For over 35 years Stonington Gallery has facilitated special commissions between clients and artists. From small works–such as paintings and jewelry–to monumental projects–like totem poles, house screens, and public art–we connect artists of the highest integrity and technical skill to your projects. If you have a vision, we have a solution. Please contact the gallery to inquire about special commissions with our artists, and take a look at some of the dreams we’ve made reality in the past:
Evelyn Vanderhoop’s Ravenstail Robe Enters the Collection of the MFA Boston
Raven’s Tail robe by Evelyn Vanderhoop (b.1953) Masset, British Columbia / 2017-2018 / Twined wool, sea otter fur, cedar bark fiber, shell, copper threads A Contemporary Ravenstail Robe Enters the Collection of the MFA Boston Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida) weaving a contemporary masterwork for the MFA Boston Collection, 2019. Photo by Bernadette Jarrard. Two years ago […]
Sweetgrass Basket Commission with Dan Friday
Clients looking for very special, meaningful corporate gifts needed to look no farther than the glass baskets of Dan Friday (Lummi). Inspired by the way the artist “weaves” the glass together, the clients chose Dan to create multiple Sweetgrass Baskets to symbolize the long partnership between themselves and the recipients. Dan beautifully brought their vision […]
Raven Skyriver Hits the Studio with a Salmon Commission
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 […]
Is 2017 the year you put a ring on it? Think custom wedding rings by Joan Tenenbaum
Is 2017 the year you put a ring on it? Planning to renew vows, get engaged, or need to replace a missing, damaged or badly-fitting ring? Let us assist! Stonington Gallery is proud to work with fine art jeweler Joan Tenenbaum, who has long specialized in creating beautiful custom wedding rings. Much of Joan’s work […]
In the Studio with Raven Skyriver
We had the honor of tagging along to Pratt Fine Arts to watch Raven Skyriver blow an amazing mahi mahi (aka dorado, aka dolphinfish) this week. Raven and his team work on a huge scale for blown glass — the size of this fish was almost too large for the glory hole to accommodate. But […]
Trevor Hunt – Raven Mask
In December 2016 a client came to us on the hunt for a fantastic Raven mask that could hang from the ceiling in a dramatic way. After speaking with numerous artists, the gallery and client landed on the perfect artist to see the job through: Kwaguilth carver Trevor Hunt. Above is a photo of the […]
Thomas Stream “Aleutian Dream” Painting
“Aleutian Dream” is the result of a client requesting that painter Thomas Stream (Sun’aq Aleut) try his hand at a creature he had never painted before; a Great White shark. The final result is dazzling, with complex composition and a dynamic sense of motion.
2016: Phil Gray – Elwha River Mask
This lyrical portrait mask was commissioned by a client involved in and inspired by the Elwha River dam removal, and the resurgence of the wildlife in and around the river system.
2015: A Year for Public Art
2015 saw the collection of quite a bit of Northwest artwork by municipal and medical institutions in our region. The gallery was honored to work with institutions such as the City of Seattle, City of Tacoma, Ballard High School Foundation, University of Washington Medicine, and Swedish Medical Center to place artwork in public spaces and […]
Commissions by Courtney Lipson
Courtney Lipson has been commissioned by many clients to create stunning, personal jewelry that reflect their style and interests. Shown here are one-of-a-kind pieces from years of successful commissions. To commission a work from the artist, contact the gallery.
Susan Point – New Horizons
When is a print not a print? When it’s a glorious etched glass panel. This work was the result of a commission by a client who loved Susan Point’s poignant way of bringing together the elements of water and sky. The resulting artwork, “New Horizons”, was so successful that Point created the serigraphs Anvil Island […]