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Join today for greater access to the museum and inspiring art, exclusive programming and events, and new ways to connect with other art lovers.


$45 per year

Individual member benefits:

  • 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

Family & Friends

$90 per year

ALL of the Individual benefits, plus:

  • Bring a second person; (Children under the age of 18 are always free.)


$200 per year

ALL of the Individual benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary ticket to an Art As A Voice Speaker event;

  • Reciprocal privileges to over 700 museums worldwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) programs.


$500 per year

ALL of the Patron benefits, plus:

  • One-time 20% discount on purchases of books and merchandise;

  • Invitation to SJIMA’s VIP Membership events;

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of an Exhibition during preparation and hanging;

  • Preferred sign up for gallery talks, workshops, Art As A Voice and other events

Directors' Circle

$1,000 per year

ALL of the Benefactor benefits, plus:

  • Recognition on SJIMA's Donor Wall;

  • Two complimentary tickets to an Art As A Voice speaker event

Artists' Registry

$55 per year

You must have a museum membership to join the Artists' Registry.

  • Participating in the annual SJIMA Artists' Registry exhibition

  • Maintaining an artist web page on the SJIMA website;

  • Marketing of events promoting artists (Community Theater collaboration, promotion in local news outlets, social media coverage; and

  • Potential networking events and educational courses.



Volunteers created SJIMA and volunteers continue to be a vital part of the museum’s success.
Why Volunteer?
Volunteers created SJIMA and volunteers continue to be a vital part of the museum’s success. As SJIMA grows, volunteers are more and more important. There are many ways you can join the SJIMA team.

Do you have a background in the arts, non-profit organizations, or museums? Please let us know of your particular skills and interests!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Become a Docent.

  • Host an artist, speaker, or musician. If you have a private guest cottage or extra room where an SJIMA guest could stay for a night or two, please contact us!

  • Help prepare for exhibitions.

  • Volunteer for a shift at the San Juan County Fair Art Raffle Booth

  • Help out if you are handy (maintenance, gardening etc.)

  • Help with workshops.

  • Write grants.




Become part of the SJIMA adventure! 

If you enjoy art and are able to spare a few hours a month, you might love volunteering as a docent at the San Juan Island Museum of Art.

Experience one-on-one interaction with artists and art lovers from around the world. Acquire in-depth knowledge of nationally acclaimed artists and their work. Open the eyes of children and tour groups to the joys of art.

Being a docent enables you to learn about exciting and ever-changing art exhibitions, share your knowledge with visitors from near and far, and become a part of a community of people committed to educating and inspiring others through art.  You don’t need to be an artist or have an art background to be a part of this; we provide training! 

I'm Interested!

If interested, please either complete the contact form to the right or give us a call at 360-370-5050. We can arrange to give you a tour of the museum, tell you more about what it means to be a docent and answer any questions you may have.

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