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

The Rock Gets New Paint

August 28, 2020 at 7:37 am

Friends of the San Juans Welcomes New Executive Director

August 28, 2020 at 7:33 am

Friends of the San Juans (Friends) is pleased to wel­come R. Brent Lyles as incom­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. He will begin his tenure on Sep­tem­ber 16 and will lead the 40-year-old orga­ni­za­tion in its long­stand­ing mis­sion — to pro­tect and restore the San Juan Islands and the Sal­ish Sea for peo­ple and nature. Brent comes to  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Museum of Art: Family Art Days Resume

August 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

Fam­i­ly Art Days at SJIMA cel­e­brate com­mu­ni­ty and cre­ativ­i­ty… With the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) sched­uled to reopen, Fam­i­ly Art Days (FAD) will again offer onsite Sat­ur­day ses­sions in the orchard adja­cent to the muse­um at 540 Spring Street. Start­ing on Sep­tem­ber 5th, fam­i­lies will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to join in the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hot Topic #30: Covid Case Trends and The Way Forward

August 27, 2020 at 5:40 pm

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders… In many cul­tures, includ­ing our own, there is a com­mon super­sti­tion that says “if you acknowl­edge good luck, your good luck will end”. We’ll call this the knock-on-wood prin­ci­ple. Well, please knock on wood, because in this long and detailed arti­cle we’ll  Con­tin­ue Reading

Salish Sea Ballet Reopening For Classes September 8

August 27, 2020 at 10:55 am

It’s time to reg­is­ter for fall dance class­es! Sal­ish Sea Bal­let is offer­ing small group in-per­­son class­es as well as vir­tu­al class­es on Zoom. Our stu­dio is spa­cious, well-ven­ti­lat­ed, and fol­lows COVID-19 pro­to­cols for safe­ty and san­i­ti­za­tion. We are excit­ed to offer class­es for dancers ages 3 and up. Check out our class sched­ule online,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Traffic Disrupted on “Granny’s Way” (East Street Next to Ferry Lanes) Thursday Aug 27

August 27, 2020 at 9:42 am

Traf­fic will be dis­rupt­ed while Con­trac­tors replace asphalt on “Granny’s Way” (East Street, next to the fer­ry lanes) this Thurs­day, August 27th. The Con­trac­tor is being asked to expe­dite the project with as lit­tle traf­fic dis­rup­tion as pos­si­ble. Granny’s Way will be closed to traf­fic until repairs are com­plete. First Street will remain open. If  Con­tin­ue Reading

March Commemorates Passage of the 19th Amendment

August 26, 2020 at 4:31 pm

The League of Women Vot­ers of the San Juans and Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor joined togeth­er for a short Covid-com­­pli­ant march to mark 100 years since the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the 19th amend­ment to the Con­sti­tu­tion of the Unit­ed States giv­ing women the right to vote. Meet­ing at Linde Park, also known as the ball fields  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sundance Short Film Tour Available In September At FHFF Virtual Cinema

August 26, 2020 at 9:05 am

Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s Sum­mer 2020 Vir­tu­al Cin­e­ma will pro­vide access to the Sun­dance Film Festival’s Short Film Tour through­out Sep­tem­ber. This 80-minute the­atri­cal pro­gram of 6 short films select­ed from this year’s Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val is avail­able for $10 at www.fhff.org.  Once you order your tick­et, you will receive an email from Vimeo with a link to  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Whale Museum Reopens

August 26, 2020 at 8:49 am

From The Whale Muse­um… After over 5 months of being closed, we got word that the Gov­er­nor is allow­ing muse­ums to open in Phase 2 (8–2020)! The Exhib­it Hall and Gift Shop are open dai­ly 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  We are dili­gent­ly fol­low­ing every rule put in place by the Health Depart­ment and Wash­ing­ton  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islanders For The San Juan Islands National Monument Meet Via Zoom August 27

August 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Join the MAC Meet­ing on August 27, 9:00am ‑5:00pm, Pacif­ic Time (see Zoom link below)… Click on pho­to to enlarge… The MAC (Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee) will be hear­ing from sub­ject mat­ter experts and the pub­lic to inform their delib­er­a­tions as they dis­cuss and present their input to the BLM. The full meet­ing agen­da (PDF) can be  Con­tin­ue Reading