BIMA organizes a unique fundraising sale in the art collectors market


The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will present a unique three-day sale of high-quality arts, crafts and jewelry donated by regional collectors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 4 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday , October 5 and Sunday October 6 in the galleries of the museum.

Open to the public, proceeds from the sale support the museum’s youth programs that run throughout the year, including field trips, workshops, summer camps, teen events and more.

“BIMA is so fortunate to have the blessing of a large group of collectors to sell this work on their behalf, 100% of the proceeds supporting BIMA’s youth and family programs,” said Kristin Tollefson, Director of Education of the museum. “These programs cater to a wide variety of ages, abilities and access points across the region.

“Our subsidized school programs allow students to access gallery learning and classroom artists in residence,” she explained. “Art After Dark, our annual museum buyout for teens, offers high school students ways to design their own night of art, words and music at the museum. Families of all configurations enjoy free Art in Action art projects both at BIMA and at pop-up outreach venues in the greater Kitsap County.

Thanks to the generosity of collectors and museum supporters in the region, the October Art Collectors Market – Arts and Crafts Sale will present more than 500 works from the Northwest and beyond.

Buyers will find works of art in all forms, price ranges, styles and media from artists representing the range of emerging to masters levels.

The sale will fill all the lower galleries of BIMA, with many pieces under $ 100.

Media represented include painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, prints, photographs, artist books, jewelry, textiles and mixed media.

Artists include Leo Adams, Alfredo Arreguin, Michael Dailey, John de Wit, Kathryn Glowen, Lois Graham, Art Hansen, Barry Harem, Clayton James, Faye Jones, Amos Kennedy, John Franklin Koenig, Phillip Levine, William McEnroe, Jimmy Mirikitani, Marianne Partlow, Mary Randlett, Selene Santucci, Gale Sterrett and Richard Stine, to name a few.

A special pre-sale event reserved for BIMA members will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, during which members will have the first access to the sale and can use their 10% discount in the store. of the museum.

Memberships can be purchased at or by calling Shehalee Smyer, Membership Coordinator, at 206-451-4002.

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