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So Much more than a pretty face.

Yes, SJIMA exhibits stunning artworks and many with powerful messages, too.

As SJIMA works toward being recognized as a prominent Pacific Northwest arts organization, embracing diversity and cultural awareness, our exhibitions emphasize our shared humanity, values, love of our special place and address social issues of our time.

SJIMA’s exhibits make statements about climate change (Food for Thought-Dash), plastic pollution of the oceans (Portrait of an Ocean -Surgent), protecting fragile waters (Liminal Currents - Palmer), endangered species (DEEP DIVE), racism (PINK PEW), hoarding (STUFF- Wheston), African American quilting traditions (Conversations with Gee’s Bend) and women’s reproductive freedom (Domestic Bliss), to name a few.

Visitors have learned about our endangered orcas and salmon, but also the 113 other threatened species in our Salish Sea. And they left wanting to take specific actions to help protect our waters.

Please go to the link below to support SJIMA’s moving and relevant exhibits and arts education:


To be eligible for this matching program, all donations must be made to the San Juan Island Community Foundation directly, either by a check made payable to SJICF or San Juan Island Community Foundation, by credit card over the phone at SJICF, or online through the Virtual Fair Catalog portal.

If donating by check, the donor should note the organization they wish to benefit from the donation on the "memo" portion of the check. Checks made payable directly to your organization or online donations on your organization’s website will NOT be considered for this matching grant program.

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