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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

SJI Museum of Art: Touch. Feel. See. The Kelp Bed Glows at Night

November 15, 2019 at 6:25 am

Looking up through this art installation, we are presented the illusion of being submerged midst the kelp, under water. Changing light throughout the days alters the mood of this very tactile art at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). We are challenged by the installation, Tide of Transition, designed by Cathryn Mallory of Missoula,  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery: Inspired By Desire, 34th Annual Holiday Showcase

November 15, 2019 at 6:15 am

Inspired by Desire II, our 34th annual holiday showcase, features unique works for gift giving – jewelry, ornaments, paintings, sculpture and a few oddities curated just for you. Join us for Prosecco Night, both Thursday and Friday 11/21 & 22, 4-7 pm.

San Juan Island Library Board Of Trustees Seeks Candidates

November 15, 2019 at 6:01 am

The Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the five-member library board. The non-paid term of office is from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024, and the trustee is eligible for reappointment to another full five-year term. Recommendation will be submitted by the current Board of Trustees, and the appointment  Continue Reading

San Juan Public Schools Foundation Says Thank You!

November 14, 2019 at 6:15 am

The San Juan Public School Foundation would like to thank our community members who have made a donation during our fall fund drive! We had a successful phone-a-thon and we are very excited to continue to see the gold envelopes coming back to us. This month, your gifts helped the foundation fund math materials and  Continue Reading

San Juan County Economic Development Council Upcoming Events

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

NEXT WEEK!   Cross-Industry Symposium Connect with San Juan County businesses on Wednesday, November 20th, from 1 to 3 PM, in the San Juan Island Library meeting room. For more info, see: https://www.sanjuansedc.org/kwn/. All are welcome and the event is free of charge. NEXT WEEK!   Business Entities Workshop SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners  Continue Reading

Welcome To The First Meeting of the SJI Gem & Mineral Society

November 13, 2019 at 6:30 am

Keith Busha will be hosting a new club, the SJI Gem and Mineral Society, at the library on Sunday, November 17 from 2 – 4 pm. The meeting is free and open to anyone with a curiosity for precious and semi precious stones, rockhounding, or lapidary art. Here is a message from Keith… I first  Continue Reading

Rock Solid Students Get Valuable Resource List Printed On Student ID

November 13, 2019 at 6:05 am

We are excited to share our Rock Solid Youth Team of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition (SJIPC) and our school photographer; Mark Gardner printed valuable resources on the back of all Middle and High student ids. We are serving our Friday Harbor Middle School (FHMS) and Friday Harbor High School (FHHS) students, nearly 475!  Continue Reading

Local Authors To Have Booth At Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace

November 13, 2019 at 6:01 am

Authors of the San Juan Islands, a community of local published writers, will staff a booth at the Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace this year. AOSJI, a non­‐profit organization, was formed in 2018 to help promote local authors and educate new writers in pursuit of better craft and business practices.  On the first Saturday of each  Continue Reading

San Juan Island’s Rock Solid Awarded Top Honor At Prevention Summit

November 12, 2019 at 6:15 am

Rock Solid wins top award… The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition is proud to announce our youth prevention team, Rock Solid, was awarded top honor at this year’s WA. State Prevention Summit in Yakima! Rock Solid has successfully returned each year since 2011 to complete a meaningful prevention project in our community after attending the  Continue Reading

PADS for Parkinson’s Receives $25,000 in Match Fund Challenge

November 12, 2019 at 6:10 am

Great news from PADS… PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the exciting opportunity to receive up to $25,000 in matching funds. This generous match fund has been presented by an anonymous benefactor and will apply to any donation received this giving season. Your support is needed  Continue Reading