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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

Current 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

  • Family Art Day - Fabric Flowers with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Fabric Flowers with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Jul 27
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art
    Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Fabric Flowers – Flowers are all around us throughout warm weather season. Make your own flowers using beautiful fabrics and gems. Take your creations home as a memory of this glorious summer.
  • Family Art Day - Abstract Painting with Winnie Brumsickle
    Family Art Day - Abstract Painting with Winnie Brumsickle
    Sat, Aug 03
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art
    Aug 03, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Aug 03, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Paint A Cohesive Abstract Painting– Learn the simplest concepts of abstract composition and design. Together we'll create cohesive abstract paintings, and learn the basics of value, color, hue and texture. Take home your own painting, ready to frame!
  • Family Art Days - Stone Carving with Tom Small
    Family Art Days - Stone Carving with Tom Small
    Sat, Aug 10
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art
    Aug 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Aug 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Beginning Stone Carving with Soapstone Animals – This is a fun and easy introduction to stone carving for ages 8 to 99. We will use files and sandpaper to create colorful soapstone animals including Lions, Bears, Orcas, and Wolves. Check out beautiful finished pieces at studiostonecreative.com
  • Family Art Day - Make a Faux Fishbowl with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Make a Faux Fishbowl with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Aug 17
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art
    Aug 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Aug 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Faux Fishbowl – if you don’t have an aquarium yet, you can always make one! A glass jar, some pebbles and Sharpies can be turned into a faithful and immortal pets!
  • Family Art Day - Metallic Masks with Lana Hickman
    Family Art Day - Metallic Masks with Lana Hickman
    Sat, Aug 24
    San Juan Islands Museum of Art
    Aug 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Aug 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Metallic Masks – Make a different mask. Make it big and gleaming. It could be even the face of a robot! Aluminum foil and neon paper are your materials of choice.

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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