Artist Reception to be Held at the Lynnwood Convention Center

(LYNNWOOD, WA) -SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, has once again partnered with the Lynnwood Arts Commission to showcase artwork from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The Artist Reception will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center March 10th from 6pm - 8pm and is free to the public.

The current exhibit features quilts as a medium. These artworks have been generously loaned by the members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association for the Lynnwood Convention Center and will remain up through the end of June 2011. "The Contemporary QuiltArt Association sees quilts as an exciting, emerging medium of expression and a viable contemporary art form," said Fred Wong, Cultural Arts Supervisor with the City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.

The Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA) is one of the oldest art quilt groups in the United States. It formed in 1986 as a Washington state non-profit arts organization. They have exhibited at the numerous museums and galleries including the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, La Conner Quilt Museum, Washington State Museum of History, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle Aquarium, and the Hoffman Gallery of the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts.

Featured artists for this exhibit include:

  • Bonnie Bucknam
  • Carol Jerome
  • Lynne Rigby
  • Bonny Brewer
  • Louise Harris
  • Helen Remick
  • Barbara O'Steen
  • Melisse Laing
  • Margot Lovinger

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About The Lynnwood Convention Center

Opened in 2005 in Lynnwood, Washington, the Lynnwood Convention Center is situated in the heart of Washington's aerospace, high tech and bio-med corridor. Conveniently located near I-5, I-405 and Hwy 99, the Center offers individualized meeting spaces with full on-site audiovisual and electrical support, and first class, 5-star resort quality in-house catering. The facility has adopted green/sustainable initiatives that include composting, an extensive recycling program, and transitioning to the use of all green chemicals. The Lynnwood Convention Center, owned by the Lynnwood Public Facilities District, and is managed by SMG. For more information, visit Frontier is the official Wi-Fi partner and Media Lounge sponsor of the Lynnwood Convention Center.

About SMG

Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to over 215 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, and convention, congress and exhibition centers. With facilities across the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales, marketing, event booking, and programming. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through an in house catering company, Savor..., currently servicing 65 accounts worldwide. For additional company information, visit