Located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, Stonington Gallery exhibits an exciting collection of contemporary masterworks of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska. Serving Seattle since 1979, the gallery is respected for the depth and quality of its collection, exceptional customer service, and knowledgeable staff. For visitors wishing to understand the character of Seattle and the wider Northwest Coast, our gallery is a rich cultural introduction, and proof of the vibrant, living Indigenous cultures and artists of our region. Our mission is to provide the ideal environment for the presentation, enjoyment, and understanding of premier contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska. Our commitment to educating the public and advancing the appreciation of Northwest Coast art has led us to exhibit at museums, convention centers, government buildings, SeaTac airport, the Seattle Aquarium, art fairs, and Nantes, France.
The gallery staff acknowledges that the gallery and larger city of Seattle occupies unceded Duwamish lands.
What We Exhibit:
Our artists work in many media, styles, and traditions, and are at the forefront of Pacific Northwest Coast culture and art. We offer works at all price points and in all media.
A special emphasis is placed on works in glass by contemporary Indigenous artists such as Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, Dan Friday, Raya Friday, Lillian Pitt and others. We place the spotlight on works by Coast Salish artists of our area, and were the first institution in Seattle to highlight the work of Coast Salish cultures in a solo exhibition. Our collection of masks, totems, panels, boxes and other sculpture in cedar and alder is unparalleled, featuring carvers including Joe David, Tom Patterson, Junior Henderson, Allie High, James Johnson, Drew Michael, Lena Amason, Qwalsius – Shaun Peterson, Susan Point, Taylor Krise, Troy Kwakseesthala, Kari Morgan, Andrea Cook, Neeka Cook, Hib Sabin, the Hunt Family, the Marston family, Robin Rorick, Sesyaz Saunders, Cori Savard and many more.
Prints and paintings from small to large allow visitors to find a piece in their price range. Printers and painters include Robert Davidson, Susan Point, Preston Singletary, David R. Boxley, Alano Edzerza, lessLIE, Allie High, Rick Bartow, Paige Pettibon, Thomas Stream, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Nikki McClure, and many others. Weavers–who are the heart of a living culture–are well represented by Isabel Rorick, Lisa Telford, Deborah Head, Lily Hope, Ursala Hudson, Susan Pavel, Paul Rowley, Kandi McGilton, and more. And art jewelry spans from the traditional–such as silver engraved cuffs and argillite–to the unexpected and lyrical: Nicholas Galanin, Jay Simeon, Gwaai Edenshaw, Walter Davidson, Bill Bedard, Gene Chilton and others.
Where We Are:
Located in historic Pioneer Square at 125 South Jackson Street, Stonington Gallery is part of Seattle’s famous arts neighborhood. Our original Seattle neighborhood offers boutique shopping, eateries, cafes and trendy bars, picturesque alleys, and a pedestrian mall that leads to the city’s main stadiums and Events Center where the Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners play.
When to Visit:
Our current hours are: Mon available by email, phone, and by appointment only; Tue-Fri Gallery Open 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 5pm; Sunday Closed.
We are proud participants of the First Thursday Art Walk, a monthly evening event when many galleries stay open late to open exhibitions and celebrate with the public. The Art Walk is a free event, and a wonderful opportunity to meet artists at their exhibit receptions. Stonington Gallery is open 10 am-8 pm each First Thursday. Thanks to the Alliance for Pioneer Square there is free parking in select garages during the Art Walk.
Making a Purchase:
The gallery’s website does not offer e-commerce, but we are available 6-days a week by phone and email and Tue-Sat in person to assist with your purchase. We ship worldwide. Please call the gallery at 206-405-4040 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a shipping quote or finalize a purchase. You may also use the form on our contact page to reach us directly. We accept checks and all major credit cards. Interest-free layaway installment plans are an option — just inquire with a staff member.
The gallery offers full framing services, and our framer is on site Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat 11-5. All of our framing is 100% lignin free, and we use conservation grade materials. We are able to frame artwork you purchase from us, or pieces you purchase elsewhere. Schedule a Framing Consultation.
The gallery ships artwork nationally and internationally. Small to medium works are packaged in-house and sent by UPS, USPS, or DHL and larger or more complex works are often sent via art handlers or professional craters. All work ships fully insured. In the unfortunate event of a package being damaged or lost, please take photos of the damaged packaging and/or artwork and contact us immediately.
The gallery directors and staff are not licensed appraisers, and will not be able to appraise most work or collections. If you are seeking an appraisal for insurance values or resale value of your Northwest Coast artwork, we confidently recommend Erin Fossum at McAllister/Fossum. We do not provide appraisals or insurance values on prints or paintings by Nancy Taylor Stonington, and advise collectors to contact Nancy at her artist website.
Stonington Gallery facilitates many commissions between artists and collectors each year! We have worked on projects as large as whole totem pole parks to as small as a single ring. We pride ourselves on connecting clients to artwork they will love for the rest of their lives. Please contact the gallery with inquiries about commissioning works for your collection.
Artists Seeking Representation:
Thank you for your interest in representation with the gallery. Our predominant focus is on masterworks by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska. Native American work from other regions–while beautiful–is not shown at the gallery. Our gallery has been in operation for 44 years and maintains strong, long term partnerships with our artists, and our exhibit calendar–and our storage–is often full. We take new artists in only after careful consideration.
If you wish to submit art for consideration, please email us a link to your website, or email a few representative images of your work, along with a statement about what you do and why you feel you are a good fit for Stonington. Please do not bring work to the gallery without a prior appointment. Due to the volume of submissions, we do view all emails, but cannot respond to everyone. We appreciate your understanding.
Collectors Seeking Secondary Market Consignment:
The gallery occasionally and selectively brings works in on the secondary market, but only on consignment, and only if the work is in excellent condition and/or of outstanding quality. Works by artists we currently represent or have represented in the past are candidates for resale; works by artists we have never represented or are too far outside the scope of Northwest Coast art are not. If you wish to submit art for secondary market consignment, please email us clear photos of the piece(s), from many angles, and preferably a detailed image of an artist signature. We are not currently seeking prints or paintings by Nancy Taylor Stonington. Please do not bring work to the gallery without a prior appointment. Due to the volume of submissions we do view all emails, but cannot respond to every one. We appreciate your understanding.