Anglers know it as the “fish of a thousand casts”. Washingtonians know it as their state fish, symbolizing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. And through November 15th, the steelhead will be celebrated in an exhibit at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum to raise awareness and support for this iconic, and threatened, fish.
Titled “The Magnificent Steelhead”, the display will culminate with a reception and art sale on November 8, with all proceeds benefiting the Wild Steelhead Coalition, an organization dedicated to increasing the return of wild steelhead to the rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest.
Works in the Burke exhibit include photographs printed on canvas, as well as mixed media pieces from individuals in the angling community, including Andy Anderson, Jeff Bright, Keith Douglas, Bryan Huskey, Brian O’Keefe, Jonathan Marquardt, Dave McCoy, Ken Morrish, Tim Pask, Steve Perih, Mike Savlen, and Bob White.
Visitors can also learn more about steelhead, as well as conservation efforts being taken by the Wild Steelhead Coalition to support the species through hatchery reform, scientific research and policy work for wild fish.
Those interested in attending the November 8th reception or purchasing artwork should RSVP by 11/5 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and includes hors d’oeuvres from the Steelhead Diner and beverages from Precept Wine.