The Siskiyou Arts Museum welcomes you to take part in SAM programs and events.  Here are just a few of the ways you can join us in bringing quality arts experiences to the residents and visitors of our region.

Peter Arth treated SAM volunteers to lunch at the Wheelhouse on December 6th … going around the table, left to right: Peter Arth, Debra Day, Linda Price, Don Lewing, Ursula Bendix, Ellen Bonning, Barbara Cross, Joan Adams, Suzanne Lewing, Cynthia Henderson, and Ernie Wasson. Missing from photo: Kimberley Harper and Penelope Joy.

Become a member of SAM.  We depend entirely on the support of our members, our supporting donors, and sales from our gallery and giftshop.  SAM is an official non-profit organization and all memberships and donations are tax deductible.

Volunteer & newest board member, Joan Adams serving refreshments at an art opening

Come to SAM events. We offer an exciting variety of opening receptions, celebrations, performances, classes and much more.  Check out the SAM Events listings and sign up for our free email newsletter to get notifications of upcoming happenings.  Most events at SAM are free.

Become a SAM Volunteer.  We have an active volunteer program with opportunities to help in a wide variety of ways, from staffing the Gallery and Giftshop, to helping with office tasks, improving the building and grounds, hanging artwork, assisting at openings and events, and much more.  If you are interested in finding a way to fit your own skills and interests into SAM activities, please call us at 530.235.4711.

Organize an exhibit in our Gallery or Museum space.  We invite proposals from individuals and groups for interesting, compelling and exciting art shows. Here is the  SAM Request for Proposal for Shows Form.

Submit your artwork to invitational shows.  Many SAM Gallery Exhibits are juried shows open to submissions from artists in a wide variety of mediums and genres including performance, written word and video.  Watch the Opportunities section in the left sidebar on this website for Call to Entry announcements.

Tom OHara Art FishCreate or Own an Artfish! The Artfish program was SAM’s annual “art in the community” collaboration with artists, students, organizations and anyone interested in creating a work of art on our plywood fish forms.  Each year’s Artfish were displayed throughout Dunsmuir during summer months.  The 2014 ArtFish sale was held at SAM’s 2nd Friday Opening in December… Dec. 12, 5-7, with sales shared by artists and SAM. Maybe we should do this again in the future … Check out Artfish from seasons past here!

Take part in Artwalk!  This annual Dunsmuir event happens each October and fills the town with artist displays and interested shoppers.  Artists and crafters are invited to display their work, and everyone is invited to come view and meet the participating artists.

Come take a class or teach one!  SAM is a wonderful venue for presenting workshops, classes, lectures, slideshows and arts activities.  We invite all proposals for using SAM space to present activities.  Workshops for artists.  Activities for kids.  Public programs.  Please call us at 530.235.4711 to discuss your ideas and the requirements for use of SAM space, insurance and support.

Sherry Ackerman and Michael Yee offered Baroque-style carols at our first “Celebration of Music” during Dunsmuir’s “Candles in the Canyon” event.

Come watch a performance or perform yourself!  SAM is a wonderful venue for performances for small audiences, with an elegant open space in the Gallery area, availability of seating, the classic SAM piano, and much more.  Please call us at 530.235.4711 to discuss your ideas and the requirements for use of SAM space, insurance and support.

Host a private event!  With the lovely ambiance of SAM’s Gallery and Musem spaces, the back deck and garden area, SAM is well suited for private events.  Please call us at 530.235.4711 to discuss your ideas and the requirements for use of SAM space, insurance and support.

Submit a SAM Workshop Proposal for your event!