Ever since Trish Bright, creator/designer/and owner of the newly forming Museum of Whimsy in Astoria, Oregon purchased three of my Southwestern style Cowboy and Native American assemblage pieces for her museum in August 2015, I have been eagerly anticipating the opening of her museum! She and her husband Walter purchased the historic American Renaissance style Bank of Astoria back in 2005 and renovated it in grand style, creating a wonderful special occasion space, with a ballroom for functions and a "banker's suite" for overnight guests. Now it is being transformed again into this wonderful museum, which celebrates its opening day on Saturday, June 25, 2016. It is situated on 12th and Duane Streets in the downtown of Astoria, the Northern most town on the Oregon coast. It is about 1 hour and 50 minutes from downtown Portland, OR.
More Photos of the Exquisite Interior of the Newly Forming Museum of Whimsy
Here are the three pieces that Trish first bought from me for her Museum of Whimsy:
These are the other 8 pieces that she purchased from me over the past few months, all of which will be part of her permanent museum displays:
My husband, 16-year-old daughter and I have now planned a trip out to tour the Pacific Northwest for June/July in order to be able to attend the opening of this museum. I cannot wait to meet Trish Bright and her family and to see her lovely museum. Of course I am especially excited to see how she's integrated my pieces into her museum which will be filled with art from artists around the world as well as fabulous antiques and artifacts that highlight the history of the Astoria area. Of course after I've attended the museum opening and returned home, I will blog again about my experience!
Here is an article published April 27 in the Daily Astorian newspaper about the opening of the museum:
If you're anywhere near the area, I hope you can stop by! Some of my cats and dogs will be available for sale in the small gift shop.
I am 57 years old, a wife of 26 years, a mother of a wonderful and independent 18-year-old daughter, a clinical psychologist who treats adults in private practice, and last, but definitely not least, an artist. Whew! That was a mouth full. My passion is creating one-of-a-kind whimsical sculptural animals, dolls, and cake toppers (with a little multi-media collage thrown in for good measure). I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them!