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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

Friday Harbor Film Festival Virtual Cinema Presents Public Trust August 19-23

August 15, 2020 at 5:05 am

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer 2020 Virtual Cinema will present a FREE virtual on-demand screening of Public Trust, produced by Patagonia Films, on August 19 through 23, followed by a hosted audience discussion on August 23 at 6 pm PDT.   To view the film anytime on the specified dates and participate in the webinar, RSVP  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks “Con” Committee Members for Voters’ Guide Statements

August 15, 2020 at 5:01 am

San Juan County is seeking volunteers to create opposing statements to place in the Voters’ Pamphlet for two measures on the ballot in the upcoming November 2020 General Election. San Juan County Fire Protection District #3 approved sending Resolution 2020-08 to voters. If approved, the measure would authorize the annexation of Henry, Johns, and Stuart  Continue Reading

Land Bank Seeks Public Input on Agricultural Activities

August 14, 2020 at 10:47 am

The Conservation Agriculture Resource Team (CART-Coffelt) was formed at the request of the San Juan County Land Bank Commission to assess and develop recommendations for future farm operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve. The team consists of thirteen members including representatives from local agricultural agencies, stakeholders, and members of the farming community.  Currently Coffelt Farm Preserve  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay School Virtual Fair Grant Opportunity

August 14, 2020 at 10:28 am

San Juan Island School District would like to thank the San Juan Community Foundation for the annual “Fair matching grant” in support of our community!  We are grateful to be included in this year’s “line up” of worthy causes that help our community stay strong and healthy. SJISD is asking for support for the K-12  Continue Reading

Summary of Recent Cases in San Juan County

August 13, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Update from from the County… There has been one new confirmed positive test result in San Juan County since the last case summary on August 3rd. The case investigation was completed today (Thursday, August 13th). This is the 31st case in San Juan County and the 12th on Orcas Island. The case occurred in an Orcas Island  Continue Reading

San Juan Historical Museum Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

August 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Since 2017, the Historical Museum has added nearly 3,000 historical images to our photographic collection, through gifts, acquisitions and found treasures. The number of digitally scanned, researched and catalogued images illustrating the history of San Juan Island, now tallies 5,500. As a result, we have outgrown our existing capacity to safely and securely store the  Continue Reading

HOT TOPIC #29: Guidelines for Parents Considering Home Based Group Learning

August 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

COVID-19 updates from San Juan County around subjects on the minds of islanders As we head into the second half of August, local public and private schools are pursuing a range of options for the start of the school year. This article will not be addressing the specifics of school reopening plans-that will come directly  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

August 12, 2020 at 1:59 pm

This 2020 Fair season, Alchemy Art Center is grateful to be featured in the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s Matching Grant Program!  We are raising funds for the free kids arts programming we are currently offering in partnership with Island Rec and the Family Resource Center, as well as for the Kid Pod Classes we  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Joins Virtual Fair Fundraiser

August 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm

AND WE’RE LIVE! We are SO very honored to be featured in the SJICF Matching Grant Program! The catalog is now open, today through Saturday the 15th, which means it’s time to show our support for the 30 amazing local nonprofits that are being featured!   *The catalog will be active during the days of  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Step Up to Support Senior Programs at the Mullis Center

August 12, 2020 at 2:02 am

It may seem quiet at the Mullis Center these days without our lively community lunches, exciting senior trips, and the wide variety of social gatherings that are all on hold right now. Take a closer look though and you will see that the Mullis Center is still humming along on our seniors’ behalf. With the  Continue Reading