The Salmon Days festival is known for its distinctive artwork, and this year’s featured artist is Melissa Cole of Spokane. Cole was picked out of 18-20 applicants, with help from Issaquah Chamber members during a June luncheon when artwork by Cole and other candidates were displayed. Her work was said to be very representative of the area, Director of Festivals Robin Kelley said.
“It’s a very detailed image,” Kelley said. She added that the piece is not realistic but a stylized image of a stream, forest and several colorful salmon.
Cole’s piece will be this year’s limited edition print, which sells for $65 as a fundraiser for the festival. Only 400 signed prints will be available.
“We’ve found that a lot of people enjoy purchasing the prints for their first year here,” Kelley said.
The prints are 20 by 24 inches, and fit in standard frame.
For more information, visit www.salmondays.org.