About the Author
Peggy Sue McRae

Local artist Peggy Sue McRae has lived on San Juan Island most of her life. She is a painter who has worked in a variety of mediums including, oil and watercolor painting, stone carving, printmaking and collage. In 1999 she earned her master’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University. She was awarded a residency with the Morris Graves Foundation in 2004 and was accepted into Women Painters of Washington in 2007. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest and in China. She is the author of the art blog Blackfish Art.

Recent Posts by Peggy Sue

Island Senior: Hygge Fridays and This Weekend’s Holiday Fair

November 16, 2018 at 7:33 am

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair starts this Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7 pm and continues Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.  I’m participating this year, which means I have a lot of cards  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Vote for the Mullis Center Board.

October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Its time to vote! Not just in the November 6 general election but its time to elect board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee.  Eligible voters are anyone 60 years of age and older, or disabled, and a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Fun Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

October 16, 2018 at 5:51 am

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Friday of the month the Mullis Center hosts Fun Friday Bingo. For ten dollars you get a delicious seasonally themed lunch and 15 cards of Bingo. On Friday I enlisted my friend Therese Finn and we joined  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Farm Parade 2018

October 7, 2018 at 6:15 am

It was a brilliant sunny day for this year’s Farm Parade.  A fun parade for kids, trucks, and tractors… continue to see more photos…

Mary Martha Circle Annual Nut Sale

October 7, 2018 at 6:10 am

Its time again for the Mary Martha Circle at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church’s  annual nut sale. They are, “high quality nuts and very popular!” says Nancy Fusare. Just in time for your holiday fare the nuts will be ready for delivery in early November. Please place your order by October 30th. Proceeds from the nut  Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Friday Harbor’s Eighth Annual Farm Parade Today!

October 6, 2018 at 6:15 am

A message from the San Juan Island Grange…  The eighth annual parade of tractors, farm trucks, horses, and goats on leash is ready to roll down Argyle and Spring Streets on Saturday, October 6.  If you would like to join in, come to the fairgrounds where staging starts at 1:30. Bring good shoes, a sign  Continue Reading

Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild Offers Special Class Oct 13 -14

October 6, 2018 at 6:14 am

Krista Moser specializes in big bold modern quilt patterns (and Y corners!). She is a dynamic instructor and will teach two patterns during the same class. Krista will help us construct either of the two quilts, Hollow Star or Argyle Lad at the class – choose which one you would like to make up during the  Continue Reading

County to Test Vote Counting Equipment

October 6, 2018 at 6:09 am

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the November 6, 2018 General is scheduled for October 18 at 11:00 a.m. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take place  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Offers New Digital Newspaper Collection

October 6, 2018 at 6:08 am

The San Juan Island Library is excited to bring you a new digital newspaper collection!  Titled NewsBank, this collection is free to library patrons and is updated daily. NewsBank enables library patrons to easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Patrons can use  Continue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Announces Volunteer of the Month

October 5, 2018 at 6:20 am

We hear from the Chamber… The Chamber of Commerce announced that Ted Noll is their Volunteer of the Month. To qualify for this position – Must be willing to help all of the visitors that walk in through our doors, promote our businesses and our beautiful island and smile 100% of the time! Link to:  Continue Reading