Athenaeum 5 (AS LVI/2022)
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Where: Lake Washington High School, 12033 NE 80th Street Kirkland, WA 98033
Event Steward: Master Aeron Corrino

Athenaeum is an Arts & Sciences showcase event sponsored by the Barony of Madrone with an opportunity for presenters to speak with & get feedback from Laurels in non-competition setting.

People of An Tir are welcome to come to this event, tour the exhibits of the wonderful work of the artisans who are participating, talk with the artisans, socialize, and attend royal court. Members of the Order of the Laurel are invited to attend and to have scheduled talks with artists and artisans. Information is available for Laurels on the FB group Laurels of Athenaeum 2022. Laurels not on FB are encouraged to contact the event steward, Master Aeron Corrino.

The schedule has been posted and is available on the Kingdom Calendar page for this event:

Click here to view this event on the Kingdom Calendar.

Attendees Pre-Registration

Online pre-registration with PayPal is now open for those who prefer to go cashless.

Attendee PayPal Pre-registration, click here.

For any questions about attendance, schedule or other event logistics, please contact Master Aeron Corrino .

Sack Lunch by the Madrone Culinary Guild

A Late Period English repast served cold, offered for $8 via the pre-registration link to sign up. Preregistration recommended to reserve and purchase your lunch; limited quantities may be available for cash purchase onsite.

Salad of Cold Hen
Assorted Pickles from Hannah Wooley
Sliced cheese
Fresh Fruit
Roll (Or GF Crackers)
Shrewsbury Cakes (Or GF cookies)

Served as an individually packaged ‘sack lunch’, the menu is crafted to be allergen friendly, roll and cookies or alternatives will be packaged separately, the salad and pickles are dairy free.

There are food procurement locations nearby, as well.

Artisans Registration

Artist and artisan registration for Athenaeum 2022 is closed. We look forward to seeing the creativity and energy shared by our Artisans and those who come to support them.

Site fee will be $20, with plus the standard NMS of $5 where applicable. Any questions can be directed to Master Aeron Corrino by email or via FB message (Joel Reid) and I will endeavor to get you a reply as quickly as possible.

What is Athenaeum
An auditorium with people in garb displaying arts and crafts
Athenaeum held in the multipurpose hall at Lake Washington High School in 2019 Photo: Rowenna de Manning

In 2018 and 2019 Their Excellencies of Madrone, in partnership with the Laurels of An Tir, invited artisans of all skill levels to journey to Athenaeum, sponsored by the Barony of Madrone, to showcase their artistic skills to all the Realm. The populace was welcomed to be inspired and awed by the largest collection of artisans in An Tir, in a non-competitive Body of Work event.

Athenaeum is designed to be a chance for artisans to display the breadth of their artistic abilities and receive valuable feedback and commentary from the Laurels of An Tir and other artisans in a relaxed, collaborative, and engaging environment.

Event History

Athenaeum was held in-person in 2018 and 2019. Athenaeum became a virtual event in 2020 via the Road to Athenaeum website and a day of interactions on Zoom. The website was renamed in the Spring of 2021 and is now called Athenaeum. The fourth Athenaeum saw a doubling of the exhibits artisans placed on the website, and a two-day event of interactions on Zoom took place on June 26-27, 2021.

Exhibits on the Athenaeum website remain available! Please read, comment, and share links with friends and subject-matter experts.

SCA Policy:

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.