The Siskiyou Arts Museum, Gallery and Gift Shop is located in the heart of Downtown Dunsmuir, California. We are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm. The Gift Shop is also open during evening events. SAM hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11am to 4pm, and Sunday, 12noon to 4pm.  

The Gift Shop features high-quality, reasonably-priced art and craft items, created by local and regional artists, artisans & photographers.  From greeting cards to paintings and prints, ceramics, glass art, and much more, our inventory is constantly changing as artists bring in new work guaranteed to delight at prices that are just right for the collector and thoughtful gift-giver.


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SAM’s Gift Shop has Something for Everyone!

SAM’s gift shop is overflowing with original art, prints, photography, crafts, unique greeting cards, and books!

Several new artists have recently brought in some very interesting items: Nancy Van Susteren lives in Mt. Shasta, and creates traditional Japanese hand-dyed silk scarves. Patrick Mulondo, from Uganda, Africa has brought in some recycled, polished cow bone jewelry and cups.

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Nancy Van Susteren / ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
“Working with fabric has always been my passion, I enjoy making functional items for gifts. Living beneath Mount Shasta, watching the colors and moods change each day, has always been an inspiration to me. I love the stark contrast between the pure white of the mountain and the deep blue of the sky on a clear winter day. That color contrast is what first attracted me to Shibori.”

Shibori is an ancient Japanese dye process where fabric pieces are manipulated by folding, stitching, clamping, wrapping and twisting; turning two-dimensional fabric into three-dimensional objects. The objects are then dipped into an indigo dye vat. When removed, they are a lime green color; as the dye oxidizes, they turn indigo blue. The oxidation process fixes the dye to the fabric. Repeated rounds of dipping and oxidation make a deeper, darker blue. Only the portion exposed to the air will turn blue, the rest remains white. This process is what makes the geometric and amorphous patterns that you see on the scarves.

 

Patrick Mulondo / ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
“The challenge of creating an unequalled piece of art from flung metal parts, with the aim of recycling, is the task ahead in my career. I want to give new life to the already-flung household and industrial scrap that I find.”

Patrick’s sculptures explore the current trend of up-cycling, using metal scrap together with cast fiberglass to give old, found objects an entirely new and extraordinary life. He also works with recycled cow horns and brass to create jewelry and other small works of art.

Born in 1989, Ugandan artist Patrick Mulondo’s sculptures explore the current trend of up-cycling, using metal scrap together with cast fibre glass to give old, found objects an entirely new and extraordinary life. Two years ago, some of his major metal scrap sculptures were shown in Siskiyou County at the Marble Rim Gallery in Fort Jones and here at the Siskiyou Arts Museum.

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SAM’s Gift Shop has Something for Everyone!

SAM’s gift shop is overflowing with original art, prints, photography, crafts, unique greeting cards, and books!
Several new artists have recently brought in some very interesting items: Nancy Van Susteren lives in Mt. Shasta, and creates […]

April 1, 2017 — No foolin’! We have great items for Spring.

We have new prints, jewelry and greeting cards and new artists are joining all the time, so be sure to visit soon. 

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Dec. 10, 2016 — Local Art Makes For Inspired Holiday Giving

SAM’s gift shop has art from over 100 local and regional artists for all your gift giving needs.  Shop local!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 9, 2016 — Fun Colors for Fall in SAM Gift Shop

Check out some of the new offerings in the SAM gift shop!

 

 

 

 

 

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July 2, 2016 — Great Gift Items in our Gift Shop!

SAM’s gift shop holds treasures from more than 65 local and regional artisans and offers visitors great gift choices, including handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, greeting cards, 3-d art and pottery, and locally made food products.

 

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April 30, 2016 — It’s Dogwood Time in Dunsmuir

The official date for Dunsmuir’s spring event, Dogwood Daze is May 28th, but the Dogwood are blooming now! Come to Dunsmuir soon to experience one of the best dogwood viewing opportunities in years. Drive around the […]