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Alchemy Art Center Artist Talk Series at SJIMA

Alchemy Art Center, in partnership with the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, is hosting an artist talk series featuring visiting and local artists. Talks will take place in the upstairs workshop area of the SJIMA (located at 540 Spring St) from 5pm-7pm on select Sundays, May-September.

The first talk in the series is Sunday, May 22nd, and features visiting artist Sarah Aineb and local artist Sam Ford. Sarah Aineb is a visual artist, mostly working in printmaking, comics and film, based in San Francisco, CA. With most of their work being autobiographical or semi-autobiographical, their work explores the invisible connections between feeling and space and time. Whether it's a singular drawing or a series of prints or a narrative comic, Aineb's works illustrate the emotional imprint of personal histories on physical landscapes, altering how we see space and feelings. Sarah is living and working at Alchemy Art Center April and May as part of our Artists in Community Program.

Sam Ford is an artist from Friday Harbor, specializing in pen and ink illustration. His work has been featured on album covers, posters, and other music-related art, as well as business logos and his first published graphic novel, a retelling of the horror classic “The Willows” adapted by Nathan Carson. Both artists work in the realm of drawing, illustrations, graphic design, and printmaking. They will show their work, discuss their process, and answer questions from the audience.

The next talk in the series will take place on Sunday, June 26th. Please check out for more information.


Alchemy Art Center, founded by Maria Michaelson and Eben Shay in 2017, is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating a thriving arts community on San Juan Island.

For more information about Alchemy, visit our website at

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