Topic: Arts

FHFF Award Winners

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

A local San Juan Island producer wins the Audience Choice Awards at the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Amy Herdy, producer of the Bleeding Edge was thrilled to win the Audience Choice Awards for the best film of the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Her memorable quote when accepting the award was to the filmmakers themselves  Continue Reading

FHFF in Photos

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

And another Film Festival is behind us. Here’s a look at some highlights from the 6th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. Click the thumbnails below to see who all you recognize.

Four Artists. One Day. Art Show

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Join four San Juan Island artists for a one day, pop up art show. Laura Bauer – Painting & Sculpture Joe Miller – Watercolor & Oil Painting Joe Cooper – Painting & Sculpture Paula West – Ceramics November 3, 2018 Noon-8pm San Juan County Fairgrounds 4H Building Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Contact; Paula West  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Announces Updated Mission and Vision

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

At the September 28th meeting of San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees, the Board voted to update the Mission and Vision statements of the Theatre as follows: Mission: Enriching community through performing arts Vision: San Juan Community Theatre engages community through performing arts, inspiring island residents and visitors of all ages. From Executive Artistic Director, Nathan  Continue Reading

SJIMA Expands its Staff

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

“San Juan Islands Museum of Art is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Lane to the position of Director of Operations, as we transition from an all-volunteer staff,” said co-presidents of the Board, Karen Woldvedt and Diane Martindale. Peter has been a volunteer at SJIMA for more than three years and a valued member  Continue Reading

Raffle Tickets Going on Sale

Written on October 26, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Holiday Market folks will be selling Raffle Tickets at Marketplace grocery store on Thursday November 1st and Thursday November 8th from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. They will also be selling tickets on November 23rd & 24th at the Holiday Market fundraiser held at the elementary school. Tickets are $2.00 each. Buy your tickets  Continue Reading

Thank You from Team Silent Sky

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Team Silent Sky sends a huge THANK YOU to the entire community, for supporting their production so wholeheartedly, and for making Silent Sky SJCT’s best-attended fall production since 2011! WOW!

FHFF Starts Friday

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This year the Friday Harbor Film Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 28. At 7 p.m. Oct. 26 there will be the Filmmakers Gala. Paul Watson, of Sea Shepherd, will accept his Lifetime Achievement Award. Gala attendees will also have a chance to view his film “Chasing  Continue Reading

Dan Levin Originals Closed

Written on October 24, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Tamara Weaver shares this with you… “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Dan Levin Originals has closed it’s doors, and after 34 years in business, Dan and Diane Levin are dancing off into the sunset. Dan and Diane’s original hand-crafted gold pendants – the Islands heart… the orca tail with sparkle of diamond… those pendants  Continue Reading

At the Film Festival Next Weekend:

Written on October 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival gets rolling on Friday, October 26th at 10:00 AM. See the complete schedule at www.fhff.org. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss: Opening Night Gala Honoring Filmmakers Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre All Access Pass & GALA Only  Continue Reading

From the Wild – the Journey of the Mustang

Written on October 22, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Its Friday Harbor Film Festival time Again and here is a great film about mustangs and what is being done by young girls to save them. by Theresa Simendinger Wild mustangs thrive in the stunning, but harsh landscape of Eastern Oregon. Due to their rapidly growing population thousands will be captured and placed in federal  Continue Reading

Meet & Greet Local Author Rebecca Cook

Written on October 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Celebrate the Debut of her Children’s Picture Book, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas on Saturday November 3, 2:00—4:00 PM If you’re enchanted by the imaginative and captivating world of children’s literature, you must come and celebrate the launching of RA Cook’s book, Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas at Griffin Bay Bookstore  Continue Reading

Last Week for Silent Sky

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s the latest from San Juan Community Theatre… Have you seen the show that everyone is raving about? There are just four more chances to do so! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s performances are at 7:30 pm (and Thursday is Pay What You Can) and we finish the run with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00  Continue Reading

Northwest artist creating sculpture of Friday Harbor founder Edward Warbass

Written on October 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm, by

  Northwest artist Gareth Curtiss has been selected by the Town of Friday Harbor to complete a life-size bronze sculpture of town founding father Captain Edward D. Warbass. The piece will include Mr. Warbass sitting on a park bench with his dog, Bob, by his side.   The artwork is scheduled for installation on the sidewalk  Continue Reading

A Very British Evening

Written on October 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juan Island Library cordially invite you to “A Very British Evening: Jane Austen Meets the Royal Navy”. Please join Heidi Green, a lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. This event sponsored by the Friends of the SJI Library is in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the  Continue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

We’re doing something a little different this month with our Art for Fun art pARTy… we’re painting on a tote bag! Participants will paint their own personalized market or supply bag. This could make a great gift! Art for Fun is a two hour, fun-filled art party set in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere. It is  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Fiddle Supergroup “Childsplay” to Kick Off Farewell Tour in Friday Harbor

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker is pleased to announce the release of their seventh album, “The Bloom of Youth.” The album is the first step in a final farewell tour for the band, many of whom have been in the band for 30 years. Led by violin maker Robert Childs, Childsplay is made up of  Continue Reading

Rainshadow Quilting Arts Guild Offers Special Class Oct 13 -14

Written on October 6, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

Krista Moser specializes in big bold modern quilt patterns (and Y corners!). She is a dynamic instructor and will teach two patterns during the same class. Krista will help us construct either of the two quilts, Hollow Star or Argyle Lad at the class – choose which one you would like to make up during the  Continue Reading

San Juan County Arts Council: Upcoming Events

Written on October 4, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

From the Arts Council…   We’d like to invite you to our annual membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 3PM-5PM at the San Juan Island Grange Hall.  This annual meeting will provide an opportunity for you or your organization to learn about and become an official member of the San Juan County  Continue Reading

SJCT Production of Silent Sky Begins Friday

Written on October 2, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

“In our troubled days it is good to have something outside our planet, something fine and distant for comfort.” –Annie Cannon     When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,”  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:25 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… While it may still seem like summer can’t really be over already, believe it or not, it is time to think about this year’s Holiday Craft Fair. This will be the Mullis Center’s Second Annual Artisan Fair. I went last  Continue Reading