The Museum space allows us to feature additional art shows and events, especially exhibits of historic interest, artist retrospectives and educational events. It is bright and airy, with french doors and a beautifully restored wood floor, and leads out to SAM’s back deck and garden area.


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Nov. 11: “A Life in Art” – Janet Curti Haines Retrospective

In November and December the Siskiyou Arts Museum will offer “A Life in Art,” a retrospective exhibit of the work of Siskiyou County artist Janet Curti Haines (1939-2015). Born in Mount Shasta and a 1957 graduate of Mount Shasta High School, Haines was a life-long artist who produced a rich body/archive of work. Her art education included studies at the Academy of Art College and San Francisco State University and continued throughout her life. She worked in a broad range of media and styles, continuing to explore new methods and materials throughout her long career.

This exhibition will present a carefully selected sampling of Haines’ work spanning from her art school years in the 1960’s until shortly before her passing in 2015. The show will include oil and acrylic paintings, collage and encaustic pieces, drawings and hand-pulled original prints using a variety of techniques. Both her abstract and representational pieces reflect Haines’ precision as a colorist, her keen technical skills and her patience as an observer. Her work is a testament to Haines’ sensitivity, curiosity and her unwavering appreciation for the abundant natural beauty she found around her.

Working-hand-graffitti-encaustic-web“A Life in Art” will run from November 11 through December 30, and an opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 from 5-7 p.m. In addition to showcasing Haines’ art the reception will feature acoustic guitar music by the artist’s friend Anne Kinkade. A short presentation about Haines’s life including historical elements, photographs and anecdotes will take place in the gallery in conjunction with the reception.

The retrospective is curated by the artist’s friends & colleagues, Eloise Larson and Jennifer Pentrack.

Nov. 11: “A Life in Art” – Janet Curti Haines Retrospective

In November and December the Siskiyou Arts Museum will offer “A Life in Art,” a retrospective exhibit of the work of Siskiyou County artist Janet Curti Haines (1939-2015). Born in Mount Shasta and a 1957 […]

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September 9, 2017 — “Shared Paths” with Joan Pechanec and Michi Takemoto

Shared Paths: The Art of Joan Pechanec and Michi Takemoto opens at the Siskiyou Arts Museum on Saturday, September 9, from 5-7pm.

Over 25 years ago Joan Pechanec and Michi Takemoto met as clinical […]

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July 8, 2017 — 2nd Saturday: “Scenes of Siskiyou County”

Curators Paula Reynolds and Kim Harper present “Scenes of Siskiyou County” with an opening reception Saturday, July 8, 2017, in the museum room of Siskiyou Arts Museum, 5824 Dunsmuir Avenue.

This open call exhibit will feature […]

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May 13, 2017 — “Opposites Intertwined” with Leitha Thrall

Our 2nd Saturday Opening Reception on May 13th will feature the thought-provoking sculptures of Bay Area artist, Leitha L. Thrall in the museum room. While Leitha’s work is primarily in bronze, she also uses assemblage, […]

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April 8, 2017 — “Essence of Dunsmuir: A Photographic Exploration”

Essence of Dunsmuir  –  A Photographic Exploration    (An open juried show)

Theme of Show: Contemporary Photos of Dunsmuir, California

Purpose: To look at Dunsmuir with new eyes and promote the architectural richness of Dunsmuir.

Focus is on […]

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March 11, 2017 — Dunsmuir Youth Art Show

Last year, Siskiyou Arts Museum hosted artwork from Dunsmuir and Castella schools in a brilliantly colored spring show.  This year, SAM board member and former elementary school teacher Penny Heilman again curates, with the help […]