The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to express their gratitude to Annie Howell-Adams for her recent successful Conversations With Gee’s Bend exhibition. The show featured over 50 works from 23 artists from all over the US and as far away as Ghana. The exhibitions encompassed the entire museum and featured three gallery talks and two workshops open to the public.
This is challenging work for a curator and took months in the making. Howell-Adams and volunteers, some of them artists in the exhibition, and many more, painted walls, installed art, made labels, led tours, signed in visitors, just to name a few of the many essential tasks.
We’d also like to thank Annie for her creativity in designing this exhibition, which was visited by many hundreds of people over the summer.
Seed monies and underwriting from these prominent sponsors, Dave and Nancy Honeywell Charitable Trust, Kim Miller, Peg Gerlock and Phil Johnson, and Maryanne Tagney Jones Foundation were vital to the success of the exhibition and our ability to plan. Other valued sponsors were the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Town of Friday Harbor, David and Valerie Kelly, Keith and Carol James, Printonyx, Harbor Rentals, Sharon Lannan, Cindy Pigott, Tom and Barbara Cable, Margaret and Scotty Greene, Islanders Bank, Bill and Susan Potts, Deirdre Morris, Christine Leiren Mower, Café Demeter, Funk and Junk Antiques, and Kenmore Air.
We are grateful for their support and that of the community and visitors.
The SJIMA Board of Trustees