SeaTac Airport Rotating Exhibition
Stonington Gallery is bringing the finest contemporary Northwest Coast art to visitors from around the world at SeaTac airport! This ongoing exhibition in partnership with the Port of Seattle is a rotating spotlight on the diverse art styles, media and viewpoints of contemporary artists of the Coast. We are honored to share works with locals and visitors by regional luminaries including Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Dan Friday (Lummi), Raven Skyriver (Tlingit), Robert Davidson (Haida), Thomas Stream (Sun’aq Aleut), Lillian Pitt (Wasco/Warm Springs/Yakama), Shaun Peterson-Qwalsius (Puyallup) and more.
All works in the exhibition are for sale through Stonington Gallery. Please call 206.405.4040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
The exhibit is located at the Gina Marie Lindsay Arrivals Hall at the South end of the Main Terminal, on the baggage claim level. In layman’s terms, it is the large atrium with the suspended airplanes in the waiting area of the Arrivals section.
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.
Spotlight On: The Giant Pacific Octopus
The octopus also has a rich history of being rendered as a character and spirit helper among the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest. In this online-only exhibit we’re highlighting some of the creative ways in which our contemporary artists honor this intelligent, fascinating creature.
“The Octopus is a remarkable, unique, eight armed sea creature. The final spirit helper – its transformative nature is represented by its natural ability to incorporate its body into its surroundings and its means of capturing and devouring its prey. It has the ability to change colour, shape and even texture, as well as to eject dark ink in self-defense. It constructs its dwelling place by moving rocks and pebbles, it examines its environment, collects food and defends itself by raising its arms and seems to use its large eyes for intelligent observation. The natural behavior suggests both supernatural and human connections. Octopus is common in shamanic art, undoubtedly because of its amazing transformational abilities.”
-Excerpt from Understanding Northwest Coast Native Art by Cheryl Shearar