Lopez Island
Studio Tour
August 30
August 31

Members' Profiles
Members by Name
Members by Media

Members' Art Shows
Galleries and Exhibitions
Classes and Workshops
Grants and Scholarships
About Us
Contact Us

Member Login
Become a Member

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sculpture and Drawings by Tamara Buchanan

The Gathering Place at The Hamlet

Venue Image

229 Village Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261

The Gathering Place is located at The Hamlet in Lopez Village. The community building houses the offices for the Hamlet and a large community room, kitchen and craft room. Lopez Artist Guild is currently showing Art Exhibits for it's members in this space. Hours available to view artwork: 10:00 - 12:00 Monday through Friday.


Sep. 5, 2014 - Nov. 5, 2014: LAG Art Show Featuring: Tamara Buchanan, "Life is a Journey

Artist Image

Lopez Artist Guild presents Scupture and Drawings by Tamara Buchanan. The exhibit is titled "Life Is A Journey". You can see this exhibit at the Gathering Place, open Monday - Friday from 10-3:00. The show runs through November 5th.

Artist Image
Happiness Within
Artist Image
Artist Image
Gratitude (back)
Artist Image
Artist Image
Colin Goode Gallery & Studio
Oct. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014: "COME IN OUT OF THE COLD", Enjoy the delights of our Gallery by ringing the bell
Chimera Gallery a Lopez Artists' Cooperative
Oct. 11, 2014 - Nov. 7, 2014: "Ancient Stories, Woven and Felt", October Show
Future and Current Events
The Gathering Place at the Hamlet, Lopez Village
Oct. 29, 2014: Inspiration in Stone: The Process
Chimera Gallery
Nov. 8, 2014: Silent Auction & Raffle Kick Off
Classes and Workshop


Instructor: Dennis Michael Ryan


The San Juan County Arts Council presents a new workshop using social media to promote your art, arts organization or arts facility, expand your audience, and enjoy doing it in less time than you thought possible. The workshop will be held at the Lopez Library on Lopez Island, November 8, 2014, from 10:30 am 3:00pm.

Social media is not just a fad. Its a cultural shift in the way we communicate. In this workshop you will learn how to:

Speak the language, have a plan and do it all with a smile
Set up your new social media accounts and know which ones are for you
Know when to tweet, tag or pin (#soconfused)
Know who to follow and get the followers you want
Find tips, tricks, and How To guides online
Go mobile, share images, create connections

The workshop presenter, Robin Jacobson, is a media relations consultant, formerly with the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. She has been a participant and presenter at destination marketing gatherings for many years and has benefitted from working with top social media leaders. Her arts background includes leadership roles in cultural programs such as Art in Action, Artquake, and arts councils.

Bring your smartphone, iPad, or laptop (not required but very helpful). Also, bring a bag lunch. Coffee, Tea and bottled water will be provided by the Arts Council.

Cost of the workshop is $40 and class size is limited, so register early. To register or obtain a registration form, go to www.sjcartscouncil.org or email gerardw@rockisland.com or phone 360 378-4961

San Juan County Arts Council

For more information contact:
Dennis Michael Ryan
Phone: 360.468.4330


LAG Shirley Wright Scholarship Presented at Graduation

The Lopez Artist Guild (LAG) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Shirley Wright Scholarship for 2014.

Miriam Drahn and Maya Haber each received a $1000 grant from LAG, presented at the Lopez High School Graduation Ceremony on June 7. Miriam will be attending Naropa University in Colorado and plans to be an art teacher.
Maya will be attending Bates College in Maine and chose it because of their strong Visual Arts program.

Normally, one scholarship is awarded each year, but because there was no applicant in 2013, the LAG Scholarship Committee strongly suggested that both of this years applicants be recognized. One board member commented, We truly could not choose one over the other. Both are talented and courageous and art-intentioned, and both are deserving of our support and encouragement.
We wish them, and all of the recent Graduates, all the best in their future endeavors.


San Juan County Arts Council Seeks New Board Members

On Lopez Island

The San Juan County Arts Council (SJCAC) is seeking 4-5 new members for the Board of Directors to begin in November, 2014.

Lopez representative on the Board: Dennis Ryan. Sylvia Chesley Smith recently resigned from the Board and her term was to end Nov 2014. Ideally there should be (2) more representatives from Lopez.The Council strives for representation from all islands and values individuals who care about the arts. Past or present involvement in allied organizations and enterprises would be a plus.

SJCACs mission is to promote, support and connect the arts throughout the county. A management and development organization, the Council attends to the creative economy, education and overall well-being of island communities.

Applicants need not be artists, but should care about the arts and be prepared to collaborate on innovative projects to advance the state of the arts in the county.
Interested individuals should respond by October 20th. Please email Dennis Ryan, SJCAC President at info@sjcartscouncil.org

San Juan County Arts Council

For more information contact:
Dennis Michael Ryan
Phone: 360.468.4330

Get in the New Artists Directory, countywide - San Juan County Arts Council