Don’t Miss Go Figure! at SJIMA – Closing Soon!

Submitted by the San Juan Island Museum of Art.

Islanders and visitors alike are raving about the current exhibit, Go Figure! at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA).


“We went back to see the show a second time.”

“This exhibit has something for everyone.”

“Our out-of-town visitors were very impressed.”

If you haven’t had a chance to visit SJIMA during the Go Figure! show, you have until December 6 to do so. The museum showcases the work of eight artists in the main gallery, featuring paintings and mixed media assemblage works: all in celebration of the human form. Two other galleries are also part of the show. Going the Distance in the North Gallery invites visitors to experience a retrospective showing of works by Nola Ahola, a Northwest favorite. The Ahola exhibit includes lush watercolors, rich ink drawings, and several abstract collages, all examples of the artist’s work in figurative art.

You may have noticed the intricate mesh figures hanging in the SJIMA’s atrium. These figures are the recent work of Bellingham artist, Francie Allen. Her sculptural pieces are truly “art in motion,” as each one depicts a body either playing a musical instrument or engaged in fluid dance movement. Allen enhances the space with a short film and musical accompaniment by award-winning sound designer, Nick Tipp.

The Go Figure! exhibit will remain at the museum through December 6, 2021. It is sponsored by The Honeywell Charitable Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Art Commission, Printonyx, Harbor Rentals, Browne’s Home Center, Orcas Island Community Foundation, and the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Located in Friday Harbor at 540 Spring Street, the hours are Friday-Monday from 11-5. Admission to the whole museum is $10, with SJIMA members and those 18 and under admitted free. Mondays are Pay as You Can Days. For further information visit