February

02/06/2020 - 02/29/2020

Crystal Worl: On the Water

We begin our 2020 exhibition season with a show of original paintings and carving by the Juneau-based mixed media artist and entrepreneur Crystal Worl (Tlingit/Athabascan). The core of this exhibit are eleven original watercolors Worl created for the new trilingual children’s book, “Cradle Songs of Southeast Alaska”. The book includes lullabies in three languages–Tlingit, Haida, and Ts’msyen–and is newly available for wide release. These vivid watercolors are celebrations of communication between generations, and their bold colors connote the joy and strong sense-memories of childhood.

Online Exhibition

01/27/2020 - 02/29/2020

Bears spend much of the winter in a state of torpor–a slightly less intense version of true hibernation–and they’re a rare sight until spring. That’s why we’ve decided to shine a spotlight on these majestic animals during winter 2020, as a reminder of their power, grandeur, and important role in the ecosystem. Even if humans don’t enter torpor in winter, we can certainly understand the allure of remaining “in the den” during this time of year: staying warm and comfortable, delighting in good food and nourishing activities, and laying low with friends and family. Enjoy these works in many styles and media honoring bears of all kinds: fierce or gentle, cozy or roaming, protective or welcoming.

Annual Framing & Framed Art Sale – EXTENDED!

01/15/2020 - 02/29/2020

Winter 2020

The Stonington Gallery employs a full-time framer, the wonderful Terry Upshall, who frames 99% of the flat work you see in the gallery. But did you know that we will also frame works you bring in to us? Terry uses conservation-grade materials and is available each Tuesday-Saturday for consultations.

From Jan 12- Feb 28:
-Take 20% off all new framing projects, regardless if they are work purchased in or out of the gallery.
-Take 20% off the framing cost of all framed works in the gallery. We pre-frame many prints, paintings and flat media, and this is your opportunity to knock down the framing price and take home a piece ready for hanging.
-Any flat work you purchase with the gallery automatically qualifies for 20% off the framing costs if you choose to frame it with us.

March

03/05/2020 - 03/29/2020

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson: Where the Moonlight Meets the Water

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson (Puyallup) debuts a body of new prints on paper and aluminum panel in “Where the Moonlight Meets the Water”. The digitally-designed works are illustrations for a forthcoming book on reimagined Coast Salish myths, “Killer Whale-Wolf & the Isle of Women,” created with Andrea Grant (Coast Salish). Peterson focuses on individual characters from Salish myths in many of the works, building the images from a dense layering of transparent colors and shapes. Peterson revisits familiar stories and flips their perspectives, excavating new meanings and motives from archetypes.

Special Event: Qwalsius Shaun Peterson & Andrea Grant
March 25, 6:30pm / Free to attend
Contemporary Coast Salish artists Andrea Grant and Peterson join us to preview stories and illustrations from their forthcoming collaborative book, “Killer Whale-Wolf & the Isle of Women”. Illustrated by Peterson and written by Grant, the book re-imagines traditional stories from various Coast Salish peoples and re-tells them in the modern day. 

March

03/05/2020 - 03/29/2020

Woven Together: Mini Exhibition with Spotlight on Susan Pavel

In March we highlight the art of weaving up and down the Pacific Northwest Coast, whether in the form of baskets, hats, robes or rattles. This mini-show exhibits varied weaving practices of many of our longtime artists, with a particular focus on the Salish blankets of Susan Pavel / sa’hLamitSa. Other works in the show are by Lisa Telford, Isabel Rorick, Deborah Head, Alison Bremner, Kandi McGilton, and Paul Rowley.

Pavel, a master weaver in her own right and the inheritor of the knowledge of subiyay Bruce Miller, debuts four new blankets / robes that are dyed with natural dyes made from locally sourced plants. Coast Salish weaving is a specific genre and technique unto itself. The art was retained by a few master weavers, including the late subiyay Bruce Miller, a Skokomish spiritual leader, who chose Pavel as an apprentice in the mid-1990s. Pavel, who is not Native, was chosen to carry on the technique by Miller. Traditionally, Salish blankets/clothing are woven using a variety of animal and plant fibers including mountain goat wool, canine hair, hemp, fireweed, milkweed, cattail, cotton grass, and yellow and red cedar bark. Various plants were used to create the colors used in dying the wool.

Artist Event

03/25/2020 - 03/25/2020

Qwalsius Shaun Peterson / Andrea Grant

Special Event:
Qwalsius Shaun Peterson & Andrea Grant
March 25, 6:30pm / Free to attend

Contemporary Coast Salish artists Grant and Peterson join us to preview stories and illustrations from their forthcoming collaborative book, “Killer Whale-Wolf & the Isle of Women”. Illustrated by Peterson and written by Grant, the book re-imagines traditional stories from various Coast Salish peoples and re-tells them in the modern day. 

The event brings the two artists together in a presentation about the forthcoming publication, and will include a spoken word performance by Grant.

April

04/02/2020 - 04/30/2020

Jason & Trevor Hunt: Bloodlines

In April we feature brothers Jason Hunt and Trevor Hunt, who hail from the famed artistic lineage of the Hunt family of Fort Rupert on Vancouver Island (BC). Many of the brothers’ family members–including father Stan Hunt–are renowned artists known for their incredible masks, panels, paddles, and drums, and these two continue that tradition with modern flair and tools. We look forward to seeing what kinds of spectacular Vancouver Island-style works will emerge for this joint show.

May

05/07/2020 - 05/31/2020

Jeffrey Veregge: A Better Tomorrow

Inspired by the hopeful outlook of the technical and scientific innovations of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Century 21 Expo, Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam) continues his exploration of hope, teamwork and positivity through the lens of Americana, nostalgia and pop art. Utilizing Salish design in his signature Salish Geek style, Veregge pays tribute to a time when the future was seen as boundless, and technology represented opportunities and solutions.