northwest coast art

Private Residence – Cedar Mask2

 

cedar raven masks northwest coast art

“Baxbakualanuxsiwae”cedar mask by Beau Dick, creates a colorful and baroque center of interest amidst the neutral tones of the home’s interior. In the background a stained cedar sliding panel custom designed by Rande Cook, covers an entertainment center. The Gallery serves as a liaison with acclaimed Native artists, like Rande Cook, to commission specialized pieces and offer unique design solutions.

Private Residence – Salmon Run2

salmon run wood carving cedar panel large scale wall hanging

“Salmon Run” cedar panel custom designed by Rande Cook. Salmon swimming towards the front door welcome those who enter the home and symbolize abundance. Rande is a master at designing pieces of the right scale for challenging architectural spaces.

 

 

Northwest Coast Art

“Northwest Coast Native art has always had the power to enthrall viewers. From the first explorers to the present day collector, highly graphic and inventive Indian designs have intrigued and sometimes mystified observers. Distinguished by sophistication and complexity, yet composed of simple traditional elements, Northwest Coast Indian art has become one of the most sought after contemporary art forms.

Although grouped together as “Northwest Coast” the work of the major cultural groups – Haida, Tlingit, Tsimpshian, Kwagiutl and Coast Salish – show many stylistic differences. All Northwest Coast native art, however, makes use of local cedar for masks, monumental art, wood carving, bentwood boxes and baskets. Magnificent totem poles and house posts have become emblematic of the Northwest Coast and tell stories of a rich, ancient native culture.

The same traditional form-line designs used on totem poles and masks are now employed on contemporary two-dimensional art. Serigraphs or silk-screens sold in limited editions have become one of the most popular forms of non-traditional, commercial Northwest Coast Native Indian art.

Coast Salish artist Susan Point’s works in glass, and Kwagiutl artists Richard and Stan Hunt’s bronzes have also stretched the boundaries of materials used by contemporary Northwest Coast tribal artists. As prominent Haida artist Robert Davidson has said: “The only way tradition can be carried on is to keep inventing new things.”

“Green Heron” by Moy Sutherland

"Green Heron" by Moy Sutherland - Northwest Coast wood carved panel art - Arctic Raven Gallery - friday harbor WA

“Green Heron” by Moy Sutherland
36″ diameter – $12,000

“Halibut” by Lawrence Scow

"Halibut" by Lawrence Scow - wood flat panel carving - Northwest coast art

“Halibut” by Lawrence Scow
36″ x 19″ – $1,200

“Bear & Salmon” by Lawrence Scow

"Bear & Salmon" by Lawrence Scow - Northwest wood panel

“Bear & Salmon” by Lawrence Scow
12″ x 26″ – $495

“Whale & Lighting Snake” by Moy Sutherlan

Northwest coast wood carving Moy Sutherland 8 x 65 Whale & Lighting on yellow cedar

“Whale & Lighting Snake” by Moy Sutherlan
8″ x 65″ – $6,000

“Killer Whale & Salmon” by Brad Starr

Northwest wood panel sculpture salmon and killer whate or orca whale

“Killer Whale & Salmon” by Brad Starr
18″ dia – $850

 

“White Raven” by Moy Sutherland

Moy Sutherland 36 dia White Raven 10,000

“White Raven” by Moy Sutherland
36″ dia. – Sold

“Wild Woman and Child” by Lisa David

Wild Woman and Child by Lisa David

“Wild Woman and Child” by Lisa David
9″ x 22″ x 6″ – $3,200