CURRENT EXHIBITS

Holiday Season

12/11/2017 - 12/31/2017

Gifts for the Northwest Coast Art Lover

The holiday season is upon us, and we know you are looking for the perfect artful gift. Whether it’s a piece of fine jewelry, a print to brighten a wall, or a luminous sculpture in wood, bronze or glass, we have an elegant solution. Even better: buying from our gallery supports regional artists and a small local business! Everything we show at Stonington Gallery is hand-made by regional artists: no mass production, no factories, no automation–just works made by artists at the top of their field.

Enjoy this curated selection of works that will make this holiday extra special. Please call or email the gallery to purchase works. We will endeavor to keep the listings current, but we do apologize if work sells and is not immediately updated.

Enjoy this curated selection of works that will make this holiday extra special. Please call or email the gallery to purchase works.

December – Group

12/04/2017 - 01/07/2018

The Sky World: Winter Invitational Exhibit

“The Sky World” completes the three-year series of group exhibits began by “Resurgence: Rivers” and continued by “Into the Woods: Forests”. Now we look to the sky to finish this cycle of winter group shows focusing on the indelible ecosystem, landscape and mythic heritage of the Northwest.

The Sky World theme offers a rich number of possibilities. Since the dawn of civilization mankind has looked to the skies and tried to make sense of our place in the immense, extraordinary and magnificent universe. Draw your eyes up to the heavens and contemplate all the ideas the sky, the atmosphere, the weather, the planets and stars present. Each generation is stirred and moved by the beauty and fragility of our skies.

December

12/04/2017 - 12/31/2017

Joan Tenenbaum: LANDSCAPE AS AMULET

We welcome fine art jeweler Joan Tenenbaum back to the gallery to show the work in silver, gold and precious stones that she has been creating all year. As always, Tenenbaum is deeply inspired by the landscape, ecology, and animal life of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and draws the colors and textures of the region into her exquisitely-crafted jewelry. Join us to discover what she has in store for this December exhibition!

“It is in our quiet moments that we draw sustenance from those places of nature we have touched. Whether it’s a wild creature or a wild place, just knowing it’s there gives us a sense of peace. As we reflect on our evocative encounters with the natural world we instinctively move to physically touch a symbol of those connections.”
-Joan Tenenbaum, 2017.

WINTER 2017

11/25/2017 - 01/01/2018

Special Offer on Walter Davidson Silver Jewelry

From November 25 through January 1st we are offering all handcarved silver jewelry by Haida artist Walter Davidson for 20% off. These beautiful earrings, rings, pendants and cuffs are unique, hand-made creations from Davidson’s studio and are loving expressions of culture and attention to detail. All works are priced in Canadian, and depend on the day’s exchange rate, which usually hovers between .80-.85 USD. For those buying in the US, this results in a lower price than listed.

Autumn 2017

09/29/2017 - 12/25/2017

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.



NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Thomas Stream’s “Snow Scene” Paintings Are Available As Prints

    Each year the Stonington Gallery hosts an invitational group exhibition celebrating the winter season; and every year painter Thomas Stream (Sun’aq Aleut) is the very first artist to submit his work. From 2013-2016 Stream produced what we at the gallery refer to as his “snow scene” paintings: four beloved gouache on paper paintings that look […]

  • Gallery will be closed on Thurs, Nov. 23

    The gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving this Thursday, Nov. 23rd. We will reopen for normal business hours on Friday, 10am. Image shown is by Susan Point (Musqueam).

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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