The Island Museum of Art on San Juan Island opens its 2008 season with a group exhibition of San Juan Island Artists combining their creativity into a show entitled: WORK. The exhibition opened on March 21 and continues until April 30.
In the planning stages for nearly two years, the exhibition is guest curated by and includes the work of Annie Howell-Adams. It was in 2006 that Howell-Adams began a series of paintings about commercial fishermen, some from sketches down at the docks, others from her experience commercial fishing.
Each artist in the exhibition celebrates the theme of work by showing island traditional ways of life through a variety of media. Each artist brings the best representations of their figurative art produced over their years of being on San Juan Island. Ann Walbert created a piece about sheep shearing, Richard Barnhart painted an artist at work, Linda Degnan-Cobos has been spending time at Heritage Farm drawing and painting. Other San Juan artists exhibiting are Cynthia Church, Becky Kilpatrick, Kristy Gjesme, Chinmayo, Mary Guy McCulloch, and few surprise guests.
For more information about the exhibition or the reception, please call the Island Museum of Art at (360) 370-5050.