February

02/01/2018 - 02/25/2018

Drew Michael: Shadows

Yup’ik/Inupiaq sculptor Drew Michael returns to Stonington Gallery with a brand new body of work in winter 2018, kicking off our new year of exhibitions. Michael received a major and prestigious grant at the end of 2017, spurring the creation of new sculpture in his Alaska-based studio and a reinvigorated commitment to his sculptural practice.

February – Group

02/01/2018 - 02/25/2018

Unexpected Alaska

Adding company and context to Drew Michael’s February exhibition is “Unexpected Alaska”, a group of contemporary Alaska Native artists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional art-forms. Many are incorporating non-traditional media to realize their art–such as the glass work of Preston Singletary (Tlingit) or Larry Ahvakana (Inupiaq), or the milagros found on Kathleen Carlo’s (Koyukon Athabascan) masks. Others–such as Lena Amason-Berns (Alutiiq) or Thomas Stream (Sun’aq Aleut)–forge new styles that are a meld of designs used for thousands of years with a personal vision. Many of these artists are friends or mentors to Drew Michael, making them welcome companions to his solo exhibition, and widening the horizon on artists who are creating new frontiers for Alaska Native art.

Annual Framing & Framed Art Sale

01/18/2018 - 02/28/2018

The Stonington Gallery employs a full-time framer, the wonderful Terry Upshall, who frames 99% of the flat work you see in the gallery. But did you know that we will also frame works you bring in to us? Terry uses conservation-grade materials and is available five days a week for consultations.

During the month of February, take 20% off all new framing projects, regardless if they are work purchased in or out of the gallery.
You can also take 20% off the framing cost of all framed works* in the gallery. We pre-frame many prints, paintings and flat media, and this is your opportunity to knock down the framing price and take home a piece ready for hanging.
And all works you buy flat at the gallery automatically qualify for 20% off the framing price if you choose to frame with us.

September

09/06/2018 - 09/30/2018

Dan Friday

Lummi glass artist Dan Friday returns to the gallery with blown and hotsculpted works honoring and exploring the animal and plantlife of the Northwest, as well as the art-forms of his Native heritage. 

July

07/05/2018 - 07/29/2018

Hib Sabin

Hib Sabin (Non-Indigenous) returns for a new solo exhibition featuring his sculptures in juniper and bronze, inspired by global mythology, philosophy and the liminal times of dreaming and sleep.

June

06/07/2018 - 06/30/2018

Masters of Disguise IV: Group Mask Exhibition

In what has become a hotly anticipated annual tradition, we present “Masters of Disguise IV” a group exhibition of masks by artists around the Northwest. In the past we have seen masks that run the gamut from highly traditional to completely experimental, and everything in between. This will be an invitational exhibition featuring both emerging and established artists from the Northwest Coast, and we can’t wait to share their visions with you this June.

March-April

03/01/2018 - 04/27/2018

Masters of Vancouver Island and Beyond: The Todd Collection

In March and April we are honored to present works from the Todd Collection, a spectacular array of works collected throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The collection has a special focus on masks by Vancouver Island artists in Kwakwaka’wakw, Kwagiulth and Nuu-chah-nulth traditions. This exhibition brings together masks, bowls, chests, panels and objects from some of the Northwest Coast’s most revered artists, and represents a dazzling survey of some of the most important carvers working on and around Vancouver Island from the mid-to-late 20th century.

The collection includes works by Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth), Susan Point (Musqueam), Jay Brabant (Cree), Duane Pasco (Non-Indigenous) Calvin Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw), Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw) and John Livingston (Non-Indigenous/Adopted Kwakwaka’wakw), Mervyn Child (Kwakwaka’wakw/Tlingit/Nuu-chah-nulth), Simon Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw), George Hunt Jr. (Kwakwaka’wakw), Scott Jensen (Non-Indigenous/Adopted Tlingit), Don Yeomans (Haida) and numerous others.