Stonington 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.
Marika SwanI Found You – Midnight Purple
Troy KwakseesthalaRaven Paddle
Rande CookRaven Woman
Lillian PittShield Pendant with Madeira Citrine Set in 14k Gold
Lillian PittTriangle Basket Earrings with Citrines
Marika SwanThe Dance of Partners
Dan FridaySweetgrass Basket (Low)
Lillian PittPendant with Mexican Opal – One-of-a-Kind
Lillian Pitt: Spirits from the Columbia River Gorge
October brings a show of Lillian Pitt’s silver jewelry, inspired by her Wasco/Yakama/Warm Springs heritage. Many of these works are based on the rock petroglyphs and pictographs from the Columbia River Gorge, and honor the mythological stories and characters drawn by her distant ancestors there.
October – Group Exhibit
Born of Myth and Fire II: Celebrating Northwest Coast Art in Glass
The Northwest’s hot love affair with glass has been smoldering for 40 years, and only grows in intensity as new artists are drawn to the flame. Glass is a transformative material: it must be heated and gathered, blown and shaped, cooled and refined. Smooth and clear, rough and opaque, delicate or dense, it changes its form many times as it finds its ideal shape. The legends of the Native peoples of the Northwest are similar: they change their properties as they are retold and re-imagined, and we turn them over and over to reveal new facets and truths. What better modern material to use, then, to render the characters and cultures of the Coast than glass? Join us as we honor the artists using the medium of glass to celebrate their indigenous heritage, including Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, Dan Friday, Allie High, Lillian Pitt, Susan Point, Marvin Oliver and Alano Edzerza.
Special Offer on Select Thomas Stream Original Paintings
Stonington Gallery has proudly represented the paintings of contemporary Aleut painter Thomas Stream for thirty-five years. Our exhibit schedule and storage capacity is such that not all his wonderful works can be on display at once, and we want them to be in homes where they will be treasured as they deserve! Therefore, we are offering a select collection of original framed paintings from past years at a rare discounted price: 20% off the framing and an additional 20% off the painting.
Stream’s bright palette and the curvilinear, geometric designs in his painting are very much inspired by the traditional painted steam-bent hats made and worn by the Aleut hunters at sea in their kayaks. These hats are to Stream what the spindle whorl is today’s Coast Salish artists: the object that represents the very core or spirit of their people. It is an object so specific to the industry and thus survival of the culture, that it at once sums up the accumulated knowledge of a people and their mastery of the skills required to flourish in a specific environment.
In observance of Labor Day, the gallery will be closed on Monday, Sept 4th. We re-open with normal hours on Tuesday. We will be installing our September solo exhibition, “Raven Skyriver: SURGE” on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the show will have a public opening reception on Thursday, Sept 7th from 6-8pm. Join us!
Back in July we had a visit from glassblower Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) who had just finished a multi-day blow at the Museum of Glass. He stopped by with the newly blown sculptures to give us a peek at what we might see in our September exhibition. As September draws near and each piece is completed, […]