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
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.
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.
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.
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.