Since 1996, artists and art patrons have donated a variety of art to the library. Usually, once a year, items from this permanent collection are put on display. The below brochure guides you through the collection inside and out.
In addition to our permanent collection, several times a year, the library displays art by San Juan County artists-professional and amateur-in various themes and media. The shows are organized by the Art Committee.
The Art Committee consists of three to seven people. Generally, committee members shall have experience in the field of art, but the committee may additionally include members of the Board of Trustees, or Friends of the Library.
Examples of past shows are People at Work and Play, Winter Wonderland, Sea and Shoreline, Art Quilts and World of Animals and Pets.
Please bring ready to hang art for the shows from 10 am-12 noon on the date listed. Please call 370-5814 if you have any questions.
January 6: Weather Watching
March 24: Solitary Images
June 2: Best Friends
August 11: Artist’s Choice
November 17: Still Life
Jan. 26: Dreams
April 6: Self-image
June 15: Land We Love
August 24: Water
Nov. 2: Reunions
Jan. 11, 2020: Island Time
The San Juan Island Library District believes that the display of artwork in the building enhances the Library environment for patrons. Therefore, to the extent that space is available, the Library encourages the exhibition of artwork which is of local and regional interest, and/or which enhances and complements the Library’s other collections.
Upon recommendation by the Art Committee, the Board may choose to accept donated works of art. Once accepted by the Board, the donated art becomes the property of the San Juan Island Library District, which has sole authority thereafter re. its location, retention, and disposition.
Please contact the Library Director Laurie Orton if you are interested in donating art to the Library.