12/02/2018 - 01/06/2019

Fast Forward: Skateboards & Paddles

Exhibit Opens December 6, 6-8pm / Runs December 6-Early January 2019
Paddles and skateboards move us forward, fast! Paddle blades and the lines of a skate deck are strikingly similar, and for good reason: they’re meant for speed, for slipping through air or water like a knife, and for cutting through resistance to get us where we need to go. The paddle is a traditional form of transportation, a perfectly engineered object that has been in continuous use on the Northwest Coast for millennia. The skate deck, its modern counterpart, has captivated the hearts of people across both rural and urban communities due to its economy, its freedom of movement, and its countercultural cache. This winter, we’ve invited our artists to adorn longboards, traditional skateboards and paddles in a huge group exhibition celebrating the power, speed, and creativity of these modes of transportation.


06/14/2018 - 05/01/2019

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 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.


  • Gallery Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

    In observance of Thanksgiving the gallery will be closed on November 22nd, 2018. We re-open with normal hours on Friday, November 23rd.   “Ember” by Qwalsius Shaun Peterson (Puyallup). Limited Edition Giclee – 15″h x 13″w    

  • Coming Up: A Season of Northwest Native Art Glass!

    We are devoting our autumn season to back-to-back-to-back exhibits by three of the region’s top Native glass artists, in a celebration of the Northwest Native Art Glass movement. September brings Dan Friday (Lummi), October is Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and in November we close with Raven Skyriver (Tlingit). All three of these artists uses the medium of glass to reflect on aspects […]

Welcome to Stonington Gallery

HomeStonington Gallery exhibits an exciting collection of contemporary masterworks from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Serving Seattle since 1979, the gallery is respected for the depth and quality of its collection, exceptional service and knowledgeable staff. For visitors wishing to understand the character of Seattle and the wider Northwest Coast, our gallery is a rich cultural introduction, and proof of the vibrant, living indigenous cultures of our region. Our mission is to provide the ideal environment for the presentation, enjoyment and understanding of premier contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska, and to foster greater appreciation for these artforms. Our commitment to educating the public and advancing the appreciation of Northwest Coast art has led us to exhibit at museums, convention centers, government buildings, SeaTac airport, the Seattle Aquarium, art fairs, and as far away as Nantes, France.

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