Sep 142013

A. Sterritt Happy Sky/Heaven Honour Indigenous Women Ourselves, 2013 Photo: David Brosha, Wolf Design: Valerie Margan

Next on the schedule for Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is Rez/Erect: Native Erotica, “a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality.” Artists include Shawn Hunt, Nicholas Galanin, Dionne Paul, Preston Singletary and Alida Kinnie Starr.

The curators tell us :“Artists draw their inspiration from diverse sources: the natural world, language, oral histories, creation stories, ancient songs of love and heartbreak, dance, ceremony, traditional foods, working with wood and natural fibres.” The exhibition runs from September 25 2013 through February 16 2014.

This is the last week for Haisla artist Lyle Wilson’s exhibition Paint! at the Bill Reid Gallery before it closes on September 15 2013. The final program, at 2 pm on Saturday September 14, is Lyle Wilson’s Lost Essay in the British Museum. Wilson will speak about the evolution of the art of the Pacific Northwest coast based on his study of the works from the important collection of the British Museum.

For more about the gallery, see


Jun 072012
Joe David, Grandfather (Stone) & Grandfather (Glass)  Stonington Gallery/ZensPhoto

Joe David, Grandfather (Stone) & Grandfather (Glass) Stonington Gallery/ZensPhoto

The Stonington Gallery in Seattle opens its Steal the Sun, Feel the Heat: A Group Exhibition in Glass on June 7 2012. Artists include Joe David, Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, Susan Point and Alano Edzerza. On June 18 at 6:30 pm, Raven Skyriver will speak at the Stonington Gallery about his career, artistic influences and technique.

Dec 072011
Joe David/Preston Singletary Shrine Figures.  Photo: Ann Cameron

Joe David/Preston Singletary Shrine Figures. Photo: Ann Cameron

Ka Ka Win Chealth: Joe David & Preston Singletary is an exhibition at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver until December 10 2011. The title of the exhibition is the traditional Nuu-chah-nulth family name given to Joe David meaning Orca Transforming or Wolf Transforming into Killer Whale.

Joe David has worked with Tlingit artist Preston Singletary at the Pilchuk Glass School near Seattle since 2000. The group of Shrine Figures illustrated above refers to the Yuquot Whalers’ Shrine, a ritual structure with figures traditionally used in the spiritual preparations for whale hunts.

The Gallery has published a striking and well-illustrated catalogue of the exhibition. For more information see

Mar 162011
Wolf Hat 1989  Coll. James Sherman  Photo: Russell Johnson

Wolf Hat 1989 Coll. James Sherman Photo: Russell Johnson

The survey exhibition of 52 works by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary, shown at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma Washington last summer, will open at the Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center in New York on March 19 2011.
Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows includes the Clan House, a monumental glass sculpture of the interior of a Tlingit longhouse, and a large wall mural created by the artist especially for this installation of the show.

Singletary is exhibiting his newest pieces at the Traver Gallery in Tacoma in Contents of a Dream to April 17 2011. See

His work can also be seen in Cultural Confluence: Urban People of Asian and Native American Heritages, a group show at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Experience in Seattle until September 18 2011. See