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

Black-tail deer Hunting Season Opens September 1

August 31, 2020 at 12:37 pm

We hear from Tan­ja at the Land Bank… Make some room in your freez­er – deer hunt­ing is open for ear­ly and gen­er­al sea­sons only at Lopez Hill and Mount Grant Pre­serves. Spe­cif­ic dates are as fol­lows: Archery: Sep­tem­ber 1 ‑25 Muz­zle loader: Sep­tem­ber 26 – Octo­ber 4 Mod­ern Firearm: Octo­ber 17 – Novem­ber 1 Be sure to review  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Start Where You Are, Yoga For Everyone

August 31, 2020 at 5:30 am

One of the first things on anybody’s list of how to live a good life pan­dem­ic or not is to get some phys­i­cal exer­cise. For me this can be a chal­lenge in the best of times. Being quar­an­tined by myself has made find­ing the moti­va­tion to get mov­ing near­ly impos­si­ble, near­ly, but not entire­ly. I  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA: Opening September 3 With 2 New Exhibits

August 30, 2020 at 10:47 am

Miss­ing / High­way of Tears – The high­way refers to a short stretch of High­way 16 between Prince Rupert and Prince George, where 18 girls, almost all Abo­rig­i­nal, were mur­dered. On the piece of high­way from Van­cou­ver to Edmon­ton RCMP records show that over 200 peo­ple have dis­ap­peared on this route. The High­way of Tears is an instal­la­tion of indi­vid­ual por­traits  Con­tin­ue Reading

SHIBA Presentation: Medicare 101 on September 16

August 29, 2020 at 6:05 pm

Do you find Medicare a mys­tery? Are you unsure which Medicare plan is best for you? Join SHIBA online for a vir­tu­al Medicare 101 class where we will cov­er the “A, B, C, Ds” of Medicare. Our cer­ti­fied SHIBA vol­un­teers will be avail­able to answer all of your ques­tions! Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 16, 2020 @ 1PM PST To reg­is­ter,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Waterworks Gallery Presents: Islands as Sanctuary, Paintings by Teresa Smith

August 29, 2020 at 11:50 am

Islands as Sanc­tu­ary, a col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary oil paint­ings by Tere­sa Smith will be fea­tured at Water­works Gallery from Sep­tem­ber 1 — Sep­tem­ber 15 2020 with a social­ly dis­tant open­ing on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 4th from 4 — 7 pm. The works may also be seen by appoint­ment by call­ing 303.246.3208. “Island as Sanc­tu­ary” rep­re­sents soli­tary  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre: Auditions For Virtual Musical

August 29, 2020 at 11:23 am

  Audi­tions for Super Hap­py Awe­some News, this year’s Fam­i­ly The­atre pro­duc­tion, will be open to all stu­dents grades K‑8. Audi­tions will be held the week of Sep­tem­ber 14 with both in-per­­son and Zoom options. Please stay tuned for sign ups!   Rehearsals will begin the week of Sep­tem­ber 28 and run through Novem­ber 11 with  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Islands Museum of Art to Reopen September 3

August 28, 2020 at 8:44 am

A Let­ter from the SJIMA Board Pres­i­dent… We miss you – but get to wel­come you very soon! Since clos­ing our doors in March, we have been prepar­ing for this moment.  SJIMA has col­lab­o­rat­ed with our Coun­ty health author­i­ties, the Wash­ing­ton State Arts Com­mis­sion and gov­er­nor’s office on a pro­pos­al that has allowed muse­ums to reopen  Con­tin­ue Reading

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant Program – Round 2

August 28, 2020 at 8:03 am

August 26, 2020 — The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Com­merce is offer­ing a sec­ond Work­ing Wash­ing­ton Small Busi­ness Emer­gency Grant (WWSBEG) pro­gram to assist small busi­ness­es impact­ed by the COVID-19 out­break. Busi­ness­es which qual­i­fy for the grant pro­gram and are locat­ed with­in San Juan Coun­ty can go to the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil  Con­tin­ue Reading