IMA Islands Artists’ Registry Show

Islands Museum of Art - Tim Dustrude photo

Islands Museum of Art – Tim Dustrude photo

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (IMA) welcomes the community to our fourth exhibition of works by more than 70 countywide Artists’ Registry members.

This is a joyous affair, a riot of art and color displaying an amazing range of talent. Look forward to the impressive diversity of local talent with paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic, as well as pastels, photography, mixed media, pottery, sculpture, glass, wood, textiles and jewelry by Artists’ Registry members.

  • November 21, 2015 – January 11, 2016
  • Opening Reception: November 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Sponsors: Browne’s Home Center   Friday Harbor Electric and Mancuso Design & Construction

This year’s show, organized around Tattered, Torn & Sepia features emerging and established artists expressing the beauty, identity, authenticity and connectedness of our community. The IMA artists embrace our islands as a place of enduring discovery and their art as advocating for their own most spirited selves.

Much of the artwork is for sale, to simplify your holiday shopping and assure continued enjoyment.

Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, a creator of the Artists’ Registry says, “It has been a four year journey to this, our biggest exhibition ever. The art is showcased in the completed new IMA building on Spring Street. Having a beautiful new home for this show is a thrill for the artists, and a treat for museum visitors.”

This show introduces the IMA People’s Choice Award for various categories of art, so all can come and vote for their favorites! Admission is free.

IMA executive director, Ian Boyden is enthusiastic when he says, “This show is a celebration of islands’ art. IMA is wholeheartedly committed to supporting the creativity, education and exposure of local artists. Introducing the entire community to the scope of artistic possibilities is an exciting part of our mission.”

To find out more about the Artists’ Registry go to

Past exhibitions of IMA Artists’ Registry members’ work have been Unveiling – the Best of Artists’ Registry, Echoes of the Tides and Winter is the King of Showman.

The two most recent museum exhibitions were Michael Dailey: Early Dawn to Late Twilight and Joe Miller: Unlike Earth a San Juan Island artist.

Kathy Venter’s unrivaled IMMERSION Series full-sized terracotta sculptures will be in the Atrium Gallery until December 14, 2015.

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art was started ten years ago with a “virtual” museum using the San Juan Community Theatre and other locations, as available, as venues for exhibits and lectures. IMA now makes its place in the light-filled galleries of the re-purposed EMT building at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor.

By exhibiting national-quality art and exceptional regional talent, IMA strives to make the visual arts an accessible and vibrant part of the Islands’ community. IMA offers visitors and residents hands-on family activities, arts education programs and other activities.

The San Juan Island School District and IMA have partnered since 2010 to build community-based art education programs for our youth. They work
to establish and sustain programs of excellence, ensuring that every school-aged child, regardless of economic means and ability, benefits from art instruction as an integral part of their basic public school education.

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