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.
Scott JensenBear Mask
Hib SabinThe Joy of Freedom
Hib SabinThe Shadow of Transparent Appearances
Hib SabinTrickster Canoe – Raven/Coyote Spirit Canoe
Hib SabinThe Robe of Inner Silences
Walter DavidsonRaven Transforming Back Into Itself
Courtney LipsonRed Raindrops Series
Courtney LipsonBlue Raindrops Series
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
The gallery will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you have a beautiful day, and we’ll see you Tuesday at normal opening hours. Wolf Brothers by Shaun Peterson – Qwalsius (Puyallup/Tulalip) 22.75″h x 22″w
Stonington Gallery is honored to show a new body of work this May that springs from the vision of respected elder artist Lillian Pitt, in collaboration with Dan Friday (Lummi). Lillian has written and spoken extensively on her experiences as an indigenous artist and her journey to becoming the culture-bearer she is today. Learn more […]