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RACE, ACTIVISM AND POETRY: ‘Dancing’ with the Rhythm of Words and Sounds to survive the Generational Wound of Racism.

Join the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) while nationally knowneducator, author and counselor, Dr. Kellie Kirksey shares her stories and poetry. With passion and dedication, Kirksey advocates for peace, wellness, and equality. This is a shared event with the support of the healthand social justice community. The interactive presentationtakes place on Saturday, July […]

Artsy masks from Our Art Museum

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) has a new take on COVID-19 masks. Come and see the artsy and fun masks made just for SJIMA. If we need to wear them, then let’s be stylish – buy one for every outfit. There are masks of art by famous artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s […]

Held Over by Popular Demand!

Well, not quite. The three exhibitions at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) had to close five days after the shows opened in March. So, we are holding them over the summer for visitors to explore and enjoy until August 17. Barring any changes from the health department, we are excited to announce […]

Exhibits across the Puget Sound area highlight art created by women about women’s experiences

  Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Music, Pink and Blue, No. 1,” a 1918 oil on canvas, is part of the “Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstract Variations” installation at Seattle Art Museum running through June 28. (Paul Macapia / Seattle Art Museum) By Gayle Clemans    Special to The Seattle Times   Editor’s note: Given current concerns over the novel […]

Dynamic art comes to SJIMA this spring

Deon Venter working on “Highway of Tears” Author:  HEATHER SPAULDING As spring approaches, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art is preparing to premiere three dynamic exhibits. One focuses on culture, diversity and the symbology of water, the other two pay homage to the numbers of missing native women. The exhibits “Missing” and “Highway of […]

People’s Choice Award Winners Announced at SJIMA

Susan Williams – Orpheus “What fun – to study each piece of art, then circle around and pick the ones I like best,” a common refrain in the galleries during recent visits to SJIMA. View the art that the community voted as their favorites before the Artists’ Registry Show closes on February 21. The public […]

Tempestry Project In the San Juans and at SJIMA

Photo: Yarn for the Glacier National Park tempestries. Photo by Stephanie Panlasigui. Valarie Keaton, President of the San Juan County Textile Guild says of the Tempestry Project, “Our exhibit reflects 100 years (every 4th year from 1918 to 2018) of climate date from the Olga weather station on Orcas Island.” The San Juan Islands Museum […]

Artist and Educator Joins SJIMA Board

New board member, Marney Reynolds brings to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) her love of art and education. Walking into the museum about 5 years ago she was “amazed and thrilled at the sight of this art showcase and someday dreamed of being a part of it.” Born and raised in Seattle, […]


          Michael Smith                                      Liz Dorman Piano at the Museum The Archipelago Collective will present an informal concert at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on Friday, September 6 from 11:45 am-1pm. A […]

DEEP DIVE CONTINUED and State Art Collection Work Together

    Mystical Journey by Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta-Pueblo) Journey by Wayne Chabre   A web exhibition on My Public Art Portal, curated by San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) board member Lynn Bahrych connects artworks in the State Art Collection with themes in SJIMA’s current exhibition DEEP DIVE. The web exhibition is entitled DEEP DIVE CONTINUED […]