March

03/04/2019 - 03/31/2019

Splendor In Spring II

In March we present works fresh out of the studio from several artists working up and down the Northwest Coast. We invite these artists to shake off the doldrums of winter and think fresh, dream bright, and start anew. Small, focused bodies of works from sculptors, painters, jewelers and printmakers will converge in an exhibition that welcomes spring and heads in new directions.

Ongoing

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 art@stoningtongallery.com 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.

June

06/06/2019 - 06/30/2019

Masters of Disguise V: Group Mask Exhibition

May

05/02/2019 - 05/31/2019

Jeffrey Veregge: Bold Americans - Above + Beyond

Illustrator and designer Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam) delves into American history to honor exemplary men and women in the fields of science and aviation, utilizing Coast Salish formline design to convey a blend of nostalgia and respect for these pioneers. Veregge writes, “We are in a dark time as a country; divided and angry. I want an art show that brings us back to a time of hope, bravery and imagination. I want people to see and remember real heroes from various times in our country: a visual form of patriotism that isn’t hate-fueled.”

“Bold Americans” debuts new prints honoring aviators including Jacqueline Cochran (Women Airforce Service Pilot), Mae Jemison (first African American woman to travel in space), Mary Riddle (second Native woman to earn a pilot’s license, in the 1930s), Amelia Earhart, Mercury 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper, the Tuskegee Airmen (Red Tails), and Chuck Yeager (who broke the sound barrier).

SPECIAL EVENT

04/10/2019 - 04/10/2019

Art Talk: Charles Froelick on the Life and Legacy of Rick Bartow

Art talk at Stonington Gallery, April 10th 6:30pm.
Free to attend. First come first seated.
Stonington Gallery proudly welcomes Charles Froelick to give a presentation on the life, legacy and works of renowned artist Rick Bartow (Wiyot) during the run of Bartow’s exhibition at our gallery. Charles worked with Rick as his primary gallerist and archivist for many years, and the two formed a deep and lasting relationship. He has toured the country speaking and presenting on Bartow’s life and art, both during Bartow’s life and since his passing in 2016. Charles was instrumental in the creation of Bartow’s retrospective exhibition–What You Know But Cannot Explain–that opened in 2015 and continues to tour the country even now, and he provides insight of a rare caliber and depth into this enigmatic artist’s canon. 

April

04/04/2019 - 04/28/2019

Drew Michael: Solo Exhibition

Contemporary mixed media sculptor Drew Michael (Inupiaq / Yup’ik Nations) returns to the gallery for his fourth solo exhibition this spring. The young sculptor has been delving deeply into the concepts including shadow selves, spirals, and journeys through mazes to reach understanding.

Michael utilizes traditional Yup’ik and Inupiaq mask forms as a launch-pad from which to then explore his contemporary life, adding non-traditional materials and found objects that imbue his masks and mask-forms with resonance. Michael’s works often exhibit a mixture of influences, from Alaska Native to Byzantine icon, 1900s fashion and history to contemporary design, and beyond. A recent move from Alaska to the Lower 48 will also undoubtedly influence the new body of work that will debut in this exhibition.

April 2019

04/04/2019 - 04/28/2019

Rick Bartow: From the Archive

Special Event: Charles Froelick Speaks About the Life, Works and Legacy of Rick Bartow – Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30pm.

This April we are proud to feature works on paper by late artist Rick Bartow (Wiyot). Some of these original paintings and monotypes are emerging from the artist’s archive and have not been readily available since his passing. All bear the signature hallmarks of Bartow’s oeuvre: energetic, organic marks from his hands and fingers; enigmatic words and numbers emerging from the subconscious; and a tight connection to the natural and spirit worlds. Bartow’s artistry taps into the vitality of a parallel world where mythic characters clash and clamor with tangible force. His work invites us to enter this reality, and guides us through its rhythms and rituals. In his hands, the realm of the spirit is not a quiet abstraction, but a place that can bite, bleed and sing.