Exhibition

Coming Up: A Season of Northwest Native Art Glass!

We are devoting our autumn season to back-to-back-to-back exhibits by three of the region’s top Native glass artists, in a celebration of the Northwest Native Art Glass movement. September brings Dan Friday (Lummi), October is Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and in November we close with Raven Skyriver (Tlingit). All three of these artists uses the medium of glass to reflect on aspects […]

Meet the Artist: Lillian Pitt

Stonington Gallery is honored to show a new body of work this May that springs from the vision of respected elder artist Lillian Pitt, in collaboration with Dan Friday (Lummi). Lillian has written and spoken extensively on her experiences as an indigenous artist and her journey to becoming the culture-bearer she is today. Learn more […]

Watch Dan Friday sculpt a glass bear totem

Dan Friday (Lummi) recently completed a white-hot residency at the Corning Museum of Glass, and the museum has produced this excellent video that details the hours of work and concentration that goes into making one of Dan’s Totem figures. This three hour video is a great introduction to hotsculpting, and it includes something we’ve never […]

Coming Up: Lillian Pitt + Dan Friday Collaborative Exhibit

The gallery is proud to host an exhibition of collaborative glass work by artists Lillian Pitt (Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama) and Dan Friday (Lummi) this May. The works are currently undergoing coldworking, and then will be photographed and transported for their debut on May 5th. The vessels were made collaboratively at a multi-day glass blow earlier in 2018; Dan brought over twenty […]

An Early Look At Works in Raven Skyriver’s September Show

Back in July we had a visit from glassblower Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) who had just finished a multi-day blow at the Museum of Glass. He stopped by with the newly blown sculptures to give us a peek at what we might see in our September exhibition. As September draws near and each piece is completed, […]

Video: How Dan Friday Makes His Mosaic Glass Baskets

Dan Friday (Lummi) and videographer Derek Klein have put together this video that shows the steps to making one of his luminous glass baskets. It’s a mixture of mosaic, hot-sculpting, and blowing the glass.  

Gearing up for Dan Friday’s August show

The work is coming in, and we are getting geared up for Dan Friday’s solo exhibition, “Dan Friday: New Works in Glass“! This exhibit will show off Dan’s repertoire of glass blowing and sculpting techniques, as well as the many cultural and aesthetic ideas he is exploring. Woven mosaic baskets, hot-sculpted bears, totems, feathers, skulls, […]

Raven Skyriver Hits the Museum of Glass

Did you get to see Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) working at the Museum of Glass this past weekend? If you missed it, check out this video of highlights from the MoG, showing Raven and the team working on a gorgeous sea turtle. Many of the pieces he blew will make their debut with us this September, […]

Hib Sabin’s “The Long Game” Opens This Week – Don’t Miss the Artist Walkthrough on Opening Night

The staff is busy installing our July exhibition, Hib Sabin’s “The Long Game”. The exhibit will open at 6pm on Thursday, July 6th, and we are excited to have the artist at the gallery for the celebration. Hib Sabin will give an informal exhibition tour at 7pm, free to attend. Along with opening the exhibit […]

Gallery Artists Featured in “Salish Modern” Museum Exhibition

The gallery has loaned a number of beautiful prints and sculptures to the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, WA for their upcoming exhibition “Salish Modern: Innovative Art with Ancient Roots.” The museum exhibit will include works by Shaun Peterson – Qwalsius (Puyallup/Tulalip), lessLIE Sam (Coast Salish), Dan Friday (Lummi), Adam Louis (Nooksack) and Joseph […]

“Masters of Disguise” Closes this Friday

You have just a few more hours to see one of the largest and most beautiful shows of the year, “Masters of Disguise III”! We will begin to uninstall the works tomorrow, so that we may have ample installation time for our July exhibit, “Hib Sabin: The Long Game”. A latecomer to the show is […]

Masks 2017: Courtney Lipson Gives Us A Peek Into Her Process

Courtney Lipson (Adopted Tlingit/Non-Indigenous) has developed an incredible micro-mosaic technique to bead on carved wood. In this excellent video she shows us the technical brilliance, patience and commitment it takes to conceive and create a beaded mask for our upcoming group mask exhibition, “Masters of Disguise”, opening June 1st. This mask is a collaboration between Courtney and […]