Commission

Evelyn Vanderhoop’s Ravenstail Robe Enters the Collection of the MFA Boston

Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida) weaving a contemporary masterwork for the MFA Boston Collection, 2019. Photo by Bernadette Jarrard. A Contemporary Ravenstail Robe Enters the Collection of the MFA Boston Two years ago we embarked on an exciting project with curators at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida): the weaving of a contemporary Ravenstail robe […]

In the Studio with Raven Skyriver

We had the honor of tagging along to Pratt Fine Arts to watch Raven Skyriver blow an amazing mahi mahi (aka dorado, aka dolphinfish) this week. Raven and his team work on a huge scale for blown glass — the size of this fish was almost too large for the glory hole to accommodate. But […]

Trevor Hunt – Raven Mask

In December 2016 a client came to us on the hunt for a fantastic Raven mask that could hang from the ceiling in a dramatic way. After speaking with numerous artists, the gallery and client landed on the perfect artist to see the job through: Kwaguilth carver Trevor Hunt. Above is a photo of the […]

Barry Herem – Fernscape

This Seattle client wanted to gift her partner–a botanist–the commission of a sculpture that would celebrate his love of ferns. Long-time admirers of Barry Herem’s work, they felt Barry would be the ideal artist to materialize the beauty and peace found in a fern garden. The two components of the commission are “The Dreamer” and […]

Thomas Stream “Aleutian Dream” Painting

“Aleutian Dream” is the result of a client requesting that painter Thomas Stream (Sun’aq Aleut) try his hand at a creature he had never painted before; a Great White shark. The final result is dazzling, with complex composition and a dynamic sense of motion.

2016: Phil Gray – Elwha River Mask

This lyrical portrait mask was commissioned by a client involved in and inspired by the Elwha River dam removal, and the resurgence of the wildlife in and around the river system.

Commissions by Courtney Lipson

Courtney Lipson has been commissioned by many clients to create stunning, personal jewelry that reflect their style and interests. Shown here are one-of-a-kind pieces from years of successful commissions. To commission a work from the artist, contact the gallery.

Masks by Greg Colfax

Greg Colfax completed a commission of two masks for a client through the gallery in 2013, bringing the strength and power of Makah design to Seattle.

Flight of the Thunderbird Door

David Franklin created a gorgeous door for a private home, working with a glass fabricator to allow his flying thunderbirds to cross from wood to glass.

Hib Sabin – Mask Commission

Hib Sabin was commissioned by a private collector to create a forest of creatures in his signature juniper wood. Masks are juniper and pigments on custom iron stands.

Robert Davidson: Salmon Transformation Mask

Robert Davidson (Haida) – Salmon Transformation Mask Red Cedar, Pigments, Opercula, Cedar Fringe. Private Collection. 2011  

Phil Gray – Yin/Yang Panel

Phil Gray (Ts’msyen) carved this meditative panel out of creamy yellow cedar for a private client.