Bajo el Sol Art Gallery • St. John US Virgin Islands
Set within the sculptured stone walls of Mongoose Junction, this lovely three room gallery is just a short five minute walk from the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock. Recognized as one of the premier art galleries on St. John, US Virgin Islands, it was established in 1993 by St. John artists who sought to share their vision of the Virgin Islands' beauty through painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artforms.
We would like to thank everyone for voting us the Best Art Gallery on St. John 2016!
Art classes on St. John!
Classes available at Caneel Bay Resort, Maho and Hawksnest
• Classes Tuesday and Saturday
• Private Lessons Available
Or contact Bajo el Sol Gallery 340.693.7070 for more information
Photographer Simonsen to Celebrate NPS Centennial at May 6 Bajo el Sol Opening
See the U.S. National Park System through the eyes of renowned island photographer Steve Simonsen on Friday, May 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bajo el Sol art gallery’s First Friday event.
Simonsen, an award-winning photographer whose work has graced the covers of countless magazines, will showcase images of Virgin Islands, Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, Arches, North Cascades, Glacier, Olympic, and Grand Canyon National Parks. The photographer and his wife Janet travel frequently to various National Parks not as commercial photography trips, but for their love of photography and nature.
“My motivation for photography comes from nature and wilderness, whether it’s underwater wilderness or the kind you find preserved in National Parks,” says Simonsen. “My objective when capturing an image is not to show any manmade objects and instead concentrate on the splendor and uniqueness of the visuals in our country and our world. Janet and I enjoy staying in the parks, camping, and waking up and going to sleep in the parks, which is one of the reasons we chose to live on St. John.”
Bajo el Sol is proud to partner with Ocean Grill, which will offer an “Appetite for Art” 10 percent discount with the purchase of a dinner entree for parties of two the evening of the opening.
Simonsen’s photography will be featured at the gallery throughout the month of May. Simonsen will be on hand to greet guests at the May 6 opening as Rich Greengold and Katha Ricciardi entertain on the flute. The opening is part of Bajo el Sol’s First Friday series, a mainstay at the Mongoose Junction art gallery for the past 12 years. For more information contact the Gallery: 340-715-4841