2019 Wooden Boat Festival Poster
About poster artist Hannah Viano:
I grew up a sailor on the rocky coast of Maine and have spent most of my life messing about in boats—from open lifeboats full of students in the Florida Keys, to research vessels off Cape Horn, a German brigantine in the North Atlantic, and a sharpie full of kids in the San Juans. I landed in Port Townsend at the age of 22 as a wide-eyed longboat captain pestering Brion Toss for an apprenticeship, and left a few years later, heading north on an old wooden scow. As I moved slowly from sailing and guiding towards art and motherhood, Port Townsend became my touchstone for the watery life I still hold dear. I have returned as a racer (and finisher!) of the inaugural R2AK, an educator for the Northwest Maritime Center’s Maritime Discovery Program and the Cedarroot Folk School, an artist for local nonprofits, and most often to visit the many dear friends and inspiring colleagues that have made this lovely place their home.