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Festival Unveils 2020 Commemorative Poster


" Arrival With a Cost is the title for the official 2020 Skagit River Salmon Festival poster created by award-winning Northwest artist Ramon Shiloh. 


“The art represents the plight of our region's extraordinary salmon, battling to return to their birthplace. Only to find natural predators eagerly awaiting for their arrival too.”

 “This delicate balance between life and death during the annual salmon migration is vividly sketched in Colored Pencil/Technical Pen/Sumi &  Koh-I-Noor White, by Award Winning Pacific Northwest Artist Ramon Shiloh, who also inked our 2019 festival poster titled: “Salmon Run Before and After.”

For more information about Ramon, please visit his instagram.

Ramon Shiloh Named 2020 Resident Artist


Ramon Shiloh is an American author, illustrator and storyteller who became our Current Resident Artist which began as our 2019 Skagit River Salmon Festival’s featured artist.

Shiloh has illustrated several award-winning books including The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood (Wisdom Tales Press) which is a mythical story based in America before humans existed on earth, and ends with the creation of First Man and First Woman.

Shiloh has produced and directed planetarium shows for the Fujitsu Planetarium in Cupertino, Calif., Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park in San Diego, and for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Ore. He has also worked as the arts and culture editor for ColorsNW magazine and illustrated a monthly comic strip titled “Life Without Colors.”

Shiloh’s other activities include support for arts programs related to minority issues. His contributions to Native youth projects include serving as a mentor for the “Young Native Voices Theater Education Project” in Los Angeles. He was honored as a facilitator and storyteller for the Underground Railroad Research Program titled “A Trail of Tears” in 2000 working with Civil Rights leader, Rosa Parks.  

Artist Ramon Shiloh