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Address: 125 South Jackson Street | Seattle, WA | 98104

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Business Hours (PST): Weekdays 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-5:30pm | Sunday 12pm-5pm

Since 1979, Stonington Gallery has represented the finest contemporary Northwest Coast art. Our artists work in many media, styles and traditions, and are at the forefront of Pacific Northwest culture and art. The gallery offers full framing services and outstanding customer service. Visit us for exhibitions and events, and keep abreast of news here at our website or on Facebook.

Stonington Gallery facilitates many commissions between artists and collectors each year. Please contact the gallery with inquiries about commissioning works for your collection.


July 10 - September, 2014

Raven Skyriver & Thomas Stream

at the Seattle Aquarium




"Harbor" by Raven Skyriver, installed at the Seattle Aquarium.



We are proud to present a select grouping of Raven Skyriver's blown glass marine life and Thomas Stream's limited edition prints at the Seattle Aquarium this summer! To celebrate the opening of the new Harbor Seal Exhibit, Skyriver debuts a new harbor seal sculpture, as well as other spectacular works. Skyriver grew up on Lopez Island, WA and is passionate about the wildlife and ecosystems surrounding us. Thomas Stream is also a keen observer of natural life, depicting birds, fish and aquatic mammals of the region. His prints are emblematic of the interconnectivity between different habitats and environments.

All works in the exhibit are for sale.

Venue Information:

Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101-2015

(206) 386-4300


9:30am to 5pm daily
Last entry at 5pm,
exhibits close at 6pm

Admission to the mini exhibition is included with Aquarium tickets.

August 7 - 30, 2014














        Works in progress for the August exhibition.


Opening Reception,

First Thursday, August 7th, 6-8pm

Master carver Robert Barratt (Non-Indigenous) will debut an all-new body of masks, frontlets, bowls, combs, rattles and more in a tightly-focused exhibition this August. From his studio in West Vancouver this respected artist renders serene, dazzlingly detailed Northwest Coast-inspired sculpture in creamy alder wood and inlaid abalone shell. His designs and characters are most closely linked to the Tsimshian/Nisga'a cultures of British Columbia, and Barratt has collaborated and assisted a number of Tsimshian/Nisga'a artists in creating and restoring totem poles in this style.




August 7 - 30, 2014




                                              Detail of "Crow Chant" by Rick Bartow . Mixed media on paper. 2013.



Throughout the month of August we will highlight works on paper and in wood by legendary contemporary Wiyot artist Rick Bartow. We'll shine a spotlight on his pastels and mixed media works on paper that capture a maelstrom of emotion, often mixing fury and tenderness, ecstasy and quietude all in one.

Other works will not be on display, but available to see by request.




September 5 - 27, 2014

LOOK CLOSELY: Courtney Lipson | Nikki McClure | Thomas Stream



Opening Reception,

First FRIDAY, September 5th,


**Due to the Seahawks home opener game, the downtown Artwalk will occur on First Friday in September. **

This September we urge you to focus your eyes and to look closely at the work of three artists who create in the minute, the detailed and the delicate. Nikki McClure (Non-Indigenous), Thomas Stream (Sun'aq Aleut) and Courtney Lipson (Non-Indigenous) each build up a large image from the smallest details, utilizing their very different media to create wholes from disparate parts.

These three artists are also all inspired by the landscape, wildlife and natural rhythms that surround us here in the Pacific Northwest. Though they use varying media and focus on different aspects of nature, each is clearly deeply connected to this Northwest place.

Each artist's work has its own exhibit page -- be sure to visit all three!




These works are made by cutting a single sheet of black paper with an X-Acto blade and laying the fragile paper-cut

atop a white or colored backing. It is in some ways a paradox that the strength in of these familial bonds is presented

by the medium of knife and paper, by tearing, excising and cutting away. A science of subtraction, this method allows

McClure to focus on negative space, while improvising as she goes. 

Nikki McClure is well known around the Northwest for her calendars, books and paper goods. The works in this exhibit

will be original cut-paper. McClure was most recently seen in a solo exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum in 2012.

This is McClure's first major exhibition with Stonington Gallery.




Courtney Lipson (Non-Indigenous) creates fine art jewelry using tiny glass seed beads set into grout, creating

"micro-mosaic" art that can be admired on the move. Inspired by patterns and coloration found in nature, Lipson

has created series portraying feathers, wings, stones, striations, leaves, and more. In this exhibit she shows her widening

array of silversmithing techniques, and works based around the natural beauty of precious stones. Debuting in this show

are pendants with move-able filigree screens in sawed silver, and reversible pendants (shown below) with a stone on one side

and micro-mosaic patterns on the other.





Thomas Stream (Sun'aq Aleut) paints the denizens of the air with brilliant gouache and in incredible detail. 

As a contemporary Aleut artist, Stream combines the iconography of his heritage with modern painting.

Stream is inspired by the bentwood hunting hats of his Aleut ancestors, especially the spiral and dot patterns painted

along their length. Paying tribute to his heritage, he places a visor on each animal he paints, and incorporates the

traditional patterns into the bodies of his creatures.

For Look Closely Stream shucks the mold by filling in the backgrounds on behind his subjects, placing them in an

environment every bit as realized as the animals themselves. Stream is able to use contrasting, knock-out color to

dazzle the eye and draw the viewer ever closer in.





October 2 - 31, 2014


 A House, The Moon, and the Salish Sea





















    "Circling Ravens I " by Shaun Peterson. 


Opening Reception,

First Thursday, October 2nd, 6-8pm


We welcome Qwalsius Shaun Peterson (Puyallup) back to Stonington Gallery for a major exhibition this autumn.

A House, the Moon & the Salish Sea is an exhibit featuring all new works in a variety of media: laser-cut aluminum, limited edition prints, and wood and glass sculpture. Peterson was inspired by the recent "blood moon" lunar eclipse, and will explore imagery and mythology that connects to the moon. Many key myths among the Coast Salish tribes revolve around the moon and sky, and Shaun incorporates and retells these stories in his work. Peterson uses modern materials and sculptures to continue the tradition of telling ancient stories that have sustained Puyallup and Tulalip culture for millennia.

Stonington Gallery has helped to mentor the artist--now approaching his 40th birthday--since his teenaged years, and is proud to present a new body of work that continues to break new ground about how indigenous artwork is conceived. Over the course of his career, Peterson has worked in both traditional media--carving wood and creating hand-pulled prints--and in new media, incorporating sandblasted glass, giclee ink jet printing, laser-cut metal and digital design into the work. The result is art that continues the resurgence of traditional southern Salish design, but with a fully modern, sleek sensibility.



October 2 - 31, 2014


The Awakening












  "Raven Timelines Basket" by Isabel Rorick. 


Opening Reception,

First Thursday, October 2nd, 6-8pm


Like her great grandmother, Isabella Edenshaw, Haida weaver Isabel Rorick has set the standard for spruce root weaving for the next generation. Her work will be studied and analysed for its fineness, difficulty and spiritual quality. Weaving of this sort is a rarity and we are fortunate to be living in the time of Isabel Rorick.

In Isabel's upcoming exhibition with us she will focus on women's regalia, inspired by what she perceives as a time of change and awakening.      

Isabel writes:

It is with great conviction that this show comes because we are amidst great changes here in time. The world as we know it is going through massive changes. Things are changing every day. The weather, the way we grow food, the way we package and process food, the way we communicate.  It is a world that is spread very thin and there are a lot of things that are not following the sacred way things were meant to be.

There has to be a lot of the old ways restored to honour our mother with the prayers, the songs, the dances, and all the practices that the Native people practiced in endless time. The salmon Songs and dances, the rattling songs for healing with the chants and the songs  from the soul, the songs , the dances to honour the art, the songs and rituals that honour every  aspect of life from Birth to Death. We are all hungry for our way home our home is in all aspects of our life.



November 6 - 29, 2014





Opening Reception,

First Thursday, Nov 6, 6-8pm

Scott Jensen (Non-Indigenous) returns to the gallery this fall with a new body of work in sumptuous alder and cedar. This exhibition will have a special focus on masks, a medium that allows for Jensen's serene faces, smooth knife-finishing and subtle hand with pigments to shine through.



Right:  Detail from a new work by Scott Jensen. Images of works will not be posted online until after the opening reception.


November 6 - 29, 2014


Fifty Playful Things



Opening Reception,

First Thursday, Nov 6, 6-8pm


Artist Statement:

My heart longs to sing! It’s been a while since I’ve allowed myself to play in my studio. This year I plan to do just that! Fifty Playful Things will be a lighthearted medley of my favorite themes, a romp

through some new techniques I’ve been wanting to explore, and, well, I myself don’t want to know what else—I’m just going to let it happen!



Right:  Detail of Moon Through Winter Tree Bracelet
Sterling Silver, Keum Boo













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