Making art is hard. For every work that arrives in the gallery, there are many that never do, whether they are glass that falls off the pipe at the last moment; ceramic that explodes in the kiln; or stone that cracks at the wrong moment. Sometimes, the idea is there but the material just won’t […]
There are lots of new faces in our mask exhibition “Masters of Disguise III”, and we’re not just talking about all the masks. We are proud to show the work of Karver Everson (K’omoks/Kwakwaka’wakw) for the first time, a young artist who carved the mask shown in his hands at left. Karver is the youngest […]
Joining us for the first time this June is Troy Kwakseesthala (aka Troy Roberts), whose style is ornate and detailed, with riotous color. Troy hails from the north end of Vancouver Island, and is descended from chiefs of the Weiwakum First Nation. His work makes liberal use of inlaid copper and abalone, giving all of […]
Our gallery will be closed this Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, and we will see you for normal hours on Tuesday, May 30th.
This past weekend we had the opportunity to join Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) and his team at PRATT Fine Arts Studio to watch him blow a salmon as a special commission for a client. Salmon have become an iconic creature for Raven to blow in glass, and watching him use a cage punty (shown below) on […]
Courtney Lipson (Adopted Tlingit/Non-Indigenous) has developed an incredible micro-mosaic technique to bead on carved wood. In this excellent video she shows us the technical brilliance, patience and commitment it takes to conceive and create a beaded mask for our upcoming group mask exhibition, “Masters of Disguise”, opening June 1st. This mask is a collaboration between Courtney and […]
“The animals are stand-ins for humans,” Sabin explains. “The boats and canoes carry humans between the spirit and human worlds as well as through the different periods in their lifetimes. You have to die in the old period to move on to the new.” Indeed, universal themes of transformation and journeying are common in his artworks, including the transitional moments between life and the […]
Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam) will join us for the May exhibit, bringing his unique Salish Geek vision to “Salish Sound Waves”! Veregge is gaining huge acclaim and recognition for his mix of nerd and pop culture and southern Salish design, with his artwork for Marvel, IDW and Valiant comics. We’re thrilled to present his […]
“Salish Sound Waves” is coming up in May, and we’re introducing you to some new faces! Ronnie Fairbanks (Tlingit/Ts’msyen/Chippewa) comes to us from Alaska, and his awesome formline skateboards are turning our heads. They double as wall art and as conveyance — pop some wheels on them and you’re ready to roll. Does that longboard […]
We’re in the final week of our two April exhibitions, “Barry Herem: Wood. Glass. Paper. Steel.” and “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets”. These are two shows filled with color and light, perfect for beckoning spring to come to Seattle. Take a look at our exhibit installation photos, and don’t miss the opportunity to experience […]
The gallery is open from 12-5pm on Easter Sunday, our normal Sunday hours. Come in and enjoy our spring exhibitions, “Barry Herem: Wood. Glass. Paper. Steel.” and “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets”!
Join us tomorrow night to celebrate the opening of “Barry Herem: Wood. Glass. Paper. Steel.” and “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets” featuring works by Deborah Head (Tlingit), Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Lisa Telford (Haida), Isabel Rorick (Haida), Paul LaPier (Haida/Tlingit), and Dan Friday (Lummi). Barry Herem will join us for the festivities, and we hope […]