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Grand Opening With William Morris on Valentines Day

William Morris and Friends to Open at IMA on Valentines Day! Popular glass master William Morris and three of his colleagues from Pilchuck Glass School, Raven Skyriver, Shelley Muzylowski, and Ross Richmond, will be at the IMA front door on February 14 to greet the public and cut the ribbon for the new museum’s Grand […]

A Little IMA History

Some IMA History: The Little Island With The Big Dreams  It was an improbable notion brought to life by an unflappable bunch of artists on a remote island in Puget Sound’s Salish Sea. Their harebrained idea: to build a fine arts museum that would gain the attention of artists and global audiences. They had no […]

For the Press: Morris Opens at IMA on Valentines Day

Illuminated: Glass by William Morris Opens Valentines Day At San Juan Islands Museum of Art Contact: Rebecca Parks, IMA Marketing Director Phone: 360 370 5177 email: r.parks@sjima.org website: sjima.org “Powerful Sculptures in Glass by a Contemporary Master For more than twenty-five years, in a career that brought him to the forefront of the modern Studio […]

Emily Reed Geyman – A Letter to the Editor

Sculptures, ceramics, paintings and more… oh my, IMA  Jan 2, 2015 at 6:29PMThe Islands Museum of Art on Spring Street is a significant new landmark in the cultural life of our islands thanks to the generosity of individuals and the hard work of many, many volunteers. The museum’s architecture is impressive and the interior has […]

IMA’s 1000th Visitor Wins a Charter Membership

San Juan Islands Museum of Art, which opened December 5 in Friday Harbor, surprised its 1000th visitor on Friday with a $200 Charter Membership. Erin Braybrook of Arlington, formerly of San Juan Island, is shown accepting her prize from museum director Charlie Bodenstab.       Memberships support IMA’s public work to establish on the […]

Island Arts League Passes the Mantle – and $5,000 – to IMA

San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) is the recipient of nearly $5,000 from the Island Arts League (IAL), which discontinued operations this year after 18 years. IAL offered local classes in pottery, wood, textiles and painting. The donated funds are earmarked to help support the museum’s Family Art Days, summertime outdoor art classes taught by local […]