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New President to Head SJIMA

The Board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is pleased to announce the election of a new president, Linda Chowdry. She joined the board in 2019 and has recently served as the board vice president and secretary.

Linda Chowdry with dog Billie Jean. Artwork by Tom Small.

As a fairly new islander, Linda became aware of SJIMA early on and was pleased to be invited to join the board. Over the years, she has served on large and small boards which helped prepare her for service as President of the SJIMA Board. Linda finds it fun and rewarding to be part of an organization that contributes so much to our community. She says, “As an art lover, I feel privileged just to be in the building working with volunteers and staff. Together we will build a stronger organization continuing to bring exhibitions and programs of excellence to San Juan County.”

Said with enthusiasm Linda urges, “Come see us!”

Also, taking positions of vice president and secretary, respectively, are Lisa Brooks and Rob Ray. Dianne Hall was re-elected SJIMA treasurer. All took their new posts on January 1, 2023. Chowdry replaces the outgoing president, Diane Martindale.

SJIMA is located at 540 Spring Street in Friday Harbor, WA. See programs at

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