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2024: Tom Small

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

Current Exhibitions

March 8 through June 3, 2024

Shades of Compassion
Shades of Compassion
Photography Exhibition

An exhibition of forty-one international photographers curated to guide the viewer towards compassion.

Reverie: Myxogastria

Descend to the forest floor and enter the microcosmic world of myxogastria (slime mold), tiny fruiting bodies that inspire these sculptures that incorporate light and sound.

Tom Small
Tom Small
Stories in Stone and Light

"How can stones tell stories about our lives? If you fit within these stones, where would you be? Where would you sit? Where would you walk?" - Tom Small

Upcoming Exhibition

June 13 to September 16, 2024

Tsutakawa: Generations

A Flow of Water, Form, and Light

Presenting Sponsor

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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.

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

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:

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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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