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Private Residence – Cedar Mask2

 

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“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 – Kwaguilth Sun2

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“Kwaguilth Sun,” cedar and copper mask by Junior Henderson. Junior’s exhuberant sun mask was the lead piece for Arctic Raven Gallery’s 10th anniversary show and is now the showpiece of the home’s dining area.

Native Art Consultation Services

 

Native Art Consultation Services, by Arctic Raven Gallery

Native Art Consultation Services, by Arctic Raven Gallery

Arctic Raven’s art consultation service offers discerning individuals, interior designers, architects and corporate art consultants invaluable assistance in procuring outstanding Native masterworks to enliven interior or exterior spaces.

A close collaboration between Arctic Raven Gallery and the owners of the dramatic San Juan Island home featured on this web page, brought the warmth of Northwest Coast Native art to the home’s large interior spaces. Outside, commissioned totem poles complement the spectacular cliff-side setting. Many pieces in the home, which look custom designed, were selected from the Gallery’s extensive inventory.

For custom design work, the Gallery serves as a liaison with acclaimed Native artists, commissioning specialized pieces and offering unique design solutions. From sculpted cedar and glass entry doors, to sliding panels, the Gallery has been pleased to respond to our clients’ individual requests.

The Gallery, located in downtown Friday Harbor, Washington, showcases a superior collection of contemporary works from the Pacific Northwest and Arctic regions. The depth of the collection allows a portfolio of works to be considered before choosing the most appropriate pieces. Complimentary placement and simple installations are included for work going to nearby locations.

Arctic Raven is known for its exceptional service and knowledgeable staff. The gallery has become a resource for collectors and consultants, helping to transform many homes and public spaces with the power of magnificent Native art. Please contact us to set up a complimentary appointment. We enjoy offering this custom service to our valued clientele.

 

Inuit Art

Surrounded by a stark landscape, the Inuit people draw inspiration from their intimate relationship with the few indigenous animals of the Canadian Arctic. In a land of snow and rock, Inuit sculptors work with the limited materials available to them; bone, ivory, fur and stone. Despite the limitations of the Arctic, the Inuit have gained international acclaim for their striking imagery which is often amusing, occasionally disquieting and sometimes both.

Arctic Raven’s collection includes stencil prints and serious works in stone depicting Inuit hunting and fishing themes, as well as more whimsical dancing and walking bears. Swimming sea birds, whales, walrus, seals, caribou and Inukshuk complete the selection. The gallery’s Inuit work also reflects the enduring theme of transformation in the myths and artwork of the Arctic peoples. Whether changing from animal into animal or human into animal, these native sculptures represent the belief that nothing dies – it merely changes form.

In a frozen northern world where Inuit villages are isolated from one another by hundreds of miles of road-less wilderness or thousand miles of ice encrusted sea, distinct carving styles have developed partially in response to the limited materials available. From the primitive yet powerful basalt carvings of Baker Lake region, to the shiny sophistication of Cape Dorset soapstone sculpture, each shows a strong imagination and profound connection to the animal and spiritual realms. Arctic Raven Gallery features works from all the major Inuit carving villages.

“Animals” by Pudlalik Shaa

Animals inuit carving by Pudlalik shaa - inuit stone carving at Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday harbor WA

“Animals” by Pudlalik Shaa
11″ x 8″ x 5″ – $2,200

“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

“Raven in Blue Moon” by Dennis Allen

"Raven in Blue Moon" by Dennis Allen - Northwest coast panel carving - Arctic Raven Gallery

“Raven in Blue Moon” by Dennis Allen
31″ dia. – $4,200

 

 

“Halibut” by Lawrence Scow

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

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

“Baby Raven Box” by Trevor Hunt

 "Baby Raven Box" by Trevor Hunt - cedar box carving northwest coast art

“Baby Raven Bentwood Box” by Trevor Hunt
8″ x 8″ x 8″ – $900

“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