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

Layton Elliott began playing the guitar in 1969 and wrote his first song in 1971. A native Washingtonian, Layton spent much time playing in garage bands, blues bands, country bands and Irish bands, and performs occasionally as a solo act in coffee houses and bars. He has a unique finger picking style that he developed on his own; he plays all instruments on his albums and arranges all his works. Layton spent two years studying Music Theory and Composition back in the seventies and is also a published poet (See The Collected Poems of Layton Elliott at http://www.amazon.com/The-Collected-Poems-Layton-Elliott/dp/1413794513). He is often described as having "a way with words". Early influences included The Beatles, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, and Neil Young. Layton has a baritone voice and enjoys transposing and rearranging 60's and 70's songs to suite his range and style.

One more link for your enjoyment. Here is a video of Layton and Pam Elliott performing at the Puget Island Farmers Market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4CpjXjqUt0&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, July 1, 2015



We are having a wonderful History of the American Flag Exhibit on the main floor of Redmen Hall put together by our archivist, Keith Hoofnagle, with some of his collection of early American Flags. We will be open through the holiday weekend and we will be serving cookies and coffee on Saturday the 4th. See you there. Redmen Hall is in Skamokawa, Washington on 1394 SR-4, open Thursday-Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm. Photo courtesy of history.com


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The "Watching the River Flow" exhibit featuring the work of local artist Carol Peacock has been extended through July 4th. This is a beautiful exhibit. Tranquil, peaceful, moving are just a few words that come to mind. Experiencing this work in the Friends of Skamokawa Redmen Hall makes it even more special so come on by if you've not had a chance to see this exhibit. We are open Thursday through Sunday 12:00-4:00, there is easy access into the main floor from the parking lot and the view of the river is truly spectacular!

We would like to let you all know that we have had to postpone our exhibit on the History of Lower Columbia River Commerce until next year. We want to make sure that this exhibit receives the time, attention and planning that it greatly deserves. We've recently realized that realistically, we need more time to properly plan this wonderful exhibit. Please accept our apologies and thank you for your patience. Our current exhibit featuring the beautiful work of local artist Carol Peacock has been extended through July 4th. Thanks so much and see you soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

We're having a show! Today, Sunday June 14th at 2:00 pm, Redmen Hall! Come on over and hear some great music while also supporting the Friends of Skamokawa. Easy access from the parking lot (for those who've not yet been here). Carol Peacock's beautiful art is on display as well creating an opportunity to see this local artist's work again or for the first time. PureFusion is Donna Lewis and Jade Lewis' 4 piece rock band. Donna and Jade are the owners of On the Rock Music Studio in Cathlamet. There will be a surprise guest opening the show today. Spread the word and we hope to see you there!https://www.reverbnation.com/purefusion

Sunday, June 7, 2015

PureFusion, Redmen Hall, June 14th at 2pm!

Second Sunday Concert June 14th at 2pm

Come join us at Redmen Hall for an afternoon of high quality rock music with Donna Lewis, Jade Lewis and PureFusion! 

You can preview the music at the PureFusion website or FaceBook Page:
http://www.purefusionband.com/home


Here is some more information about PureFusion from their website:

Blend the vocal styling of Jefferson Starship with the heart pounding drive of Bad Company , combine it with a dynamite message and what do you have? PureFusion!

This four-piece Christian classic rock band from Vancouver, WA commands the stage, offering up healthy portions of gritty, inspiring originals with a dash of timeless covers for a pure, full flavored classic rock experience.

PureFusion is: Donna L Lewis, lead vocals & keys; Jade Lewis, drums; Brian Slosser on lead guitar & backing vocals; and Roger Southwick, bass guitar & backing vocals.
Influences include: Heart, Bad Company, Petra, Scorpions, Kiss, Stryper, Jefferson Starship.
 
The concert will be from 2-4pm at Redmen Hall, 1394 W SR4, Skamokawa Washington. The concert fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

You will also, on this Sunday afternoon, have the great benefit of experiencing our current exhibit from local artist, Carol Peacock. Her series, on display until June 19th is titled "Watching the River Flow" is peaceful, moving and powerful. 

Feel free to spread the word and we'll look forward to seeing you there!
 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Job Announcement

HELP WANTED: Part-time Office Manager needed for Redmen Hall/FOS.  Need good organizational skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, Facebook, blogging, and light bookkeeping. Submit cover letter, resume and references to:  FOS, PO Box 67, Skamokawa, WA  98647 or email to fos1894@gmail.com.  Closes Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested and qualified.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Second Sunday Concert May 10th at 2pm

Redmen Hall will be presenting a special Mother's Day Concert on Sunday, May 10. Kerrie McNally, of Willapa Hills Group will be singing specially selected songs in honor of the day. She has been one of the lead singers in Willapa Hills Group for many years and has done several solo albums. She has written many of her songs and has a beautiful voice to sing them with. The concert will be from 2-4pm at Redmen Hall, 1394 W SR4, Skamokawa Washington. The concert fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. There is an added attraction with the current exhibit of Carol Peacock's striking paintings on the sides of the room. Bring Mom for a wonderful afternoon in Skamokawa with a special Mother's Day concert.

Monday, May 4, 2015

"Legacy of the Columbia River Fisheries" and "Work is Our Joy" Exhibits now at Redmen Hall!

There is now a cozy little area at the top of the stairs on the second floor at Redmen Hall, complete with seating and a beautiful rug.  Our TV/VCR is set up to show "Work is Our Joy: The Story of the Columbia River Gillnetter".  In addition, we have a new display of smaller versions of the award-winning exhibit "Legacy of the Columbia River Fisheries".  The larger display travels around the country, so now we have a stay-at-home version for Redmen Hall, thanks to memorial donations (in honor of Robert and Eva Keatley and Freddie Koontz) and the generosity of area fishermen.  

These exhibits give visitors to Redmen Hall even more to enjoy when they come to see our ongoing line of exciting exhibits and talented performers!  


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Carol Peacock Exhibition May 2 - June 21

Local artist Carol Peacock will have an exhibit at Redmen Hall from Saturday, May 2nd through Sunday, June 21st.  Carol speaks about her art:

Grace
"With each painting I create, I strive to show the expressions of love, kindness, joy and ecstasy on the faces of spiritual beings.  That is my  message... we are spirits with bodies with all the attributes of the universe available to us eternally.  I encourage everyone to meditate, to ask to be shown ones very own path of creativity that empowers to be the one can be and to share it with all mankind.  In this way we contribute to the process of evolution."

Carol Peacock grew up in a military family and spent her formative years in Europe. The exposure to the culture, ancient architecture, and the museums featuring the works of the old masters set her on the path of becoming an artist. After attending UC Berkeley she traveled extensively then spent many years in San Francisco painting and working with Children with Autism.  A move to an Art colony in Arkansas solidified her career as an artist where she showed at many galleries and had many one woman showings.  Carol has had exhibitions in Kansas City, Chicago, San Francisco, Little Rock, New Orleans, Barrington, IL (where she won best in oil) and Algonquin, IL where two of her paintings were exhibited as public art for a year at the Department of Education, and of course, in Eureka Springs, AR. Carol moved to Cathlamet in 2011 to be near to her sons and grandchildren .  This exhibit represents the paintings she has done since moving to Cathlamet.  Carol's paintings may also be seen at TSUGA Gallery, Scribbles Nail and gift Salon, and Maria's Restaurant all on Main street in down town Cathlamet.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Second Sunday Concert in April--Fisherpoets on April 12th

Friends of Skamokawa will be presenting their Second Sunday Concert this Sunday, April 12th. We are lucky to have the well known duo- David Densmore, fisherman poet and Alexa Wiley singer songwriter performing from 2 pm to 4 pm. Both of them have been active in the Fisher Poets events in Oregon and are well know here from their previous concerts at Redmen Hall. They will have their CD's available and David will be bringing his books of poetry to sell as well. David and Alexa's songs and poetry represent lives spent on the River and in the fishing communities here and in Alaska, so there is an authenticity to their music that shines. They are a group not to be missed, so we will see you there on the 12th at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, Washington. The admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served. Representatives  of the 'Riverkeepers' group will be there to discuss some of their current projects. For further information please call the Hall at 360-795-3007

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wahkiakum County Student Showcase at Redmen Hall!

Mark your calendars for a very special event, coming soon to Redmen Hall!  We will be showcasing student art and projects:

  • JA Wendt Elementary art
  • WHS art
  • AG science projects
  • Robotics
Please see the attached flyer for dates and times.  Support our youth and see what they've been up to!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Most Excellent and Updated Event Calendar!


2015 Annual Membership Meeting

Our annual membership meeting was held yesterday. New board members were elected (Jon Peterson and Bernadette Goodroe), board members renewed terms (Pam Emery, Jill Hatier, and Carol Carver). Accomplishments and goals were discussed. Then we had a presentation by guest speaker Irene Martin, ate pie, and listened to music by the Harmony Hearts.
Russ Durrah gives building report



Jill Hatier gives exhibit and docent report

Guest speaker Irene Martin discusses creamery
heritage of Skamokawa

Financial information, by-laws, and policy documents
are open to the public

Refreshments

Birdhouses and Columbia magazines (with Irene Martin's
 article on the creameries) on sale in our gift shop

Pie social

Music by the Harmony Hearts