David Boxley Tsimshian Northwest Coast Artist
noteworthy commissions

2012 Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Native Art Market, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2012
  • Southwest American Indian Art Market, Santa Fe, NM. August 2012
  • 40th Anniversary Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland, Oregon, September 2012

Select Gallery Locations:




Exhibition History:


2011

  • Hosted successful memorial Potlatch honoring my mother. Gifted bentwood boxes, carved panels, paddles, prints, bowls, drums and many other native foods and handmade items. Metlakatla, Alaska, September 2011
  • (SWAIA) Southwest American Indian Art Market, Santa Fe NM. August
  • Paddle Show, Steinbrueck Native Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Panel Show, Steinbrueck Native Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010

  • Totem project, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage, Alaska. June
  • (SWAIA) Southwest American Indian Art Market, Santa Fe NM. August
  • Special Exhibit, Steinbrueck Native Gallery, Seattle, WA. October
  • Special Exhibit, Quintana Galleries Portland, OR. November-December
  • Special Exhibit, National Museum of the American Indian, D.C. December

2009

  • Small Treasures, One man show, Quintana Gallery, Portland Oregon.
  • Raven's Time, Native art show, Steinbrueck Native Art Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
  • Carving Demonstraton, Folk Life Festival, Seattle, Wa.
  • Christmas Native Art Market, NMAI, Washington D.C.
  • Teaching and Producing Native play, Alaska Native Heritage Ctr. Anchorage, Ak.
  • EitelJorg Native Art Market, Indianapolis, Indiana

2008

  • Native Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
  • Native Art Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Alaska Federation of Natives Native Art Show, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Teaching, demonstrating, Alaska Native Heritage Ctr. Anchorage, Alaska
  • Boxley Gallery open, Kingston, Wa.

2007

  • Native Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • Native Art Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Into the Spirit Native Art Show, Tacoma Art Museum/Evergreen Long House
  • Christmas Native Art Market, NMAI, Washington D.C.

2006

  • Native Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  • Native Art Market, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Native Art Show, Tacoma art Museum, Tacoma, Wa.
  • National museum of the American Indian Art show and sale, school visits, in Washington D.C. and Maryland.

2005

  • Indian Art Market Juried Art Show, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis IN
    • 1st Place Dolls: Best of Division Welcome Puppet
    • 1st Place Wood: Best of Division Mask
    • 1st Place Sculpture: Best of Division Frog Bowl
  • 20th Anniversary Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • Art Market, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Indianapolis IN

2004

  • Instructor/Student Show, Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan, AK
  • Native Art Show, Evergreen College Longhouse, Olympia WA
  • Sealaska Celebration 2004, Best of Show, 1st Place, Juneau AK
  • Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • Mendocino College, Ukiah CA
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage Ak

2003

  • One Man Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • Northwest Coast Show, Mendocino College, Ukiah CA
  • 1st Annual Carvers Gathering, Evergreen College, Olympia WA
  • Instructor/Student Show, Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan AK
  • Northwest Native Group Show (4 Artists), Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR

2002

  • Northwest Native Art Show, Quintana Galleries, Portland OR
  • "Out of the Silence", The Enduring Power of Totem Poles, Burke Museum, U of W, Seattle, WA

2000

  • Native Art Show, Lower Columbia College, Longview WA
  • Native Mask Show, Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
  • Down From the Shimmering Sky, Southwest Museum Annex, Los Angeles CA, Demo and exhibit sponsored by Quintana Gallery of Portland OR
  • Northwest Coast Show, Bahti Fine Arts Gallery, Tucson AZ

1999

  • Gathering Native Perspectives, Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
  • Indian Art Northwest, Portland OR, Second Annual Regional Art Show

1998

  • Through the Eyes of Raven, Quintana Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Generations, a Family Exhibit, Snow Goose Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Traditional Gatherings, Jefferson Historical Museum, Port Townsend WA
  • Indian Art Northwest, Portland OR, First Annual Art Show
  • Native Visions: Northwest Coast Art, 18th Century to the Present, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA, Anchorage Museum of Arts and Sciences, Anchorage AK, Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art, IN,

1997

  • Tsimshian Celebration Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • Contemporary Traditions, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • Transformational Masks - 25th Anniversary Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR

1996

  • Monuments in Cedar Totem Pole Show, Legacy Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Northwest Coast Indian Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR

1995

  • Northwest Coast Indian Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR

1994

  • Mythic Images, Ancestral Spirits Gallery, Port Townsend WA
  • Northwest Coast Show, Ancient Traditions Gallery, Minneapolis MN

1993

  • Old Growth Forest; Treasure in Transition, Traveling exhibit: Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., Burke Museum; Seattle WA, Forestry Center, Portland OR
  • Carving: A Cultural Heritage, Tongass Historical Museum, Ketchikan AK

1992

  • Northwest Coast Indian Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR

1991

  • Spirits of the Forest, Glasgow Arts Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

1990

  • One man show, Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria VA

1989

  • Expanding Traditions, Legacy Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Spirit of the Wolf, Stonington Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Northwest Coast Market, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR

1988

  • New Works, Stonington Gallery, Seattle WA
  • Northwest Coast Indian Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • Encounter the Bear, Stonington Gallery, Seattle WA

1987

  • Northwest Coast Indian Art Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR,
  • 100 Herons, Stonington Gallery, Seattle WA

1986

  • Northwest Coast Indian Art Show, Scanlons Gallery, Ketchikan AK
  • Staff Art Show, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka AK

1985

  • Miniature Show, Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • One Man Show, Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria VA
  • Mask Show, Stonington Gallery, Anchorage AK
  • Native Art Show, Scanlons Gallery, Ketchikan AK

1984

  • Northwest Native Art Show, The Gathering Gallery, Ketchikan AK


Noteworthy Commissions

2005

  • Bentwood Box, Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Raven Rattle, John Aumann
  • Bentwood Chest, Jan Bowersox
  • Canoe Box, Jack Creighton
  • Bear Panel, Eric Schoff
  • Two Panels, Gerald Orlob
  • Six Masks, Icy Straits, Hoonah AK
  • Owl Mask, Peabody Museum, Salem, MA

2003

  • Eagle Transformation Mask and new song, Tillicum Village Tours, Seattle WA

2001

  • Shaman's Rattle
  • Bentwood Book shelf (private commission)
  • Two Box Drums, Yakutat Tribe, Yakutat, Alaska. Completed as demonstration in Yakutat, and presented to the community at Potlatch.

2000

  • Speaker Stick for the Office of the Mayor of Seattle, Seattle Arts Commission
  • Articulated mask, commissioned by Haida Feastware, Dorthy Grant
  • Eagle Panel, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, Portland OR

1999

  • Best of Show, Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, Indianapolis IN June 1999
  • First Place, Northwest carving, Indian Art Northwest Show
  • Box Drum, Anchorage Museum of Industry and Art, Anchorage AK
  • Totem Pole, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage AK
  • 24 ft Totem Pole, The American Indian College Fund

1998

  • Mask wall, Epcot Center, Disney World FL

1997

  • Consultant and teacher for the S'klallam Tribal Long House Totem Pole Project

1996

  • 8 ft Sun Mask, Quintana Spring Show, Portland OR

1995

  • Masks, Boxes, Paddles and other traditional art objects (17 total), Southeast Alaska Visitors Center, U.S. Forest Service, Ketchikan AK

1994

  • Raven Transformation Mask, Ancient Traditions Gallery, Anaheim CA

1993

  • Raven mask, articulated beak, Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria VA
  • Killerwhale Panel, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Wilder, Washington, D.C. 1990
  • Chief's Speaker Stick, 1990 Goodwill Games, U.S. Bank, Seattle WA
  • 4 ft by 6 ft Carved Panel, Raven Brings the Light, Dr. Guntheroth, Seattle WA

1987

  • Mask purchased by the Governor of Alaska as a gift for the Emperor of Japan
  • Panel, Four Clans & The Sun, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Wilder, Washington D.C.
  • Seven various pieces selected for purchase by Seattle City Light Portable Works Project; Seattle WA

1986

  • Transformation Mask, Mental Illness to Peace of Mind, Denver CO

1985

  • Carving gift for Mayor of Chongging, China selected by Mayor of Seattle WA

1984

  • Panel, Four clans, Church of Metlakatla AK
  • Artwork selected by Mayor of Seattle WA for President of West Germany

1983

  • Artwork selected by Mayor of Seattle for gift given to the King and Queen of Sweden


Completed Totem Poles

2005

  • 6 ft Totem Pole, Escobedo
  • 12 ft Totem Pole, Thomas Moore
  • 20 ft Totem Pole, Boy Scouts, Tacoma, WA

2004

  • 6 ft Totem Pole, Private Commission, Seattle WA

2003

  • 25 ft Tsimshian Legends Pole, Ketchikan Indian Community, Ketchikan, AK
  • 15 ft Totem Pole, honoring retired Git Lak Likst'aa Dance leaders, and 30th anniverary of group, Metlakatla, AK (assisted son David Robert)
  • 12' Totem pole, Private Commission, Michigan

2002

  • 24 ft Care Givers Totem honoring traditional and modern medicine. South Central Foundation, Anchorage, AK
  • 20 ft Thunderbird and Whale Totem, Quillayute Tribe, LaPush, WA (son David R's first large pole commission)
  • 6 ft Raven and Fog Woman Totem (with son David R.), Eagle Spirit Gallery, Ketchikan, AK

2001

  • 6 ft Raven Releasing the Sun Totem, Eagle Spirit Gallery, Ketchikan, AK

2000

  • 15 ft Family Story Pole, Private Commission, Woodway WA
  • 20 ft Round Story Pole, Memphis Zoo commissioned through Quintana Gallery
  • 8 1/2 ft Story Pole, University of Dubuque, Dubuque IA

1999

  • 7 ft Totem Pole, The Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage AK
  • 20 ft Eagle and Wolf Pole, Private commission, Seattle WA
  • 24 ft Totem Pole, American Indian College Fund

1998

  • 8 ft Eagle Family Pole, Personal collection
  • 30 ft Story Pole, Epcot Center, Disney World, Orlando, FL

1997

  • 16 ft Frog Mother Pole, Commission through Quintana Gallery, Portland OR
  • Four 20 ft Clan & Story Pole, Port Gamble S'klallam Totem Pole & Longhouse Project, consultant

1996

  • 11 ft Culture Bearer's Totem, Totem Pole Show, Legacy Gallery, Seattle WA

1995

  • 4O ft Heraldic Pole, Pope Resources, Port Ludlow WA
  • 13 ft Four Clans Totem, United States Forest Service Visitors Center, Ketchikan AK

1994

  • 32 ft Albert Bolton Memorial Pole, Eagle and Rainbow, Community of Metlakatla AK

1993

  • 5 ft Raven and Three Chiefs, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Wilder, Washington D.C.
  • 5 ft Young Chief Who Fed the Eagles, Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria VA

1992

  • 19 ft Raven Legends, Knotts Berry Farm; Anaheim CA
  • 17 ft Boy Who Fed the Eagles, Knotts Berry Farm, Anaheim CA
  • 30 ft The Fishermen's Pole, Land o' Lakes WI

1991

  • 30 ft Beaver Lake Myth Pole, King County Arts Commission, Issaquah WA
  • 42 ft Eagle Pole, King County Arts Commission, Issaquah WA

1990

  • 8 ft Raven, Percent for Art, Richard Johnson Elementary School, Metlakatla AK
  • 8 ft Eagle, Percent for Art, Richard Johnson Elementary School Metlakatla AK
  • 8 ft Killerwhale, Percent for Art, Richard Johnson Elementary School Metlakatla AK
  • 8 ft Wolf, Percent for Art, Richard Johnson Elementary School Metlakatla AK
  • 20 ft, Private Commission, Seattle WA
  • 9 ft, Microsoft Collection, Seattle WA
  • 7 ft, Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria VA

1989

  • 30 ft Salmon & Cedar, Carved for and demonstrated at "Crossroads of Continents" exhibit sponsored by Museum of History & Industry Seattle WA
  • 13 ft Beaver Defeats Grizzly, included in the traveling exhibit, Old Growth Forest; Treasure in Transition, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., Burke Museum, University of WA

1988

  • 40 ft Heraldic Pole, Port Gamble; S'klallum Tribe, Kingston WA
  • 6 ft Private Commission, Dr. James Smith, New York, NY


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