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2024: Tom Small

Visual Arts & programming that spark reflection, discovery, inspiration & connection.

Current Exhibition

June 13 to September 16, 2024

Tsutakawa: Generations

A Flow of Water, Form, and Light

Artworks by
George Tsutakawa, Gerard Tsutakawa,
and Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn 

Presenting Sponsor

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Images, from left:
George Tsutakawa, Uplift, Sumi Ink on Paper, No record of date

Gerard Tsutakawa, TONBI Fountain, Bronze, 2019

Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn, Coronal Ejection, SLS Printed Nylon, Composition Gold Leaf, Electronics Package, 2017

Every day, thousands of people interact with artworks by a Tsutakawa, one of the most prolific and influential artist families in the Pacific Northwest. Come explore the iconic and interconnected work of George Tsutakawa, Gerard Tsutakawa, and Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn.


From public fountains, sculptures, and lighting displays to intimate pieces in private settings, the works of these three artists evoke harmony, movement, and presence with unifying themes of water, form, and light.


George, the father, was a pioneer in the Northwest arts with global influence, Gerard, the son, first apprenticed with his father and went on to develop his own unique sculptural language, and Kenzan, the grandson, is exploring new ways of transforming space through sculptural form and light. This is the first time all three artists have been featured in the same exhibition.

George Tsutakawa

Gerard Tsutakawa

Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn

Presenting Sponsor: Windermere Real Estate

Show Sponsor: Uwajimaya Asian Market

In-Kind Sponsors: Browne’s Home Center, Printonyx, and Harbor Rental

Upcoming Exhibition

Summer 2024, opening June 21, 2024

Tom Small

Stories in Form and Light--Outdoor Sculpture in the Orchard

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Make Art!

Family Art Days (FAD) is a free, fun art education program intended to give children the opportunity to create a hands-on art project with an adult family member(s), adult friend, or mentor.

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Your membership helps our museum in so many ways.

  • Free admission to all museum exhibitions;

  • Exclusive members-only previews before exhibitions open to the public to meet curators and artists;

  • 10% discount on purchases on books and merchandise;

  • Discount for Art As A Voice and other special events;

  • First notice of special events, workshops, and lectures

  • And more

Benefits include:

Upcoming Events

  • SJIMA Members Only Opening Reception for Tsutakawa: Generations
    SJIMA Members Only Opening Reception for Tsutakawa: Generations
    Wed, Jun 12
    Friday Harbor
    Jun 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jun 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Join us for a members only opening reception to preview our summer exhibition, Tsutakawa: Generations--A Flow of Water, Form, and Light. Presenting Sponsor: Windermere Real Estate

SJIMA is a 501c3 non-profit. In addition to generous members, donors, and sponsor support, we rely upon grant funding to ensure art and culture thrive at SJIMA. Thank you for the support!

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Special thanks to

Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center Harbor Rentals

and grant funding from

Town of Friday Harbor and San Juan County. 

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