The final exhibition of the Dialogues from the Forest series explores and honors the natural resources of the Northwest landscape. These artists transform their explorations into personal statements of celebration and genuine concern.FROM ROCKY OUTCROPPINGS: Jean Behnke Michael Peterson Peter de Lory "It appears that somewhere between my intention and lack of it an authentic art can reveal itself." Behnke "My organic abstract work in wood has always been grounded in the natural world and has come to evolve out of the process of making and develops its own logic. There are few absolutes." Peterson "I am interested in how humans relate to and alter the places where we live, whether it is the wilderness or urban landscape." de Lory ARBOREAL BEAUTY: Kathy Gore Fuss "Every character in the forest is connected to the whole. We form a complex, integrated organism, and, when I paint, I try to capture some of that feeling, beauty and energy." BURNT: Lee Imonen "Have you every wondered how everyday objects are made? This series of sculptures puts into visual form our dependence on natural materials, and our need to balance our consumption of these resources." Sponsors: Western Prince Whale and Wildlife Tours Kenmore Air Islanders Bank Lynn and Alan Roochvarg Sondra and David Bayley Jill Karr Sharon Lannan Birdrock Hotel Earthbox Inn and Spa Hours: September 16-30th, Thursday to Monday 11 to 6 p.m. October 1st - November 6th, Friday to Monday 11 to 5 p.m. NEW: Mondays ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN! Admission: $10, members and under 18 are free.
Comparing his own journey from China to Canada, with that of the of the migration of the Salmon, Canadian multi-media artist Gu Xiong will install “A River of Migration” in the San Juan Islands Museum of Art’s (SJIMA) Atrium Gallery.
FRAGILE WATERS calls attention to water, our most critical resource, presenting 117 iconic black-and-white works by three renowned photographers and lifelong environmentalists.
"The Woman as Visionary and Creator"
MASRICANI - Yasmine K. KasemAs an American-Egyptian Muslim sculptor Kasem creates works addressing the perception of identity through trans-cultural eyes. She remarks on social stigma and the issues that the Middle Eastern and the Western women share.
Sponsored by Kenmore Air and Anonymous
Morris Graves in His Leek Garden 1973, © Imogen Cunningham Trust
Through My Lens - Imogen CunninghamFocusing on the men of her life and times, these photographs span the seven decade career of a pioneering female photographer.
Sponsored by The Imogen Cunningham Trust
SUBSTRATE: Underlying Currents by Susan Singleton, Kandis Susol and Hannah Alex-GlasserInspired by natural forms, the artists employ paper, wax, ceramics and ink to bring poetic interpretations to their mutually sensitive creations.
Sponsored by Janet Ketcham Foundation, Cassandra Carothers, John Ketcham Foundation and the Swigert Warren FoundationHours open: Winter hours: Friday to Monday - October 1st to April 30th - 11 to 5 p.m. Summer hours: Thursday to Monday - May 1st to September 30 - 11 to 5 p.m.
CELEBRATIONS by Morse Clary, artist/professor from the Tri CitiesClary is a gifted sculptor, who sees each of his elegant ‘books’ as a study of sculptural metaphor and the visual and tactile qualities of wood. In this seminal exhibition of his life’s work, he presents a fascinating array of woods, fiber, jewels, bones and other materials from the natural environment, which have informed and inspired him. View his collection of books from March 4th – May 15th.
CHARRED TOTEMS by Suze Woolf, painter, sculptor from SeattleThe artist’s anxiety about climate change emerges in this series on burned-over forests. A strange, stunning beauty is accompanied by destruction and heartbreak in these cast paper sculptures and pine beetle books. Her painting walks a line between involving reality and a collection of brush strokes. Woolf is concerned about climate change and in this series on burned-over forests she portrays strange and stunning beauty. View Suze Woolf’s exhibit from March 4th – May 15th.
A REFLECTION OF VESSEL by Aaron Haba, installation artist, Camano IslandThis site specific installation invites the viewer to look toward the heavens to see the beauty inside our own human vessels. Here at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art Haba has re-imagined his work “Vessel” to respond to the Atrium Gallery. View Aaron Haba’s “A Reflection of Vessel” in the Atrium from March 4th – May 15th.
Sponsors: Peg Gerlock & Phil Johnson, Earthbox Inn & Spa, Friday Harbor Suites, Harbor Rental & Saw Shop & PrintonyxSJIMA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization: At the heart of the Salish Sea, SJIMA enriches arts and artists as we champion authenticity of our islands’ expression, place and connections.
SPONSORS: Dave and Nancy Honeywell Charitable Trust, Susan and Gary Sterner, Law Office of Stephanie Johnson O'Day, Harbor Rental
Mister Puppet by Ken KellyConsidered to be the most important African-American cultural contribution to the history of art in the US, the Quilts of Gee's Bend are "Moving, Powerful and Abstract Masterpieces." Several artists across many mediums have been invited to express their own dialogue with the women and work of Gee's Bend.
Recognition of CWGB sponsors: Dave and Nancy Honeywell Charitable Trust, Town of Friday Harbor, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Maryanne Tagney Jones Family Fund, Peg Gerlock and Phil Johnson and Kim Miller
Additional sponsors: Kenmore Air, Tom and Barbara Cable, Margaret Greene, David and Valerie Kelley F/V Arrow, Bill and Susan Potts, Funk and Junk Antiques, Greg Kucera Gallery, Printonyx, Harbor Rental, Café Demeter, Sharon Lannon, Christine Leiren Mower, Margaret and Scotty Green, Cindy Pigott, Deirdre Morris, Mike's Wine Bar and Café
STUFF: The Consumption
The works embody display the consumerist pathology of our time and they certainly cut close to the bone.
OF MY HANDS 1962-2018
A body of work across multiple media reflects a lifetime of exploration and excellence in drawing, high fire and low fire reduction and Raku pottery.
PORTRAIT OF AN OCEAN
By changing the way we consume, we can generate positive change in marine ecosystems and preserve the remaining integrity of our oceans.
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents an exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei, one of the most influential artists and most closely followed dissident political voices in the world.
As Above, So Below is a site-specific installation by Portland-based artist Dana Lynn Louis, recipient of the 2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Award.
Sleep of Reason presents 16 prints culled from two of Goya’s famous suites of prints: Los Desastres de la Guerra (1810–20) and Los Caprichos (1797–98).
A retrospective exhibition of noted artist and educator John F. Heric. His artwork engages a wide variety of mediums – sculpture, music, drawing, and painting.
For All We Know is an exhibition that features work from an eight-year long collaboration between visual artist, Dianne Kornberg, and poet, Elisabeth Frost that crosses the borders of media and form. Four projects are represented that honor and question limits to the creation of knowledge through the scientific method.
Hydrographs is a site-specific installation by Nicole Pietrantoni, a noted scholar, professor, and printmaker. She combines digital printing with traditional bookbinding techniques to create works that are both powerfully cerebral and stunningly aesthetic.
The fifth annual SJIMA Artists’ Registry Show – an exhibition of artworks by more than 92 Artists’ Registry members from San Juan County!
SJIMA welcomes the community to our fourth annual exhibition of artworks by more than 70 Artists’ Registry members from San Juan County!.
Michael Dailey is considered one of the Northwest's great mystical painters. This exhibition of luminous, color-field meditations spans 44 years of his remarkable work.
IMA is delighted to debut the first museum survey of San Juan Island artist Joe Miller's colorfold paintings. These masterful watercolors present Miller's stunningly original reflections on land forms, rocks, sky, and rivers.
Kathy Venter's life-size ceramic sculptures connect with universal themes of the human spirit, evoking ancient times while challenging figurative traditions.