Topic: Arts

Madrona Institute Awards Stewardship Grants

Written on September 18, 2021 at 9:56 am, by

The Madrona Institute has awarded $22,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in its first year of grant making based on revenues received from sales of the San Juan Islands Special License Plate. This year’s grantees include: San Juan Islands Conservation District for their San Juan Islands Youth Conservation Corps ($6,000), Friends of the San  Continue Reading

Black and White – The World in Shades of Grey

Written on September 13, 2021 at 10:13 am, by

Bob Stavers is pleased to announce that an exhibit of 14 Black and White photographs is currently in the lobby of the San Juan Community Theatre. The exhibit runs until September 30th, and the lobby is open noon to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday and 11 am to 2 on Saturdays. I have always thought  Continue Reading

The Shook Twins Return to SJCT this Saturday

Written on September 8, 2021 at 3:36 pm, by

Touring folk-pop duo band from Portland, Oregon, the Shook Twins, return to San Juan Community Theatre on September 11th at 7:30pm. You don’t want to miss this! “Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook have always harnessed an adventurous spirit, never shy to incorporate beatboxing, banjo-head drumming, vocals using a repurposed telephone microphone, and other ambient  Continue Reading

Final Call For Film Submissions for Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on September 6, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Friday Harbor Film Festival is now scheduling feature documentaries and short films to be shown during the Livestream Festival October 14-17 and the On-Demand Festival October 18-24.  While FHFF has many excellent submissions, there is room for more.  The final date for submissions is September 20. If you are an  Continue Reading

SJCT to Require Proof of Vaccination

Written on September 5, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre to Require Proof of Vaccination and Masking for all Theatre Patrons  SJCT is ecstatic to be returning to indoor performances for the Fall season. However, with new developments surrounding Covid-19 and the transmission of the Delta variant, SJCT will be requiring proof of vaccination and masking for all patrons at all performances  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Features Art Display by Robert Hare Stavers

Written on September 3, 2021 at 10:01 am, by

Indoor performances are back at San Juan Community Theatre, and the theatre lobby is once again open as a showcase for local artists’ exhibits. From now until the end of September the photographs of Robert Hare Stavers Photography will be on display. This exhibit features a series of Black and White photographs entitled “The World in Shades of Gray”.   Continue Reading

A Letter to You from SJCT

Written on September 2, 2021 at 10:36 am, by

9/1/21 Covid-19 Policy Update: Proof of Vaccination & Masking REQUIRED A Letter from the Executive Artistic Director Dear SJCT Patrons, You may have seen our social media posts today regarding the new policy requiring proof of vaccination at San Juan Community Theatre performances and events. If not, you can find our updated policies here. We  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on August 31, 2021 at 8:26 am, by

Enjoyment Guaranteed at Art For Fun at SJIMA Art for Fun is a great way to celebrate a birthday, share a date night, create team building,  just enjoy a night out on your own or try your hand at making art. The two-hour, fun-filled art party takes place in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere.   Budding artists follow  Continue Reading

Masked Musicians

Written on August 28, 2021 at 11:35 am, by

John Miller shares this photo of Masked Musicians he caught at Brickworks. Thanks for sharing John!

Appraisal Day Canceled

Written on August 25, 2021 at 10:20 am, by

SJIMA needs to cancel the Appraisal Day and Silent Auction scheduled for this Saturday, August 28 until the COVID virus has receded. This event has been anticipated by the SJIMA team for two years and we are severely disappointed to have to postpone it again. Appraisal Day, when rescheduled will be fun for all and  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Changes to a Livestream and On-Demand Event

Written on August 23, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA Due to safety concerns, Friday Harbor Film Festival will present a scheduled livestream festival in mid-October, showing a program of feature documentaries and short films over 11 days, October 14 – 24 at FHFF.ORG.  The festival will be divided into two sections: Livestream Festival will open with a special free live  Continue Reading

Artist Celebrates San Juan Island Beaches with “The Jeweled Shore” Exhibition at Friday Harbor Atelier

Written on August 23, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Artist Shannon Borg – with guest artists Julia Wayne and Wendy Smith – presents an art installation of paintings, fiber art, jewelry and more, with an outdoor reception on Friday, August 27, 4:00 – 7:00pm  “Our island beaches are powerful, mysterious, and beautiful places, where we go to reflect, celebrate, and heal,” says  Shannon.   Continue Reading

“Sarah Tops” comes to the Sculpture Park

Written on August 20, 2021 at 5:53 am, by

Please join us at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park to see “Sarah Tops”, a juvenile triceratops, made of drift wood by Joe Treat, as well as new sculptures by Roger Small, Keith Keyser and James Burgess. The poppies are blooming, the weather is fine and the Sculpture Park is a safe outdoor adventure for  Continue Reading

Appraisal Day and Auction at SJIMA – Mark Your Calendar Now

Written on August 20, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Ever wonder how much a piece of art you have is worth? Now is your opportunity to find out! Specialists in the Jewelry and Fine Art-Departments from Bonhams auction house will be on location at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art to answer the probing question, “How much is this family heirloom or estate  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre to Host Fall Classes for All Ages and Reduced Tuition

Written on August 9, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre will finally be open to the public this fall. In addition to touring artist performances and the fall musical, Mamma Mia, SJCT will also be hosting multiple classes for all ages throughout the fall season. Regular classes are available for ages three and older.  SJCT will also be hosting Drama Club Nights for families, middle school students, and adults.  Continue Reading

Conversation with Beckwith & Fisher

Written on August 5, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Get your tickets now! The world-famous photographers, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, land in Friday Harbor on August 22 to share their spellbinding adventures in Africa. The talk is brought to town by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) and presenting sponsors Glen Moreno and Marilee Wood. The renowned trailblazing photographers share their  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Author Releases Chapbook

Written on August 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Open Country Press “Barefoot up the Mountain” by Tara Mesalik MacMahon, a resident of Friday Harbor, Washington is now available. Mesalik MacMahon’s manuscript was chosen by Khaty Xiong, an award-winning and innovative poet. Xiong says of the book, “Barefoot Up the Mountain is a book of songs anchored in family, war, loss and displacement.  Continue Reading

Theater’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series Closes with Island Singers

Written on July 31, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre’s Outdoor Summer Season comes to a close with “San Juan Sings Again,” a concert featuring four local choral ensemble groups: Island Chordsmen Plus, Sound Vibrations, 3 Dads & a Tenor, and San Juan Singers.  This concert is organized and presented by the newly formed San Juan Island Choral Association, whose mission is to  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theater Presents Play with Actors age 7-18

Written on July 30, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre Earlier in San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Season, young thespians performed the musical ”Could You Hug A Cactus?”  Now it’s the older kids’ turn to show off their hard work. Kids ages 7-18 have been rehearsing daily to bring canine magic to the stage. With a high-spirited score, lovable characters and  Continue Reading

Artists to Paint Friday Harbor Mural of Local Flora and Fauna in August

Written on July 29, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor invites the public to view the installation of a mural along Blair Avenue the first week of August. The mural will be created on the long wall behind Earthbox Inn and Spa. The proposed concept by Poulsbo artists Josh Bennett and Cory Anderson is a  Continue Reading

Call for Sculpture Submissions Extended

Written on July 29, 2021 at 4:51 am, by

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit, will be accepting sculpture submissions this summer. All sculptors are welcome to submit works using the guidelines below between June 6th and Aug 11th, 2021. We do not require any biographical material with your submission. Sculptures will be selected on the merits of the art  Continue Reading

Last Chance to See Alchemy Art’s July Artist in Residence Thursday

Written on July 28, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center July Artist in Residence Amy Simons has been hard at work creating an incredibly beautiful series of monotype prints during her time at Alchemy. Come see what she’s created 6-9 p.m. Thursday at a pop-up art show in the dome at 1255 Wold Rd. on San Juan Island. Limited parking is available  Continue Reading