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 and expands the ocean conservation theme of SJIMA’s exhibition.

ArtsWA encourages citizens to use My Public Art Portal to explore Washington’s State Art Collection online. The Portal links people to the nearly 5,000 artworks that are located at K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies across Washington State. 

Lynn worked with ArtsWA staff Valerie Peterman and Heide Fernandez-Llamazares to choose artworks from the State Art Collection with ties to the SJIMA exhibition and to increase public awareness of species at risk.

The museum’s exhibition highlights the fragile ecology of the Salish Sea as well as its stunning beauty. Artists Chabre, Friday, Oliver, Samuelson, Fruge Brown, Eisenhour, and Fletcher are some of the artists in the current exhibition at SJIMA who also have works in the State Art Collection.