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 Mae Jemison, Amelia Earhart, Mercury 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper, the Tuskegee Airmen, and Chuck Yeager.

Ongoing

04/01/2019 - 06/01/2019

Spotlight On: Masters of Vancouver Island & Beyond - The Todd Collection

We are honored to present works from the Todd Collection, a spectacular array of works collected over a 25 year period. In 2018 we presented the first segment of the Todd Collection, selling many exquisite works immediately. Now, we are excited to re-feature this collection of master-quality works with new pricing. This array includes some of the most important names in contemporary Northwest Coast art, and pieces made at the height of these artists’ powers. The collection has a special focus on masks by Vancouver Island artists in Kwakwaka’wakw, Kwagiulth and Nuu-chah-nulth traditions. This exhibition brings together masks, bowls, chests, panels and objects from some of the Northwest Coast’s most revered artists, and represents a dazzling survey of some of the most important carvers working on and around Vancouver Island from the mid-to-late 20th century.

Ongoing

06/14/2018 - 09/30/2019

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

Masks: The Art of Becoming

Historically, masks were widely used up and down the Northwest Coast as a tool of transformation; to become someone or something; to tell the stories of creation; and to explain the histories of rights and privileges. Today, they continue to be both forms for ceremony and active practice, as well as aesthetic expressions of artistic mastery. Join us as we celebrate masks as both an artform and living cultural expression, made by artists from all around the Northwest Coast. 

July

07/11/2019 - 07/28/2019

Hib Sabin: The Still Point of the Turning World

Exhibition opens July 11th, 6-8pm. Exhibit runs July 3-28th.
Special Event: Lecture and Book Signing Wednesday July 10th, 6:30pm.

In July we present a new body of work by Santa Fe sculptor Hib Sabin, in conjunction with the release of his book “The Other Side of Silence, The Far Side of Time”. This 128-page hardcover book is the first major collection of Sabin’s work, and we are proud to host an exclusive book-signing with Hib Sabin on July 10th. Join us on the 10th for a sneak peek at his new exhibit and for the signing, or on the 11th for the First Thursday (technically Second Thursday, due to the July 4th holiday) opening reception.

August

08/01/2019 - 08/31/2019

Jason Gobin & Trevor Hunt

In August we present exhibitions by Jason Gobin (Tulalip Nation) and Trevor Hunt (Kwagiulth Nation), two mid-career artists creating contemporary versions of traditional objects such as masks, paddles, and panels.

Gobin– known as Hik Stubs in the Tulalip dialect–focuses on the revitalization of Salish artforms through the use of multiple media, including painting, carving, weaving, and digital. Gobin is also a commercial fisherman, and the caretaker and one of the skippers for the tribal sea-going canoes at Tulalip.

Hunt hails from farther up the Northwest Coast, and is part of the famed Hunt family of Fort Rupert on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. He comes from a long line of hereditary carvers and artists that have been instrumental in the survival of the Kwagiulth art form on the Northwest Coast. His father is Stan Hunt, his grandfather was Henry Hunt and his great-grandfather was Mungo Martin.

September

09/05/2019 - 09/29/2019

Salish Brilliance: Dan Friday & Maynard Johnny, Jr.

In September we welcome two Coast Salish artists to the gallery who honor their roots with vibrant, brilliant color and vivacity.

Dan Friday (Lummi Nation) has been working in glass for decades, and makes sculpture informed by the anthropological and historic objects made and used by his ancestors. His “woven” mosaic glass baskets are tributes to the weavers of the Lummi, while his small glass totemic sculptures are a testament to the Lummi totem carvers, including his great-grandfather, Joseph Hillaire. Friday recently won the Audience Choice award at the Bellevue Arts Museum for his mixed-media installation of glass salmon swimming across the walls and up into a woven cedarbark reef net, surrounded by sxwole (reefnet anchors) in blown glass.

Maynard Johnny, Jr. (Penelakut/Kwakwaka’wakw) uses bright color and bold design to interpret his dual Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw heritage through his prints, paddles and paintings. He is first and foremost a painter; his designs exhibit clarity, confidence, motion and grace. The ultimate success and transcendence of both Northern and Salish art hinges on an understanding and clarity of line, and this is something he has proven time and time again.