For over 35 years Stonington Gallery has facilitated special commissions between clients and artists. From small works–such as paintings and jewelry–to monumental projects–like totem poles, house screens, and public art–we connect artists of the highest integrity and technical skill to your projects. If you have a vision, we have a solution. Please contact the gallery to inquire about special commissions with our artists, and take a look at some of the dreams we’ve made reality in the past:
Greg Colfax completed a commission of two masks for a client through the gallery in 2013, bringing the strength and power of Makah design to Seattle.
Scott Jensen was commissioned to create a story pole that was representative of a client’s history and interests. In this case, sea creatures are the focus of the pole. Carved Red Cedar / 72″h
David Franklin created a gorgeous door for a private home, working with a glass fabricator to allow his flying thunderbirds to cross from wood to glass.
Hib Sabin was commissioned by a private collector to create a forest of creatures in his signature juniper wood. Masks are juniper and pigments on custom iron stands.
Robert Davidson (Haida) – Salmon Transformation Mask Red Cedar, Pigments, Opercula, Cedar Fringe. Private Collection. 2011
Phil Gray (Ts’msyen) carved this meditative panel out of creamy yellow cedar for a private client.
Tenenbaum worked with this couple to modify one of her signature ring designs into a pair of perfect wedding rings.
Totem Pole Park & Longhouse, Private Commission. Specially commissioned poles by Duane Pasco, Joe David, Steve Brown, David Franklin, & Loren White. Longhouse by Duane Pasco. Raised and completed in 2008. Pasco Longhouse and Pole at Twilight Duane Pasco – Salmon Prince Comes Home Completed Totem Pole Park
Western Red Cedar, Acrylic, 2006. 120″h x 25″w x 45″ – Private Collection Duane Pasco meticulously documents the progress of his exquisite totem carvings. This 10 foot totem was commissioned for a private home, with the artist and collectors working closely to design a personal piece.