Many BI art entertainment events this summer

Lots of Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts events are planned in June, starting with Speak Up! Speak Out! Activism in Printmaking.

“Nothing is louder than print on paper” is the topic of an online event June 3 at 6 p.m.

Presenters are Ben Blount, Kadin Henningsen and Kitty Koppelman — these printmakers don’t just think it, they print it.

Through their print work, each of these artists expresses love of community and a vision for a more just world. How can we join together without coming apart? Each artist will share from their body of work and take questions afterward.

It’s free but registration is required.

For events in person, masks and proof of vaccination are not required, but BIMA welcomes you to wear a mask if you choose.

Prose lecture

A lecture at 11 a.m. June 4 on “Vehicle for Expression: La Prose du Transsibérrien” with Kitty Maryatton will explore how this avant-garde book produced over 100 years ago still resonates today.

In 1913, artist Sonia Delaunay and Poet Blaise Cendrars worked together to develop their collaborative book, La Prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France. The 446-line poem was about a trip taken on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, but it was actually an exploration of youthful Blaise’s poetic maturation.

Free but registration is required.

Racial IQ

Robin Holder will teach how to raise your racial IQ with art at 4 p.m. June 4.

It’s free but registration is required.

Holder’s work explores racial and cultural identities and complexities, including inequity and social justice. In this presentation, she’ll discuss her body of work, including Our Social Skin, a set of 10 artist’s books that examine cultural inequity in the context of our national holidays.

Library chief

Chief of the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Mark Dimunation, will share his love of artist books, book artists and storytelling.

It’s free but registration is required. The event is June 5 at 2 p.m.

Dimunation was appointed in 1998. He is responsible for the development and management of the largest collection of rare books in North America. He specializes in 18th and 19th century English and American printing and has considerable experience working with antiquarian materials as well as fine press and contemporary artists books. He is completing an extensive project to reconstruct Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the Library of Congress.

Tea Party

Celebrate Children’s Day with BIMA’s Alice in Wonderland-themed Tea Party June 12. There will be a selection of teas, petite pastries, cookies and other goodies. Dress up fancy. All adults must be accompanied by a child (12 and younger). Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tickets $25 for members, $30 for non-members.


The Train, starring Burt Lancaster, June 7; The Grey Fox, June 14; The Station Agent, June 21; and O’Horten, June 28. All are at 2 and 7 p.m. All cost $10 for members, $12 for non-members.

Limited exhibition

From June 3-26 at BIMA is the exhibition: Common Threads — Dreaming of Home With Queer Youth and Elders.”

It is a celebratory installation of LGBTQ+ Pride co-created by community groups and queer artists around Puget Sound. Visitors are invited to experience perspectives of belonging shared by local LGBTQ+ youth and elders, and to reflect on what it means to feel “at home” in a family, community or museum gallery.

For in-person events, vaccination and masks are not required. For more, go to

Student winners

Cash prizes were awarded to four Bainbridge High School visual art students by the BI Studio Tour as part of its annual Youth Art Awards.

The awards are open to Bainbridge students and residents who are high school juniors and seniors. This was the eighth year for the award, which is funded by last year’s Studio Tour artists who optionally donate a portion of their sales. Each student who entered was required to submit five photos of their work, and complete an application form and detailed artist’s statement.

The grand prize went to Oonaugh Foster-Bill, a BHS senior, for her oil and acrylic paintings. Three honorable mentions were awarded: Max Strom, a senior, for his recycled metal and wire sculptures; Cort Satterwhite, a junior, for his nature photography; and Noah Thompson, a junior, for digital paintings.

This year’s awards were decided by three judges, each a seasoned artist in the area and Studio Tour Board member.

“The students showed exceptional quality and technical skills in their work, and intriguing thoughts and descriptions of their work and inspirations in their artist’s statements,” said Dinah Satterwhite, BI Studio manager.

This year’s Summer Studio Tour is Aug. 12-14. For more to go or call Satterwhite at 206-842-0504.

Glass artist

Glass artist Tiffany Noel of Bainbridge Island is exhibiting at the Verksted Gallery as the special guest artist for June.

Noel specializes in kiln-formed glass. She’s been working in glass for over 15 years. Repeating pattern, texture and bright colors are a trademark of her work. Created in much the same way a print-maker works, the glass is layered with strands of glass, granulated glass and sheets of glass to achieve a variety of effects.

Large platters, bowls, vases and jewelry are some of the items she creates. Noel believes that art is meant to be used so she really enjoys creating functional art glass pieces.

The Verksted Gallery features 30 regional artists with original, hand-crafted work. This 35-year-old fine arts & crafts co-operative gallery offers a unique experience with works ranging from watercolors, photography, raku pottery, jewelry, fine woodworking, mosaics, paintings and more.

Visit the gallery’s website: for more. The gallery is located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo. Phone 360-697-4470. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.


WEAVE is presenting four shows in June.

On June 4 is Outer Orbit, followed by on June 11 Marina Albero & Luis Gallo: Flamenco Jazz Take 2.

On June 18 the Elena Maque Band will perform with the Francesco Crosara Quartet rounding things out June 25.

All shows are at Rolling Bay Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the shows starting an hour later.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door with children, teens and those with disabilities $10. For tickets go to