Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Washington State Quarter Finalists

You might recall that last October I posted my submission for the Washington State quarter design.

The Washington State Quarter Advisory Commission [SQAC] took in hundreds of submissions both visual and descriptive, and came up with a handful of narrative designs which they in turn submitted to the US Mint.

The US Mint took these narratives and created three designs which are now available for public consideration at the SQAC website. Soon the public will have the opportunity to cast their vote on these designs to select which one will make it onto the Washington State quarter for 2007.

I’ll always be a Washingtonian at heart, and I intend to vote! After looking at these designs, I can’t help myself – I’m in love with the orca whale in Native American design. Despite the absence of trees, I feel that this quarter not only conveys much of what I love about Washington, but it also gives a nod to the Native American cultures which are so important to America. I only hope that this design passes muster among Northwest Native Americans. It seems to be a sort of hybrid design, but it is nonetheless unique.

Take a look, and decide for yourself!


  1. Hi Jade,

    I also like the Orca whale design among the 3 selections. Its Clear and Simple.


  2. I find all three of them appealing on some level, but the orca just makes such an impact.

  3. I just looked at yours. The coastal rhododendrons you drew are just stunning.

  4. Thank you trailhead! I was fortunate - my home in Seabeck had plenty of living examples for me to draw from. I would have loved to see them on the quarter, but like you, I love the orca design. I sure hope it makes the vote!


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