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 was invited to mark their ballots in December and early January and the votes were tallied in time for all to see them on display.

The annual countywide exhibition of Artists’ Registry participants is at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). Cash prizes and ribbons were awarded courtesy of the sponsorship of Suzy Wakefield. The art media of choice range from acrylic painting to encaustic and from bronze to mixed media.

The winners for 2-dimensional art are: 1st place Debbie Daniels for Fluid Motion – $300, 2nd place Kim Bruder for Gratitude – $150, and 3rd place Laura Bauer, Untitled – $50.

In the category for 3-dimensional artwork the winners are: 1st place Susan Williams, Orpheus – $300, 2nd place Eben Shay, Supernova – $150 and 3rd place Lloyd Thompson, Demon on the Dance-floor, In Memorium – $50.

The art is part of a 70+-piece art show featuring the best of each artists’ work for the community to enjoy. The show was sponsored by Malinda Dreyer, Town of Friday Harbor, Printonyx, Harbor Rental and Browne’s Home Center.

Showing in the atrium gallery is Cathryn Mallory’s Tide of Transition, a vision of under the Salish Sea. The Artists’ Registry Show is open Friday-Monday until February 21 from 11-5. Admission is $10 with SJIMA members and those 18 and under admitted free of charge. Mondays are Pay As You Can Days.

For more information contact Diane Martindale at 360-370-5814 or