A Look Back at 2018: Art In Action!

2018 was a busy year for Stonington and our artists, and we wanted to share some of what we’ve been bustling about. From special commissions to museum acquisitions, to some secrets that we still can’t talk about, there have been fantastic projects in the works!

Numerous works from Stonington were added to museum and civic collections this year, including a glass vessel by Dan Friday and Lillian Pitt. Other works include skateboards by Angela Swedberg and Jason Gobin, and pieces by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Troy Kwakseesthala Roberts, Marika Swan, Crystal Worl, Preston Singletary, Dan Friday, Alison Marks, Alano Edzerza, and Susan Point.

“Gorge Spirits” by Lillian Pitt and Dan Friday, acquired by a museum collection in 2018.
We were also honored to loan works to a number of institutions this year so that they could be enjoyed in public exhibitions. Raven Skyriver’s glass took a spin through the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Kirkland Art Center, and SeaTac Airport. Marika Swan’s prints resided in a large exhibition on indigenous printmaking at the Tacoma Art Museum. Dan Friday and Lillian Pitt’s collaborative glass is currently on view at the Portland Art Museum, and Preston Singletary’s bronze and glass Raven Steals the Light traveled all the way to the British Museum!

Installation view of “Canoe Journeys: Pulling Together” at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.



Digital design by Jeffrey Veregge for Snoqualmie Casino.
It was also our pleasure to work with Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam) to facilitate the creation of a gorgeous room-sized mural for Snoqualmie Casino, which opened in Fall 2018. If you find yourself in the VIP entrance to the casino, look up and you’ll see this gorgeous moon looking down at you.
It is a pleasure to live and work in a region where art is considered an integral public asset, and celebrated for its power to provide a window on local history, contemporary issues, and its ability to heal. We thank these institutions for their support of local artists, and congratulations to all of the artists who had their work collected and loaned this year.